Stories tagged: Thomas Rice
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 11:56 A.M.
Judge denies request for increased Hanford vapor protections
A federal judge has denied a request from the state of Washington for increased protections for workers on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation while a lawsuit against the Department of Energy …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
Spokane man gets five years in hash oil explosion
Donnivan Whitcher told a federal judge Tuesday the explosion caused by a marijuana extraction method at his north Spokane apartment in January 2014 was an accident. “I didn’t mean to …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
‘Partial victory’ for remaining Kettle Falls Five, as jurors acquit family of most charges
In a courtroom that had been filled with whispers, soundless protests and spontaneous applause all week, the moments before jurors acquitted the three remaining members of the “Kettle Falls Five” …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015, 8:11 P.M.
Federal jury acquits on 4 of 5 pot charges against Kettle Falls Five
A pot-growing Kettle Falls family was acquitted on four of the five federal charges against them tonight in a case that was seen as a barometer for how conflicts between …
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015, 4:46 P.M.
Man who sparked apartment fire while making hash oil sentenced to five years
Donnivan Whitcher told a federal judge Tuesday the explosion caused by a marijuana extraction method at his north Spokane apartment in January 2014 was an accident.
THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 2015
Kettle Falls Five reduced to three
The Kettle Falls Five marijuana collective has been reduced to three this week after one of the defendants in the federal criminal case cut an eleventh-hour plea deal with prosecutors. …
THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015, 9:40 P.M.
Federal judge rules that Washington industrial dairy has polluted drinking water
SPOKANE, Wash. — A federal judge has ruled that a large industrial dairy in eastern Washington has polluted drinking water through its application, storage and management of manure, in a …
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
Judge gives burglar maximum sentence
Testifying as a victim, a federal judge Wednesday explained how a prolific South Hill burglar traumatized his family, forcing him night after night to explain to his young children that …
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012
New federal judge hit bench running
Within a couple hours of the U.S. Senate’s approval of Thomas Rice’s appointment as a federal judge last week, Rice was whisked into a courtroom and sworn in to serve …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
Senate OKs Rice for federal bench
Spokane-based Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Rice’s appointment as a federal judge was confirmed Tuesday by the U.S. Senate. Rice, who teamed with Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Harrington in the prosecution …
TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012
Ex-deputy sentenced for HUD fraud
A former Spokane County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to serve a month in prison after he previously pleaded guilty to defrauding a federal program that allows law enforcement officers …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2011
Judge questions FBI procedures
An FBI plan to not tell domestic terrorism suspect Kevin W. Harpham why he was arrested has raised the ire of the federal judge presiding over the case of the …