Stories tagged: Assault
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Deputy previously hailed as a life-saver now under investigation for criminal misconduct
A Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy has been placed on administrative leave while investigators try to determine if he was guilty of assault “or other criminal misconduct” during a recent call.
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Man gets 30 days for biting girl during Green Day concert
A Canadian man who bit a 14-year-old girl on the right breast during a Green Day concert in Portland, Oregon, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Two men arrested for assaulting, stealing person’s prosthetic leg on Spokane’s South Hill
Two men were arrested Saturday afternoon for assaulting and robbing a person on Spokane’s South Hill, including stealing the victim’s prosthetic leg.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2 p.m.
Lawsuit filed against school district and student over beating
A woman is suing the Eugene School District for allegedly failing to protect a North Eugene High School student from being beaten up by a classmate.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Senate bill would block U.S. weapons sales to Turkish security
A measure approved Thursday by a Senate committee would block the U.S. government from supporting the sale of weapons to security forces protecting Turkey’s president.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Police officer’s ankle broken in three places during fight with suspect
Lt. Rex Olson, a 44-year veteran of the Spokane Police Department, had his ankle broken in three places during a scuffle with a suspect Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law
More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that faults Medicare for …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Montana congressman Gianforte booked after assault conviction
Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has been photographed and fingerprinted after pleading guilty to assaulting a reporter on the eve of the special election that put him in office.
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Student attacks 4 with bat in Australian university class
A student was detained by police after assaulting his teacher and three of his fellow students with a baseball bat on Friday in a classroom at the Australian National University, …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Covert sonic devices in Cuba damaged hearing of at least 16 Americans, U.S. says
The United States says at least 16 Americans working for the U.S. government in Cuba suffered symptoms as a result of activity attributed to a covert sonic device. The diplomats …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Judge orders Montana congressman Gianforte photographed, fingerprinted
Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte has lost his bid to avoid being booked, photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter the day before he was elected in May.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Local actor accused of beating woman with baseball bat at north Spokane business
A Spokane man arrested for beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat Wednesday is an actor who recently appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks” and was a regular background …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
80-year-old Walmart employee pepper-sprayed by shoplifters
Police are searching for a man accused of pepper-spraying an 80-year-old Walmart employee in Kentucky.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene police searching for man who used skateboard as a weapon
Coeur d’Alene Police are looking for a man who attempted to rob another man and then whacked the victim over the head with a skateboard when he refused to turn …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Man accused of assaulting ‘Deadliest Catch’ cast member sought for fleeing from Spokane County deputy
Jorel Fultz, the man accused of robbing and assaulting former “Deadliest Catch” cast member Jake Harris late last year, is back under the spotlight of local law enforcement after he …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:58 a.m.
Congressman to fulfill assault sentence with nonprofit
Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte will work off his sentence for assaulting a reporter by volunteering for an organization that builds custom wheelchairs for children.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Swiss police arrest man in chainsaw attack
A man suspected of wounding five people with a chainsaw was still on the loose Tuesday, Swiss police said, issuing an international arrest warrant amid a huge manhunt near the …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 8 a.m.
Estranged husband set house on fire with family inside, authorities say
A Tacoma man who police say burned down his home with his family inside was charged has been charged with arson.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 7 a.m.
Man gets 7 years in prison for attack on TV news crew
A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attacking a television news crew as they worked on a story about an art display in Niagara Falls …
Tue., July 25, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Businessman beaten after he plows car through crowd of Wobblies
Police briefly feared that the long-rumored Wobbly uprising was taking place on the streets of Spokane. It turned out to be nothing that momentous – but it was dangerous enough. …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Suspect in rape, assault of Washington 83-year-old arrested
A suspect in the rape and assault of an 83-year-old woman has been arrested at the University of Washington light rail station.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Prosecutor seeks judge’s order for congressman’s mug shot
A Montana prosecutor is asking a judge to require U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to be fingerprinted and photographed after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Florida man indicted in brawl on Delta flight to China
A Florida man who fought with flight attendants and other passengers when he tried to open the exit door of a Delta Air Lines flight bound from Seattle to China …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school, report says
At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys’ choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Spokane Valley mother recalls terror of ex-boyfriend’s attack
The thing that keeps Sapphire Mattson up at night isn’t just the pain from her injuries following a vicious attack by her ex-boyfriend. It’s the question of what turned the …
Sat., July 15, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Robber impersonating police officer tries to assault woman at Manito Park
William Crampton approached a couple seated on a bench at Manito Park, flashed his policeman’s star, and ordered the man to leave at once. The man, a soldier, did as …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
10-year-old boy calls for help after mother beaten with baseball bat
A 10-year-old boy called for help Wednesday night after his mother was struck in the head with a baseball bat.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:36 p.m.
FBI: Man accused of assault on flight is scheduled for court
The Florida man accused of assaulting a flight attendant on a Delta Airlines flight from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday night is scheduled to appear in federal court on Friday, …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
‘Spokane Spanker’ sentenced on eight counts of assault
The self-proclaimed “Spokane Spanker” was sentenced on eight counts of fourth-degree assault Wednesday after he was arrested for slapping the backsides of multiple women in downtown Spokane and on the …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
Gianforte gets seats on natural resources, oversight panels
U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte has been assigned to serve on two congressional committees – one focused on natural resources and the other on government oversight.