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Alleged shooter charged with attempted murder

A Spokane man faces a first-degree attempted murder charge for what detectives call a retaliatory shooting. Eugene “Low Key” McVay, 30, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court this week. McVay …


Documents: McGill’s daughter described as uncooperative

Before a troubled teenager emerged as the prime suspect in a Spokane woman’s brutal riverbank slaying earlier this year, detectives had begun to suspect that the victim’s own daughter might …


Accused killer pleads not guilty

Accused killer Avondre Graham pleaded not guilty today in Spokane County Superior Court to four charges stemming from attacks against three women. Graham is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree attempted …


Teen admitted killing woman on trail, police say

A teenager Spokane police had long suspected in the May stabbing death of Sharlotte McGill admitted to killing her, court documents filed Wednesday revealed. While police suspected Avondre C. Graham, …


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Assault suspect appears in court

A teenager accused of attacking a woman walking on the Centennial trail near Mission Park was charged in Spokane County Superior Court today.


Murder case goes to judge

Patrick Kevin Gibson made big money robbing banks. A dozen gunpoint heists in the 1990s netted him $850,000. He was a professional robber who didn’t need to bother with a …


Son, 67, accused in mother’s death

A Spokane man has been charged with manslaughter after investigators say he neglected his elderly mother while in a drunken stupor last year. Glen Douglas Rosier, 67, left jail on …


TV host’s DNA sample delays Spokane murder trial

The last-minute discovery that a famous TV host and an actor handled a hat worn by a killer sought in Spokane since 1992 has temporary halted the trial of a …


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 …


SPD officer questioned in court about support for Thompson

A Spokane police officer who says he feared for his life after being threatened by a felon was asked in court Wednesday about supportive comments he posted on a Facebook …


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 …


Detective gets $700,000

A jury on Friday awarded more than $700,000 to a Spokane police detective after finding he was wrongfully fired and then retaliated against by Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick. The …


Jurors get case against city, chief

Jurors will continue deliberations today to decide whether Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick “callously manipulated” her power to attack a 16-year department veteran, or showed strong leadership skills with a …


Judge orders evidence in ‘dysfunctional’ case

The city of Spokane must produce emails regarding its contract with a police department psychologist as part of preparation for a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a detective, a judge …


Pair’s trial weighs link to fatal Halloween blast

Trial began Tuesday in the case of two men charged with manslaughter after a homemade bomb killed a 28-year-old man outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. …


Trial begins in Chattaroy bomb fatality

Trial began today in the case of two men charged with manslaughter after a homemade bomb killed a 28-year-old man outside a party north of Chattaroy last fall. Christapher A. …


Town’s legal battle against man living in shed may be no-winner

Springdale, Wash., population 280, is spending more than 10 percent of its general fund to keep a man from living in a shed. The money might go a long way …


Church burglaries lead to felony charges

A series of church burglaries last year has led to 23 felony charges against four suspects. The burglaries, which police say began when the main suspect and his mother stole …


Suspect in bookstore owner’s slaying pleads not guilty

A Spokane man recently arrested for a 2007 slaying that authorities previously considered solved pleaded innocent Thursday to murder charges. The homicide case against Julio J. Davila comes as Jeramie …


DNA evidence reveals new suspect in 2007 slaying

Authorities in Spokane are questioning whether the wrong man was sent to prison for the murder of a porn-shop owner in 2007. A recent DNA match in the case has …


Shooting that left man paralyzed draws maximum sentence

For the first three months after he was shot through the head, Shane Reilly would wake up in horror not understanding why his body didn’t move below his nose or …


Camera ruling limited, city says

Red-light runners caught on camera in Spokane shouldn’t automatically expect a break from a recent court ruling rejecting the city’s method for issuing tickets. A city official says they’d have …


Mother cleared in crash fatal to baby

A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured five years ago while riding in an improperly installed car seat. Spokane County …


Judge dismisses homicide charge in car seat case

A vehicular homicide charge was dismissed Thursday against a Post Falls mother whose daughter was fatally injured while riding in an improperly installed car seat five years ago. Spokane County …


Aggravated murder charges filed in Forker Road homicide

Three suspects in the homicide of a Cheney man whose body was found in the trunk of his burning Thunderbird last month face life in prison without the possibility of …


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, …


Murder conviction in road-rage case tossed out

A man who shot a retired teacher to death in a 2002 road-rage case had his first-degree murder conviction overturned. Christopher W. Conklin was improperly denied an opportunity to withdraw …


Husband recounts fatal crash

Gary Keller remembers the crash that killed his wife and left him paralyzed: He said it started with a silver flash. “I remember a big crash, and I remember flying …


Bail set for suspect in 1986 murder

A suspect in the 1986 murder of a Spokane woman remains in jail on $1 million bond after making his first appearance before a Spokane County judge Thursday. Police obtained …


Cold case suspect ordered held on $1 million bond

A suspect in the 1986 murder of a Spokane woman remains in jail on $1 million bond after making his first appearance before a Spokane County judge Thursday. Police obtained …