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  • Man sentenced for aiding marijuana traffickers

    A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison, a judge …


  • Edwards arrestee appeals sentence

    A Spokane methamphetamine dealer ordered to spend 15 years in federal prison is trying to get his sentence overturned, in part because it was investigated by a now-fired Spokane police …


  • Man sentenced for killing dog with hammer

    A Post Falls man who beat his dog with a hammer as his neighbor watched in horror has been sentenced to six months in jail. Calvin Franklin Palmer, 53, who …


  • 78-year-old pleads guilty in pot case

    A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County has pleaded guilty. Alvin Oliver Shields had 700 pounds of …


  • Bail-jumping charge sends thief to prison

    A Spokane man convicted of stealing money from a homeless woman who gave him her savings to rent a home is headed to prison. But it wasn’t the theft that …


  • 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 …


  • Man says optimism drove Ponzi scheme

    Dale Edward Lowell just needed a bit more money. A few dollars here and there – anything to help him make another investment in a stock market he was sure …


  • Ex-real estate agent sentenced in $2.2 mil. Ponzi scheme

    A man who authorities say used his connections as a real estate agent and church pianist in North Idaho to dupe investors out of $2.2 million has been sentenced to …


  • Murder-for-hire plot nets Steele 50-year term

    Professing his innocence and blaming a vast government conspiracy, self-described “attorney for the damned” Edgar Steele was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison for a foiled murder-for-hire plot …


  • Edgar Steele sentenced to 50 years for murder plot

    Edgar Steele was sentenced to 50 years in prison today for a foiled murder-for-hire plot that targeted his wife and mother-in-law.


  • Prosecutors seek to punish ‘heartless’ crimes

    A former North Idaho attorney convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his wife faces 50 years in prison when he’s sentenced today for what prosecutors call his “chillingly …


  • Spokane man eschews plea deal, gets 184 years

    A man sentenced to 184 1/2 years in prison for a shooting that injured one person declined a plea deal that would have given him 10 to 12 years in …


  • Hells Angels member Jenks sentenced

    The Hells Angels’ sergeant-at-arms for Washington was sentenced to two years in prison Friday for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Ricky Warren Jenks, who had completed five …


  • Con artist gets five-year sentence

    A former Washington legislative candidate and convicted conman will spend five years in prison for a scheme that bilked a Coeur d’Alene woman out of her high-end riverside home and …


  • Steele hitman sentenced

    A handyman hired by a North Idaho lawyer to kill his wife was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in prison for an explosive device he strapped to the intended victim’s …


  • Pipe bomb planter sentenced in Steele murder-for-hire

    A handyman hired by a North Idaho lawyer to kill his wife was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for an explosive device he strapped to the intended victim’s …


  • Repeat convict Hall gets 16 years

    One of Spokane’s most notorious career criminals is headed to federal prison for 16 years. Eddie Ray Hall, who turns 47 next month, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court …


  • Eddie Ray Hall sentenced to 16 years

    One of Spokane’s most notorious career criminals is headed to federal prison for 16 years. Eddie Ray Hall, who turns 47 next month, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court …


  • Man gets six months in friend’s suicide

    A Spokane man was sentenced Monday to six months in jail for his role in the suicide of a longtime friend who jumped off the Sunset Bridge. Melvin Alephus Gillespie, …


  • ‘Dangerous’ offender returns to jail on probation violation

    A convicted killer and rapist deemed so dangerous that prosecutors said they wished his 19-year prison term had been longer is back in jail after serving just half of his …


  • Michigan man sentenced for luring girl via the Internet

    A Michigan man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in March to grooming a 13-year-old Ferry County girl and then traveling across the country to …


  • Ex-CdA school booster sentenced to prison for cocaine

    A former Coeur d’Alene High School booster of the year and prominent insurance agent was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison for cocaine.


  • Cross-country child porn case gets man 12 years

    A man who fled child pornography charges in West Virginia will spend 12 years in federal prison after his he was arrested in North Idaho with more than 200,000 explicit …


  • Post Falls couple given probation after testimony

    A Post Falls couple targeted in what federal agents describe as a murder plot by a former developer and accused drug dealer they testified against received probation this week for …


  • Serial robber gets 10 years

    A 20-year-old man who as a teenager terrorized Spokane payday loan stores in a drug-fueled armed robbery spree was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday. Before Zachary T. Allen …


  • Serial robber sentenced to 10 years

    A 20-year-old man who as a teenager terrorized Spokane payday loan stores in a drug-fueled armed robbery spree was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday.


  • Man gets 6 years in fatal stabbing

    A man involved in a fatal stabbing will spend six years in prison. Joseph T. Harper, 25, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree manslaughter in connection with the March death of …


  • Man sentenced for beating dog outside City Hall

    A man who beat a dog outside City Hall last summer will be released next week after about four months in jail.


  • Girls’ rapist receives 18-year prison term

    After listening to descriptions of the years of pain he inflicted on his victims, Robert J. Robel stood to face the judge who would send him to prison for what …


  • Ex-security chief gets 18 years for raping girls

    After listening to descriptions of the years of pain he inflicted on his victims, Robert J. Robel stood to face the judge who would send him to prison for what …

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