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Student was homicide victim

MOSCOW – The Latah County coroner has concluded that a 21-year-old University of Idaho student found shot to death was a homicide victim, Moscow police Chief Dan Weaver told a …


Spokane man’s killer released after 4 years

Less than five years ago, a teenage Nicholas Limpert smirked and laughed during his sentencing for the first-degree murder of a mentally disabled Spokane man. On Monday, Limpert, now 20, …


Man sentenced again in 1995 beating death

The man who beat Melissa Wageman to death with a steel pipe nine years ago pleaded guilty again Friday and was sent back to prison to finish the 17-year sentence …


Teen admits role in homicide, gets juvenile detention

As Sue Chamberlin prepared for work last Aug. 26, she heard a news report about a murder that morning on the North Side. She immediately said a prayer for the …


Man gets 10 years for his role in killing

A Spokane County judge sentenced a man to 10 years in prison for his role in the murder of a man, and the serious injury of two others, from whom …


Two 15-year-olds react differently upon being sentenced for murder

One boy shed tears before his victim’s family and friends. The other repeatedly smirked and laughed. “I don’t know where to begin. I’m really sorry for what I’ve done,” said …


Murder suspect charged as juvenile

Citing his desire to see a 15-year-old murder suspect rehabilitated, a Spokane County judge ruled that the boy will be charged as a juvenile and not as an adult. Brandon …


Murdered man loved his hockey

Ken Brown was someone who favored a good routine. Each Tuesday and Thursday he called the Spokane Chiefs front office to talk about his favorite players.


Man gets 10 years for woman’s death

Judge James Michaud granted the wishes of shooting victim Kathryn Oliver’s family Wednesday by sentencing George Bondurant to 10 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. The term is fixed, meaning …


TV crew finds suspected cop killer’s body

A Spokane television news crew investigating the disappearance of a suspected cop killer discovered a body Wednesday not far from the wanted man’s home. Photographer Tom McDonald and reporter Gary …


Local man flees Los Angeles murder probe

A retired Los Angeles cop who has spent the past three years living in a prosperous Spokane neighborhood is now a fugitive, accused of shooting a fellow officer to death …


Post Falls man gets 9 years for killing Valley man

A Post Falls man who killed a Spokane Valley resident last year with a shotgun blast to the head will serve nine years in prison. Christopher C. Gober, 20, pleaded …


Suspect says he and friends only wanted to retrieve guns

They went to Jeremy Moore’s apartment unarmed. No one was supposed to get hurt. The plan was to get their guns back and leave. Moore was not supposed to be …


Post Falls Driver Charged With Manslaughter In Crash

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Truck Drives Into Playground; Toddler Killed

An out-of-control pickup truck plowed into a day-care center playground Thursday, killing a toddler and injuring 10 other children, three of them critically. TV stations reported that some witnesses said …


Once dazzled by guns, gangs, teen now looking at life in prison

Kenneth “Junior” Comeslast is one of those kids prowling delinquency’s dark corners, yearning for status and respect and powerful toys, like lowrider cars and booming stereos. At 15, he’s a …


Man Pleads Not Guilty In Officer’s Death

A Seattle man has pleaded innocent to murder, hit-and-run and drug charges in the death of an off-duty police officer. Robert Duane Knowles, 28, accused of crashing into the officer’s …