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In race for Spokane County judge, Linda Tompkins cites experience, challenger Ward Andrews points to obscure report

An attorney challenging an incumbent judge in the November election is highlighting an obscure 2015 report showing how often attorneys request different judges to hear their cases. Civil attorney Ward …

Hit-and-run charge filed in north Spokane crash

Nearly a week after a dramatic crash that flipped an SUV and sent a woman to the hospital, prosecutors have filed a hit-and-run charge in the case against David R. …

STCU robbery suspect released from hospital; booked into jail

A man who was shot multiple times while allegedly trying to rob a Spokane Valley credit union was released from the hospital and booked into jail over the weekend.

Man, already charged with indecent exposure, faces 26 new child-porn charges

A 21-year-old man faces 26 charges of possessing child pornography after a lengthy investigation by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

Judge sets bond at over $1 million for suspected identity thief

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Greg Sypolt set Reuteler’s unusually high bond amount last week. On Tuesday, however, the Sheriff’s Office

No jail time for Cheney couple accused of animal cruelty

A Cheney couple accused of mistreating some 20 animals, including horses and a llama, won’t go to prison unless authorities find more evidence of animal cruelty on their property.

First female judge in Spokane County Superior Court retiring this week

After 37 years on the bench Spokane Judge Kathleen O’Connor will hang up her robe Friday.

Spokane County’s $8 million ‘mistake’ in jail death given reprieve by judge

Judge Annette Plese granted a repreive to Spokane County staff who failed to respond to an $8 million lawsuit stemming from an August 2012 death in the Spokane County Jail.

Supreme Court will decide if Envision Spokane’s 2013 initiative will be placed on ballot

More than two years after the Community Bill of Rights was blocked from the ballot by a Superior Court judge, the Washington state Supreme Court agreed to hear the case …

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Judge rules against mayor, allows Envision to appear on November ballot

A Superior Court judge denied Spokane Mayor David Condon’s request to block Envision Spokane’s Worker Bill of Rights from appearing on the Nov. 3 ballot this afternoon, saying that the …

Tax exemption puts Spokane and county at odds

When city leaders encouraged Spokane voters to pass last year’s street levy, they promised that existing property tax rates wouldn’t change. Now that promise is in jeopardy.

Wrongful imprisonment claims fail before Spokane judge

Three men who say they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for a drug-related robbery from April 2008 they did not commit lost a bid for compensation under a state law …

CPS releases to mother 2-year-old left in cold car; Father posts bond

A laughing, tumbling 2-year-old Jesse Dillon proudly displayed his Batman toys at his grandmother’s house on the West Plains on Friday, three days after doctors say he nearly died after …

Jury acquits sheriff’s deputy of insurance fraud

Jurors threw out two counts of criminal insurance fraud against Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Jeske this afternoon.

Jury denies release of repeat sex offender

A 54-year-old with a history of sexual violence was ordered by a jury to remain in state custody following his latest stint in prison on rape charges.

Spokane man convicted of murder in ex-girlfriend’s stabbing death

A Spokane man likely will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, whose body was …

Stabbing defendant pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

An 18-year-old who stabbed another man in the head repeatedly outside a downtown homeless shelter in August pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity on Thursday. David N. Vincent, who …

Judge denies Daiquiri Factory owner’s latest appeal

A controversial downtown bar will remain closed pending further legal action, Spokane Superior Court Judge Linda Tompkins ruled Thursday.

No bail required for suspect in child sex case

A 53-year-old Spokane machine shop owner who investigators say had a 10-month email exchange soliciting sex with an undercover Seattle detective posing as a 15-year-old prostitute was released from jail …

Suspect pleads guilty to role in killing

The first of seven suspects tied to the gruesome death of an alleged drug dealer and the kidnapping of his girlfriend pleaded guilty Friday. Joseph Gillespie, 34, will spend the …

First of 7 pleads guilty in connection to gruesome homicide

The first of seven suspects tied to the gruesome death of an alleged drug dealer and the kidnapping of his girlfriend pleaded guilty Friday.

Spokane County Superior Court Judge Price among finalists for high court position

On Friday afternoon in the courtroom once presided over by his uncle, Ralph Foley, Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price was deciding whether to reinstate a man’s driver’s license …

Gerlach’s acquittal reflects society’s shifting attitudes

The seeds were sown for Gail Gerlach’s manslaughter acquittal in part by a Spokane murder conviction overturned more than 30 years ago. In August 1972, Yvonne Wanrow shot and killed …

Gerlach tells jurors he feared for his life

A year after fatally shooting Brendon Kaluza-Graham, who was speeding away in his SUV, Gail Gerlach told jurors the only thing he did wrong that day was mistake keys for …

Spokane Valley man arrested for pointing gun at woman, son

Robert Weathermon, 24, was arrested on suspicions of attempted first-degree assault with a firearm Friday. Investigators say he pointed a shotgun at a woman he thought was a friend attempting …

Henrikson employee details alleged murder deal to police

A former employee of James Henrikson acted as a go-between in a deal that led to the death of Spokane businessman Doug Carlile in December, court documents show.

Mistrial declared in rehearing of 2004 double-homicide case

A jury deadlocked in the case of a man being retried on murder and manslaughter charges in the 2004 death of his pregnant girlfriend and unborn child. Spokane Superior Court …

Sacred Heart pharmacy tech pleads guilty in pill theft

Pending a judge’s approval, Paul Martsin will spend five years in prison for stealing thousands of high-powered prescription medications and pay more than $11,000 to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where …

Court dismisses charges for one suspect in shooting outside The Hop! nightclub

Spokane County Superior Court will dismiss charges against one of the suspects involved in September’s deadly shooting outside The Hop! nightclub.

Gail Gerlach says police violated his Miranda rights

The Spokane man who shot a car thief outside his home in March will take the witness stand next week to argue statements he made to police directly following the …