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News >  Spokane
April 18, 2013, midnight
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators are connecting a convicted bank robber who left federal prison in 2010 to several recent bank robberies in the county. Coeur d’Alene police officers arrested Brian D. Sheldon, 39, in Hayden last week after he allegedly robbed the Bank of Fairfield in Rockford and took about $2,800. Several agencies, including the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Coeur d’Alene Police and Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, were looking for Sheldon as he fled into Idaho.

April 17, 2013, 3:24 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office investigators are connecting a bank robber who spent more than seven years in federal prison for his crimes to several recent bank robberies in the county.

News >  Spokane
April 17, 2013, midnight
The author of books describing children in sexual situations is on the run from authorities after skipping a sentencing hearing in Spokane federal court Tuesday. Daniel L. Camp, 33, was scheduled for sentencing on charges of sharing and possessing images of child pornography, but he failed to appear. Camp pleaded guilty to those charges last year.

News >  Spokane
April 17, 2013, midnight
Many in Spokane pounded the pavement Tuesday trying to overcome tough emotions spawned by Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Nearly 50 runners found comfort together at the “Joy of Running Together” sculpture at Riverfront Park on Tuesday evening, memorializing those injured by two blasts near the marathon’s finish line and the three who died.

News >  Spokane
April 16, 2013, 5:58 p.m.
Authorities are looking for a man who is on the lam after he didn’t show for sentencing in Spokane on a federal child pornography conviction.

News >  Spokane
April 14, 2013, midnight
If you kept up with the news last week – or even if you didn’t – you could be a winner in our weekly new quiz. Test yoru memory with our newpaper version, then go online to spokesman.com/ newsquiz to take the itneractive quiz. Top entries in the online quiz go into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries this week go into a drawing for two movie tickets. 1. A Mosquito Device produces a high-frequency sound on some downtown Spokane streets and is designed to annoy whom?

News >  Spokane
April 14, 2013, midnight
Gusty winds did not stop gutsy young soccer players from kicking off their spring season Saturday morning. The chilled weather kept hundreds of boys and girls on many different fields running and kicking up grass at the Southside Sports Complex along Regal Street near 46th Avenue.

News >  Spokane
April 13, 2013, midnight
A Whitman County judge on Friday released the remaining suspects in last month’s assault of a Washington State University instructor. Pullman police investigators are working to gather evidence from witnesses so Whitman County Prosecutor Bill Druffel can file formal charges against John “Matt” Cabanos-Soriano, 22, Robert D. Bean, 22, and Joshua W. Nantz, 23, for first-degree assault.

News >  Spokane
April 12, 2013, 6:44 a.m.
Two more suspects in a May 30 assault on a Washington State University instructor were taken into custody today.

News >  Spokane
April 12, 2013, midnight
No booze, bars or taverns – that’s what a judge told a Washington State University senior when he released him Thursday pending a first-degree assault charge in an attack on a WSU instructor. Joshua W. Nantz, 23, spent the night in jail after he was arrested by Pullman police detectives Wednesday night in connection with his alleged involvement in the brutal attack on David Warner, an instructor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies.

News >  Spokane
April 11, 2013, 9:48 p.m.
A Whitman County Superior Court judge released a Washington State University senior from custody Thursday pending a first-degree assault charge in an attack on a WSU instructor.

News >  Spokane
April 11, 2013, midnight
An anonymous tip is unraveling the mystery of a brutal attack that has left a Washington State University instructor in critical condition at a Spokane hospital. Pullman police Chief Gary Jenkins said a tip from Western Washington led authorities to arrest 21-year-old Madeline A. Fouts and 23-year-old Joshua W. Nantz, both WSU students living in Pullman. Fouts is from Snohomish, Wash., and Nantz is from Mukilteo, Wash., according to their social media accounts.

April 10, 2013, 1:17 p.m.
One of the suspected assailants in last month's brutal attack on a WSU professor is in custody.

