Crime

2 armed robberies, KPD looking for suspects

KENNEWICK, Wash - Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened just 30 minutes apartAround 1:30 am witnesses say a man walked into the Conoco Jet Mart on Volland demanding cash from the register.The suspect was armed with a knife…

Man shot by deputies after fire in Spokane Valley motel

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - A man who barricaded himself inside a room at a burning motel in Spokane Valley has been shot by law enforcement officers.Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich called the incident an attempt at suicide-by-cop.The Spokesman-Review reports that firefighters were called to the Motel 6 in Spokane Valley early Wednesday morning.While most of the building was evacuated, one man refused to come out of his room.

Police: Sammamish pizza shop employees also peddled drugs

SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) - Five employees at a western Washington state pizza restaurant police say were selling drugs in the parking lot have been arrested.The King County Sheriff's Office tells the Seattle Times (http://bit.ly/2qLDI7a) that the arrests on Friday followed a months-long investigation called "Operation Extra Olives."

2 masked men rob another Yakima store at gunpoint

YAKIMA, Wash - Yakima Sheriff's Deputies are looking for two men after an armed robbery at the Ahtanum General Store, 8300 blk of Ahtanum Rd. Deputies responded to the reports of an armed robbery after the store clerk triggered the…