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A jury decided Katy Perry must pay more than $2.78 million for copied song

Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay more than $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit “Dark Horse” copied a Christian rap song, a jury decided …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Police department fires officer after investigation of 2017 domestic violence assault

The Spokane Police Department fired an officer Thursday after concluding an internal affairs investigation of a domestic violence assault in 2017. Nicholas J. Spolski has been on paid administrative leave …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

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 …


Bayer stock plunges days after jury awards $289 million to man with terminal cancer

Bayer’s stock slumped about 10 percent in midday trading Monday, three days after a California jury awarded $289 million to a former groundskeeper who said the popular weedkiller Roundup gave …


I scream, you scream: Jury to settle bitter dessert dispute

A battle between two dessert companies – Mister Cookie Face and 600 lb Gorillas – is heating up in Boston’s federal courthouse. And it all started with an ice cream …


100 years ago in Spokane: Male jurors drink evidence in bootlegging trial

A total of 26 pints of whiskey were entered into evidence in a Spokane bootlegging case, but eight of the pints mysteriously disappeared before the trial was over. The women …


Judge rules jury can hear Bill Cosby’s quaalude testimony

The jury at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial can hear his decade-old testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex, a judge ruled Tuesday, handing the prosecution a key victory …


Judge: Jury won’t take smell tour of North Carolina hog farm

A federal judge decided Monday he won’t send jurors for a see-and-sniff tour of a North Carolina hog-growing operation at the center of a lawsuit claiming industrial-scale pork production creates …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Most in Cosby jury pool have made up minds

Prosecutors and the defense began the difficult task of picking a jury for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial Monday amid a powerful #MeToo movement that has pierced the consciousness of …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

‘Justice for Hank’ dog-beating trial ends in guilty verdict

After nearly a year of campaigning, investigating and pleading, it appears a family’s pursuit to find “Justice for Hank” may be coming to a close.


Jury deciding school isolation booth case

A federal jury is deciding whether the Longview School District violated the constitutional rights of five former students who claimed they were placed inside an isolation booth at an elementary …


Jury deliberating case of doctor charged in overdose deaths

A western Montana jury is deliberating the case of a doctor charged with overprescribing opiates, leading to the overdose deaths of two patients.


Jurors begin 7th day of Menendez bribery trial deliberations

Jurors began a seventh day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend Wednesday, as defense attorneys pushed for the judge to instruct …


Menendez jury resumes talks as judge mulls new instructions

Jurors in the bribery trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy friend could hear new instructions from the judge Wednesday as they resume deliberations.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits

A Marine Corps drill instructor was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for choking, punching or otherwise tormenting recruits, especially three Muslims – one of whom ultimately killed himself …


Menendez jury finishes 1st full day with no verdict

The jury in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez concluded its first full day of deliberations Tuesday without a verdict, but not before asking a question that had some …


In 10th week, Menendez bribery trial goes to jury

After nine weeks of testimony and nearly eight hours of closing arguments spread over two days, a jury began deliberating Monday in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez of …


Jury deadlocks in trial over burning death in Mississippi

A Mississippi judge declared a mistrial Monday in the burning death of a woman who emerged from a wooded area looking like a “zombie,” mortally injured and struggling to tell …


Issue of race is again a focus in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial

Three hung juries in the case of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with fatally shooting his daughter’s black boyfriend had one thing in common besides unwillingness to convict: …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 8 p.m.

Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

A lengthy criminal investigation that has put U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in the crosshairs of a federal corruption indictment – and placed Democrats in peril of losing a key seat …


Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes two blacks

The jury that will hear the sex assault case against Bill Cosby will include two blacks among its 12 members in a case Cosby believes could be racially motivated.


Jury picked for coroner’s inquest into Pasco police shooting of man

A jury has been selected for a coroner’s inquest into the 2015 death of a Mexican man shot by three Pasco police officers.


New jury duty scam hits Grant County

A new scam has made its way into Grant County and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office wants the public to know what to do if they feel they are being …


Georgia man guilty in death of toddler son left in hot SUV

A Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left for hours in a hot car was convicted of murder Monday by a jury that concluded a month’s worth of …


Cincinnati schools close, city on alert as jury deliberates in police shooting

Law enforcement and city officials are on alert and some schools are closing as people in Cincinnati await a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer …


Nearly all-white jury in trial of ex-officer who shot black man Walter Scott

A nearly all-white jury was seated Wednesday for the murder trial of a white former South Carolina officer whose fatal shooting of a black man stunned the nation after it …


100 years ago in Spokane: Juror intentionally deadlocks liquor procurement case 11-1

From our archive, 100 years ago It took only one juror, Mrs. G.A. Clark, to hopelessly deadlock the jury in the J.G. Simpson liquor procurement case.


Jury acquits leaders of Oregon standoff

A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government Thursday in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 3 p.m.

Juror replaced in Oregon standoff trial amid bias concerns

A judge overseeing the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others accused in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge dismissed a juror Wednesday after his impartiality was questioned …


Refuge occupier Bundy urges jurors to ‘stand for freedom’

National wildlife refuge occupier Ryan Bundy twice referenced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during his closing argument Wednesday, and he told jurors to “stand for freedom” and find him …