The British government says that starting next year pornography websites will have to verify that their users are at least 18.
The government says that from April 2018 websites will have to show they are blocking access by minors, possibly by making users supply credit-card details.
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
In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country.
A Seattle police officer involved in a fatal shooting asked his partner to use a Taser on the woman authorities say was brandishing a knife, but police audio transcripts show the other officer said: “I don’t have a Taser.”
Spokane attorney Robin Haynes resigned Sunday as the president of the Washington State Bar Association a day before a search warrant was filed seeking to charge her with three counts of second-degree theft.
The warrant, filed Monday by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, follows a bar complaint filed by her former law firm, McNeice Wheeler.
Bill Cosby, the comedian once known as “America’s Dad” for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable, is declaring victory this Father’s Day after a jury deliberated 52 hours without reaching consensus on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004.
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.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has requested charges against Dwayne Thurman, who is suspected of shooting and killing his wife Brenda Thurman early last year while he cleaned her gun.
Unease about white supremacist activity in Portland deepened after the fatal stabbings of two men who tried to shield young women from an anti-Muslim tirade, and some people worry that the famously tolerant community could see a resurgence of the hostilities that once earned it the nickname “Skinhead City.”
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
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.
A 37-year-old Spokane man is claiming age discrimination after he was barred from a Spokane Starbucks after asking a teenage barista on a date. The man, Lucas Werner, runs a website and Facebook profile dedicated to promoting his belief that older men and younger women produce healthier babies. Did Starbucks do the right thing by banning him?
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.
A North Idaho man was sentenced Monday to 30 to 75 years in prison for sexually abusing a 102-year-old woman last year. Phillip Ray Smalley, 50, was sentenced in 1st District Court. A jury found him guilty March 11 of three sex offenses involving the...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
... Jerry Carlson, a well-known insurance agent and major athletic supporter, was arrested over the weekend for possession of cocaine -- with more charges pending. Meghann Cuniff is working on the story now. More to come.