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  • Jury says homeowner at fault in repo man dispute

    Franklin Duncan assaulted and falsely imprisoned a repo man who’d arrived at his Liberty Lake home in 2010 to tow his son’s luxury sedan, a federal jury ruled Wednesday. But …

  • Erick Hansen, DVD innovator, sees BlueStar offices raided by FBI

    A California DVD mogul who promised to build a high-tech production facility in downtown Spokane, drawing the support of local business and political leaders, is being investigated by federal authorities …

  • Liberty Lake homeowner claims he was attacked in car repo dispute

    A confrontation with a repo man turned Feb. 10, 2010, into an expensive and painful day for resident Franklin Duncan. He broke his finger, was pepper-sprayed in the face and …

  • Judge in Spokane ricin case recuses self

    U.S. District Court Judge Lonny Suko recused himself from the federal case against Matthew Buquet, the man accused of sending a ricin-laced letter to one of Suko’s colleagues in May. …

  • Clarkston resident to serve 12 years for terrorism conviction

    A Clarkston resident who almost killed himself in an explosion three years ago was sentenced today to 12.5 years in federal prison for making a bomb and attempting to supply …

  • Doug Clark: Laughs Larry Craig gave us worth our dimes

    Listen up, fellow patriots. Larry Craig is back on the hot seat again, and we might have to bail him out to the tune of $216,000.

  • Judge: County can’t move boulders blocking road

    BOISE — A judge prohibited a central Idaho county from dispatching a front-end loader to clear boulders that block a remote mountain road, temporarily defusing a local-versus-federal flare-up in which …

  • County stands by deputies in lawsuit

    Spokane County will stand behind two sheriff’s deputies who broke a Spokane Valley man’s rib and punctured his lung when they were dispatched to help him in September 2009. County …

  • Driver enters guilty plea

    A DeSmet, Idaho, woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday in federal court in Coeur d’Alene. Andrea George, 19, was speeding in her Honda Civic on April 19, 2010, …

  • Judge orders Steele held after witness intimidation alleged

    Federal murder-for-hire suspect Edgar Steele will stay in jail pending trial after a judge found he had attempted to intimidate potential witnesses in the case – his wife and son.

  • Couple in $800,000 fraud get prison

    A woman and her boyfriend who bought a trip to the Super Bowl and other luxury items with more than $800,000 in embezzled funds from a Spokane business will spend …

  • Homeowner sues lenders

    Annette Tissue and her husband bought their home in 1947 for around $20,000. That was the first mortgage on the little house on North Belt. Tissue’s best recollection is that …

  • Ruling could alter Duncan case

    BOISE – A June U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting the right of mentally ill defendants to represent themselves in court could affect the case of Joseph Duncan, who admitted killing …

  • Duncan attorneys object to closed hearing

    BOISE – Attorneys for murderer and child molester Joseph Duncan say there’s been too much secrecy in the killer’s death sentence proceedings, and they are objecting to a closed court …

  • Duncan admits to all 10 counts

    BOISE – A chilling tale of child molestation and murder emerged in a Boise courtroom Monday, as Joseph Duncan pleaded guilty to all counts in a federal indictment for kidnapping …



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