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Simpson’s Foot Matches Prints, Expert Says

An FBI expert who followed a tip from Tokyo to Italy in search of clues about expensive designer shoes gave jurors his conclusion Monday: O.J. Simpson’s size 12 foot matches …


Women Strike Bargain In Child-Abuse Case

Two women who earlier pleaded innocent to involvement in a child sex-abuse ring reversed their pleas Monday and agreed to testify against others under terms of a plea agreement. Sadie …


2nd Suspect Denies Killing Forester

A second youth charged with the first-degree murder of a Forest Service engineer near Weiser has pleaded innocent. Appearing Friday before 3rd District Court Judge Stephen Drescher, 16-year-old Ronald Stiner …


O.J. Prosecutors Push Theory That Gloves Could Have Shrunk Thursday’s Demonstration Called ‘Unbelievable Blunder’

Prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case labored Friday to control the damage from Thursday, when Simpson struggled to don the bloody leather gloves they say he wore while murdering his …


Jury Transfixed As O.J. Dons Bloodied Gloves Prosecutors Say He Wore Them During Murders A Year Ago

Simpson tries on one of the leather gloves in court on Thursday. Photo by Associated Press


Woman Admits Setting Clinic Fires

The Oregon mother convicted in the shooting of a Kansas abortion doctor admitted Wednesday that she set a series of fires at abortion clinics in Oregon, Nevada and California. Shelley …


Man Sentenced In Bank Robberies

A Newport, Wash., man must spend almost seven years in prison for robbing three banks in Spokane in 1993. Arthur W. Schultz, 47, was sentenced last week by U.S. District …


‘Avenging’ Deputy To Stand Trial

Family support Kenneth Arrasmith kisses the hand of his mother, Evelyn, during a break in his preliminary hearing. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review


Man Admits Counterfeiting, Given 3-Year Prison Term

A master counterfeiter admitted producing $24 million in high-quality bogus $100 bills - of which more than $8 million had hit the streets - and was sentenced to nearly 3 …


Brothers Given Prison Sentences

Two brothers who used a BB pistol to rob cabdrivers, restaurants and a bank have been sentenced to prison. Scott Dean Brammer, 34, and his brother Richard, 32, both transients, …


Vacation Delays Alexander Trial

The prosecutor has vacation coming, so a new trial date has been set for a Lewiston man charged with vehicular manslaughter for the March 16 traffic death of another Lewiston …


Judge Postpones Murder Trial Again

The trial of a 15-year-old boy accused of the suffocation slayings of his sister and another teenage girl was postponed Thursday so his attorneys can question his natural birth parents. …


Friendly Fire Court-Martial Opens

A 10-officer panel was chosen Thursday to hear the court-martial of an Air Force captain charged in the friendly fire shootdown over Iraq that killed 26 people. The defendant, Capt. …


Two Convicted In Honda Bribery Scandal

In one of the biggest bribery cases in U.S. corporate history, two former Honda executives were convicted Thursday of taking millions in payoffs to award dealerships and keep dealers supplied …


Simpson Trial’s Focus To Shift To Autopsy Photographs Today Defense Wants To Question Allen About Alleged Affair

The focus of the O.J. Simpson trial is scheduled to shift today from the mind-numbing science of DNA evidence to the emotion-charged issue of autopsy photographs and what they say …


Citadel Would Put Female Cadet In The Infirmary

Shannon Faulkner wouldn’t have to shave her head if she becomes the first female cadet at The Citadel, but would have to live in the infirmary with a guard posted …


Killer Cites Victim’s Mercy Burger King Murderer Says Jury Should Have Been Told Calbreath Opposed Death Penalty

Blake Pirtle was sentenced to death in 1993. File/The Spokesman-Review


Dairy Boss Enters Plea In Tax Case Ex-Foremost Owner Admits Evading Federal Income Taxes

The former owner of Foremost Dairies in Spokane has pleaded guilty to evading $642,000 in federal income taxes during the time he operated the company. Michael C. Cameron, currently living …


Jurors To View Photos Of Victims Simpson’s Defense Suffers A Major Blow As Judge Ito Allows Gruesome Evidence

Judge Lance Ito described photographs of two victims as “terrible” and “horrible.” Photo by Associated Press


Parents Don’t Hear Deaf Girl’s Plea For Communication

A deaf teenager who says her parents refuse to learn sign language pleaded with a judge Wednesday to let her live permanently with her interpreter. Her father said he could …


New Dna Tests Link Simpson To Murders

Prosecutors piled up more damaging DNA evidence Tuesday against O.J. Simpson with a scientist rattling off new test results showing Simpson’s genetic fingerprints in blood near two slashed bodies. Using …


Simpson Lawyers Probe Details Of Dna Testing Defense Tries To Link TV Story With Alleged Police Plotting

Gary Sims uses charts in testifying Monday. Photo by Associated Press


Police Hunt Rapist 3 Days After Verdict Victim And Others Who Testified Fear For Their Safety

Authorities Monday still had not located a former Coeur d’Alene man who wasn’t in court Friday when a jury found him guilty of three rape charges. George P. Anton, 68, …


Rape Suspect Found Guilty Still Missing

Authorities Monday still had not located a former Coeur d’Alene man who wasn’t in court Friday when a jury found him guilty of three rape charges. George P. Anton, 68, …


Woman Admits Lewd Acts But Says She Was ‘Coaxed’ Into Having Sex With Boys

A 21-year-old woman Friday admitted having sex with 13- and 14-year-old boys, but said she was “coaxed” into it by her boyfriend, who watched. Kimberly Ward, of Lancaster, Calif., pleaded …


Pharmacist Wins $9 Million Judgment

A pharmacist who was stripped of his duties after he spoke out against allegations of sex discrimination made against him was awarded $9 million by a Pierce County Superior Court …


Trooper Won’t Be Tried On State Charges Again But Officer Accused Of Unlawfully Detaining Couple On Way To Abortion May Have To Face Federal Charges, Civil Suit

There won’t be a second trial for a former state trooper on state charges of illegally detaining a couple on their way to an abortion, but he could still face …


Prayer At Graduation Banned U.S. Supreme Court May Hear Appeal Of Idaho Case

When Samuel Harris goes through high school graduation at Grangeville June 2, there will be no prayer as part of the ceremony, a federal court says. That also means school …


Microsoft, Intuit Accused Of Bad Faith

The Justice Department on Friday accused attorneys for Microsoft Corp. and Intuit Inc. of acting in bad faith and asked a federal judge to extend a trial deadline as a …


Simpson Attorneys Debate Graphic Autopsy Photographs Theory: Killer Pulled Nicole By Hair Before Slashing Throat

Nichole Brown Simpson would have been 36 years old on Friday. Photo by Associated Press