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  • MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014, 8:24 A.M.

    NY congressman in custody on federal fraud charges

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was arrested Monday to face a 20-count federal indictment that includes charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and tax fraud.


  • MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014, 9:45 A.M.

    N.Y. court: U.S. must release targeted killings memo

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

    Stolen car stop leads to arrest

    A 51-year-old man who pleaded guilty to stealing scrap metal from the Lower Monumental Dam in south-central Washington last year was arrested in Spokane last week towing a stolen vehicle. …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014, 1:51 P.M.

    Man convicted of scrapping government metal arrested with stolen car

    A man set to report to federal prison for stealing more than $60,000 worth of scrap metal from a south-central Washington dam project last year allegedly stole a car for …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014

    Muslim family fights small town in court for religious exemption

    SPRINGDALE, Wash. – From the cluttered back stoop of Raqeebah Amatallah’s one-story farmhouse in rural Stevens County, it’s hard to see how the snow-covered wooden structure about 50 yards away …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014

    Pullman apartment fire suspect Bryan Kitchen pleads guilty

    A Whitman County plumber’s apprentice who told police that voices in his head told him to set fire to a Pullman apartment complex pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013

    Greg Jeffreys pleads guilty to fraud

    Jailed developer Greg Jeffreys pleaded guilty Thursday to swindling millions from investors, banks and the federal government to fund a lavish lifestyle. Prosecutors want him imprisoned for eight years and …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 21, 2013, 6:11 P.M.

    Greg Jeffreys pleads guilty to fraud

    Greg Jeffreys pleaded guilty Thursday to swindling millions from investors, banks and the federal government to fund a lavish lifestyle.


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

    Repo man wins lawsuit from 2010 Liberty Lake incident

    A federal jury has ruled in favor of a repo man who fended off an attack as he tried to tow a luxury sedan from an exclusive Liberty Lake home. …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13, 2013, 1:54 P.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 9, 2013

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 8, 2013

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 15, 2013, 1:52 P.M.

    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. …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2013, 6:28 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 28, 2013

    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.


  • MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012, 2:47 P.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011

    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, …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2010, 1:40 P.M.

    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.


  • MONDAY, OCT. 5, 2009, 2:09 P.M.

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2009

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008

    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 …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008

    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 …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2007

    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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