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  • TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

    Former Boy Scouts file lawsuit claiming abuse in Idaho

    BOISE – Four former Boy Scouts, including a Spokane man, filed a federal lawsuit Monday charging that they were sexually abused by Scout leaders during camping trips and other Scouting …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013, 2:06 P.M.

    Lawsuit charges Idaho scouts were abused in ‘70s, ‘80s

    Four former Boy Scouts, including a Spokane man, filed a federal lawsuit in Boise today charging that they were sexually abused by scout leaders during camping trips and other scouting …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013, 7:38 A.M.

    Kids of marijuana activists put in foster care

    BOISE — Three medical marijuana advocates from southwest Idaho say their children were placed into state foster care after law enforcement searched their home and found marijuana.


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2013

    Man arrested in toddler death

    Spokane police arrested 23-year-old Joshua Burnett on Friday on suspicion that he killed his girlfriend’s toddler last month. Rylee Castner, 18 months, died March 31 from blunt force trauma to …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013

    Toddler’s death declared a homicide

    The death of a toddler last week has been ruled a homicide. Rylee J. Castner, an 18-month-old boy, died March 31 of blunt force trauma to the head, according to …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 13, 2012

    Abuse within foster families systemic, hurts

    Second of two parts. In July 1996, two 9-year-old twin sisters and their 7-year-old brother were removed from the abusive home of their biological mother and placed in foster care.


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012

    CPS ineptitude plays large role in lives of two families

    First of two parts. In April 1987, twin sisters were born to a family living in rural Stevens County. The following November, a brother was born.


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 3:26 P.M.

    Washington settles foster-care abuse case for $5.3 million

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington will pay $5.3 million to four people who were placed in an abusive foster home as children.


  • MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012, 10:20 A.M.

    Spokane child killer gets 36 years in prison

    A Spokane man who pleaded guilty to killing a 1-year-old and beating another infant until he was blind and brain damaged was sentenced today to more than 36 years in …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012

    Case could lead to life term for sex offender

    A child molester with a history of sex crimes in public places could be jailed for life after being arrested for exposing himself to a girl at NorthTown Mall in …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2012, 12:51 P.M.

    Police: Girl molested by sex offender at NorthTown

    A registered sex offender has been arrested for exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl and molesting her at the NorthTown Mall.


  • FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2012, 2:28 P.M.

    Moses Lake boy on life support at Spokane hospital

    A 2-year-old Moses Lake boy is on life support at a Spokane hospital after authorities found him malnourished and without a heartbeat Wednesday.


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012

    Evaluation ordered for child porn suspect

    A state social services employee accused of distributing child pornography must undergo a mental health evaluation before he can leave jail, a judge ruled Friday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Earl Hicks …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2012, 11:21 A.M.

    Spokane man accused of beating infant

    A 25-year-old man is accused of beating his infant daughter, who was taken to a medical clinic with broken bones and other injuries.


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2012

    Vanessa Behan haven for kids at risk

    It’s been 30 years, but Bill Bialkowsky’s eyes still fill as he recalled reading the coroner’s report. “Fractured skull. Cigarette burns. Pulled hair,” he cleared his throat. “She died a …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2012, 3:02 P.M.

    Spokane police investigate assault of 3-month-old girl

    Police are investigating after a 3-month-old Spokane girl was treated for a broken bone, skull fractures and bruises Friday.


  • MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2011, 4:18 P.M.

    Jerry Sandusky to face accusers at preliminary hearing Tuesday

    The case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sex abuse, moves into a criminal courtroom Tuesday, when as many as 10 men could testify …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011, 5:27 P.M.

    Sandusky’s wife defends husband in sex abuse case

    The wife of ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky said today her husband is innocent of the child sex abuse allegations made against him and that his accusers are making …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

    In brief: Teen charged with molesting girl

    Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Kingston, Idaho, man charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a 5-year-old girl. Reid Louis Yergler, 19, is being …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011, 6:58 P.M.

    Sandusky jailed on new child sex abuse charges

    Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed Wednesday after new child sex abuse charges were filed against him based on the claims of new two accusers, including one …


  • SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2011, 10:32 A.M.

    Report: Sandusky speaks out about Penn State molestation case

    Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky said Joe Paterno never spoke to him about any suspected misconduct with minors, the New York Times reported today. Sandusky has been charged …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011, 4:45 P.M.

    ‘Govabuse’ group plans Spokane protest

    A family rights group is planning protests on Friday against the child welfare system at courthouses across the nation, including Spokane. The protests, planned in 42 states and Washington, D.C., …


  • MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011, 5:05 P.M.

    Prosecutor says teenage father was rough with baby son

    A baby boy is fighting for his life in a Spokane hospital and his 19-year-old Coeur d’Alene father is accused of causing the bleeding in the infant’s brain by repeatedly …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2011

    Shaken-baby syndrome on rise in recession

    Experts are citing infants as the newest victims of the U.S. economic recession. The rate of abusive head traumas in infants has nearly doubled in the past three years, according …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 14, 2011, 3:46 P.M.

    Post Falls man sentenced to 10 years for breaking boy’s leg

    A Post Falls man was sentenced today to ten years in prison for felony injury to a child for breaking the leg of his fiancée’s child, according to the Kootenai …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

    Mother of twins charged with abuse

    Coeur d’Alene police on Sunday arrested a woman whose 2-year-old twin daughters were found with dried feces caked all over their bodies. Elizabeth C. Crossley, 26, was charged with two …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 7, 2010

    Stepfather accused of cruelty to girl

    An 18-year-old Hayden man is facing child cruelty charges after deputies say he placed a 25-pound bag on his stepdaughter to stop her from moving. Zacharee J. Wright said the …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2010, 1:01 P.M.

    Hayden man jailed on child cruelty charge

    An 18-year old Hayden, Idaho, man was arrested for child cruelty Sunday after police say he placed a 25-pound bag on his stepdaughter to stop her from moving.


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 19, 2010, 11:43 A.M.

    Michigan man sentenced for luring girl via the Internet

    A Michigan man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in March to grooming a 13-year-old Ferry County girl and then traveling across the country to …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010, 12:34 P.M.

    Suspect in baby’s assault pleads not guilty

    A 21-year-old man accused of critically injuring his girlfriend’s 5-month-old son pleaded not guilty today in Whitman County Superior Court.


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