TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018
The resignation Tuesday of WSU assistant athletic director Jason Gesser blunted the career of a former standout Cougar quarterback who returned home to raise money for his alma mater. But that future soured amid a flurry of sexual misconduct accusations.
MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2018
Washington State University placed Jason Gesser, a former quarterback and current athletic department employee, on administrative leave Monday after a former Cougar athlete came forward with new allegations that Gesser tried to force himself on her after a fundraising event in 2015.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2018
Former Washington State quarterback, and current athletic department employee, Jason Gesser has issued a statement denying that he has had any inappropriate sexual relations with interns or staff, and wrote that he will not allow his “name to be unfairly smeared.”
Derrick J. Fincher had one more deal to close. The man convicted of helping swindle more than $2 million from three investors tried to convince a federal judge Thursday to keep him out of prison so he could pay back his victims by at least $100,000 a year.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2018
Washington State University officials announced Thursday that they found “no violation of University policy” regarding an investigation into alleged inappropriate sexual conduct by former quarterback, and current athletic staff member, Jason Gesser.
The crop that dominates Eastern Washington’s landscape has made most farmers happy as wheat harvest numbers are coming in as much as 50 percent higher than average yields, officials said Wednesday.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2018
Despite uncertainty about markets, the Washington apple crop is coming off the trees and producers are hopeful that talks with Mexico and Canada can wrap up soon to protect two of the most important export markets, a trade expert said Monday.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 9, 2018
Washington State’s Air Raid offense may get most of the attention but the Cougar’s defense held San Jose State to the fewest yards of any opponent for the past 24 years.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2018
Some 32 yards don’t sound like a lot, but Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew’s scrambles Saturday night against San Jose State actually scored quite high compared to predecessor Luke Falk.
Gardner Minshew’s feet kept him out of several sacks in the first two games, but the Washington State offensive line also deserves much of the credit for keeping the Cougar passing attack on its feet.
The Cougars five times left their offense on the field on fourth down in the first half against San Jose State on Saturday and came away with five first downs and one touchdown to Tay Martin.
In a wide-ranging fraud scheme that stole more than $2 million and once involved a planned visit to Coeur d’Alene by Los Angeles Lakers President Earvin “Magic” Johnson, a Los Angeles man was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison despite testimony that he has only 18 months to live.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2018
Unlike recent rancher disputes with the federal government that have
She’s known for a week but the NCAA made it official on Thursday: Whitworth graduate Kayla Leland has been selected as one of 30 finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year.
FRIDAY, AUG. 31, 2018
After Spokane Public Schools and the Mead School District agreed this week to large pay raises for their teachers, the teachers union for Central Valley School District hopes to get a similar deal when it sits down with administrators on Labor Day.
THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 2018
Michael C. Painter’s driver didn’t use her turn signal last January. The traffic stop ended up costing Painter 20 years in federal prison.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29, 2018
A federal agency on Wednesday unanimously voted to halt a series of tariffs that drove up the cost of newsprint, which refers to the coarse wood-pulp-based paper that is one of the chief commodities and expenses for the struggling newspaper industry.
TUESDAY, AUG. 28, 2018
Following a trail of legal losses dating to 2014 when he became notorious for naming a drink Date Grape Koolaid, the former owner of the Daiquiri Factory in downtown Spokane has filed a hand-written federal lawsuit against the City of Spokane from his cell in the Spokane County Jail.
MONDAY, AUG. 27, 2018
After months of uncertainty about global markets, Washington agriculture officials welcomed news Monday that the United States had reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico, which is the largest importer of apples from the Evergreen State.
SUNDAY, AUG. 26, 2018
Belching clouds of orange dust, the massive red machines crawled along the hillsides north of Reardan eating endless rows of amber stalks.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2018
A longtime Spokane chef is facing up to life in prison if convicted on federal charges that he enticed two girls, ages 13 and 15, into to making explicit videos and tried to do the same with a third. His listed victims live in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Houston.
SUNDAY, AUG. 19, 2018
The month of August in the great Northwest once meant campfires, visits to deep lakes that had finally warmed enough for all-day fun, and last-chance vacations before school ended outdoor adventures.
THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2018
First came a loud bang Tuesday and the aircraft’s single engine was dead. The fire boss pilot had 500 feet of elevation and 15 seconds to figure out a place to land with nothing but forested mountains below him.
TUESDAY, AUG. 14, 2018
Long before he brought a gun to the same Global Credit Union in Coeur d’Alene where he had worked just two months prior, Joshua R. Martz had been stalking his ex-wife and making her fear that he was going to “escalate,” court records show.
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2018
Spokane County sheriff’s investigators on Friday announced that they are pursuing first-degree murder charges against a fourth suspect they believe helped kill Brett Snow, who disappeared in December 2015 and whose remains have never been found.