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UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Harrington to serve as Acting U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington

Longtime Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Harrington will serve as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington after Mike Ormsby was asked last Friday to resign by President …


Ormsby names new top assistant in U.S. Attorney’s Office

The decision to promote Pamela DeRusha to first assistant U.S. attorney was made after criminal chief Aine Ahmed chose to step down from a management job, U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby …


Harpham loses MLK parade bombing appeal

The man who placed a bomb along the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march route in January 2011 will continue to serve his 32-year prison term after a federal judge …


Federal judges deny MLK parade bomber’s appeal

A trio of federal appeals court judges tossed an appeal Thursday from the white supremacist who pleaded guilty to planting a bomb on the route of the Martin Luther King …


FBI drone use includes tie to MLK parade bombing

WASHINGTON – Operating with almost no public notice, the FBI has spent more than $3 million to operate a fleet of small drone aircraft in domestic investigations, according to a …


Clark: Boston-style bombing could have happened in Spokane

And just like that, Boston’s mind-boggling week of murder and mayhem was over. A law enforcement ensemble from what looked like every jurisdiction in copdom caught the last terrorist punk …


Clarkston bomb-maker linked to jihad training website

In what was described by federal prosecutors as a national security case, a Clarkston man – who posted a video honoring Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh – pleaded guilty in …


Brown joining King Day march

OLYMPIA – For the first time in two decades, Sen. Lisa Brown said she won’t be in the Capitol on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Although the Legislature will be …


Police ratcheting up security for MLK march

Spokane police have a message for anyone considering participating in the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March on Monday: “The bad guys aren’t going to win, and they need to …


Clark: Judge gets final word on twisted ‘creativity’

So Kevin W. Harpham makes a remote controlled bomb, lacing the heavy internal projectiles with rat poison. Then he puts the thing in a backpack, which he deposits on a …


Unity March planners urge vigilance, pushback after bomb attempt

Sue Kellogg got an uneasy chuckle when she learned that domestic terrorist Kevin W. Harpham claimed in court Tuesday that he wasn’t intending to hurt anyone with his homemade bomb, …


Harpham tries to take back plea deal

Leaving a bomb laced with rat poison along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March was merely a “creative idea” to protest multiculturalism, domestic terrorist …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, 11:51 a.m.

MLK bomb maker gets 32 years in prison

Leaving a bomb laced with anti-coagulant along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Day Unity March was merely a “creative idea” to protest multiculturalism, domestic terrorist Kevin W. …


Parade change averted blast

The lingering mystery of why the bomb left along the planned route of the Martin Luther King Jr. Unity March didn’t explode finally has an answer: The remote triggering device …


Public input sought in attempted bombing case

The Spokane Crime Victim Service Center is seeking public input regarding the attempted bombing of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march by Kevin Harpham earlier this year.


Guilty plea doesn’t close book on racism, says march leader

Organizers of the annual march targeted by a racist wannabe bomber say Spokane can’t forget about what happened just because the defendant pleaded guilty. “This is one of the symptoms …


Harpham admits guilt in bomb plot

Kevin William Harpham sounded meek Wednesday when he stood before a federal judge and admitted a racist attempt to bomb Spokane’s Martin Luther King Jr. march. “Yes, your honor,” Harpham …


Harpham pleads guilty to placing MLK Day bomb

The man accused of planting a bomb along the route of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march acknowledged his guilt this morning as part of a plea deal …


Harpham’s lawyers to announce plea change Wednesday

Domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham is scheduled to enter a change of plea Wednesday morning in Spokane.


FBI to build more bombs in MLK Day trial

A federal judge has ordered FBI experts to construct three bombs similar to the one allegedly planted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March on Jan. 17, as …


Judge orders feds to reconstruct MLK march bomb

A federal judge has ordered FBI experts to construct three bombs similar to the one allegedly planted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity March in January, as preparations …


Harpham trial rescheduled over MLK Jr. memorial dedication

A dedication ceremony for a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., prompted a federal judge on Friday to delay the trial of a man accused of planting a …


Judge delays Harpham trial

A dedication ceremony for a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., prompted a federal judge on Friday to delay the trial of a man accused of planting a …


Cecil Harpham, bomb suspect’s father, injured in motorcycle crash

The father of Spokane bombing suspect Kevin W. Harpham was injured today in a motorcycle accident in Cusick, Wash.


Pliers may help pinch MLK bomb suspect

A federal judge said today that he is leaning toward allowing prosecutors to show that marks made on the wires of the bomb planted on Martin Luther King Jr. Day …


Federal defender’s job opens

The future of the top federal public defender in Eastern Washington could be in doubt, with the board that oversees the attorney’s office advertising for his replacement even as the …


Suspect in bomb plot pleads not guilty to new charges

Domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham faces a minimum of 30 years in prison if convicted of two new charges added last week in what prosecutors have called a thwarted …


Least potential prison term grows for MLK bomb suspect

Domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham now faces a minimum of 30 years in prison if convicted of two new charges added last week in what prosecutors have called a …


MLK bomb suspect indicted on new charges

A grand jury indicted Martin Luther King, Jr. march bomb suspect Kevin William Harpham on a federal hate crime charge today.


Judge rejects request to unseal FBI affidavit in Harpham case

A federal judge ruled Thursday that preserving a fair trial for domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham outweighs the public’s right to know what evidence the federal agents gathered to …