Spokane County is seeing an increase in people seeking legal protection orders because of domestic violence. Every month for the past several months, the number of orders has reached more than 500 as compared to a previous average of 300 a month. The uptick has sparked a new initiative to speed up and improve police response rates to domestic violence calls in the county. Authorities aren’t sure why protection orders are increasing in the county.
Washington state officials say the body of a missing pilot has been found. The Washington State Department of Transportation says a local resident found Terry Coleman’s body Saturday in Sullivan Lake. Coleman flew out of the Colville Municipal Airport on Monday, intending to return in an hour. His family notified authorities when he didn’t come back.