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  • Zimmerman charged with murder

    SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, will be charged in the 17-year-old’s death, a law enforcement official …


  • Court video shows Scherf confessing Biendl killing

    EVERETT — A videotaped confession played in court showed an inmate describing how he overpowered a corrections officer and strangled her in the chapel of a state prison at Monroe. …


  • Murder suspect to undergo mental evaluation

    SANDPOINT — A judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a North Idaho man charged with first-degree murder.


  • Stevens County jury convicts man of killing wife

    A Stevens County jury today convicted a man of first-degree murder after he was charged with pumping 10 bullets into his wife in 2009 after she indicated that she was …


  • Bonnie Lake body investigated as homicide

    The Whitman County sheriff this morning said that the body of a man retrieved from the creek at the south end of Bonnie Lake on Sunday was the apparent victim …


  • Teen charged with murder

    An 18-year-old man accused of killing a Veterans Affairs Medical Center employee who was trying to break up an underage drinking party has been charged with murder. Treven Lewis, who …


  • Murder charge filed in retired principal’s beating death

    An 18-year-old man accused of killing a veterans hospital employee and retired principal who was trying to break up an underage drinking party has been charged with murder.


  • VA hospital grieving after assaulted employee dies

    The Spokane veteran’s hospital community is grieving for a beloved employee who died after being assaulted while trying to break up an underage party.


  • DNA evidence in 2007 murder points to another man

    Water cascades from the roof in heavy droplets inside the abandoned brick-and-glass building on Sprague Avenue where an adult bookstore owner was bludgeoned to death nearly five years ago. Just …


  • Idaho man pleads guilty to murdering neighbor with hammer

    A North Idaho man who bludgeoned four people with a hammer in a brutal murder in Bayview last year has pleaded guilty. Larry Ward Cragun, 32, faces a mandatory life …


  • Many details missing in murder-suicide that left 4 dead

    Preston Kahanu was asleep when Dustin Gilman called him that Friday morning, looking to hang out and play video games. Gilman stopped by Kahanu’s home in north Spokane about 10:45 …


  • Police: Call, texts a killer’s ruse

    Triple-homicide suspect Dustin William Gilman used one of the victim’s cellphones to send a text message to her husband after she’d been killed, according to new court documents. Nick Ader, …


  • Motive in triple homicide still a mystery

    The mystery surrounding a triple homicide deepened Tuesday as new details emerged that the killer, before taking his own life, claimed in phone calls to his father and a friend …


  • Report: Gilman called father before bodies were found

    A man suspected of murdering a woman and her two sons told his father he’d shot someone before police even knew there was a crime scene Friday.


  • Trio charged in Bonner County homicide

    A Bonner County man on Monday was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 19-year man who was reported missing in September and found recently buried …


  • Killing suspect remains at large

    A tipster directed Spokane police Sunday to the vehicle taken Friday night from the home of a slain mother and her two sons, but the nationwide manhunt for the suspected …


  • Police find homicide suspect’s stolen vehicle

    Spokane police today found the vehicle they believe was stolen by the suspect in a triple homicide Friday. But they still have not located Dustin William Gilman, 22, who is …


  • Police hunt suspect in triple homicide

    Tracy Ader’s stepfather kept a gun at his side Saturday. The man suspected of murdering Ader and her two young sons was at large, and Steve Ponsness was taking no …


  • Killer sought in Spokane triple homicide

    A woman and her two children are dead and a killer is at large in what police are considering a triple homicide in north Spokane.


  • Ex-wife’s death record displayed

    A Deer Park man accused of strangling his ex-wife and posing her dead body had her death certificate displayed in his home when detectives arrested him this week, detectives say. …


  • 911 call taker broke protocol with homicide-related call

    Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cellphone was not forwarded …


  • 911 call taker broke protocol in Starbuck homicide

    Spokane county officials said an investigation into the December homicide of a Deer Park woman revealed a call to the 911 communications center from the victim’s cell phone was not …


  • Body was posed, detectives say

    A Deer Park mother of five who was found strangled in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …


  • Police: Starbuck hid in home, posed ex-wife’s body

    A Deer Park mother of five found strangled to death in her home was positioned in a way to humiliate her and make detectives believe she had been sexually assaulted, …


  • Man faces murder charge

    The ex-husband of a woman found strangled in her Deer Park home has been arrested in connection with her death. Clay Duane Starbuck was booked into jail Monday and is …


  • Ex-husband arrested for Deer Park woman’s murder

    The ex-husband of a woman found strangled to death in her Deer Park home has been arrested for her murder.


  • Guilty verdict in N. Idaho road rage trial

    For the second time in six years a Kootenai County jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder for fatally running over a woman during a 2006 road rage encounter …


  • Retrial begins in 2006 Idaho road rage death

    Prosecutors say he used his vehicle as a weapon against two sisters and their mother in an angry road encounter fueled by his own rage. But Jonathan Wade Ellington’s lawyers …


  • Charges are dropped in homicide case

    Murder charges have been dropped against a Spokane man arrested for the homicide of a 62-year-old Stevens County woman. Robert Cody Wirtz, 30, was released from jail on Tuesday, about …


  • Homicide drops off US list of top causes of death

    For the first time in almost half a century, homicide has fallen off the list of the nation’s top 15 causes of death, bumped by a lung illness that often …

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