Stories tagged: crime
Tue., April 18, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Police: 2 shot, 1 fatally, outside Kent gas station
Police say one man is dead and another is facing life-threatening injuries after an overnight shooting outside a Kent gas station.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
Trump, top officials take aim at brutal MS-13 street gang
The Trump administration vowed Tuesday to crack down on MS-13, a notoriously brutal Central American street gang blamed for a recent series of killings in suburban New York, and accused …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Case against man accused in baseball bat beating of EWU track student goes to jury
John T. Mellgren did not testify in his trial for the baseball bat beating that nearly killed an EWU student last year.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court does not allow Arkansas execution
The U.S. Supreme Court spared the life of an Arkansas inmate minutes before his death warrant was set to expire Monday, scuttling efforts to resume the death penalty after nearly …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:09 a.m.
Russia reports arrest of suspected subway bomb organizer
Russia’s Federal Security Service says it has arrested a suspected organizer of the suicide bombing in the St. Petersburg subway that killed 14 passengers.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Woman wearing pajama bottoms robs 6 banks, police say
Police have arrested a Utah woman believed to be the pajama-wearing robber in at least six bank robberies in the Salt Lake City area, including five in less than two …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Kids find syringes at Portland Easter egg hunt
Children searching for Easter eggs at a southeast Portland playground found a water bottle that contained syringes.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Mall mass shooting: Suspect in death of five found dead in jail cell, prosecutor says
A man charged with killing five people at a mall in Washington state last year was found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide, authorities said Monday.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:46 p.m.
Police recover 2 replica artifacts stolen from Idaho museum
Idaho police say they have recovered two of five replica Clovis Point artifacts stolen from a museum.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Man wrongly convicted in 1957 killing files federal lawsuit
A Washington state man wrongly convicted in the 1957 kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl has filed a federal lawsuit in Illinois.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:14 p.m.
Four hurt in University of Idaho blast are improving
Three University of Idaho students who were injured in a rocket fuel explosion Thursday night were upgraded to good condition Friday. A fourth student was released from Gritman Medical Center.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
School shooter Barry Loukaitis apologizes as he awaits resentencing
The prisoner who as a teenager opened fire at his middle school in Washington state more than 20 years ago has spoken out for the first time, apologizing for killing …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 10 a.m.
Idaho man admits to organizing cockfight
Police say an Idaho man has admitted to organizing the first cockfight reported in Gooding County in the past 10 years.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Officials say deputy fatally shot armed carjacker in Spanaway
Officials say an armed carjacker was shot and killed by a Pierce County Sheriff’s deputy in Spanaway.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
EWU beating victim testifies against man accused of striking him with baseball bat
For the first time since being beaten by three men in the parking lot of his Cheney apartment complex in October, Robert “Drew” Schreiber faced one of his accused attackers. …
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Man charged for role in Idaho fatal attack gets prison
A man charged in connection with the killing of a man who was lured to a remote Idaho location and beaten to death has been sentenced to at least 28 …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Judge grants innocence certificate in 1957 Illinois killing
An Illinois judge has granted a certificate of innocence to a Washington state man who was wrongly convicted in 2012 of the 1957 kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
San Bernardino school shooting: Veteran killed wife after making threats
The man who opened fire in a San Bernardino school was a deeply religious Navy veteran who accused his newlywed wife of infidelity.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
California officer on leave after takedown of jaywalker
A California police officer has been placed on administrative leave after throwing a jaywalker to the ground and striking him in the face multiple times in an incident captured on …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
After weekend arrest in Spokane, murder suspect Nathan Utt waives extradition to Idaho
Murder suspect Nathan Utt appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Monday afternoon and waived his extradition to Idaho.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Video shows cop apparently kick handcuffed suspect in head
An Ohio police officer captured on video apparently kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head has been reassigned pending an investigation.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:02 p.m.
Nevada sheriff: 2 from Washington held after 2-county chase
A sheriff’s spokesman in Nevada says two people from the Seattle area are jailed in Las Vegas on multiple charges after their arrests during the weekend following a two-county vehicle …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
Somali official: Somali security forces rescue hijacked boat
Security forces recovered an Indian-registered boat hijacked by Somali pirates nearly a week ago, but nine of the crew are still being held hostage, a Somali official said Monday.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 9:13 a.m.
Property crime accomplice receives maximum sentence
A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his part in scamming $265,000 from a California moving company.
Mon., April 10, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Prison fight spurs lockdown at Oregon State Penitentiary
Oregon State Penitentiary officials say a brawl involving roughly 20 inmates caused a lockdown.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Wells Fargo claws back $75 million from top bosses in sales scandal
An investigation into sales practices at Wells Fargo released Monday has blamed the bank’s top management for creating an “aggressive sales culture” that led to a scandal involving millions of …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Driver sentenced to work release for crash that killed construction worker
A driver who killed a worker at a construction site near Issaquah while looking at his cellphone has been sentenced to six months of work release.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
Tax proposal for Spokane County 911 operations would create citizens’ committee to oversee spending
Ballots in the mail this week give voters the option to renew a sales tax for Spokane County’s emergency communications services.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Prank gone wrong: Boy, 11, hangs himself after fake social media posts
Tysen Benz was at home when he saw social media posts indicating that his 13-year-old girlfriend had committed suicide. The posts were a prank, but the 11-year-old boy apparently believed …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Drunk driver receives shorter prison sentence for treatment
A judge has sentenced a nine-time DUI offender to one to two years in jail, intensive treatment and probation.