Stories tagged: crime
UPDATED: Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Fri., 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.
Fri., 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.
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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 …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Jury of 7 women, 5 men seated for new Oregon refuge trial
A jury of seven women and five men, as well as four alternates, has been selected to hear the trial of four men who joined Ammon Bundy at last winter’s …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
U.S. prosecutors: Arrested Seattle ‘dreamer’ admits gang ties
The Justice Department says a Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children has …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Joey the indoor pet squirrel stops burglary, police say
Police in southwest Idaho say an indoor pet, a squirrel named Joey, has thwarted a burglary attempt.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Downtown Eugene in ‘crisis,’ consultant says
A consultant hired to help improve downtown Eugene has told city leaders that the area is in “crisis” and is widely considered unsafe.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Wisconsin boy, 14, charged in fatal shooting of two brothers during robbery attempt
A 14-year-old boy accused of killing two teenage brothers during a failed home robbery in suburban Milwaukee told investigators he fired his gun after getting scared during a struggle with …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 11:58 a.m.
‘Upskirting’ is wrong and should be illegal, Georgia Senate rules
It would be illegal to secretly take films or photos under a person’s clothes, under a bill passed by the Georgia Senate.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 12:08 p.m.
Idaho pastor released from Iran violates restraining order
An Idaho pastor who was imprisoned for nearly four years in Iran will have to serve community service for violating a restraining order.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 7:44 a.m.
Washington woman faces charges for poisoning husband
A Washington state woman has been charged with poisoning her estranged husband with pesticide.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:12 p.m.
Arrest made after bacon strips left at California mosque
Authorities say a 30-year-old woman is being charged with hate crimes after police say she broke windows and left bacon at a Northern California mosque.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence
A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Kent police: Driver flees after fatal hit-run crash
Authorities are trying to locate a driver suspected of fleeing on foot after a deadly hit-and-run collision that killed a woman in the south King County city of Kent.
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Wounded Oregon state trooper leaves hospital after Christmas shooting
An Oregon State Police trooper who was shot several times during a Christmas night shooting is out of the hospital.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Official: $4 billion bond meant as jab at trend of exorbitant bonds
A Texas court official says the $4 billion bond she imposed on a suspect was meant as a jab to highlight that bonds are often set so high that defendants …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Panel tables bill to abolish Montana’s death penalty
A legislative committee has tabled a bill that would abolish Montana’s death penalty.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Body found in Nampa creek identified as missing 18-year-old
A body found in a Nampa creek has been identified as an 18-year-old who was reported missing in October.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Portland police arrest 2 accused of Trump-protest vandalism
Portland police detectives have arrested two young men accused of damaging businesses during November’s post-election riot in the Pearl District.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
Suspects in videotaped beating plead not guilty in Chicago
Four black people charged with a hate crime in an attack on a white mentally disabled man that was shown live on Facebook have pleaded not guilty.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 9:16 a.m.
794 lbs of cocaine worth $62 million washes up on English beach
British police say 794 pounds (360 kilograms) of cocaine with a street value of up to 50 million pounds ($62 million) has washed up on beaches in eastern England.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 7:02 a.m.
Ohio governor delays 8 executions during appeal
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has delayed eight executions as a court fight continues over the constitutionality of the state’s lethal injection process.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, midnight
Shawn Vestal: When cops seize property, due process is lacking
When the president met with law enforcement officials this week, what made news was his flip comment that he might “destroy” a state senator’s career. What got less attention was …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Spokane judge ends emotional testimony by giving a drunk driver the maximum sentence for crash that killed a 16-year-old
Emotion poured out Thursday as the families of two boys, one dead and the other who may never be the same, expressed their anguish to the 29-year-old man who was …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Bond for Texas murder suspect set at whopping $4 billion
A Texas court official has imposed a $4 billion bond on a 25-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 9:25 p.m.
In executive actions, Trump vows crackdown on violent crime
President Donald Trump signed three executive actions Thursday designed to crack down on violence in America, directing the Department of Justice to form a task force and take other steps …