Stories tagged: crime
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
King County deputies to give kids simplified Miranda warning
The King County sheriff’s office says it’s trying to make it easier for kids to understand their rights when they get arrested.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
15-year-old dead, 16-year-old wounded in NYC school stabbing
Police say an 18-year-old attacked two teens inside a New York City school, fatally stabbing one of them and critically injuring another.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Idaho inmate sentenced for threats to Washington state judge
An Idaho inmate who sent letters to a judge in Washington state threatening to kill the judge and his family has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
‘Mass hanging’ of 42 in Iraq draws ire of U.N. human rights office
The office of the U.N. human rights chief is decrying the “mass hanging” of 42 prisoners at an Iraqi prison.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
King County to appeal court ruling on youth jail funding
King County officials say they will appeal a ruling by an appeals court that found voters were provided flawed language on the funding mechanism when they approved a ballot measure …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Sheriff, prosecutor say budget cuts would undermine public safety in Spokane County
Spokane County’s top law enforcement officials say proposed budget cuts would force them to lay off deputies and prosecute fewer cases.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 6 a.m.
Knezovich warns North Monroe road project would impede evacuation of downtown Spokane during emergencies
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich waded into a contentious discussion about street design earlier this month by officially coming out against the planned street renovation on North Monroe, saying its redesign will …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
Hillyard adopting community court to keep people out of jail
People charged with misdemeanors in northeast Spokane will soon have a new option to stay out of jail: community court.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Two Idaho women use beating death of dog as catalyst to toughen Idaho cruelty laws
It was a dog owner’s worst nightmare that fueled a mother and daughter’s fight for harsher animal cruelty laws in Idaho.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Russian ‘cannibal couple’ may have drugged, killed and eaten as many as 30 people, police say
Investigators believe a Russian couple knocked their victims out with sedatives, then skinned them alive. Afterward, police say, they ate parts of their victims, froze the remains or packed them …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Teen pleads guilty in North Eugene High photo scandal
A teenager who circulated nude photographs of girls at North Eugene High School has avoided a prison sentence but must register as a sex offender.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:20 a.m.
Oregon man jailed 7-plus years for assault, baby’s injuries
An Oregon man accused of throwing down his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old – causing the boy to spend a month in the hospital – has been sentenced to more than seven years …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
London police release 3 men in subway attack; 1 still held
British police have released all but one of the seven suspects they arrested over the recent attack on a London subway train.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
Tri-Cities defense attorney resigns amid misconduct claims
A Washington state criminal defense attorney has given up his law license after being accused of misconduct.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Corrections officer assaulted at penitentiary
Officials say a corrections officer was assaulted at the Washington State Penitentiary.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
Man sentenced for sexual activity in Oregon retail stores
A man has been sentenced to three years of probation and two weeks in jail for allegations that he repeatedly masturbated in retail locations around Bend.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
$100,000 reward for Tacoma fugitive accused of 2 murders
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of a double murder suspect and gang member who has been on the run …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Appeals court allows more of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ law
Texas can require law enforcement to comply with requests from federal immigration authorities to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
FDA targets ‘rogue’ websites illegally selling opioids, other prescription drugs
The Food and Drug Administration has targeted more than 500 websites it said were illegally selling unapproved versions of prescription medications, including opioids, antibiotics and injectable epinephrine products, the agency …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says
Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year 2016, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Sex offenders say island water makes them sick
Scores of sex offenders ordered to live on a secluded island in Washington state say the often cloudy, brown water there is making them sick, and records show the water …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
High demand for free needle pick-up kits in Everett
Snohomish County health officials say that so many people wanted free kits to safely pick up and dispose of used syringes that they quickly ran out.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:21 a.m.
U.S. Marshals seek unregistered sex offenders, arrest 12
U.S. Marshalls conducted a three-day sex offender sweep in Washington state, resulting in 12 arrests.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Man arrested near White House had at least nine firearms in vehicle, D.C. police said
A Florida man stopped for urinating near the White House on Sunday was arrested after authorities said they found at least nine firearms, including assault style weapons, in the trunk …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Rape arrest suspect had long history of reported threats, violence
Spokane Valley detectives have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and raping a woman at gunpoint in a secluded area off Interstate 90 earlier this year.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Student arrested in Colfax after threats to school
Officers took a juvenile suspect into custody after a counselor at Colfax High School reported social media posts threatening violence, KHQ reported Thursday night. The juvenile, who is a student …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 2:17 p.m.
2 of 6 arrested over London subway bomb freed without charge
Two of the six men arrested over last week’s London subway bombing were released without charge Thursday, British police said. Four others remained in custody.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
Police identify Porsche driver who plowed into Idaho crowd
Police have identified the driver of a Porsche that plowed into a crowd of spectators at an Idaho car show as Roy L. Drennon of Eagle, Idaho.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 10:24 a.m.
Illinois court upholds murder conviction of Drew Peterson
The use of hearsay testimony to convict former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the death of his third wife was proper, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’
Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long practice …