News >  Spokane
April 9, 2013, 8:32 p.m.
Washington State University President Elson Floyd has donated a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible for attacking a professor nearly two weeks ago, according to a statement issued Tuesday.

News >  Spokane
April 7, 2013, midnight
If you kept up with the news last week – or even if you didn’t – you could be a winner in our weekly news quiz. Test your memory with our newspaper version, then go online to spokesman.com/ newsquiz to take the interactive quiz. Top entries in the online quiz go into a weekly drawing for a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel, and all entries this week go into a drawing for two movie tickets. 1. How did the former president of Spokane’s parks commission, Aubrey L. White, describe the stretch of land along the Spokane River in 1913?

News >  Spokane
April 7, 2013, midnight
A worm farm could be the next big business plan to boost Spokane’s economy. But so could a community farm on more than 400 acres and an online closet of secondhand clothes. A dozen entrepreneurs competitively pitched their plans to build a profitable, and socially and environmentally responsible, business at Saturday’s Spokane New Economy Summit.

News >  Spokane
April 5, 2013, 8:08 p.m.
A Pullman man fell 50 feet to his death early Friday morning at the Granite Point cliffs along the Snake River.

News >  Spokane
April 5, 2013, midnight
A thief and drug user with 39 arrests has earned the ire of Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Mark W. Bush has been jailed again, this time accused of possessing 11 ounces of meth, and Knezovich wants federal prosecutors to pursue charges and a stiff prison sentence.

News >  Spokane
April 4, 2013, 2:02 p.m.
A married couple is suspected of conspiring in the same methamphetamine ring as a man arrested in Spokane Valley Tuesday, according to court records.

News >  Spokane
April 4, 2013, 1:53 p.m.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich will seek federal charges against a repeat offender arrested by detectives this morning on charges of possessing methamphetamine today, marking the man's 39th arrest in Washington state.

News >  Spokane
April 4, 2013, midnight
A federal indictment for drug trafficking charges has been filed against a man leasing a Spokane Valley property where a shooting took place on Tuesday morning. Ian M. Harris, 41, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal methamphetamine charges.

News >  Spokane
April 3, 2013, midnight
A fading tattoo on Cynthia Macandrew’s chest says David. The heart was inked for David J. Andrews, 66, a man she met at 18, married and with whom she had a child. Macandrew cried Tuesday as she talked about David, later Reena, a transgender woman who is suspected of shooting and killing a transgender man before committing suicide. Reena Andrews’ body was found Saturday at the Rosebrook Inn, a former motel converted to apartments at 304 W. First St. in Cheney. A man returning movies to an apartment unit there found two people dead: One was Andrews, and the other the unit’s tenant, Erin M. Bailey, 46.

News >  Spokane
April 1, 2013, midnight
The tall Ponderosa pines of Riverside State Park were an outdoor sanctuary for a group ride to the first Easter on horseback service at the park Sunday. Organizer Teresa York and her horse, River, were ready at about 10 a.m. to lead the group of about 20 horses and riders and another 10 people on foot. With her boots tight in the stirrups and River dancing in anticipation, this was her chance to combine her favorite things: horses and worship.

News >  Spokane
April 1, 2013, midnight
A reckless driver who led Spokane County sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase ended up crashing down an embankment onto Interstate 90 around midnight Sunday. Deputies had been looking for the driver since 11:30 p.m. Saturday after the driver nearly hit a sheriff’s patrol car, spokesman Deputy Craig Chamberlin said. A deputy spotted the vehicle getting onto I-90 at the Sprague Avenue entrance.

News >  Spokane
March 31, 2013, midnight
A false alarm set eager children loose moments before a fire engine was ready to honk the start of the third-annual Easter egg hunt at Grant Park. This was the biggest hunt to date for the event’s organizers, who scattered about 15,000 eggs throughout the South Perry District park for hundreds of children to snatch.