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UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 7:09 p.m.

Ryan Lee arrested third time while out on bail for school shooting threats, cyberstalking and harassment

Ryan Lee, the student who threatened to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School, was arrested for the third time on Friday, according to Spokane Police.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:20 p.m.

Social media extortion could become felony crime in Washington

Demanding money to remove false information posted about a person or a business on social media could become a felony in Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:22 a.m.

Spokane County detectives investigating Facebook threats against Washington sheriffs

“Ozzie Knezovich is gonna get a bullet in his skull,” one of the Facebook posts said.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Police arrest suspect a second time for suspicion of new LC social media threats

Former Lewis and Clark High School student Ryan B. Lee, who is facing charges for threatening to shoot up the school last year, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion that …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Spokane police arrest teen who threatened middle school students

The teen, whose name was not released, allegedly made the threat to several middle school students following an argument, police said in a news release.


Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan

Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Spokane Valley man accused of making threats, firing gun into bedroom floor

Sheriff’s deputies called in the SWAT team Friday night after a man allegedly made death threats and fired a handgun into the floor of a bedroom in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Chilling call made to wife of ex-Interpol boss

The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of agents coming for her – but said she …


Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 8:07 a.m.

White House blames Iran for war of words with Trump

The White House on Monday blamed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for inciting a war of words with President Donald Trump, who warned that verbal threats could escalate into military conflict …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Gun by her side, GOP U.S. Senate candidate talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

After Parkland, even idle school threats get tough response

Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Meanwhile, an autistic Minnesota …


Two boys arrested for making threats at 2 Tacoma schools

Tacoma Police say they have arrested two boys for threatening violence in separate incidents at two schools.


Stanford professor in recall effort receives rape threat

A Stanford University law professor who is leading an effort to recall a judge over his handling of a high-profile sexual assault case received an envelope Wednesday containing white powder …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 9:27 a.m.

Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

The world’s biggest journalists’ organization says that at least 81 reporters have been killed on the job this year and that violence and harassment against media staff have skyrocketed.


Police: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ threats prompt school closure

Police say an Ohio high school canceled classes after two teenage girls made threats similar to ones on the television show “Pretty Little Liars.”


New York City police probe threats sent to CNN’s Don Lemon

The New York Police Department is investigating alleged threats sent to CNN host Don Lemon.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:56 p.m.

Arrest made in connection to Lake City High threats; school resumes with safety measures in place

Dozens of cellphone-clutching students spilled out of the front entrance of Lake City High School on Thursday afternoon, the final bell giving them freedoms that were temporarily taken away.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:57 p.m.

North Korea keeps up military threats against U.S. after Trump’s ridicule

Tension between the United States and North Korea remained high Sunday as Pyongyang released propaganda videos showing U.S. planes and an aircraft carrier under attack.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:34 p.m.

Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for threat

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats.


Sheriff: FBI has contacted suspect in Montana school threats

A sheriff in northeastern Montana says his office and the FBI have communicated with the person suspected to have sent text and email threats that prompted schools to cancel classes …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 11:45 a.m.

Trump: North Korea ‘will regret it fast’ if acts against U.S. ally

President Donald Trump on Friday issued fresh threats of swift and forceful retaliation against nuclear North Korea, declaring the U.S. military “locked and loaded” and warning that the communist country’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 8:40 p.m.

Rouhani faces growing threats as he begins second term as Iran’s president

TEHRAN, Iran – In most democracies, a resounding election victory would put a president in a strong position to deliver promised changes. But Iran is only partly a democracy. President …


UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.

Threats to lawmakers spike in 2017, House official says

U.S. Capitol Police have investigated more threats to members of Congress in the first six months of the year than in all of 2016, says the chief law enforcement official …


UPDATED: Thu., July 6, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

Police are questioning the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general.


Education boss Betsy DeVos is now being guarded by U.S. Marshals

The U.S. Marshals Service says they are now providing security for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, after a handful of protesters blocked her from entering a Washington middle school. The move …


Man arrested for threatening to shoot up Apple Store

A 71-year-old man was arrested Sunday after witnesses said he threatened to come back with an AK-47 and shoot everyone in the downtown Spokane Apple Store.


Twin Falls officials face backlash over refugee assault case

Twin Falls, Idaho, officials have been inundated with angry emails in connection to a juvenile case in which three boys from Iraq and Sudan are accused of assaulting a 5-year-old …


EWU student arrested for shooting threats

An Eastern Washington University student was arrested Monday after allegedly yelling in class that he wanted to “shoot up the classroom.”