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MONDAY, JULY 17, 2017

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

Sorry ladies: $1,000 offer for date withdrawn 

Lucas Werner, the 37-year-old Spokane man who made national headlines late last year when he was ejected from a downtown Starbucks after asking a teenage barista on a date, is back on social media, where he offered younger women money to go on a date with him. Would you go on a date with this guy for $1,000? $10,000? CH

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FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017


THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017

Cosby jurors deadlocked 

Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial said Thursday they are deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, but a judge ordered them to keep trying to reach a unanimous decision in a case that has already helped obliterate the TV star’s career and nice-guy reputation.

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017


MONDAY, APRIL 10, 2017

Distracted driver in deadly crash sentenced to work release 

A man, who was looking at his cellphone when the car he was driving struck and killed a worker at a construction site near Issaquah, has been sentenced to six months of work release. I'd like to say I NEVER look at my phone while driving, but that wouldn't be true. But I try to avoid it. Do you feel this sentence is appropriate? CH

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FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

This undated family photo provided by Katrina Gross shows her son Tysen Benz. Benz, an 11-year-old Michigan boy hanged himself in his room after seeing social media posts indicating that his girlfriend had committed suicide. The posts turned out to be a prank. (Katrina Gross / Associated Press)

Boy, 11, hangs himself after fake social media posts 

Heartbreaking beyond words. CH Tysen Benz was at home when he saw social media posts indicating that his 13-year-old girlfriend had committed suicide. The posts were a prank, but the 11-year-old boy apparently believed them. Moments later, his mother found him hanging by the neck in his room in Marquette, Michigan.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017

FRIDAY, OCT. 28, 2016

Kevin G. Sloniker (Photo courtesy of Kootenai County Jail)

CdA trucker gets life for sexually abusing boys 

A long-haul trucker from Coeur d’Alene will spend at least 35 years in prison for molesting boys. Kevin Gerard Sloniker, 31, pleaded guilty earlier this year to molesting seven boys between the ages of 8 and 14 over the course of a decade. He met many of the boys and their families through Immaculate Conception Church in Post Falls.

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MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015

Police investigate robbery spree 

Police in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls are investigating three robberies and an attempted robbery this week that may be the work of the [Click and drag to move] same masked man. All four crimes happened within a 48-hour period and include some similar suspect descriptions, said Sgt. Christie Wood of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department.

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

North Idaho Crime Outpaces Boise 26 

Sheriff Ben Wolfinger patrols the streets during recent Coeur d'Alene 4th of July activities. (SR file photo) North Idaho has the highest crime rate in the state, eclipsing the Boise area, according to the state’s latest crime statistics. It’s a trend that’s been growing in...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014

How religion cuts crime 

People who regularly visit a place of worship are less likely to get involved in low level crime and delinquency, according to new research. A survey from Manchester University found a direct correlation between higher visits to religious places and lower crime figures, especially in...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013

Hydroplanes Took Bite Out Of Crime 10 

Believe it or not, the 2013 Coeur d'Alene Diamond Cup event appears to have taken a bite out of crime. "I was just looking at the bookings, and there weren't as many bookings this weekend as we would ordinarily have on a weekend," Kootenai County...

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FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

'Judge Judy' spot leads to more charges 

An appearance on the TV reality show “Judge Judy” has brought a Spokane man more than just 15 minutes of syndicated fame. Joshua J. Mulvey, 26, now faces new criminal charges in an Internet fraud scheme after a Snohomish County man who saw the episode...

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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2009

Sex crime charge reduced, to, um, burglary 

Here's an odd one: A former BSU football player who was charged with two counts having sexual contact with a female inmate while working as an officer at a state prison has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge - burglary. Timothy Ryan Gilligan will not...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 18, 2009

CDA Man Shoots Self In Knee 

A 45-year-old Coeur d'Alene man accidentally shot himself in the leg as he was leaving his vehicle this morning in the parking lot of the Guesthouse motel. Kevin M. Peterson said he had his 9mm handgun in his left hand when it discharged. He was...

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Man Tries To Run Over PG Wife

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an Aggravated Battery that occurred in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank/Hayden. Initial investigation indicates that Kimberly Booker, 24, or Athol, Idaho was arguing with her estranged husband, Jerry Booker, 25 also of Athol, over income tax...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2009


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