Stories tagged: stevens county
Fri., July 11, 2014, midnight
Lake Spokane wildfire now tops 900 acres
A hundred firefighters from around the state drew a literal line in the sand Thursday in southern Stevens County in what appeared to be a successful ploy to contain the …
Thu., July 10, 2014, midnight
Ford wildfire hits 550 acres, threatens 60 homes
Evacuations were ordered in southern Stevens County as a wildfire that started early Wednesday evening rapidly grew to about 700 acres. The fire, near the intersection of state Highways 231 …
Sun., July 6, 2014, midnight
South End Project aims to enlarge ATV access while protecting Colville National Forest land
For years, human activity has trashed the pristine ecosystem of Phillips Lake. Campsites are strewn with human waste and beer cans. Signs and fences have been shot, pushed to the …
Sat., May 17, 2014, midnight
Suspect pleads guilty to role in killing
The first of seven suspects tied to the gruesome death of an alleged drug dealer and the kidnapping of his girlfriend pleaded guilty Friday. Joseph Gillespie, 34, will spend the …
Tue., April 1, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
Court documents: Park ranger fired on boat because he heard gunfire
Federal court documents indicate National Park Service Ranger Matthew Phillipson fired his gun during a September excessive noise call on a houseboat in Stevens County because he thought he heard …
Tue., March 25, 2014, 10:12 p.m.
Stevens County detective involved in fatal shooting
An off-duty Stevens County detective shot and killed a man Tuesday night at a rural home near the Columbia River, according to Spokane County investigators called in to handle the …
Fri., March 21, 2014, midnight
Harpham loses MLK parade bombing appeal
The man who placed a bomb along the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march route in January 2011 will continue to serve his 32-year prison term after a federal judge …
UPDATED: Wed., March 5, 2014, 2:39 p.m.
Stevens County students sent to hospital after bus crash
An early morning slide off sent eight students of the Mary Walker School District in Stevens County to the hospital, according to district administrators.
Sun., March 2, 2014, midnight
Muslim family fights small town in court for religious exemption
SPRINGDALE, Wash. – From the cluttered back stoop of Raqeebah Amatallah’s one-story farmhouse in rural Stevens County, it’s hard to see how the snow-covered wooden structure about 50 yards away …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014, midnight
Colville police officer pleads guilty to sex crimes
A Colville police officer who followed women driving away from bars and forced them to have sex with him pleaded guilty Tuesday to multiple crimes and must register as a …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
Colville officer pleads guilty to sex crimes
Colville Police officer Rex Newport pleaded guilty to five criminal felony and misdemeanor counts Tuesday, according to the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Newport admitted to having sex on the job …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014, midnight
Spokane Humane Society aiding dozens of dogs rescued from property
Spokane Humane Society staff members hope some of the more than two dozen dogs rescued from squalid conditions in rural Stevens County earlier this month will be ready to adopt …
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014, 12:39 p.m.
$7,500 reward offered in Stevens County wolf-poaching case
A $7,500 reward is being offered for help solving the case of a gray wolf found on Feb. 9 shot to death in northern Stevens County.
Fri., Feb. 21, 2014, 11:44 a.m.
Dogs rescued from ‘wretched’ conditions in Stevens County
Stevens County authorities in northeast Washington say deputies found more than a dozen dogs dead and about three dozen others living in wretched conditions at a property in Ford.
Fri., Jan. 24, 2014, midnight
Park ranger shooting details to remain sealed indefinitely
Investigative details in a September shooting by National Park Service rangers trying to break up a noisy houseboat party at a remote campground near Kettle Falls will remain sealed indefinitely …
Fri., Dec. 27, 2013, midnight
Colville police officer wants sex charges separated
An embattled Colville police officer accused of targeting women coming home from bars for sex while on duty wants the charges against him separated, arguing the alleged acts were not …
Sun., Dec. 22, 2013, midnight
Bryant not lone guilty party in Campton death, officials believe
Potential jurors filed into a Stevens County courtroom earlier this month, expecting a lengthy trial in the brutal slaying of a 62-year-old Northport, Wash., woman in her home over the …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013, midnight
Colville boy gets four years for intent to murder
COLVILLE – A Stevens County judge was asked Wednesday to decide whether the shackled 11-year-old boy seated before him, convicted of conspiring to murder a female classmate, posed a threat …
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013, midnight
Rehabilitative veterans court to open in Stevens County
Next month, veterans in Stevens County will have access to a rehabilitative criminal court similar to one that has operated in Spokane County since 2010. Multiple agencies within the Stevens …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013, 5:33 p.m.
Colville boy found guilty in murder plot
COLVILLE — Calling the trial “the most serious of my career,” a Stevens County Superior Judge found the 11-year-old Fort Colville Elementary student who plotted to kill a female classmate …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013, 4:19 p.m.
Trial begins for Colville boy accused of murder plot
An 11-year-old boy sat in a Stevens County courtroom Thursday, plying a rubber band between his hands as lawyers tangled over admitting a handgun and knife as evidence the gradeschooler …
Sat., Oct. 5, 2013, midnight
Colville police Officer Rex Newport faces 7 charges
A Colville police officer was charged Friday with seven criminal counts, including four felonies, stemming from a string of alleged on-duty sexual encounters with women dating to 2011. Rex Newport, …
Sun., June 23, 2013, 9:28 p.m.
One man killed in Colville homicide
A man was killed near Colville on Sunday morning, and the death is considered a homicide.
Fri., June 7, 2013, midnight
Suspect found dead
A maintenance worker facing charges of rape and child molestation killed himself in his car outside of Addy, Wash., according to the Stevens County coroner’s office. Timothy D. Woodard was …
Tue., April 23, 2013, 8:18 a.m.
Six injured in Stevens County crash
Six people were injured in the Monday night chain-reaction crash started by a car driven by a 15-year-old boy in Stevens County.
Wed., April 10, 2013, midnight
Horse whipped in theft at ranch
When Carrie Aenk realized thieves had stolen almost $10,000 in equipment from her Springdale, Wash., horse rescue operation, she was angry. When she realized they had also beaten one of …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2013, 4:41 p.m.
Crews kept busy fighting furniture store fire in Colville
Fire crews from Stevens County, Arden and Kettle Falls spent all night Saturday dousing a fast-burning fire that engulfed a two-story business in downtown Colville.
Wed., Feb. 13, 2013, 3:39 p.m.
Records detail plot by fifth-graders to kill classmates
Court documents released today give chilling details about the plans two fifth graders from Colville had in place to kill a girl classmate and possibly others if they tried to …
Sat., Feb. 9, 2013, midnight
Fifth-grade Colville boys accused of plotting to kill peers
COLVILLE – Two fifth-grade boys suspected of plotting to kill classmates were led into a Stevens County courtroom in shackles Friday to face charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder …
Fri., Feb. 8, 2013, 3:41 p.m.
Two 5th-graders charged with conspiracy to commit murder in Stevens County
COLVILLE - Two 5th-grade boys were led into a Stevens County courtroom in shackles Friday to face charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder after bringing a gun and a …