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Potential death penalty for Renfro may trigger decades of costly appeals

If a jury decides this week that Jonathan D. Renfro should receive the death penalty for killing Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore, many of the jurors will never see …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017

Jury convicts Jonathan Renfro of murdering Coeur d’Alene Police Sgt. Greg Moore

After deliberating for about four hours on Thursday, the jury arrived at the Kootenai County Courthouse on Friday ready to announce its decision. It found Jonathan D. Renfro, 29, guilty …


Trial for accused cop killer Jonathan Renfro opens in Coeur d’Alene

It was the kind of crime that a community remembers forever: Following reports of burglaries, a 16-year veteran Coeur d’Alene Police officer enters an area of the Lake City after …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

Kootenai County deputy not at fault in death of pedestrian on Highway 95

A Kootenai County Deputy who hit and killed a woman crossing Highway 95 in October was not at fault, an investigation by the Idaho State Police and the Kootenai County …


Coeur d’Alene police officer dies after being shot in line of duty

A Rathdrum man accused of gunning down a Coeur d’Alene police sergeant early Tuesday morning on a quiet residential street will be charged with murder. Sgt. Greg Moore, a 16-year …


Idaho state senator wants ISP to conduct instant racing investigation

A state senator from Coeur d’Alene says he thinks the Idaho State Police is the right agency to investigate the legality of slot-like machines known as instant horse racing terminals …


Doug Clark: Bubblegum warrant beats getting chewed out by My Old Man

So the Kootenai County prosecutor has admitted that putting a warrant out on a 9-year-old who’s accused of grabbing bubblegum from a grocery store was not, um, warranted. “I have …


Prosecutor says arrest warrant for 9-year-old a mistake

POST FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho prosecutor said he made a mistake when he requested an arrest warrant for a 9-year-old boy who was taken into custody and released the …


Prosecutor will seek death penalty in Post Falls double murder case

The Kootenai County prosecutor intends to seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the deaths of his wife and her young daughter in Post Falls last …


Suspect told friend he ‘had to kill’ 6-year-old girl as well as mother

The man accused of strangling his wife and her little girl in their Post Falls apartment Tuesday first removed his own two young daughters from the household before returning to …


Kootenai County commissioners decline to vote on gun ordinance

Kootenai County commissioners opted against voting Tuesday on a proposed ordinance declaring all federal gun laws invalid and directing the sheriff to prevent enforcement of such laws. “Ultimately it’s not …


Former Kootenai County deputy prosecutor claims age bias

A former deputy prosecutor in Kootenai County claims he was asked to take a psycho-sexual examination as part of a plot to get rid of him because of his age. …


Huckleberries: Is Hagadone having his hydroplane dream again?

Huckleberries hears that the Hagadone Corp. and allies are working behind the scenes to bring a small hydroplane regatta to the north shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene late this summer. …


Idaho man pleads guilty to murdering neighbor with hammer

A North Idaho man who bludgeoned four people with a hammer in a brutal murder in Bayview last year has pleaded guilty. Larry Ward Cragun, 32, faces a mandatory life …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 30, 2011

NW today: Boy’s shooting death under review

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh says he is reviewing the death of a 7-year-old Coeur d’Alene boy who was shot and killed during a hunting trip.


Couple held in death of Post Falls toddler

Post Falls police arrested a Post Falls couple in the January 2009 death of 2-year-old Karina Janay Moore, who was fatally injured while in the couple’s foster care. Jeremy and …


North Idaho assessment appeal denied

A person can’t appeal the property assessment on land the person doesn’t own, the Kootenai County prosecutor has determined. Prosecutor Barry McHugh said he made his decision after analyzing Idaho …


Board to weigh alleged assault

The mother of a Kellogg High School student who was allegedly stripped by other girls during a bus ride earlier this month said she’s angry that her daughter’s assailants might …


Post Falls man sentenced to 10 years for breaking boy’s leg

A Post Falls man was sentenced today to ten years in prison for felony injury to a child for breaking the leg of his fiancée’s child, according to the Kootenai …


Woman finds support, new puppy after dog poisoning

An Athol woman whose dog died in April after a suspected poisoning has found a new puppy. Kathleen Callahan turned 58 on Dec. 4. The day before, she brought Aussie, …


BNSF suing Kootenai County over new regulations

BNSF Railway Co. is suing Kootenai County over new regulations proposed for the railroad’s Hauser diesel refueling depot. The railroad – which refuels an average of 30 trains at the …


Brothers guilty of racially harassing man

Following the third trial in eight months, two Coeur d’Alene brothers were found guilty Thursday of racially harassing and threatening a Hispanic man in August 2009. Sentencing was set for …


Defendant has tattoos linked to Aryan beliefs

The tattoos on a man accused of racially harassing a Hispanic man last summer are common symbols representing Aryan neo-Nazi beliefs, the Idaho Department of Correction’s top official on gang …


Boy’s fatal injury recounted

A Post Falls baby sitter accused of murdering a 3-year-old boy told police after failing a polygraph test, “I hurt a poor little defenseless boy … And it was all …


Post Falls man sentenced for theft

A Post Falls man was sentenced to six years in state prison Wednesday for taking money from a Kootenai County real estate firm. Jerry A. Hill, 52, was convicted in …


Sex with minor nets at least 8-year term

A Coeur d’Alene man will spend at least eight years in prison for five counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a 14-year-old girl.


Prosecutor says fatal stabbing was self-defense

No charges will be filed against a Rathdrum man in the Sept. 24 stabbing death of his daughter’s boyfriend, Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh announced Wednesday. Based on the …


No charges in fatal Rathdrum stabbing

No charges will be filed against a Rathdrum man in the Sept. 24 stabbing death of his daughter’s boyfriend, Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh announced today. Based on the …


Officer accused of using divorce to hide assets

Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. divorced his wife to shield his assets and force taxpayers to foot the bill for his criminal defense, the federal prosecutor in the …


Prosecutor calls for third trial in hate crime case

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said today that he will re-try two Coeur d’Alene brothers on malicious harassment charges.