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Another federal lawsuit over playoff ‘no call’ between Saints, Rams dismissed

A judge has dismissed the last of three federal lawsuits targeting Roger Goodell and other NFL officials over officiating at January’s NFC title game between the Los Angeles Rams and …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019

Judge declines to provide outside counsel to suspect who has waited 30 months in jail as his attorneys keep quitting

A Spokane County Jail inmate who has waited 30 months without a trial was stalled this week in his request for a new attorney.


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Cheney man who allegedly killed wife with ice cream moves to Oklahoma, pleads not guilty to new murder charge

A man suspected of killing his wife last year at their Cheney home with poisoned ice cream pleaded not guilty to a new murder charge in Spokane County Superior Court …


Woman accused of lighting multiple fires in Spokane Valley

Angel M. Garton appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Friday, and her bond was set at $1,000. She faces two counts of second-degree arson.


Spokane man says he was stabbed while confronting neighbor over stolen marijuana

The victim of Thursday night’s stabbing in north Spokane said he was confronting his neighbor over stolen marijuana when he was attacked, according to court records.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Cheney man accused of killing wife with poisoned ice cream faces new charges

A man accused of killing his wife by lacing her ice cream with a lethal dose of his pain medication in October will appear in court next week after prosecutors …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

IAAF argued in court that Semenya is ‘biologically male’

The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete …


Case of Idaho woman killed in seed plant goes back to court

The family of an Idaho woman who died after her hair got caught in machinery at a seed plant has taken a lawsuit back to the state Supreme Court after …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019

Police: No new charges against suspect in Monday’s SWAT standoff

A man who allegedly stabbed himself after a SWAT standoff in a downtown motel on Monday appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019

Man who stole mothers car, led deputies on car chase appears in court

The suspect in Wednesday night’s car chase


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Spokane drug counselor charged with selling drugs

Prosecutors say a Spokane drug and alcohol counselor was distributing and possessing meth and heroin in December and January.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Men perform citizens’ arrest, punch man in courthouse after he allegedly grabbed, threatened 71-year old woman

Spokane police arrested a man who allegedly assaulted a 71-year-old woman in the Spokane County Courthouse on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Court rules gun-maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook …


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019

Woman guilty of Deer Park killing receives six-year prison sentence

Gloria Redmann will spend six and a half years in prison for killing her boyfriend and leaving his body wrapped in a tarp outside their Deer Park home in late …


Former Spokane pediatrician facing felony stalking, marijuana charges in Idaho

A popular Spokane pediatrician who sold his medical practice last year is facing charges of felony stalking and possession of marijuana in Idaho.


Moscow court orders prominent U.S. investor to remain in jail

A Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Victim of alleged assault in fight between Spokane neighbors over snow broke 2 ribs, bone in face, court records say

A man accused of attacking his neighbor over blowing snow into each others’ properties appeared Wednesday in Spokane County Superior Court where his bond was set at $2,000.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019

Tshisekedi declared Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts

Congo’s election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only …


Woman sentenced for three years for vehicular homicide

A woman on was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for hitting and killing two people with her car in 2017.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019

Spacey’s legal team has entered a not guilty plea

Lawyers for Kevin Spacey entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in Massachusetts court Monday on charges he groped an 18-year-old busboy in 2016.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018

Hayden man cleared of hate crime, found guilty of battery in altercation with Spokane church group last summer

Richard A. Sovenski Jr. faces a potential sentence of up to six months in county jail for the attack, which was caught on video. However, jurors did not believe his …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018

Bitter battle for Florida Senate seat goes to hand recount

Florida’s acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate headed Thursday to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. …


Second suspect in Vancouver child abduction case appears in court

The second of three teenagers allegedly involved in a robbery and kidnapping, tied to the abduction of a 4-year-old girl, appeared Tuesday morning in Clark County Superior Court.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018

Police kill gunman after he shoots 4 in court lobby

A gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday afternoon, shooting at police and others before an officer fired multiple shots at him, killing him.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018

Trump administration to detain families longer despite court

The White Houseon Thursday moved to abandon a longstanding court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government …


Concern over endangered orcas blows up approval of Trans Mountain pipeline in Canada

Concern for critically endangered southern resident killer whales has sunk the approval of Canada’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.


Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands …


Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping the widely used pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny …


Court upholds Phoenix law over same-sex wedding invitations

An Arizona appeals court on Thursday upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law that makes it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples because of religion.