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Bar bouncer targeted in early-morning shooting

A bouncer at a downtown Spokane bar is injured after an early-morning shooting Thursday. Police are still searching for the two men responsible.�

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. outside the Lions Lair bar at Browne and Riverside.�

According to Spokane police, witnesses said the two men were kicked out of the bar earlier in the evening following a fight.�

The men then came back, driving a silver Trans Am, and fired multiple rounds at the bar from the sidewalk. Police say they targeted the bouncer through the window.�

At least two rounds hit the building and the bouncer was hit in the leg.�

The shooter is described as a black man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall. They say he has a medium build, hair in dreadlocks with blue and white beads and was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt.�

The other suspect is Hispanic with a medium build.�

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

Spokane judge may become next Wash. Supreme Court justice

Spokane Judge Michael Price is on Governor Jay Inslee?s short list to become the next Washington Supreme Court justice.

If tapped by Inslee, he will become the second justice on the bench from Eastern Washington.

Price, who has been a judge in Spokane Superior Court for the last decade, calls the opportunity to serve with the state?s high court the greatest job in the world.

?I have a reputation for being able to get people together and to talk and work together and that's important when you have nine justices who all have strong opinions about the law,? Price said.

Presiding Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza called Price adaptable and said he can handle any case. He's also flexible and very well thought of by attorneys and fellow judges.

?He's very open minded, listens to everyone's arguments and renders very thoughtful and careful decisions,? Cozza said.

Price has deep roots in Eastern Washington, having been raised here, and getting his undergraduate and law degree from Gonzaga University. That's one reason his peers think he should be tapped by Inslee for the high court.

'Sharknado' producers bring zombie apocalypse to Spokane

'Sharknado' producers bring zombie apocalypse to Spokane

They're coming to get you, Spokane. Local production company North by Northwest is helping to bring the zombie apocalypse to the Inland Northwest later this year.

This fall, the SyFy Channel will premiere "Z Nation," a new, 13-episode series that will be filmed on-location in Spokane.

The Asylum, which produced "Sharknado", and Go 2 Digital Media are producing the series, which is being helmed by Karl Shaerfer, who was the co-executive producer for the SyFy TV series "Eureka."

Filming in Spokane will mean local talent will be needed to help flesh out the apocalypse, so 1,200 extras and 200 actors will be hired in the coming month. Rich Cowan, with North by Northwest, said this production could make a large financial impact in Spokane.

"Doing a series you have many, many months of work for the crew and then you have a second year and then a third year and then on. So it's a game-changer for production here. Sustainable jobs here in Spokane," he said.

Spokane named Runner Friendly Community

Spokane named Runner Friendly Community

The Road Runners Club of America has named Spokane a Runner Friendly Community for 2014.


RRCA selects Runner Friendly Communities based on specific criteria that includes community infrastructure, community support, and local government support for running. The RRCA adds that these communities have a track record of businesses and organizations working together to promote running for exercise and sport.

Steam Plant glows pink for Race for the Cure

Steam Plant glows pink for Race for the Cure

Spokane is gearing up to Race for the Cure on Sunday, and this week a Spokane landmark is acting as a visual cheerleader for those racing. The smoke stacks of The Steam Plant Grill are glowing pink every night to remind people about Sunday’s important race and fundraiser.

Inland Northwest sees dusting of snow

Inland Northwest sees dusting of snow

Residents of Eastern Washington and North Idaho saw a light dusting of snow Wednesday morning.

Snow is expected to fall early Wednesday morning then turn to rain.

The rain is expected to last through Friday, then warm up and dry off for the weekend.

EWU celebrates Eagle Week in Cheney, Spokane

EWU celebrates Eagle Week in Cheney, Spokane

This week is Eastern Washington University's Eagle Week in Spokane and Cheney and there are plenty of activities to celebrate, all leading up to the annual Red and White game on Saturday, April 26 at Roos Field.

Head Coach Beau Baldwin says his student athletes are spending the week out in the community talking to high school students and getting fans pumped.

He says the big game Saturday is a chance for the community to see what they have been working for. A chance to finally get out of the weight room and, for the younger Eags, a chance at a big break.

"They're getting some of their first opportunities, especially if they came in as a Freshman last fall. A lot of those times you were red shirting on the scout team, and now you're getting your first opportunity to really compete within our defense. It's always fun to see those guys emerging too during spring practice," said Coach Baldwin.

For all the details on Eagle Week, check out the News Links page of the website.