Stories tagged: Spokane County Superior Court
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:05 a.m.
Mother of 2-year-old beaten to death testifies she doesn’t remember initial statements to police
Lovina Rainey told a jury in the murder trial of her ex-boyfriend Jason Obermiller she doesn’t remember her statements to police the afternoon her 2-year-old daughter was discovered dead, and …
Mon., June 12, 2017
Workers wrap up restoration of illegal bluff road as legal battle continues
A crew from Land Expressions, the Mead-based firm responsible for restoring soil and plant life along a 1.3-mile stretch of an access road carved through conservation land earlier this year, …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Spokane County’s newest judge, Tony Hazel, sworn in with support from Steve Gleason, Adam Morrison
Tony Hazel was sworn in as Spokane County’s newest Superior Court judge.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Washington Senate honors the late Spokane County Judge Sam Cozza
Senate resolution honors late Judge Sam Cozza.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Inslee picks Spokane County prosecutor to fill Superior Court judge vacancy
Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Spokane County prosecutor Tony Hazel to the Spokane County Superior Court Tuesday, filling the seat left vacant by the late Sam Cozza.
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
After weekend arrest in Spokane, murder suspect Nathan Utt waives extradition to Idaho
Murder suspect Nathan Utt appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Monday afternoon and waived his extradition to Idaho.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 10:09 p.m.
Court ruling hands Spokane Valley woman another chance to seek damages from Allstate
Ana Fortson-Kemmerer learned the hard way after her 2006 crash that she was not in “good hands.” The Spokane Valley woman, who had for years paid her monthly insurance premiums …
Sun., March 19, 2017
Family sues driver, employer over fatal crash in northeast Spokane
A jury found a driver not guilty of vehicular homicide after he crashed a pickup truck into a bicyclist on East Mission Avenue. Now the victim’s family is suing the …
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Former Spokane NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal legally changes name
Rachel Dolezal did in fact change her name.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Chattaroy man impaled by tree branch sues Spokane County
A Chattaroy man who was impaled by a fallen tree branch while driving in an intense windstorm in 2014 now is suing Spokane County, claiming county workers allowed the tree …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Fennessy gets fast start to new career as Superior Court judge
While it may be difficult to be called a rookie at age 59, Tim Fennessy said his fellow judges have gone overboard make his transition easier to the Spokane County …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza remembered by those in Spokane legal community
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Sam Cozza, known by courtroom antagonists for his fairness, respectful demeanor and strict adherence to the letter of the law, has died at age 61. …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7 p.m.
Man accused of killing father in Spokane Valley is mentally ill, mother says
The man accused of killing his father last month in Spokane Valley is mentally ill and had been seeing counselors before the killing, his mother said Thursday.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 3:26 p.m.
Suspect in toddler’s death extradited from Idaho, held for $1.25 million in Spokane
A man accused of killing a toddler made his first appearance in Spokane County Superior Court on Monday, more than a month after he was arrested in a cabin on …
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
In race for Spokane County judge, Linda Tompkins cites experience, challenger Ward Andrews points to obscure report
An attorney challenging an incumbent judge in the November election is highlighting an obscure 2015 report showing how often attorneys request different judges to hear their cases. Civil attorney Ward …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
Hit-and-run charge filed in north Spokane crash
Nearly a week after a dramatic crash that flipped an SUV and sent a woman to the hospital, prosecutors have filed a hit-and-run charge in the case against David R. …
Mon., July 11, 2016, 7:43 a.m.
STCU robbery suspect released from hospital; booked into jail
A man who was shot multiple times while allegedly trying to rob a Spokane Valley credit union was released from the hospital and booked into jail over the weekend.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Man, already charged with indecent exposure, faces 26 new child-porn charges
A 21-year-old man faces 26 charges of possessing child pornography after a lengthy investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 1:41 p.m.
Judge sets bond at over $1 million for suspected identity thief
Spokane County Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt set Reuteler’s unusually high bond amount last week. On Tuesday, however, the Sheriff’s Office
Thu., June 9, 2016, 5:55 p.m.
No jail time for Cheney couple accused of animal cruelty
A Cheney couple accused of mistreating some 20 animals, including horses and a llama, won’t go to prison unless authorities find more evidence of animal cruelty on their property.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 6:03 p.m.
First female judge in Spokane County Superior Court retiring this week
After 37 years on the bench Spokane Judge Kathleen O’Connor will hang up her robe Friday.
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
Spokane County’s $8 million ‘mistake’ in jail death given reprieve by judge
Judge Annette Plese granted a repreive to Spokane County staff who failed to respond to an $8 million lawsuit stemming from an August 2012 death in the Spokane County Jail.
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, 7:47 p.m.
Supreme Court will decide if Envision Spokane’s 2013 initiative will be placed on ballot
More than two years after the Community Bill of Rights was blocked from the ballot by a Superior Court judge, the Washington state Supreme Court agreed to hear the case …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 13, 2015, 5:44 p.m.
Judge rules against mayor, allows Envision to appear on November ballot
A Superior Court judge denied Spokane Mayor David Condon’s request to block Envision Spokane’s Worker Bill of Rights from appearing on the Nov. 3 ballot this afternoon, saying that the …
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Tax exemption puts Spokane and county at odds
When city leaders encouraged Spokane voters to pass last year’s street levy, they promised that existing property tax rates wouldn’t change. Now that promise is in jeopardy.
Tue., Feb. 17, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
Wrongful imprisonment claims fail before Spokane judge
Three men who say they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a drug-related robbery from April 2008 they did not commit lost a bid for compensation under a state law …
Sat., Jan. 10, 2015
CPS releases to mother 2-year-old left in cold car; Father posts bond
A laughing, tumbling 2-year-old Jesse Dillon proudly displayed his Batman toys at his grandmother’s house on the West Plains on Friday, three days after doctors say he nearly died after …
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014, 4:49 p.m.
Jury acquits sheriff’s deputy of insurance fraud
Jurors threw out two counts of criminal insurance fraud against Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Jeske this afternoon.
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014, 8:15 a.m.
Jury denies release of repeat sex offender
A 54-year-old with a history of sexual violence was ordered by a jury to remain in state custody following his latest stint in prison on rape charges.
Wed., Aug. 20, 2014
Spokane man convicted of murder in ex-girlfriend’s stabbing death
A Spokane man likely will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, whose body was …