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Jerry Sandusky to face accusers at preliminary hearing Tuesday

The case against Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sex abuse, moves into a criminal courtroom Tuesday, when as many as 10 men could testify …


Sandusky jailed on new child sex abuse charges

Ex-Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was jailed Wednesday after new child sex abuse charges were filed against him based on the claims of new two accusers, including one …


Former deputy accused of raping inmate at Spokane Indian Reservation jail

A former jail deputy on the Spokane Indian Reservation is accused of raping an inmate. Clifford Arlen Matherly, 35, was arrested at a gas station in Chewelah, Wash., on Monday, …


Knezovich makes points in debate over new jail

Call it the Dueling PowerPoints. Spokane’s downtown Rotary 21 club got the opening salvo April 29 when Robert Boruchowitz, a Seattle University law professor, made the case for diversion programs …


County raises fees, extends jail contract

A public relations contract to promote a Spokane County jail construction bond measure will be extended four months at a cost of $46,156. In other action Tuesday, county commissioners voted …


County picks Medical Lake site for new jail

Spokane County Commissioners today voted to put a new jail at a site near the Medical Lake freeway interchange and a community corrections on the campus of the existing Spokane …


Spokane County OKs thousands in courthouse repairs

A decorative metal finial – sort of a giant hood ornament – was blown off the roof of the Spokane County courthouse last Wednesday night. A nearly 5-foot chunk of …


Former sheriff says he won’t challenge Knezovich for job

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk announced Friday that he won’t challenge incumbent Ozzie Knezovich. Sterk declared earlier this month that he was considering a run, but he concluded there …


Former Sheriff Sterk won’t challenge Knezovich

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk announced today that he won’t challenge incumbent Ozzie Knezovich.


Former Sheriff Mark Sterk considers run for old job

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk may give his successor, Ozzie Knezovich, a run for his money. It’s a daunting prospect, Sterk acknowledges, because state Public Disclosure Commission records show …


Sterk mulls run for sheriff

Former Spokane County Sheriff Mark Sterk may give his successor, Ozzie Knezovich, a run for his money. It’s a daunting prospect, Sterk acknowledges, because state Public Disclosure Commission records show …


Spokane County Jail vote delay changes PR needs

Spokane County commissioners realized Tuesday they may need to extend a jail project public relations contract they haven’t yet signed. Chairman Mark Richard called that “a little bit frustrating.” Nevertheless, …


Top jail site reaffirmed

Once again a consulting study has concluded the best site for a new medium-security Spokane County jail is next to the existing high-security jail. A “weighted analysis” released Friday lists …


City explores opening jail

The city of Spokane wants to spend less money housing low-risk inmates and will begin exploring cheaper options, including the possibility of creating its own minimum-security lockup rather than relying …


Spokane wants cheaper jail costs

The city of Spokane wants to spend less money housing low-risk inmates and will begin exploring cheaper options, including the possibility of creating its own minimum-security lockup rather than rely …


Deadlines bedevil Spokane County prosecutor’s office

Efforts to reduce Spokane County’s jail needs through swift justice have hit a “significant roadblock” in the prosecutor’s office, commissioners were told Tuesday. Once again, jail consultant David Bennett told …


Hurdles await park plan

Spokane County and Airway Heights officials will meet this month to discuss a regional sports park on the Spokane County Raceway Park grounds. It’s a goal the two governments have …


Tourism tax increase OK’d

A night at a motel in Spokane Valley will cost 50 cents more under a tourism tax increase approved Tuesday by the City Council. The Spokane Valley council joined Spokane …


County crafts $147 million ballot item

Kootenai County officials say they can expand the county jail and overhaul other public safety buildings without raising property tax bills, despite the projects’ combined $147 million price tag. The …


Cost of jail, sheriff’s complex soars

It’s no typo – the cost to expand the Kootenai County Jail and build a new sheriff’s administration complex next door could total nearly $147 million. The announcement Monday sent …


Larkin surprised by jail plan

Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin said he was blindsided by a county proposal to build a jail next to a planned new garbage transfer station just outside the city limits. …