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Driver soon regrets drunken pick-up

An Athol man quickly regretted picking up a drunk man who was laying in the middle of a downtown Coeur d'Alene street last weekend. According to police, Micah A. Wulff, 25, allowed the man into his truck just before 3 a.m. on Saturday but kicked...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 15, 2011

Derek L. Wilson, 20, is arrested Tuesday  near the intersection of Division  and Third  after a shooting incident  at a nearby skate park. 
 (The Spokesman-Review)

Drive-by shooting targets club bouncer

A Spokane man upset that a club bouncer approached his girlfriend sprayed the man's home with bullets in a recent drive-by shooting, police say. Derek L. Wilson, 24, (pictured above, in 2007) appeared in Superior Court Monday via video from the jail, where he is...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 28, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 25, 2011

Suspect: Gunfire, robbery targeted meth

A suspect in a home-invasion robbery in which a woman was shot told police he intended to steal two ounces of methamphetamine, according to court documents filed Monday. Bradley Bain Cooper, 36, is jailed on $250,000 bond after appearing in Superior Court Monday on a...

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MONDAY, JAN. 24, 2011

Woman shot, loses tooth in break-in

A Spokane Valley woman who admitted to housing drug users suffered a gunshot wound to her thigh and lost a tooth during an attempted home-invasion robbery early Sunday. One man remains at large, but, Spokane Valley police arrested suspect Bradley Bain Cooper, 36, a longtime...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 20, 2011

Armed woman arrested in police standoff 

A woman armed with a handgun and accused of threatening her husband was arrested after a police standoff early this morning in northwest Spokane. Rhonda R. Thompson, 49, was described by her husband as extremely agitated and combative" when officers arrived near 2500 W. Houston...

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

Valley felon arrested with firearm

A Spokane Valley man was arrested Saturday after police investigating domestic violence allegations found him with a handgun. Rashad K. Harper, 29, was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm after police detained him near a convenience store. His girlfriend had called 911 about...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Fatal shooting suspect back in Spokane

A Spokane man suspected of shooting his 20-year-old girlfriend to death was transported back to Spokane Thursday after undergoing treatment at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Spokane police officers drove to King County Jail to take custody of Tristen Nebrae...

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Boy's Uzi shooting video shown at trial 

By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a former police chief watched video Thursday of an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself to death with an Uzi submachine gun at a 2008 gun fair, a sight that prompted a...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 6, 2011

Feds charge felon caught w/ shotgun

A convicted felon caught by Spokane police with a sawed-off shotgun last month has been indicted by a federal grand jury. James D. Bacon, 23, faces up to 10 years in prison for allegedly possessing the 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition when police officers chased him...

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Shooter in cat fight claims self defense

A Spokane man accused of trying to kill another man during a dispute over a cat’s mess said the shooting was in self defense. Alan D. Kintner, 55, told sheriff’s deputies he shot Steven W. MCormick in self defense, according to court documents. Kintner remains...

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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

Man shot in dispute over cat messes

A north Spokane man is facing an attempted murder charge after an argument over feline cleanliness led to gunfire that sent a roommate to the hospital, authorities said. Alan D. Kintner, 55, is due in Spokane County Superior Court this afternoon via video from the...

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MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2010

Police shootings raise notion of inquests

In Montana, coroner’s inquests are conducted for every fatal police shooting in that state and whenever someone dies in law enforcement custody. The same requirement exists in Nevada, with Las Vegas authorities taking the extra step of televising their inquests. And elsewhere, communities are embracing...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

Shellye Stark testifies in Spokane County Superior Court March 12. She's charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the Dec. 9, 2007, shooting death of her husband, Dale Robert Stark. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Shellye Stark's convictions overturned

The murder conviction against a Spokane woman who claimed she killed her husband in self defense after years of forced prostitution has been thrown out by a state appeals court.In a 3-0 ruling, the appellate court’s 3rd division ordered a new trial for Shellye L....

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THURSDAY, DEC. 16, 2010

Longtime felon indicted for guns, meth

A Spokane County man with dozens of criminal convictions dating back to the 1970s has been indicted by a federal grand jury. Gregory Cecil Early, 52, is charged with felon in possession a firearm and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine The drug charge carries...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Hayden man kills self during traffic stop

A Hayden man died Wednesday after shooting himself in the face during a traffic stop in Dalton Gardens, according to the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department. Robert J. Kilborn, 48, was driving a red Chevrolet Blazer when a deputy tried to stop him at 1:45 p.m....

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Murder suspect is former U.S. Marine

Friends say a man accused of shooting his girlfriend to death before attempting suicide on the Gonzaga University campus is a former U.S. Marine who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Tristen N. Jordan, 24, remains at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Angela Gilbert, of Spokane,...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 14, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 2010

Fugitive w/ shotgun captured by police

Two Spokane police officers chased down and arrested a wanted man who was armed with a sawed-off shotgun this week.Officers Jeff McCollough and Terry Preuninger learned James D. Bacon, 23, (pictured) wanted for a felony drug violation and a Department of Corrections violation, was at...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 9, 2010

"Shoot to kill" vs. shoot to stop threat 

There's concern within Spokane's law enforcement community about a description in a recent SR article explaining that police are trained to "shoot to kill" rather than shoot to wound, which is seen as risky because wounded gunmen can still pull triggers. It was intended to...

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Convicted murderer Sarah Johnson listens to her attorney, Christopher Simms, Tuesday Dec. 7, 2010 in a Twin Falls, Idaho courtroom during her hearing to have her 2005 conviction for murdering her parents overturned. Simms says Johnson was unfairly convicted of killing her parents in 2003 because police investigators failed to consider other suspects and a previous defense attorney who was unprepared.  (Ashley Smith / (AP Photo/Times-News, Ashley Smith))

Convicted teen killer claims innocence

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A woman was unfairly convicted of killing her parents in 2003 because police investigators failed to consider other suspects and a previous defense attorney who was unprepared, her attorney says.Hailey attorney Christopher Simms made the argument Tuesday in 5th District...

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Man in 100 mph chase gets 100 months

A 23-year-old Spokane man once considered one of the city's top 10 repeat offenders was sentenced this morning to eight years in prison. Allen S. Easley was in and out of jail several times last spring for property crimes and a freeway chase with police...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

Killer's boyfriend pleads not guilty 

The boyfriend of a woman serving 51 years in prison for murdering her husband pleaded not guilty this morning to charges connected to the same slaying. Brian L. Moore, 44, remains in Spokane County Jail on $2 million bail. His trial is set for Jan....

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MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

Bank robbery suspect: I'm a 'gentle guy'

A suspected serial bank robber implicated himself in several holdups and asked authorities if he "will get (messed) up in prison for armed robbery" after his arrest last month, according to newly unsealed court documents. Lucas G. Woodard, 33, thanked federal agents "for treating him...

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