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Hugh Hewitt: Our bureaucrats may soon be flexing much weaker muscles

When Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin next week, progressives should hope Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee do not waste their time trying to trip him up …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Spokane settles federal lawsuit with family of man killed by police in 2013

The family of Danny Jones, a 40-year-old man shot and killed inside his truck outside the Salvation Army housing complex on Indiana Avenue following a road rage incident in August …


UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Spokane businessman tied to lottery winnings theft wants out of wire fraud guilty plea

Scott Brett, 56, has been appointed a new attorney and will argue in Richland later this month that his deal for more than three years in federal prison should be …


City Council votes to retain additional lawyer in Frank Straub investigation

The proposal by Councilman Breean Beggs would allow investigator Kris Cappel to review documents and testimony from city attorneys wary about violating ethical codes. It requires a signature from Mayor …


Widow in Carlile murder-for-hire slaying forgives killer during sentencing

Tim Suckow, 52, will serve 30 years in federal prison for killing Doug Carlile and Kristopher Clarke at the direction of James Henrikson. U.S. District Court Judge did not accept …


California man sentenced to 2 years in federal prison for distributing OxyContin in Spokane

Jamil Jones, AKA Batman, will spend two years in federal prison and receive drug treatment after pleading guilty to dealing OxyContin for an illegal arms dealer in Spokane.


Plea deal for Pasco alternative energy CEO calls for cooperation, uncertain jail time

Scott C. Johnson, owner and founder of Gen-X Energy Group, may avoid jail time by offering substantial assistance to federal prosecutors probing an alternative energy tax credit scam.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 8 p.m.

Henrikson withdraws guilty plea in oil business murder-for-hire case

The mastermind in the murder-for-hire plot that left two men dead, including a South Hill businessman, has withdrawn his guilty plea in the wake of a certain life sentence. But …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 12, 2015, 4:35 p.m.

Ex-Veterans Affairs doctor seeks change of venue in child sex case

Craig Morgenstern, the former VA medical doctor indicted on 36 federal counts of child sex crimes, is seeking a change of venue for his February trial because of extensive media …


Sackett, who took on EPA, gets prison in sex case

A Priest Lake man who beat the Environmental Protection Agency in a wetlands dispute decided by the nation’s highest court will spend more than a year in prison for a …


Three arrested in Idaho, Washington on federal drug charges

Three men from Idaho and Washington face federal drug charges after a federal grand jury indicted them on Aug. 18 for allegedly possessing and distributing large quantities of heroin and …


Spokane County settles over jail medication dispute

The failure to disclose a one-page memo governing how outside medicine may be received at Spokane County Jail has put taxpayers on the hook for nearly $28,000 in penalties. Bigger …


Man facing lawsuit and child sex trafficking charge works for developer Harley Douglass

Mike Sackett, the Priest Lake man who beat the Environmental Protection Agency in the nation’s highest court and plans to plead guilty to attempted child sex trafficking, remains employed by …


Three plead guilty in gun, drug, prostitution ring

Three men have pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges after investigators uncovered a drug, gun and prostitution ring running between Spokane and Missoula. Frederick G. Johnson on Tuesday joined Yusuf …


Kettle Falls Five dispute potential drug sentence

Federal prosecutors want three members of a family that grew medical marijuana on their property near Kettle Falls, Washington, to spend more than five years in prison. But the defendants, …


Convicted felon with ties to ex-prosecutor sentenced to 7 years

Matthew Baumrucker, 32, pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and will spend the next 7 years in federal prison. Marriya Wright, the deputy prosecutor who pleaded guilty to …


UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2015, 1:59 p.m.

Former VA doctor Morgenstern pleads not guilty to additional sex crime charges

A federal grand jury has returned additional charges against Craig Morgenstern, the former Spokane VA Medical Center doctor accused of drugging and raping a 13-year-old boy at his Nine Mile …


Tekoa man accused of stealing deceased mother’s benefits

A 74-year-old Tekoa man suspected of stealing his dead mother’s military widow benefits for years is facing a federal theft charge. Robert E. Lee Jr. was booked into Spokane County …


Tekoa man, 74, accused of stealing mother’s widow benefits

Robert E. Lee Jr. faces a criminal charge of stealing government property over $1,000 after investigators suspect he illegally claimed military veteran’s widow benefits intended for his dead mother.


At Kettle Falls Five trial, man says he smoked most of 30 pounds of pot he earned

The 39-year-old Seattle resident who was once part of the shrinking group of defendants in a federal trial targeting a marijuana grow near Colville said Friday he took an eleventh-hour …


Judge rejects ‘Kettle Falls Five’ marijuana defendants’ requests

A federal judge declined Thursday to throw out the criminal case against the marijuana farmers dubbed the “Kettle Falls Five,” setting up the likelihood of another trial delay two years …


BlueStar Technologies’ Hansen pleads not guilty to fraud charges

The man who once promised Spokane’s business leaders and elected officials he’d build a bustling Blu-ray factory downtown pleaded not guilty Monday to a 16-count federal fraud indictment. Clad in …


Hansen, CEO of Blu-ray company, indicted on fraud charges

Erick Hansen, who promised an economic revival for Spokane by locating a factory producing high-definition home media downtown, faces a 16-count federal criminal indictment alleging fraud.


Suspect in would-be pot shop arson back in jail

One man implicated in an alleged Spokane Valley arson targeting a would-be pot shop is back behind bars, and the other faces additional charges of illegally manufacturing hash oil. Pavel …


Catholic church’s lawsuit against Paine Hamblen can go to trial

A federal judge gave the go-ahead Wednesday for the Catholic Diocese of Spokane to take its legal malpractice claim to trial against the law firm that handled its 2007 bankruptcy. …


Man claims God helped him construct miracle laser, gets prison for medical fraud

A California man who told Central Washington residents that God taught him how to construct a laser that could cure cancer will spend two years in federal prison after pleading …


Man who claimed laser cures cancer sentenced to federal prison

A California man who told Central Washington residents that God taught him how to construct a laser that could cure cancer will spend two years in federal prison after pleading …


Two plead not guilty in Valley pot shop arson

A Coeur d’Alene chiropractor and another man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to setting fire to a Spokane Valley strip mall after plans to open a pot business there fell through. …


Chiropractor charged with setting fire to his never-opened marijuana shop

A Coeur d’Alene chiropractor and another man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to setting fire to a Spokane Valley strip mall after plans to open a pot business there fell through.


Bishop Cupich’s ex-vicar general critical of Catholic lawsuit against Paine Hamblen

Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich’s former top lieutenant told attorneys that Cupich has attempted a money grab against the law firm that guided the church through bankruptcy proceedings. The allegations leveled …