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Man found guilty for December gang-related murder

A jury found a 30-year-old man charged with shooting and killing a rival gang member in December guilty of first-degree murder Thursday morning.

Louis Hanson, 30, killed Aaron Cummings, 27, on Dec. 30. Prosecutors argued that Hanson killed Cummings in order to rise through the ranks of his own gang.

A witness told police that Hanson entered a home on 1607 N. Wall St. early in the morning and watched Hanson pull a revolver and shoot at Cummings.

Hanson faces life in prison under Washington’s “three strikes” law.



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Ethics Commission: Mayor David Condon honest in handling of Frank Straub questions

UPDATED: 8:09 p.m.

updated  The final complaint targeting Mayor David Condon for his handling of the ouster of former Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub was unanimously dismissed by the city’s Ethics Commission on Wednesday, who said the complaint was fueled by opinions, not facts or evidence presented by former City Council President Joe Shogan.