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Unity March planners urge vigilance, pushback after bomb attempt

Sue Kellogg got an uneasy chuckle when she learned that domestic terrorist Kevin W. Harpham claimed in court Tuesday that he wasn’t intending to hurt anyone with his homemade bomb, …


Murder trial delayed months while judge, prosecutor feud

Kristen Cosby has no patience for quarrels among Stevens County judicial officers. Cosby’s mother was the victim of an Oct. 3, 2009, homicide. Her father, Craig Raymond Cosby, is the …


Discord spills over: Workers quit talking to each other

Sometimes subordinates get bruised when bosses punch each other. So it was when Stevens County Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen and now-retired Superior Court Judge Rebecca Baker battled over perceived conflicts of …


Fire at Stevens County shelter kills animals

Several animals died when a fire broke out in a building at a small Stevens County animal shelter Wednesday morning. “The thing went up in just a matter of minutes,” …


Deal keeps rural Internet alive

Commissioners in two counties met in joint session this week to prevent a lengthy Internet service interruption for customers of two Spokane-area companies. Medical Lake-based EcliptixNet Broadband and Spokane-based Pass …


Caretaker of 106-year-old woman charged with theft, too

COLVILLE – The man charged with mistreating a 106-year-old Kettle Falls woman was arrested on theft charges Tuesday. John H. “Herb” Friedlund, 78, is accused of raiding the retirement accounts …


Theft charges likely in 106-year-old’s neglect case

The neglect case involving a 106-year-old woman found begging for food in her squalid Kettle Falls home has morphed into a records hunt by law enforcement and others who say …


Nearly $1 million missing from starving woman’s accounts

The neglect case involving a 106-year-old woman found begging for food in her squalid Kettle Falls home has morphed into a records hunt by law enforcement and others who say …


Man held after police rescue famished woman, 105

Stevens County deputies discovered a 105-year-old woman begging for food after they were asked by an animal cruelty suspect to retrieve his medicine from the squalid Kettle Falls, Wash., home …


Child porn case dismissed on technical grounds

Felony charges against a registered sex offender have been dismissed on technical grounds after a federal judge ruled that the search warrant used to find hundreds of images of child …


Tribe’s ex-ambulance director faces theft charges

The former longtime director of the Spokane Tribe’s ambulance service faces federal charges of embezzling funds from the organization. Jack L. LeBret, 60, who was director of the Spokane Tribal …


Landers: Deer recommendation based on misinformation

On April 8, Washington sportsmen will finally learn if Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Gary Douvia of Kettle Falls has compromising photos of other commission members. The proof will be in …


Man shot by deputy denies being armed

A suspected thief shot multiple times by a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy disputed law enforcement reports Sunday that he was armed with a pistol even though authorities say they recovered …


Suspected vehicle prowler shot by Stevens County sheriff’s deputy

A person suspected of numerous vehicle prowls in rural Stevens County was in serious condition in a Spokane hospital Saturday after being shot by a Stevens County sheriff’s deputy. Events …


Stevens County burn ban canceled

The Washington Department of Ecology has canceled a burn ban in Stevens County because of improving air quality.


Federal grant bringing Wi-Fi to rural areas

A $20.4 million grant announced by the federal government will make available fast wireless broadband to more than 68,000 residents in rural Stevens, Spokane and Ferry counties – areas underserved …


Fires blaze across Inland Northwest

Bone-dry conditions throughout the Inland Northwest, combined with “erratic, gusty winds,” fueled fires across the region Thursday, charring thousands of acres and destroying at least two homes. By 9:30 p.m., …


Jury convicts man in ’08 murder

A Stevens County jury on Wednesday found Christopher H. Devlin guilty of aggravated first-degree murder for the May 2008 slaying of 52-year-old Daniel Heily, whose bullet-riddled body was found behind …


Landers: Evidence doesn’t support antler restrictions

Looking into the Stevens County-based campaign to set four-point-minimum antler restrictions on white-tailed deer hunts in portions of northeastern Washington, one logical conclusion emerges: Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Gary Douvia …


Suspect, witness don’t testify in murder trial

COLVILLE – Spokane County prosecutors ended their first-degree murder case against Christopher H. Devlin without calling the only person they believe witnessed the killing. Defense attorneys Mark Vovos and Roger …


Motorcyclist killed in Stevens County crash

A motorcycle rider from Kelowna, B.C. was killed this morning in an accident in Stevens County.


Judges ask bar to probe donations connected to Rasmussen

Stevens County’s two Superior Court judges have asked the state bar association to investigate Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen. Judges Rebecca Baker and Al Nielson said in a Sept. 30 complaint that …


Thayer nominated to U.S. marshal job

President Barack Obama has nominated Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer to serve as U.S. marshal for the Eastern District of Washington, which encompasses most of the state east of the …


Stevens County sheriff nominated for U.S. Marshal

President Barack Obama has nominated Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Washington, which encompasses most of the state east of the …


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.


Juror’s inquiry leads to mistrial

A juror caused a mistrial in a recent Stevens County drug case after he used a cell phone to look up legal information.


Group hopes to change forest rules

Northeast Washington’s arid forests aren’t suited to large clear-cuts or aerial spraying of herbicides, says a citizens group that wants to change the state’s forest practices rules. The group, which …


Jury convicts man in shooting incident

A Stevens County man faces about 7 years in prison for a dispute with a neighbor that erupted in gunfire last May. A jury on Friday convicted John Lewis Eberly …


Changes proposed for garbage service

Stevens County officials are seeking comments on two proposals to save money by reducing garbage service.


Guilty plea in molestation

COLVILLE – A longtime psychologist for the Colville School District who also volunteered with police to help investigate child abuse pleaded guilty Tuesday to molesting one of his students and …