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Colville officer pleads guilty to sex crimes

Colville Police officer Rex Newport pleaded guilty to five criminal felony and misdemeanor counts Tuesday, according to the Washington Attorney General’s Office. Newport admitted to having sex on the job …


Spokane Humane Society aiding dozens of dogs rescued from property

Spokane Humane Society staff members hope some of the more than two dozen dogs rescued from squalid conditions in rural Stevens County earlier this month will be ready to adopt …


$7,500 reward offered in Stevens County wolf-poaching case

A $7,500 reward is being offered for help solving the case of a gray wolf found on Feb. 9 shot to death in northern Stevens County.


Dogs rescued from ‘wretched’ conditions in Stevens County

Stevens County authorities in northeast Washington say deputies found more than a dozen dogs dead and about three dozen others living in wretched conditions at a property in Ford.


Park ranger shooting details to remain sealed indefinitely

Investigative details in a September shooting by National Park Service rangers trying to break up a noisy houseboat party at a remote campground near Kettle Falls will remain sealed indefinitely …


Colville police officer wants sex charges separated

An embattled Colville police officer accused of targeting women coming home from bars for sex while on duty wants the charges against him separated, arguing the alleged acts were not …


Bryant not lone guilty party in Campton death, officials believe

Potential jurors filed into a Stevens County courtroom earlier this month, expecting a lengthy trial in the brutal slaying of a 62-year-old Northport, Wash., woman in her home over the …


Colville boy gets four years for intent to murder

COLVILLE – A Stevens County judge was asked Wednesday to decide whether the shackled 11-year-old boy seated before him, convicted of conspiring to murder a female classmate, posed a threat …


Rehabilitative veterans court to open in Stevens County

Next month, veterans in Stevens County will have access to a rehabilitative criminal court similar to one that has operated in Spokane County since 2010. Multiple agencies within the Stevens …


Colville boy found guilty in murder plot

COLVILLE — Calling the trial “the most serious of my career,” a Stevens County Superior Judge found the 11-year-old Fort Colville Elementary student who plotted to kill a female classmate …


Trial begins for Colville boy accused of murder plot

An 11-year-old boy sat in a Stevens County courtroom Thursday, plying a rubber band between his hands as lawyers tangled over admitting a handgun and knife as evidence the gradeschooler …


Colville police Officer Rex Newport faces 7 charges

A Colville police officer was charged Friday with seven criminal counts, including four felonies, stemming from a string of alleged on-duty sexual encounters with women dating to 2011. Rex Newport, …


One man killed in Colville homicide

A man was killed near Colville on Sunday morning, and the death is considered a homicide.


Suspect found dead

A maintenance worker facing charges of rape and child molestation killed himself in his car outside of Addy, Wash., according to the Stevens County coroner’s office. Timothy D. Woodard was …


Six injured in Stevens County crash

Six people were injured in the Monday night chain-reaction crash started by a car driven by a 15-year-old boy in Stevens County.


Horse whipped in theft at ranch

When Carrie Aenk realized thieves had stolen almost $10,000 in equipment from her Springdale, Wash., horse rescue operation, she was angry. When she realized they had also beaten one of …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 17, 2013

Crews kept busy fighting furniture store fire in Colville

Fire crews from Stevens County, Arden and Kettle Falls spent all night Saturday dousing a fast-burning fire that engulfed a two-story business in downtown Colville.


Records detail plot by fifth-graders to kill classmates

Court documents released today give chilling details about the plans two fifth graders from Colville had in place to kill a girl classmate and possibly others if they tried to …


Fifth-grade Colville boys accused of plotting to kill peers

COLVILLE – Two fifth-grade boys suspected of plotting to kill classmates were led into a Stevens County courtroom in shackles Friday to face charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder …


Two 5th-graders charged with conspiracy to commit murder in Stevens County

COLVILLE - Two 5th-grade boys were led into a Stevens County courtroom in shackles Friday to face charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder after bringing a gun and a …


Stevens County animal shelters put faith in law enforcement

COLVILLE – The scene about a mile from U.S. Highway 395 might look picturesque: a small herd of horses, standing peacefully in the gently falling snow, tucked into the evergreen …


Details of Stevens County veteran’s shooting released

A reserve Stevens County sheriff’s deputy with eight months’ experience fired the shot that killed a despondent 66-year-old man last week. Spokane County investigators, who are in charge of the …


Reserve deputy fired fatal shot in Valley

A Stevens County Sheriff’s reserve deputy fired the shot that killed a 66-year-old man last Friday night following a 911 call to the man’s Valley residence.


Family of shooting victim seeks answers

The man shot to death Friday by Stevens County deputies was a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran who had struggled with depression. Law enforcement officials have yet to officially identify John E. …


Family of man shot by deputies seeks answers

The man shot to death last Friday by Stevens County deputies was a 66-year-old Vietnam veteran who had struggled with depression.


DSHS agrees to pay former foster children $5.3 million

The Department of Social and Health Services agreed Monday to pay $5.3 million to four people who were subjected to years of physical and sexual abuse as children in a …


State aims to kill elusive wolf pack

A wolf pack that acquired a taste for cattle in northern Stevens County this summer is being targeted for elimination, Washington officials announced Friday. “The Wedge Pack has turned to …


Stevens County gun thief slapped with 125-year sentence

A Stevens County judge sentenced a convicted gun thief Tuesday to 125 years in prison – a term that’s about 100 years longer than the prison terms given to three …


Gun thief’s sentence 100 years longer than murderers’

A Stevens County judge today sentenced a convicted gun thief to 125 years in prison — a term that’s about 100 years longer than the sentences handed down to three …


In brief: Three men arrested in 7-Eleven robbery

Three men were booked into Spokane County Jail early Sunday morning on charges of holding up a 7-Eleven store on Spokane’s South Hill. Police say the three men – Joseph …