Stories tagged: Spokane County Superior Court
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, 10:44 p.m.
A judge ordered a man investigators say killed his ex-girlfriend outside of her Spokane Valley home late last year to undergo a third round of competency restoration treatment at Eastern …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 2:29 p.m.
Recently appointed Superior Court Judge Shelley Szambelan faces challenge from attorney Dennis Cronin
Dennis Cronin thinks there’s reason to worry about Spokane County Superior Court. And it all starts with the image it presents to the public. Like a castle up high, overlooking …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 9:39 p.m.
Patrick Johnson emerged as front-runner in the race for Spokane County District Court Judge, securing 39.5 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary election. Johnson was one of three challengers …
UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 7:15 p.m.
County commissioners authorize hiring two additional public defenders days after office suspends new cases
Spokane county commissioners have approved the hiring of two additional public defenders – a move that will help relieve an office that was forced to leave defendants sitting in jail …
UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:06 p.m.
In an unprecedented move, the director of the county’s public defender’s office has suspended all incoming felony cases to his office until the end of the month, citing a staff …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
A case that began with cat pee on a judge’s porch took another unusual turn Friday when the judge hearing the case recused himself due to a potential conflict of …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
A Spokane County Superior Court judge sued his neighbor over cat pee, then successfully argued to have the case records sealed from public view. A hearing on Friday could determine …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:47 p.m.
A judge signed an order Friday permanently barring the Community Colleges of Spokane from releasing unredacted records of the sexual harassment investigation that led Darren Pitcher to resign as acting …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:37 p.m.
Matthew Antush was attending a Drug Court graduation Thursday when he received an important phone call. Antush walked out into the hallway and was instructed to call human resources to …
UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
A jury on Friday convicted a Spokane Valley woman of first-degree attempted murder and solicitation of murder for trying to recruit a man to kill her husband.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Carleen Kenfield went to the Spokane Arena in 2013 hoping to see the Tran-Siberian Orchestra. What she got instead was four years of surgeries, physical therapy and constant pain.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017
More than a year after a high-speed crash killed two teenage boys in Kootenai County, the family of one of the slain teens is suing the other alleging wrongful death.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Calm and collected, Donovan Culps told Superior Court Judge Annette Plese in court Tuesday that he was guilty of murdering Cameron Smith. “Guilty,” he said quickly from a TV monitor …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5 a.m.
Some primary races remain in doubt in Wednesday’s ballot count.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Tony Hazel finished first in the primary to hold his Spokane County Superior Court seat, but he’ll likely have to face Jocelyn Cook to keep it.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:05 a.m.
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
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.
Tony Hazel was sworn in as Spokane County’s newest Superior Court judge.
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Senate resolution honors late Judge Sam Cozza.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
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.
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.
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
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.
Rachel Dolezal did in fact change her name.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …