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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Former Idaho governor candidate investigated in 1984 killing

A former candidate for Idaho governor says he’s under investigation in connection with the 1984 murder of a 12-year-old Colorado girl.


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Woman accused of killing her child’s grandmother found competent, pleads not guilty

A woman accused of killing of her child’s grandmother was found competent to stand trial and pleaded not guilty Tuesday after completing a psychological evaluation at Eastern State Hospital.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Murder suspect told Spokane police he planned to kill victim, then her sister

Bryce J. Thompson, 19, confessed to a Spokane police detective that he planned the killing of Alyssa Dodd on July 17 but didn’t go through with a plan to kill …


Genealogy database, gum help convict DJ in ‘92 killing

A popular DJ pleaded guilty Tuesday to raping and strangling a schoolteacher in 1992 after being identified as a suspect as a result of DNA a relative had submitted to …


Jonathan Torres arrested for allegedly shooting, killing father

A Royal City man has been taken into custody for allegedly shooting and killing his father early Wednesday morning.


Bolton says tape doesn’t link Saudi prince to critic’s death

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said Tuesday that people who have listened to an audio recording of the killing of a Saudi journalist do not think it implicates Saudi …


Aid groups decry ‘routine’ killing of Yemen’s civilians

The United Nations and humanitarian workers on Sunday condemned an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels that reportedly killed at least 15 civilians near the port city …


DNA evidence links Montana killing to convicted murderer

Motions filed in court to overturn the homicide convictions of two men in a 1994 killing reveal that a man serving a life sentence for a double murder told family …


Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

Four Indonesian farmers and a 13-year-old boy admitted they stabbed, clubbed and shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun to protect their pineapple crop, …


Dallas man executed for killing daughters while mom listened

A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas.


Man convicted of killing 7-year-old girl gets new sentence

A southwestern Washington state man convicted of killing a 7-year-old girl in 1994 will spend at least 23 more years in prison.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 5:35 p.m.

Man charged with killing Texas trooper who had stopped him

The suspect in the shooting death of a state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop in East Texas was charged Friday with capital murder of a law enforcement officer.


No charges coming for Montana shooter who killed man on his doorstep

Lake County Attorney Steve Eschenbacher says he doesn’t believe he has the evidence needed to charge a Montana man who shot and killed another man after he appeared in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

Court records: Utah suspect admitted killing Colorado man

A man accused of killing a Chinese student in Utah has confessed to cutting the throat of a Colorado man days before, part of a plan to steal the 63-year-old’s …


Billings man sentenced to 10 years for killing neighbor

A 65-year-old Billings man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison with 10 suspended for the October 2015 shooting death of his neighbor.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

Man gets 300 years in prison for killing wife, 2 others

A Montana judge on Friday sentenced a 41-year-old man to 300 years in prison for the shooting deaths of his wife, her sister and his brother-in-law, a prosecutor said.


Islamic State militants attack Libya courthouse, killing 4

Islamic State gunmen opened fire and later blew themselves up Wednesday at a courthouse complex in the Libyan city of Misrata, killing at least four people.


Saudi-led coalition on U.N. blacklist for killing Yemen kids

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has been placed on a U.N. blacklist for killing and maiming nearly 700 children and attacking schools and hospitals in 2016.


Northern Idaho man gets life sentence for killing toddler

A northern Idaho man who killed his 17-month-old stepson has been sentenced to life in prison.


Entire Philippine city police sacked over killings, robbery

A Philippine official said he has ordered the relief of an entire city police force in metropolitan Manila after some of its members were suspected in the gruesome killings of …


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 9:44 p.m.

FBI: Utah man says he killed wife on cruise because she laughed at him

A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple’s blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at …


Search for man accused of Idaho triple homicide scaled back

Authorities are scaling back the search for a man wanted in connection to a triple homicide in Idaho.


UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 5:18 p.m.

Police find vehicle connected to three women found dead in Idaho

Law enforcement officials say they have located the vehicle wanted in connection with the deaths of three women near a rural southwestern Idaho farmhouse.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 6:49 p.m.

Source: Man killed four young men, burned bodies at family’s Pennsylvania farm

A drug dealer has confessed to killing four young men separately after selling them marijuana and then burning their bodies at his family’s farm, a person with firsthand knowledge of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Cadaver dogs used, dirt sifted in search for 4 missing men

A busload of police cadets was brought in Tuesday to help search a large farm for four missing men believed to be victims of foul play as a prosecutor described …


Washington man sentenced to nearly 36 years for murder

A Washington man was sentenced to nearly 36 years in prison for shooting another man and then burning and burying his body in a fire pit.


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Seattle husband fatally shoots wife while in Uber vehicle

A woman killed early Sunday in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood was shot by her husband during an argument in a ride-hailing vehicle, police said.


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 2:15 p.m.

Man convicted of 2nd-degree murder in killing of Baby Doe

A Massachusetts man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shores …


Tacoma jury awards $2.9 million in man’s killing by son

A jury in Tacoma has found Washington state responsible for the death of a man whose son killed him months after being released from a state psychiatric hospital.


UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 3:19 p.m.

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

The man accused of killing two men and wounding a third who tried to stop his anti-Muslim tirade against two teenagers on a Portland light-rail train shouted he was “not …