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Supreme Court rejects mystery company in case linked to Mueller

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to shield a mystery company from having to provide information in what is believed to be the criminal investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert …

UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018

Uber to up its background checks for drivers

Uber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping …

Search near Billings for man who might be armed, dangerous

Authorities in southern Montana are looking for a man with an extensive criminal history who might be armed and dangerous.

Christopher Cannata sentenced to lengthy prison term after 43 felony convictions

Christopher Cannata, a prolific criminal who has racked up 43 felony convictions, was sentenced to 27-and-a-half years in prison Friday.

Movie review: ‘Criminal’ is a goofy – but good – action movie

The opening of “Criminal” might make you think you’re in for a Jason Bourne movie starring Ryan Reynolds. Nope. What you’re in for is a delightfully cheesy ’90s-style action movie …

Elderly man’s family asked court to protect him from Carole DeLeon

The family of an 86-year-old Cheney man who died this week had recently gone to court to separate him from Carole DeLeon, the Stevens County foster mother who had been …

Arrest illustrates state’s tough stance on illicit pot

A 19-year-old arrested by a Washington State Patrol trooper on suspicion of carrying less than an ounce of pot, cash, baggies and a scale faces a felony charge – an …

Planner won’t be charged for erasure of tape

A Kootenai County senior planner won’t face criminal charges for allegedly ordering the destruction of a recording of a public meeting – but she is getting a new job. On …

Bend Jogger’s Killer Denied Parole Spoonire Asks To Stay In Prison After Victim’s Relative Testifies


Burglar Gets Caught Under Tree

At 3 o’clock on Christmas morning, Scott Kane was the last one up at his house in the suburban neighborhood of Chevy Chase, Md. His wife and two children had …

Police Seek Woman Suspected In Burglaries Of Adult Care Centers


Judge Grants Delay In Bombing Case Grand Jury Won’t Hear Evidence Against Accused Domestic Terrorists Until December

A federal judge granted a 30-day delay Friday before a case against three accused domestic terrorists will be reviewed by a grand jury in Spokane. Attorneys representing imprisoned suspects Charles …

Secret Witness Targets Man With 35 Prior Convictions


Two Men Rape Cda Woman Acquaintances Of Victim Suspected; Search Continues

An 18-year-old Coeur d’Alene woman was raped by two acquaintances who took advantage of her drunkenness Wednesday night, according to a Coeur d’Alene police report. Police have physical evidence and …

Nearly 3 Percent Of Adults Jailed, Paroled, On Probation

Almost 3 out of every 100 American adults were in prison or on probation or parole in 1995, according to a Justice Department study released Sunday. The Bureau of Justice …

High Court To Hear Arguments On Limiting Execution Appeals

A Georgia death row inmate’s fight to escape the electric chair is giving the Supreme Court a chance to review a law that would limit most state prisoners to one …

Kidnapper, Victim Go To Police Station

Who said police work is difficult? After officers got reports Friday that Jeremiah Allen had kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint and driven her to his apartment, a quick thinker telephoned …

Police Seeking Sex Offender


‘Bullet Is Cheaper Than New Prisons’

The Russian government has sentenced an increasing number of convicts to death because it lacks the money to expand overcrowded prisons, a prominent human rights activist said Friday. “A bullet …

Teller Arrested After Friend Robs Bank, Kills Himself 20-Year Old Faces Charges Of Embezzlement And Bank Robbery

Anthony B. Maze is taken into custody by an FBI agent outside his South Hill home Thursday. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review

2 Police Officers Hurt In Scuffle With Man Attempting To Escape

Two Spokane police officers were hurt when they scuffled with a man trying to escape arrest early Thursday. One of the officers, who was not identified, was treated for an …

Man Accused Of Selling Shotgun Is Robbery Suspect Sawed-Off Firearm Used In Three Spokane Robberies

A man accused of selling a sawed-off shotgun to an undercover deputy in downtown Spokane on Halloween now is a suspect in three grocery store robberies. Nathan J. Weis, 22, …

Supreme Court To Review Case Involving Search Without Warrant

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to determine how difficult it should be for criminal defendants to win appeals aimed at barring use of evidence seized by police without a search …

Law May Throw Life Sentence At 3-Time Loser Conviction For A $150 Robbery Would Be Defendant’s Third Strike

Larry Stapleton may face a mandatory life sentence. Photo by Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review

Banks Robbers Infected With Aids Virus Take Advantage Of Law

A gang of bandits has been arrested five times in two months for robbing banks. Each time, they’ve been released - under a law that bans the jailing of people …

Lawyers Fear Sign Language

Billboards dot L.A. streets. Photo by Associated Press

Swiped Slice Of Pizza Man’s Third Strike

Jerry Dewayne Williams - a small-time street criminal described by his girlfriend as a man with a taste for “stupid, stupid” crimes - was found guilty Friday of stealing a …

Death Sentence Reversed In Goldmark Murders Court Says Killer’s Lawyers Had No Right To Waive His Right To Be Present When Jury Was Polled

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