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THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

Utah dog shoots hunter in buttocks 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah bird hunter was shot in the buttocks after his dog stepped on a shotgun laid across the bow of a boat. Box Elder County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Potter says the 46-year-old Brigham City man was duck hunting with...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011

Charges dropped against ex-detective

The case against former Spokane police Detective Jeff Harvey has essentially been dropped after a jury deadlocked Wednesday on an obstruction charge and the prosecutor said he won’t pursue a second trial. Verdicts require unanimous decisions and the jury split 5-to-1 in favor of acquittal....

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011

Fired detective's criminal trial begins

The obstruction of justice trial began Monday against embattled former Spokane police detective Jeff Harvey. Harvey was fired this year after being charged with a gross misdemeanor following a confrontation with a state Department of Fish and Wildlife police officer who responded on Jan. 22...

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FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

SPD detective fired for 'troubled history'

Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick fired Detective Jeff Harvey on Wednesday as a result of an alleged confrontation Harvey had with a state Fish and Wildlife officer and what his termination letter labeled a “troubled work history.” The incident was “part of the pattern of...

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Man who shot off-duty deputy indicted

A Grant County man already serving four years for shooting an off-duty sheriff's deputy in 2008 faces up to 10 more after a federal grand jury indicted him on weapons charges Tuesday. Robbie Joe Marcher (left) was convicted at trial of second-degree assault, failing to...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

Police detective accused of obstruction

A Spokane police detective has been placed on administrative leave after he was charged with obstructing a Fish and Wildlife law enforcement officer. Detective Jeff Harvey, 46, who is vice president of the Spokane Police Guild, was charged with the misdemeanor offense last week in...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011

Trooper charged with poaching moose

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho State Police trooper accused of shooting a moose in Bonner County before the start of last fall's hunting season has been charged with misdemeanor poaching. Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson says he filed a misdemeanor charge because Cpl. Jeff...

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