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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Kaitlin Gillespie

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News >  Spokane

Rapist Christopher Reid uses social media to claim innocence

A life in prison has not silenced Christopher Jack Reid. The former porn star and convicted Pullman rapist continues to share his thoughts with friends and others through an edgy Twitter account and has relied on YouTube to publish a lengthy series of videos that proclaim his innocence by arguing that the victim was manipulated by authorities into giving testimony filled with lies.
News >  Spokane

Plea deal avoids jail, sexual offender status

A Spokane man won’t have to register as a sex offender or serve any time behind bars under a plea deal after being charged with molesting a disabled 14-year-old boy. Anthony Ray Bumgardner, 54, lived next door to the boy, who has multiple disabilities including cerebral palsy. On Aug. 29, 2012, the victim went to his house, where Bumgardner touched the boy inappropriately and without his permission, according to the boy’s testimony.

News >  Spokane

K-9s, handlers graduate from training

Sheriff’s dog Deacon lays close to the ground, ready to pounce. His eyes train on the “bad guy,” who stands several yards away. It only takes a few words from Deacon’s handler, Deputy Tyler Kullman, before the German shepherd is on Officer Paul Buchmann. His teeth sink into a tube of armor Buchmann wears on his arm to protect himself.
News >  Spokane

SpokAnimal memorial fund will help sick, injured dogs

Hoping his dog’s death will mean new life for other shelter dogs, a Spokane man whose family dog was mortally wounded by two pit bulls last week has established a memorial fund for SpokAnimal. Spokesman-Review photographer Dan Pelle and his family are working with SpokAnimal to establish the Koko Lifesaver Fund. Money raised through the fund will benefit injured or sick dogs that are brought to the shelter that may otherwise not receive the medical care they need.
News >  Spokane

Restart’s ‘wrap-around approach’ helps ex-convicts re-enter society

The fading black letters spelling “LOBO” on the top of Ben Stark’s knuckles are from a different time in the ex-convict’s life. The letters mean “lone wolf,” said 40-year-old Stark. He points to two women’s faces on the back of his neck, and a sleeve of tattoos up his arm, all of them etched into his skin during his time in prison.
News >  Spokane

Two pit bulls attack, kill family pet near Spokane’s Chase Middle School

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service is investigating a deadly attack by two pit bulls on another dog near Chase Middle School. Spokesman-Review photographer Dan Pelle was walking Koko, his 11-year-old Australian Kelpie-spaniel mix, in an open field near his South Hill home on Thursday. The field is near 32nd Avenue and Havana Street, just a couple of blocks northwest of Chase Middle School.

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