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  • Homicide suspect arrested in Montana

    The second man wanted in the slaying of Jennifer Siria was arrested in Montana on Friday morning. Michael Anthony Quinones, 28, was arrested by the Missoula Police Department at a …


  • Police say three suspects killed man to steal crack

    Greed led to the shooting death of 43-year-old Anthony Dennis, police revealed Friday. Officials say Dennis wanted to make money selling crack cocaine, but his three customers apparently didn’t want …


  • Suspect named in slaying of 80-year-old

    The suspect in the killing of an elderly Spokane man has a rap sheet so long that authorities used a community policing dragnet to capture him after a string of …


  • Homicide victim shot in head

    The Spokane Valley man killed last weekend died from gunshot wounds to the head, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office said today. Kenneth Cross, 80, was found dead in his …


  • Police still pursuing unresolved killings

    Similarities between the deaths of two women killed by an aging convict in Illinois and as many as five unsolved homicides in Spokane have drawn the interest of police. Robert …


  • Victim’s estate in court’s hands

    A Spokane man gunned down in his home in the the night, just seconds after his teenage son left. His estranged wife – once an online prostitute with the moniker …


  • Troubles started early for man accused in baby’s death

    Jereme J. Bassett’s troubles started at a young age. The 22-year-old started smoking cigarettes at 13 and quickly graduated to alcohol and marijuana, then harder drugs like methamphetamine, his younger …


  • Ex-cop says Ford confessed to killing

    A former police officer who’s now medically disabled told a federal jury Friday that Norman “Griz” Ford Jr. confessed in a living room conversation in North Spokane to killing Gary …


  • Killer’s girlfriend testifies

    The girlfriend of confessed killer Joey Moses told a jury Thursday she secretly wore a “wire” and agreed to have cell phone conversations recorded as she helped federal agents build …


  • Man convicted of murder in poster dispute

    Donald Smiley-Lyle, a troubled young man who fancied himself a “Druid king” and who helped strangle a Spokane man in a dispute over a Beatles poster, was found guilty of …


  • Duncan lawyers challenge jury rules

    BOISE – Attorneys for convicted murderer Joseph Duncan have filed papers in court seeking to have his federal indictment for kidnapping, killing and child molesting thrown out because they contend …


  • Duncan’s January trial date unchanged

    BOISE – Joseph Duncan’s attorneys have plenty of time to prepare for a January trial, U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge declared Friday, and he refused to let Duncan’s former lead …


  • Deaths shock tenants

    Though hundreds live in the Park Place Apartments in north Coeur d’Alene, tenants describe it as a tight-knit community run by strict but good-hearted people. “This is a small community. …


  • 11 shots struck Calder family

    Eleven bullets pierced the four people involved in a family shootout last week in Calder, Idaho. An autopsy Monday revealed that Rick Turner had been shot four times by his …


  • Spokane man’s killer released after 4 years

    Less than five years ago, a teenage Nicholas Limpert smirked and laughed during his sentencing for the first-degree murder of a mentally disabled Spokane man. On Monday, Limpert, now 20, …


  • Man sentenced again in 1995 beating death

    The man who beat Melissa Wageman to death with a steel pipe nine years ago pleaded guilty again Friday and was sent back to prison to finish the 17-year sentence …


  • Teen admits role in homicide, gets juvenile detention

    As Sue Chamberlin prepared for work last Aug. 26, she heard a news report about a murder that morning on the North Side. She immediately said a prayer for the …


  • Man gets 10 years for his role in killing

    A Spokane County judge sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for his role in the murder of a man, and the serious injury of two others, from whom …


  • Two 15-year-olds react differently upon being sentenced for murder

    One boy shed tears before his victim’s family and friends. The other repeatedly smirked and laughed. “I don’t know where to begin. I’m really sorry for what I’ve done,” said …


  • Murder suspect charged as juvenile

    Citing his desire to see a 15-year-old murder suspect rehabilitated, a Spokane County judge ruled that the boy will be charged as a juvenile and not as an adult. Brandon …


  • Murdered man loved his hockey

    Ken Brown was someone who favored a good routine. Each Tuesday and Thursday he called the Spokane Chiefs front office to talk about his favorite players.


  • Man gets 10 years for woman’s death

    Judge James Michaud granted the wishes of shooting victim Kathryn Oliver’s family Wednesday by sentencing George Bondurant to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. The term is fixed, meaning …


  • TV crew finds suspected cop killer’s body

    A Spokane television news crew investigating the disappearance of a suspected cop killer discovered a body Wednesday not far from the wanted man’s home. Photographer Tom McDonald and reporter Gary …


  • Local man flees Los Angeles murder probe

    A retired Los Angeles cop who has spent the past three years living in a prosperous Spokane neighborhood is now a fugitive, accused of shooting a fellow officer to death …


  • Post Falls man gets 9 years for killing Valley man

    A Post Falls man who killed a Spokane Valley resident last year with a shotgun blast to the head will serve nine years in prison. Christopher C. Gober, 20, pleaded …


  • Many Saw Fight, Didn’t Call 911 Denver Taxi Driver Beaten, Stuffed In Trunk Of His Cab

    Cabbies Rhazi Nour, left, and Barry Hajek talk with an unidentified neighbor about their colleague’s death Sunday in Denver. Photo by Associated Press


  • Kids And Killings Surely A Caring Culture Wouldn’t Let This Happen

    Just for laughs, let’s pretend. Say we wanted to create, in a relatively peaceful society, a nation of youthful killers - or just millions of aggressive young jerks.


  • Listening, Understanding Important First Step

    In a recent public school-related killing, a junior high student stabbed his teacher repeatedly. His reason? The teacher had scolded him for turning up late to class. In another similar …


  • Clinton Asks Americans To Search Hearts For An Answer To Bloodshed

    As mourners in his home state bury three more of the dead, President Clinton urged the nation to seek out reasons why two young boys allegedly gunned down four classmates …


  • Victims Of Ambush Buried Amid Tears And Hugs, Tight-Knit Town Urged To Forgive Killers Of Children, Teacher As Step Toward Healing

    Parents hugged their children and youngsters sobbed as two of the students slain in a schoolyard ambush were laid to rest Friday and this tight-knit community struggled to forgive the …