Stories tagged: crime
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 7:56 P.M.
Florida mosque hit by arson, the second in the state in past 6 months
An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 10:35 P.M.
Former WSU defensive lineman Robert Barber charged with assault
Former Washington State University football player Robert Barber, whose summertime melee and subsequent expulsion led to calls for the university to review its student conduct policy, now faces a felony …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 10:11 A.M.
Bill Maher, who took credit for downfall of Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos, has also defended adult sex with children
Comedian Bill Maher felt proud of himself after the downfall of former Breitbart editor and alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. Last Friday, Yiannopoulos appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Days …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:08 A.M.
Marijuana industry angered by White House reversal
The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot, even …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:21 P.M.
Nerve agent found on face of Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother, police say
The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 2:50 P.M.
Oregon woman who regularly visits Spokane County arrested for having 44 images of child pornography on her tablet
A woman who lives in Oregon but spends weeks at a time in northern Spokane County was arrested and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 1:24 P.M.
Lawyers for detained Seattle ‘dreamer’ again seek release
Lawyers for a Seattle-area man arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children are again asking a …
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 1:22 P.M.
Aberdeen jail guard accused of tipping off drug traffickers
A guard at the Aberdeen city jail has been arrested on allegations that he tipped off drug traffickers about police activities.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 1:21 P.M.
Portland council overturns exoneration of police officer
The Portland City Council has overturned the Police Bureau’s decision to clear an officer who used force on a bicyclist in September 2014.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 9:38 A.M.
Authorities dismiss felony sex charge against Eugene priest
Lane County prosecutors have dismissed a felony charge against a Eugene priest charged with paying for sex with an underage girl.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 6:50 A.M.
U.S. to continue use of privately run prisons, AG Jeff Sessions says
Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:47 P.M.
Senate votes for bill to vacate victims’ prostitution crimes
Victims of sex trafficking would be allowed to vacate prostitution convictions in Washington state under a measure passed by the state Senate. Senate Bill 5257, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Rebecca …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 12:31 P.M.
Idaho man gets 7 years in accidental shooting of 10-year-old
An Idaho man involved in a shooting that injured a 10-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet has been sentenced to at least seven years in prison.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 11:38 A.M.
Seattle cop charged with drug possession, computer trespass
A longtime Seattle police officer has been charged with illegal drug possession in connection with a strip-club dancer and computer trespass for providing confidential crime victim information to a local …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:41 A.M.
Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia
Police say a caretaker was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident with dementia at an Ohio assisted living home and has been charged with gross sexual …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 9:33 A.M.
Indictment: Tennessee deputy guarded an undercover drug deal
Federal prosecutors in West Tennessee say a former sheriff’s deputy is facing charges that he provided security during a cocaine deal. The U.S. attorney’s office in Memphis said Wednesday that …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 10:37 A.M.
Police arrest 11 for attempted rape of children
Multiple people, including six Clark County residents, were arrested after allegedly trying to contact and meet minors for sex during a nearly weeklong law enforcement sting. Agencies of the Washington …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 9:36 P.M.
Man apprehended by K-9 Laslo after dropping gun in police chase in East Central Spokane
A man driving a stolen Jeep hauling a stolen trailer led police on a chase early this morning, ending near Liberty Park where he was apprehended by a corporal’s K9, …
SATURDAY, FEB. 18, 2017, 4:02 P.M.
Chicago police: Man charged in shooting death of toddler
A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 2:41 P.M.
Women arrested, accused of scalding 5-year-old niece
Authorities say a 27-year-old woman was arrested after investigators determined she abused and scalded her 5-year-old niece.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:54 P.M.
Man sentenced to 112 years for Seattle Pacific shooting in 2014
A mentally ill man who killed one student and wounded two others at Seattle Pacific University in 2014 – a shooting inspired by the Columbine High School massacre a decade …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:56 P.M.
Release denied for ‘dreamer’ detained by immigration agents
A federal magistrate on Friday declined to release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 12:18 P.M.
Jerry Sandusky’s son waives hearing in child sex abuse case
Jerry Sandusky’s adult son won’t be in court next week for a hearing on accusations he pressured a teen girl for naked photos and asked her teen sister to perform …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:55 P.M.
Federal judge scolds state for treatment of mentally ill
A federal judge has blasted the Washington state agency responsible for providing competency services to mentally ill people in jail, saying the agency doesn’t appear to understand that these individuals …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 9:49 A.M.
Florida man accused in plot to bomb Target stores
A Florida man is accused in a plot to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an attempt to acquire cheap stock in the company if the …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:39 A.M.
Washington state man gets life sentence in molestation case
A Washington state man convicted of molesting a 4-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:38 A.M.
Man charged with riot after Portland protest
Portland police arrested one man following a protest that disrupted downtown traffic.
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 3:58 P.M.
Cheney woman charged with embezzling $14,000 from memorial benefit fund
Spokane County deputies arrested a Cheney businesswoman suspected of stealing money from a memorial fund set up to aid the families of two men killed in a July boating accident …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 11:39 A.M.
FBI: White felon bought gun for Dylan Roof-style attack
Authorities say a 29-year-old white supremacist and convicted felon bought a gun from an undercover FBI agent in South Carolina that he said he wanted to use in “the spirit …
THURSDAY, FEB. 16, 2017, 11:25 A.M.
State Patrol reviewing crash that led to immigration hold
Washington State Patrol is investigating to see if it followed its own policies after a minor crash on Interstate 5 could lead to a man’s deportation. Washington State Patrol does …