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Police arrest suspect after assault on couple

Spokane Police arrested a suspected drug dealer accused of taking the law into his own hands and beating a couple he thought had stolen his cash and stash.

The man and woman went to Lawrence Adams' home on East Queen to buy some crack cocaine. What they didn't know is a dealer who lives at a different address was inside waiting for them in a back bedroom.

After they walked in, police say Adams, 27, attacked them with a heavy metal pipe. Witnesses said Adams accused the couple of burglarizing his apartment and stealing drugs and thousands of dollars in cash.

The man was beaten so badly his girlfriend rushed him to Holy Family Hospital where doctors found cuts in his face and head that went all the way to the bone.

Inside the emergency room the woman told police Adams had cut off her hair and later claimed she was raped with a foreign object so she would "never forget what she did."

Police, who arrested Adams two days later, said the savage attack is unfortunately the way the drug world operates.

Registration open for co-ed curling

Registration open for co-ed curling

If you've been anxious to give the sport of curling a go the time has come to register for the Spokane Parks and Recreation Curling League. The co-ed league is open to curlers of all ages and experience.


Registration is $150 per person for the eight week league. The team will meet at the Riverfront Park Ice Palace on Sundays from 6pm-10pm starting November 3rd. The club will provide stones and brooms. For more information on the Curling League or to register click HERE, you can also call My Spokane at (509) 625-6200.


The Lilac City Curling Club will also be offering a curling clinic on October 27th as an introduction to the Olympic sport. Participants will learn the basics of rock delivery, sweeping, scoring and the basic rules of the game. The one hour session is $15 per person. For more information click HERE.

Mom faces man accused of molesting daughter

Mom faces man accused of molesting daughter

A mother faced down Richard Payne, the man suspected of molesting her five-year-old daughter in a NorthTown Mall video arcade, in court Wednesday.

Payne, a registered sex offender, allegedly exposed himself before fondling the girl.

Wednesday morning he sat in court and listened to a steady stream of witnesses who think Payne is the man who went to the Bumpers video arcade for the sole purpose of his own sexual gratification.

?I received a call about a male who had exposed himself and touched a juvenile,? Spokane Police Officer Jacob Willard said.

Police were also told there was video of the incident and Bumpers? manager came into work to search his surveillance system.

?I had been given a description of the two young girls and basically just started reeling through the footage to find where they were and some concrete evidence of what had taken place,? Zachary Servatius of Bumpers video arcade said.

Epic beards benefit Spokane Guild School

Epic beards benefit Spokane Guild School

Saturday night will be all about facial hair as the Spokane Beard and Mustache Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Epic Beard Competition. Whether you like a full beard, crafty mustache, or shorter facial locks, all will be on display to benefit the Spokane Guild School.


Last year's inaugural Epic Beard Competition featured 40 beardsmen showing off their perfectly groomed and styled facial hair. The event brought in $7,500 for the Vet's Garage, and this year members of the Spokane Beard Foundation decided to use their beards to help out the Spokane Guild School.


"Pamper Yourself Pink" helping women fight breast cancer

The personal fight against breast cancer can leave a women feeling less than woman-like but one local business is doing its part to change that.

For women battling breast cancer, getting to the salon isn't always easy and it isn't always affordable but feeling beautiful as a woman is extremely important. So, six years ago, the owner of Shear Attitude Salon created ?Pamper Yourself Pink? and in that time it has changed hundreds of lives and made that struggle a little easier.

Tammy Reams knows that struggle and took on this cause because of her personal experience. Both her and her mother are breast cancer survivors.

?It?s rough. I had six surgeries in a period of nine months and it?s hard," she said.

After surgery and chemotherapy feeling beautiful isn't always easy.

?It gets taken away and it makes you feel ugly and so just being able to go in and say ?I don't feel very beautiful today can I have a facial,?" she said.

Terrain deepens its roots for year six

Terrain deepens its roots for year six

On Friday night, musicians, artists and performers will flood a vacant building on 1st Avenue for the sixth annual Terrain. What began as an experiment to celebrate emerging artists has quickly become a institution for both local artists and the greater Spokane community.


“We all got the feeling that this was something that Spokane needed,” said Patrick Kendrick, a Terrain Co-Founder. “There wasn't a ton of collaboration.”


Collaboration is what Terrain is all about . The group of founders were all part of different aspects of the art community in Spokane and wanted to bring those groups together. Kendrick is connected with local bands and musicians in the area while Ginger Ewing, another co-founder, was familiar with local artists.


“It was kind of as experiment,” said Ewing. “I think we're still in awe.”