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100 years ago in Spokane: Authorities believe kidnapper hiding victim west of Lake Coeur d’Alene

Authorities believed that Cleopus Viens, alias Lewis Parkes, was hiding out with abducted Catherine Pluym, 11, in the hills west of Lake Coeur d’Alene and near Mica Peak. The sheriff …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 3:17 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Man accused of kidnapping 11-year-old girl

A “veil of mysticism” surrounded the disappearance of Catherine Pluym, 11, said the Spokane Daily Chronicle. The mystery began two days earlier when little Catherine disappeared while walking to Sunday …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 12:15 p.m.

WSP says Olympia abduction report a hoax

The Washington State Patrol says a reported a possible abduction at a downtown Olympia park was a hoax.


UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Bail set at $100,000 for man accused of kidnap near T.J. Meenach Bridge

A man accused of trying to abduct a woman as she walked home near the T.J. Meenach Bridge early Sunday morning had bail set at $100,000 Monday afternoon.


Lone Nigerian captive refused to convert for Boko Haram

The mother of the only Nigerian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after the extremists released 104 classmates said Thursday her daughter was blocked from boarding the vehicle to freedom …


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

Abduction suspect makes first appearance in court

Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal courthouse Monday as the suspect in the kidnapping of a Chinse scholar at the University of Illinois made his first court appearance since …


Officer on administrative leave after being contacted by suspect, victim in reported abduction

Spokane Police have placed an officer on administrative leave after he was contacted by a suspect and victim in a purported abduction.


Congo disappearances raise alarm as political tensions grow

Nearly a week after Congo’s government announced the kidnapping of two United Nations experts along with their translator and drivers, no trace of them has been found. Their abduction in …


Police question Iraqi journalist freed by her abductors

Police on Wednesday questioned an Iraqi journalist who was abducted last week from her Baghdad home, after she was released by her captors the previous night.


Abducted California mom had message burned onto skin, sheriff says

The abductors of a California woman who was held captive for three weeks branded her with a message before she was dropped along the side of a freeway on Thanksgiving, …


FBI looks for abducted Washington woman after ransom demand

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are looking for a Washington state woman after she was abducted from her Kennewick home and a ransom was demanded.


Imperiled Washington children recovered safe in South Dakota

South Dakota authorities say two children taken from their Washington state home by their father are safe, and the father has been charged.


Afghan official: Gunmen abduct American, Australian in Kabul

Five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms have abducted an American and an Australian in Kabul, a security official said Monday. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the abduction.


Child left in car that was stolen has been found safe

A 3-year-old child was found safe Sunday afternoon after the car the child was riding in was stolen and taken for a ride from Wenatchee to East Wenatchee.


Men arrested after abduction attempts in Idaho

Two men have been arrested after girls reported an attempted abduction in Idaho.


ISIS abducts 300 workers near Damascus, fighting worsens

In a brazen assault near the Syrian capital, Islamic State militants abducted 300 cement workers and contractors from their workplace northeast of Damascus on Thursday, as fighting against the extremist …


Missing girl found on Montana Indian reservation

WOLF POINT, Mont. – A missing 4-year-old girl was found Sunday on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, just a few miles from where she was reportedly abducted while …


Teenage suspect in attempted abduction denied bail

DAVENPORT, Wash. – The 15-year-old boy accused in the attempted abduction of a toddler from Sprague’s town park this week was denied bail on Friday. The teenager pleaded not guilty …


Teen kidnapping suspect ordered held without bail

A 15-year-old boy from Sprague was ordered held in jail without bail during a court hearing Friday in Lincoln County over the objections of his attorney, Christian Phelps.


Ceremony held for Sprague teens who stopped 22-month-old’s abduction

SPRAGUE, Wash. – This normally sleepy town – thrust into the national spotlight this week by sensational footage of a child abduction – on Thursday honored the local heroes of …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2015, 10:07 p.m.

Sprague teens who helped stop abduction honored as new details emerge about suspect

DAVENPORT, Wash. – The 15-year-old arrested Wednesday in connection with the attempted abduction from the town park in Sprague was investigated last summer after a mother reported that he tried …


AMBER Alert issued for Idaho girl believed abducted by grandparents

An AMBER Alert was issued this evening for a five-year-old girl from Idaho Falls. Police believe the girl is being taken to Mexico by her grandparents.


Man arrested for child luring in north Spokane

Police say a man tried to lure a 12-year-old boy into a motor home in the parking lot of a north Spokane store on Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., July 26, 2011, 12:21 p.m.

Arrest made in rape of Moses Lake college student

Moses Lake police have arrested a man in connection with the abduction and rape of a 19-year-old student at a Moses Lake community college.


Three missing boys found safe in Butte

Three boys allegedly abducted by their father were found safe Thursday in a hotel in Butte with their father, 33-year-old Chad Phillips, police say.


Police seek father in boys’ abduction

Spokane police are asking for help locating a father who is suspected of abducting his children.


Police nab father accused of taking toddler

LEWISTON — Police say they have apprehended a Lewiston man accused of taking his 2-year-old son without permission.


Missing kids found safe with mother

Three children taken from their grandmother without permission were found safe early Friday in Spokane. They were found at an East Sprague women’s and children’s shelter with their mother, just …


Suspect Arrested For Witness Tampering

A man under investigation in the disappearance of a 7-year-old girl was arrested Friday for tampering with a witness, police said. The man, who has not been charged with the …


Girl, 11, Flees Her Abductor After Being Thrown In Trunk

An 11-year-old girl was attacked and thrown into the trunk of a car Wednesday, but jumped out and escaped before her would-be abductor drove away. “He told me if I …