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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

Washington Supreme Court ends legal turf battle in Stevens County

In a unanimous opinion issued last week, the high court’s nine justices sided with Stevens County Superior Court judges who sought to preside over preliminary hearings in cases that were …

UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019

Turf battle between Stevens County judges headed to Washington Supreme Court

The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to review the matter and sort out which judges have jurisdiction over initial court hearings, which often determine if a person will be let …

UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

Lawyer: Stevens County militia leader fled to West Virginia to escape threats, not authorities

A lawyer for James “Russell” Bolton, a Stevens County man accused of extorting members of his own right-wing militia group, says Bolton was not trying to hide from authorities when …

UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018

Judge bows out of cat pee case involving Spokane County judge, citing conflict of interest

A case that began with cat pee on a judge’s porch took another unusual turn Friday when the judge hearing the case recused himself due to a potential conflict of …

Colville man sentenced to 22 years in death of brother

Eric Harris, 49, was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for the shooting death of his 43-year-old brother, Larch, during an argument near Colville in June.

Jury convicts Stevens County man of murder in June slaying

A Stevens County jury found Eric Harris guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his younger brother, Larch Harris, after an altercation in June. Sentencing in the case …

Colville 10-year-old gets 3 years in death plot

A Stevens County Superior Court judge sentenced a 10-year-old Colville boy to a minimum of three years in juvenile detention for conspiring to kill a classmate. The boy cried when …

Colville boys, 10 and 11, will stand trial in murder conspiracy

A Stevens County judge has ruled that two boys, ages 10 and 11, are competent to stand trial in juvenile court for first-degree conspiracy to murder a female classmate.

Stevens County jury convicts man of killing wife

A Stevens County jury today convicted a man of first-degree murder after he was charged with pumping 10 bullets into his wife in 2009 after she indicated that she was …

Two more face charges in Stevens County death

Two additional suspects have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Stevens County man in July. Jesse J. Fellman-Shimmin, 27, and Collette Marie Pierce, 25, appeared Thursday …

Man accused of voting twice

A Stevens County man has been charged with a felony after investigators say he voted twice in the 2008 election.

Firefighter placed on unpaid status

Spokane firefighter Todd Chism was placed on unpaid layoff status Thursday pending the resolution of felony charges that he assaulted Washington State Patrol troopers in Stevens County last month. City …

Wash. court upholds penalty in attempted fetus killing

A Suncrest man was properly sentenced for soliciting a hit man to kill his unborn child, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

Man gets six months for ramming teens in car

A man who drunkenly rammed a car full of Gonzaga Preparatory students collecting for a food drive last year will spend the next six months in jail.