FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
Tue., March 10, 2015
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice rules Tuesday Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg may remain out of jail ahead of a sentencing hearing scheduled for June 10.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2015
Wed., March 4, 2015
Making good on a promise delivered yesterday in U.S. District Court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin Baunsgard filed a motion today requesting Rhonda Lee Firestack-Harvey, Rolland Gregg and Michelle Gregg be jailed pending their sentencing on drug charges.
THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
A federal judge accepted a deal between prosecutors and Larry Harvey to drop charges against the 71-year-old lead defendant in a controversial medical marijuana case out of Stevens County.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
A Spokane man will serve no time in jail after pleading guilty to manufacturing marijuana extract in his car, causing an explosion that injured his three-year-old daughter.
MONDAY, SEPT. 22, 2014
Mon., Sept. 22, 2014
An embattled Ephrata pot shop has fired a lofty salvo in response to a trademark infringement lawsuit filed against it by the marijuana media juggernaut that publishes "High Times" magazine. In its response to a lawsuit filed last month in U.S. District Court for Eastern...
FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014
Fri., Aug. 29, 2014
The first retail marijuana store in Stevens County has opened its doors for business, though employees say they're suffering from the same lack of product that has plagued other stores in the region. Savage THC in Clayton, Washington, opened last week and is keeping regular...
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
Wed., July 23, 2014
The controversial federal trial of a marijuana growing co-operative calling themselves the "Kettle Falls 5" has been delayed so that defense attorneys can review new evidence obtained by prosecutors. U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle granted a continuance of the trial last week. The...
FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013
Fri., June 7, 2013
A raid on a suspected car theft and marijuana-growing operation in rural Pend Oreille County earlier this week revealed the suspects may have been planning some unconventional self-defense. Court documents show several anticipated items turned up in the search, which was conducted in conjunction with...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
Wed., April 24, 2013
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office detectives found several firearms inside a South Hill home where a man shot and killed himself Sunday. Detectives seized five assault rifles and four hand guns from the 4500 block of East Sumac Drive where 62-year-old Warren C. Schrempp, Jr. was...
TUESDAY, FEB. 26, 2013
Tue., Feb. 26, 2013
The U.S. Justice Department reportedly is nearing the end of its review of Washington and Colorado's new laws legalizing marijuana and could be announcing soon how it will respond. The issue is that while voters in Washington and Colorado have legalized pot under state laws,...
MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012
Mon., Nov. 12, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Gov. Chris Gregoire will meet with Deputy Attorney General James Cole to discuss the state's recent passage of a measure to legalize and tax the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Gregoire spokesman Cory Curtis said that the governor...
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 2012
Wed., Aug. 15, 2012
Piranhas and a small alligator were seized from a South Hill apartment on Friday. (submitted photos) Piranhas offered for trade on Craigslist led state fish and game agents to seize several of the exotic, human-eating fish from an apartment on Spokane’s lower South Hill. The...
FRIDAY, AUG. 10, 2012
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012
A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County will spend 2 1/2 years in federal prison, a judge ruled Thursday. Alvin Oliver Shields had 700 pounds of marijuana on his property when federal...
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
Tue., July 31, 2012
Two men were arrested for a gunpoint robbery in Spokane Valley on Sunday that the victim said targeted medical marijuana. Veniamin Glushchenko, 20, and Krysta Rose Jones, 21, are accused of robbing a man at a home in the 17400 block of East Coach Avenue....
WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
Wed., July 25, 2012
A Spokane man released from prison in April is back behind bars after leading police on a chase in a stolen car, authorities allege. Zachary J. Schackel, 26, is to be arraigned today on charges of theft of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude...
Wed., July 25, 2012
The family of a Western Washington man shot and killed nearly two weeks ago went to his Liberty Lake apartment to collect his things, only to find it burglarized and his newly purchased assault rifle missing. Ryan Crews Mumm, 20, had been living in the...
TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
Tue., July 24, 2012
A Spokane man who was shot in the head while trying to steal marijuana plants from a home last fall has sentenced to prison. Joseph A. Gariepy, 41, was shot by Darcee Kapfer as he and Raymond Paul Bates, 49, tried to steal marijuana plants...
TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
Tue., June 26, 2012
A Spokane man who police say would have killed a man had his gun not malfunctioned has been charged with attempted murder. Carlos Himminez "Atlanta" Hodges, 38, was armed with a handgun when he confronted Kenneth Watkins at Watkins' home in the 1000 block of...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
Wed., June 20, 2012
Three Oregon men have pleaded guilty to growing large amounts of marijuana in Boundary County, Idaho. Robert Wayne Baucum, 56, of Scio (left), Ronald Clifford Underwood (right), 55, and Raymond Earl Hogle, 50 (bottom left), both of Albany, grew marijuana in barns on property owned...
Wed., June 20, 2012
A pro football player who claims God told him to start a fire at his apartment complex in Liberty Lake will remain in jail amid concerns about his mental health. Kevin Marcus Ellison, 25, who was dismissed from the Spokane Shock arena football team after...
TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
Tue., June 19, 2012
A fourth suspect has been arrested in a gunpoint home-invasion robbery that occurred nearly three years ago. Travis J. Kulhavy, 28, is accused of robbing four people at a home in the 500 block of East Garland Avenue on Oct. 8, 2009. Co-defendant Brian L....
FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012
Fri., June 15, 2012
A pro football player who leapt from his burning third-floor apartment in Liberty Lake Thursday said he started the blaze with a marijuana blunt because God told him to, authorities say. Kevin Marcus Ellison, 25, a starting linebacker/defensive back for the Spokane Shock arena football...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
Wed., June 13, 2012
A second jury in nine months failed to agree Tuesday whether a Deer Park man’s marijuana use caused a fatal crash, highlighting the lack of accepted standards to determine when motorists should be considered too stoned to drive. A Spokane County jury deliberated only about...
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
Tue., June 12, 2012
A judge has refused to reverse a decision about a marijuana search that local law enforcement says could hinder their ability to investigate pot cases. U.S. District Judge Frem Nielsen said Monday that his decision to prohibit prosecutors from using marijuana plants and other evidence...
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