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UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:28 p.m.

Woman who successfully overturned vehicular homicide charge sues WSP, alleging false arrest and imprisonment

A woman who fought off felony vehicular homicide charges after successfully arguing that Washington State Patrol troopers made false statements to obtain search warrants is now suing the state agency …


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 10:32 p.m.

Gov. Inslee appoints first female African American judge in Eastern Washington to Spokane County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren to Spokane Superior Court on Wednesday, filling a spot left vacant by Judge James Triplett who died last year.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Rachel Dolezal makes first public court appearance on charges of felony welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal made her first public appearance in court Wednesday morning on accusations of stealing from the Washington welfare system.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Rachel Dolezal pleads not guilty to welfare fraud

Rachel Dolezal pleaded not guilty last week to charges of welfare fraud.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Dwayne Thurman sentenced to five years in prison for killing wife

A judge sentenced Dwayne Thurman to five years in prison Thursday morning in the shooting death of his wife, Brenda Thurman, while he was cleaning her gun at home.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Former Harlan Douglass assistant must pay $1 million in damages; criminal trial pending

The civil side of a bizarre case involving prominent Spokane developer Harlan Douglass and one of his closest employees came to a close Wednesday afternoon, when 26-year-old Bryan Reilly was …


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Trial starts for bounty hunter accused of motel break-in to apprehend bail jumper

Trial began Tuesday for an Idaho bounty hunter accused of violently apprehending two people in a Spokane motel room in late 2016.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 7:41 a.m.

Spokane County Superior Court candidate decries judicial election system her opponent embraces

The race for a Spokane County Superior Court judgeship is partly about the race itself. Jocelyn Cook, who is vying to unseat incumbent Judge Tony Hazel in the November election, …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Spokane woman pleads guilty to causing deadly, wrong way five-car crash

Carrah Goble, who was arrested in 2015 for the death of a man while drunken driving the wrong way on Interstate 90, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Spokane Superior Court to …


Family of man killed in 2013 police shooting outside Salvation Army sues city

Just before the expiration of the three-year statute of limitations, the family of Danny Jones, the 40-year-old man shot and killed in his truck outside the Salvation Army housing center …


Washington appeals court overturns child rape conviction

An Airway Heights Correction Center inmate has been granted a new trial by the Washington Appeals Court, who said his 2006 conviction on a child rape charge violated his constitutional …


UPDATED: Wed., April 29, 2015, noon

Spokane judge rules property tax exemptions legal

The City of Spokane legally extended a property tax exemption to about 4,700 residents in the wake of rising bills following the passage of a road levy by voters in …


Guilty plea in Nine Mile Falls murder case

The 28-year-old man who killed his girlfriend and then attempted to dispose of her body using a weak acid will spend 14 years in prison if a judge accepts the …


Scuba diver Arteaga found guilty in girlfriend’s murder

A Spokane jury took less than a full afternoon to convict scuba instructor Daniel Arteaga of murdering his girlfriend, Kimberly Schmidt, on New Year’s Day 2012. “There is no closure, …


Gail Gerlach manslaughter trial begins this week

Gail Gerlach will go before a jury this week, facing up to a decade in prison on a manslaughter charge accusing him of shooting dead a man who had stolen …


Convicted felon back in Spokane court for firearms charges

A convicted felon who police said has twice attempted to conceal firearms he carried from law enforcement will be back in Spokane Superior Court this afternoon. Jacob Peckham, 26, has …


Donna Perry denies her role in 1990 slayings

A woman suspected of killing three prostitutes in 1990 when she lived as a man in Spokane denies she committed the homicides as a woman, but hedged during an interrogation …


Stolen car stop leads to arrest

A 51-year-old man who pleaded guilty to stealing scrap metal from the Lower Monumental Dam in south-central Washington last year was arrested in Spokane last week towing a stolen vehicle. …


Man convicted of scrapping government metal arrested with stolen car

A man set to report to federal prison for stealing more than $60,000 worth of scrap metal from a south-central Washington dam project last year allegedly stole a car for …


Mistrial declared in rehearing of 2004 double homicide case

A Spokane County judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the rehearing of the girlfriend, Melissa Salvidar, and unborn daughter in August 2004.


Ehlo released from jail, ordered not to contact family

Former NBA and WSU basketball standout Craig Ehlo appeared in court Friday, where a superior court judge released him on his own recognizance and ordered him not to contact his …


Documents: Man accused of murder said wife wanted divorce

A Mead man accused of killing his wife told their son he was stabbing the woman because she wanted a divorce, according to newly filed court documents.


In brief: Threats against Cozza investigated

Police are investigating death threats made against a Spokane Superior Court judge. A relative of Judge Sam Cozza who shares his last name received a phone call about 10:55 p.m. …