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Spokane Scofflaws Thumbing Noses At Warrants Kootenai County Cops Can’t Cross Over State Line To Make Misdemeanor Arrests

James A. Feezell knows he is wanted by Kootenai County authorities. But the 38-year-old Spokane man doesn’t care.


Lake City’s Murder Mystery Unearthed Bones Bring Coeur D’Alene’s Violent Past To Light

1. Boning up on history. Despite rumors that men are buried in the basement of Wilson’s, Mark Prim has only found old bottles. Photo by Sandra Bancroft-Billings/The Spokesman-Review 2. Skeletons …


Story Of Abandoned ‘Boy’ Turns Out To Be Hoax 25-Year-Old Woman With Boy’s Birth Certificate Fools Plenty Of People

The boy who told authorities he was abandoned by his parents only days before his 13th birthday is actually a 25-year-old woman who has attempted similar scams in at least …


Security Guard Chases Theft Suspect

A department store security officer - aided by a customer who offered a ride - caught a woman accused of stealing clothes from the store last Thursday, said Sheriff’s Lt. …


Murders Total 19, Tying For Most In A Year

Nineteen people have been killed so far this year, a body count that ties the record for murders in the city of Spokane with still two months left in the …


Cyclist Runs Over Policeman’s Foot

A Burley man has been arrested following a chase on a stolen motorcycle up to 120 mph which ended when he ran over a policeman’s foot. Darrell Jay Lund, 25, …


Gang Members Infiltrating Police Force Chicago Officials Say Cops In Gangs Are Hindering Police Work

Some of the city’s most notorious street gangs are infiltrating the police department, and officials can’t do much about it. Until gang members in blue break a law, they are …


Man Shot In Leg After Confrontation

A man was shot in the leg late Friday after two men struggled for control of a gun in a parking lot in north Spokane. Witnesses told police two men …


Top Demo Faces Accident Charge

The outspoken head of the Pend Oreille County Democratic Central Committee and a crisis network for battered women has been arrested on a hit-and-run driving charge. Deborah McRoberts, 39, surrendered …


Irish Priest Claims Angry Woman Spread Aids To Dozens Of Men

A Catholic priest’s claim from the pulpit that a revenge-seeking woman had spread AIDS to as many as 80 men in this rural coastal district has created a furor and …


Boys Tied To High-Tech Break-Ins

A string of break-ins and burglaries has been linked to a group of 14-year-old boys whom police allege were assembling a first-class computer out of stolen components. Three of the …


Hilde Faces Arraignment

Boise State quarterback Tony Hilde said he had a beer at a weekend party and felt ill before being arrested for fighting with police officers. Hilde apologized to the school, …


Receiver Bound For Trial

Missouri receiver Rahsetnu Jenkins was bound over for trial after a judge ruled there was sufficient evidence to show a woman had been raped. The ruling means Jenkins probably won’t …


U.S. Hits Record For Number Of Inmates In 1994, 5.1 Million Americans Were In Jail Or On Probation

Reflecting a 15-year trend, the number of Americans behind bars or on probation or parole climbed to a record 5.1 million last year, amid both overcrowded jails and prisons and …


Teen Club Director Arrested On Rape Charge

A teen-club director has been arrested on charges of raping a 6-year-old girl he was baby-sitting, authorities said. Ross William Sorrels, 44, of Vancouver, was being held in the Clark …


Man Who Fled Scene Faces More Charges

The 31-year-old man who fled an accident scene this week and abandoned a baby during a subsequent police chase faces additional charges, Washington State Patrol troopers said Thursday. Hunter Olson, …


Three Youths Injured In Valley Shooting One Arrested In Spokane County’s Latest Gang-Related Violence

Name-calling erupted into more gang-related gunfire late Sunday in the Spokane Valley, leaving three people hospitalized with bullet wounds. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on five counts of first-degree assault …


Station Worker Chases Holdup Man

Don’t get Michelle Rodeen mad. On Saturday afternoon, a man who held up the North Side gas station where she works found out what happens. “If I had known (a …


Agent: Thieves Had Buyers For Explosives Suspects Allegedly Planned To Sell Explosives To Militant Groups In Idaho And Canada

Federal agents said Monday a man charged in the theft of 500 pounds of mining explosives planned to sell some of them to a Sandpoint resident tied to a militia …


Thieves Make Off With Bicycles Left Outside Stores

Thieves pedaled off with several bicycles that had been left outside Spokane Valley stores during the month of July, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department said. Nineteen bikes were reported stolen …


New York City’s Murder Rate Drops

Suddenly, New York City isn’t living up to its reputation as a mecca for murder. From the South Bronx to Times Square to Coney Island, bloodshed is ebbing. About 400 …


Teens Suspected Of Car Prowling

Two Selah, Wash., teenagers were arrested early Sunday at Houston and Division streets after reportedly prowling cars on Spokane’s North Side. Jason A. Henry, 19, and Christopher L. Gabbard, 18, …


Blades Charged With Manslaughter Seahawks Wide Receiver Accused Of Shooting His Cousin To Death

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Pizza Delivery Man Punched And Robbed During Dispute

A pizza delivery became violent late Monday when a delivery man was punched and robbed of his pizzas. Spokane County sheriffs deputies said Domino’s Pizza driver Alexander Popou made a …


Residents Push To Change State’s Sex Offender Laws

Residents looking to make laws tougher on convicted sex offenders will meet today with city officials, politicians and police at a church in north Spokane. The meeting is being held …


Clerk Facing Wsp Inquiry Over Search

Pend Oreille County Clerk Winnie Sundseth is being investigated for allegedly helping a criminal suspect avoid arrest. Washington State Patrol Sgt. Chris Powell confirmed Friday that the WSP is investigating …


Juvenile Officials Ask State For Assistance

Rebuffed three times by voters, Spokane County juvenile justice officials are asking the state to foot the bill for a bigger detention center. Their proposal calls for the state to …


Rural Counties Like Detention Center Plan Spokane County Commissioners Being Urged Not To Participate

At least eight Eastern Washington counties are forging ahead with plans to open a 56-bed juvenile detention center in an abandoned state building at Medical Lake. Although fewer than half …


Teens Steal Man’s Wallet, Flee In His Car Victim Threatened With Fence Post After Finding Group Asleep In His Yard

A group of teenagers threatened a man with a metal pole, stole his wallet and sped away in his car early Tuesday, after slamming a stolen Jeep Cherokee through a …


Prized Chevy Pickup One Of Three Recently Stolen

The thief left nothing but a skid mark in the gravel driveway. Travis Johnson’s prize 1969 Chevrolet pickup - recently restored and painted gleaming orange - was gone. When Johnson …