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  • Duncan galvanizes a city on death penalty

    When the Rev. Patrick W. Bell stands before his congregation at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church today, he will preach that part of God’s plan involves the bad and the good …


  • Purchase of goggles detailed

    FARGO, N.D. – Joseph Duncan bought night-vision goggles here two days before renting a car in the Minneapolis area and vanishing, police documents show. Duncan, a convicted sex offender whose …


  • Service for Dylan today

    A public memorial service for Dylan Groene is scheduled for 1 p.m. today in Building 2 of Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Rd., Post Falls. Dylan was born July 16, …


  • Dylan Groene’s funeral set for day boy would have turned 10

    A public memorial service for Dylan James Groene, 9, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Real Life Ministries in Post Falls. Dylan’s death is still the subject of a …


  • Duncan hears his charges

    Joseph E. Duncan III sat mute throughout his first court appearance on three first-degree murder and three first-degree kidnapping charges Wednesday. He was mostly stone-faced during the short proceeding, except …


  • Family’s top concern shielding Shasta

    Shasta Groene spent Tuesday afternoon much like any other kid. “She’s running through the sprinklers and watching cartoons,” said her grandmother, Darlene Torres. “She’s just playing and being a kid. …


  • Deputy: Duncan stalked family

    Joseph E. Duncan III studied the household of Brenda Groene and Mark McKenzie for two or three days before he killed them and Groene’s 13-year-old son, Slade Groene, with a …


  • Three murder charges await kidnap suspect

    The Kootenai County prosecutor plans to file three counts of first-degree murder charges today against Joseph Edward Duncan III in the bludgeoning deaths of Brenda Groene, Slade Groene and Mark …


  • Remains are Dylan’s

    The FBI has identified the human remains found in a rugged area of Western Montana as those of Dylan Groene, the 9-year-old North Idaho boy who had been missing since …


  • Duncan case goes into prosecution

    A dramatic week of revelations in the Groene killings and missing children’s case ended quietly with officials protecting remaining details of the investigation for upcoming court proceedings. Those court proceedings …


  • Groenes picked at random

    Authorities are now backing what some kin of the triple-homicide victims thought all along – that the killer had picked the Groene family at random for his crimes. Sheriff Rocky …


  • ‘We have the right guy’

    Investigators linked Joseph Edward Duncan III Wednesday to the slaying of Shasta Groene’s family, saying the convicted sex offender is the only person responsible for the killings and the kidnapping …


  • Board found Duncan not a threat

    Fifteen years ago, Washington drew both fire and praise for its civil commitment law, which allows the state to hold violent sex predators even after they’ve served their prison sentences. …


  • Victims’ father wants sex predators off the streets

    Steve Groene called on the public Wednesday to lobby their congressmen, their senators and “even the president” to keep sexual predators off the streets. “People need to start complaining to …


  • The Scene: Remains thought to be Dylan’s lay at remote Montana camp

    ST. REGIS, Mont. – The dead end of a nameless, nearly overgrown logging road deep in the backcountry of Western Montana is believed to be the site where investigators found …


  • Chilling details emerge

    Shasta Groene was asleep in bed the night of May 15 when her mother woke her up and took her into the living room. That’s when she first encountered convicted …


  • Prayers, family’s love needed now

    Since Saturday morning, when Shasta Groene was found alive, TV newscasters throughout the country have played over and over a homemade video clip of Shasta making a presentation at school. …


  • Investigation turns to Dylan

    With a suspect in custody and one kidnapping victim safe at Kootenai Medical Center, investigators are sorting through a “mountain” of new evidence in an effort to find 9-year-old Dylan …


  • Dad says reunion a high point of life

    Steve Groene says being united with his daughter, Shasta, on Saturday was “one of the happiest moments of my life.” Groene made his comments during an exclusive interview with Fox …


  • Shasta must overcome grief, trauma

    Now that Shasta Groene has been found, the 8-year-old has the dual challenge of overcoming intense grief over her loss, and her exposure to violence, according to victims’ advocates. “Often …


  • The investigation

    Shasta Groene, missing for more than six weeks from a grisly murder scene near Wolf Lodge Bay, was found alive and safe Saturday, but her brother, Dylan, was still missing …


  • Tense late-night drama ends quietly, safely

    Customers and workers at the Denny’s Restaurant in Coeur d’Alene where Shasta Groene was rescued early Saturday say they tried to stay calm during the moments before police arrived, despite …


  • ‘My intent is to harm … then die’

    Joseph E. Duncan III, the man found Saturday with 8-year-old Shasta Groene, was a promising computer science student with a dark secret: He was on the run from sex crimes …


  • 911 tape

    Following is a transcript of calls to 911 from employees and customers of the Denny’s restaurant in Coeur d’Alene where Shasta Groene was found. - - - - - -


  • Suspect created Web log

    Joseph Edward Duncan III, the man accused of kidnapping 8-year-old Shasta Groene and a registered sex offender, was the apparent author of a blog, or Web journal, that began in …


  • Deaths spur change in Groene son

    The possibility that drugs were a factor in the slaying of his mother and younger brother has Jesse Groene wanting to go straight, he told Judge John Mitchell in court …


  • Dad’s Day wish is for kids’ return

    In at least one respect, Shasta and Dylan Groene were fortunate. They had two father figures who loved them very much.


  • Firm offers billboards to help search

    Three billboards in the Inland Northwest are being donated by Lamar Advertising to display photos and descriptions of the two missing children from North Idaho. Authorities continue to follow leads …


  • Extra hours add up in Wolf Lodge case

    Investigators with Kootenai County have logged at least 1,595 hours of overtime since three people were killed and two children turned up missing from their Wolf Lodge area home two …


  • No clues offered by holiday campers

    Investigators were hoping that thousands of residents flocking to the woods of North Idaho for the Memorial Day holiday would uncover something helpful in the search for two children after …

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