Stories tagged: investigation
MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Trump’s chickens finally come home to roost
To watch him over the 21 months of his political career has been to suffer a kind of nauseous awe as he repeatedly brazened and bluffed his way through scandals, …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 4:22 P.M.
Death toll in Guatemala fire rises to 39 girls
A key Guatemalan official was ordered not to leave the country Saturday as the death toll rose to 39 girls in fire that began when mattresses were set ablaze during …
UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017, 10:50 P.M.
Investigator who learned Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal was white says police Chief Frank Straub didn’t hire him
The investigator hired to look into Rachel Dolezal’s past said Saturday he wasn’t hired by then-police Chief Frank Straub, pushing back on a report published by the British newspaper the …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 9:20 P.M.
Coast Guard announces investigation into disappearance of crab boat
The Coast Guard will conduct a Marine Board of Investigation – the highest level of agency inquiry – into the Feb. 11 loss of the crab boat Destination and six …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 9:32 A.M.
House oversight committee has no Trump-related probes planned
Despite pleas from Democrats, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee agenda for the next two years includes no planned inquiries into the Trump organization’s global entanglements and the potential …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017, 11:10 A.M.
Senate’s investigation into alleged Russian hacking begins without end in sight
Two days into the first week of Donald J. Trump’s presidency, the Senate launched a probe into alleged hacking of his victory by Russia.
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 5:41 P.M.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu questioned in corruption probe
Israeli police investigators questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours Monday night as part of a criminal probe into whether he received bribes from wealthy businessmen.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:12 P.M.
Democrats want follow-up of CIA election hack claim
Senior Democratic lawmakers are calling for a full investigation of the CIA’s claims that Russia tilted the election to Donald Trump, demanding that the intelligence community turn over all of …
TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 2:02 P.M.
Burned city workers only witnesses to accident in Waste-to-Energy boiler
Public Works Director Scott Simmons told City Council members this week there’s no recording of what happened in a boiler at the Waste-to-Energy Plant. Two men were critically burned in …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 9:32 P.M.
Investigators continue to pore through evidence in Burlington mall shooting
Investigators are continuing to piece together the events surrounding the Sept. 23 shooting at Cascade Mall that claimed the lives of five people.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1, 2016
People: Deal will allow Pitt visitation with children, sources say
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached a temporary custody agreement that will allow the actor to visit with his six children.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2016, 2:02 P.M.
Why Apple can be forced to turn logs of your iMessage contacts over to police
When a user sends someone a message through Apple’s iMessage feature, Apple encrypts that message between Apple devices so that only the sender and recipient can read its contents. But …
FRIDAY, AUG. 12, 2016, 11:28 P.M.
Judge says Tim Eyman violated order to turn over documents
A Snohomish County Superior Court judge has ruled that Tim Eyman and his political committees violated her order to turn over documents by a court-ordered deadline as part of an …
TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016, 9:13 P.M.
US to release report criticizing Baltimore police force
Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
Spokane County deputy fired for not arresting woman, then having sex with her
A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy has been under investigation since someone called the Spokane Valley Police precinct in mid-June to complain that the deputy failed to arrest a woman wanted …
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 11:06 A.M.
Feds seek Autopilot data from Tesla in crash probe
DETROIT – Federal safety investigators are asking electric car maker Tesla Motors for details on how its Autopilot system works and why it failed to detect a tractor trailer that …
THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2016
Editorial: City Hall probe losing significance
It’s clear the city will not be able to deliver on the promise of a complete and independent investigation. Even if the City Council plan were to go forward, key …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
Deputy did not strike cyclist Ryan Holyk, investigation concludes
A review board came to the same conclusion as numerous previous analyses of the death of a 15-year-old bicyclist in Spokane Valley - that a sheriff’s deputy did not hit …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Spokane Valley council won’t investigate Mike Jackson’s firing
Gothmann’s motion for independent investigation doesn’t get a second.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
Shawn Vestal: Refusal to talk to investigator communicates contempt for the public
City Hall employees who refuse to talk to an investigator looking into the firing of Police Chief Frank Straub are communicating nonetheless. Their contempt for the public is loud and …
THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015, 1:30 P.M.
FBI investigating shooting of rancher by Idaho deputies
The FBI is investigating the shooting death of an Adams County rancher by sheriff’s deputies for possible federal criminal violations by the officers. U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson announced …
MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2015, 7:42 P.M.
German prosecutors investigating former VW boss
German prosecutors on Monday opened an investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to establish what his role was in the emissions-rigging scandal that has shaken the world’s largest automaker.
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015, 12:20 P.M.
Chattaroy woman suspected of murdering 5-year-old nephew
A Chattaroy woman accused of beating her 5-year-old nephew to death in April was arrested Thursday on a second-degree murder charge.
TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015
Spokane County says drug task force is still in its budget
County officials are pushing back after Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich predicted last week the end of large-scale drug trafficking investigations due to budget woes. Knezovich said Monday he’d met with county …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014, 8:08 A.M.
Ephrata woman died of wounds to chest, neck
An autopsy has found Lucille Moore, 82, died of sharp wounds to the neck and chest. She was found dead in her Ephrata home Monday by police.
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
Investigation: Geese caused Air Force helicopter crash
Geese flew through the windshield of a U.S. Air Force helicopter during a training mission off the coast of England in January, causing a crash that killed four airmen, including …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014, 12:22 P.M.
Birds blamed for helicopter crash that killed Priest River airman
Military investigators say geese collided with a U.S. Air Force helicopter that crashed during a training mission off the coast of England in January, killing four airmen. Among the dead …
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
Deputy called in names, plates without cause as way to seem busy, sheriff says
A deputy under investigation for parking for hours at a woman’s home while on duty made it look like he was busy with work by calling in names and license …
MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014, 7:38 P.M.
McMorris Rodgers ethics investigation turns up evidence
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will not appoint a special panel to investigate allegations that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-highest ranking House Republican, improperly combined …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20, 2013, 1:50 P.M.
Driver of Pontiac cleared in North Spokane fatality
Spokane County sheriff’s detectives found the Pontiac and driver they were seeking in relation to a recent death, but found no evidence that the car had hit anyone.