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This 17-year-old was arrested for contempt of court on Jan. 30, 2015 after swearing in a Spokane County courtroom. Judge Sam Cozza ordered that he be held in jail for five days.   (Nina Culver)

Teen jailed after swearing in court 105 

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza apparently has a dim view of people swearing in his courtroom. He halted proceedings midway through Friday's first appearance docket after a teenager got up and stormed out of the courtroom, leaving a string of expletives in his wake.

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FBI data shows drop in hate crimes 13 

Hate crimes in the U.S. fell in 2013, according to FBI data released Monday, even as the agency included several new bias categories. Spokane and Spokane Valley also saw a drop in reported incidents from 2012 to 2013. For the first time, this year's data...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 25, 2014

Trial pushed in Morgenstern abuse case

The trial for a suspended ER physician at the Spokane Veteran's Affairs hospital has been pushed to April. Craig Morgenstern, 45, remains in custody of the Spokane County Jail, facing a nine-count federal criminal indictment that charges him with producing child pornography, aggravated sexual abuse...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 21, 2014

Daiquiri Factory owner: Zags appear frequently in bar ads

Editor's note: A previous version of this blog post incorrectly reported the claims Gonzaga was making against Jamie Pendleton. The post has been updated to correct those reporter errors. The owner of the long-shuttered Downtown Daiquiri Factory is continuing his fight against Gonzaga University, arguing...

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