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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Spokane man convicted of threatening to blow up federal courthouse indicted on same charge

Scott J. Franklin, 49, pleaded guilty in 2013 to mailing a threat from Spokane County Jail to bomb the federal courthouse and kill a judge. He was indicted Tuesday on …


NY man gets prison for messages to 2 GOP Congress members

A western New York man convicted of leaving menacing phone messages for two prominent Republican members of Congress was sentenced to five years in prison, prosecutors said Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

Central Valley High cancels classes after threat; East Valley threat prompts concern

Central Valley officials did not reveal the contents of the threat but stressed that the lockdown and evacuation measures were only precautionary. At East Valley, a message found in a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Threat targeting Deer Park High School students was overblown, stemmed from ‘trash-talking’ on Snapchat, sheriff’s office says

On the Spokane forum on the website Reddit, one user wrote that an “anonymous student” had threatened to “shoot up” the school. In a news release Wednesday, however, the sheriff’s …


Man arrested after threatening talk of Times Square attack

A New York City man plotted to use guns, grenades and suicide vests to bring bloodshed to Times Square, federal prosecutors said Friday.


Man angry about virginity pleads guilty to threatening women

A man has pleaded guilty to a felony terroristic threat charge after authorities said he threating to target women in a mass shooting because he couldn’t get a girlfriend.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

Suspect in Lewis and Clark High School threats case is released again on bond

After a weekend in jail, 18-year-old Ryan Lee – the former student accused three separate times of threatening to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School – is again …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

Suspect in social media threats against Lewis and Clark out of jail as parents post $100,000 cash bond; attorney claims no evidence of wrongdoing

Ryan Lee, accused twice of making social media threats against students at Lewis and Clark High School out of jail, His attorney claims police arrested the wrong guy.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Providence Sacred Heart goes into lockdown after bomb threat

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center went into a lockdown Tuesday night after an alleged bomb threat.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Deputies respond to threats made to Spokane County plow driver for second day in a row

For two days in a row, Spokane County snowplow drivers have been threatened by residents angry about snow berms in their driveways.


Dayton teen arrested after Walla Walla High threat

A Dayton teen is in custody after he threatened high school students and staff at Walla Walla High School Tuesday morning. Earlier, classes were canceled for the day because of …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019

Democrats blast Trump for threatening to cut wildfire aid to California

In the midst of a government shutdown, President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off federal emergency aid to California for forest fires.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

Deputies arrest juvenile suspect in connection with Mead High School shooting threat; identify suspects in East, West Valley threats

Other suspects from East Valley High School, West Valley High School threats have been identified but not arrested.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018

Spokane police ask feds for help to crack social media threat case against Lewis and Clark High School

While Spokane police continue to investigate a social media threat made against Lewis and Clark High School, staff and students are simply trying to cope.


Trump threatens to summon military to close U.S.-Mexico border in response to migrant caravan

President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to summon the military to close the U.S.-Mexico border and upend a trade deal, expressing mounting frustration with a large caravan of migrants from Honduras …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018

INL specialists left plutonium in their car. In the morning, it was gone

Plutonium, radioactive cesium and several radiation detectors were stolen from two security experts from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory from a rental car parked outside of a San …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Student in Liberty School District accused of posting threatening video on Snapchat

For the second time in about a week, a minor was arrested and charged with a felony after threatening classmates over social media.


UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018

Stormy Daniels shows sketch of man she says threatened her

Stormy Daniels injected fresh drama into the sensational story of a president, a fixer and a porn star on Tuesday, releasing an artist’s sketch of a man she says threatened …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

Man charged in Oregon State threat made same claim in 2017

An ex-student accused of threatening a shooting at Oregon State University was on probation for making similar threats last year.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Officials close schools in Blaine after threat

Schools in the northwest Washington town of Blaine were closed after receiving a threat that authorities later determined was not credible.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

Navy base in Washington state closed due to potential threat

The Washington State Patrol says the Navy’s nuclear submarine base and its undersea warfare center in Kitsap County were closed due to a potential threat.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018

U.S. general, citing gains, warns Islamic State still a danger

The U.S. general commanding forces against the Islamic State said it has lost 98 percent of the land it claimed and 7.7 million people have been liberated from its control, …


Police giving extra security after threat to Cory Booker

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, says the city is helping to provide extra security following a threat on the life of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.


Brewery makes algae beer to spotlight threat to Lake Erie

A brewery in Ohio is making a batch of green-colored beer called “Algae Blooms” to draw attention to the toxic algae that’s been fouling Lake Erie.


Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat – unaware that he was being poisoned.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017

U.S. tells Somalia mission staffers to leave over threat

The United States has ordered all non-essential employees of its mission to Somalia to leave the capital, Mogadishu, because of “specific threat information” against them.


Idaho inmate sentenced for threats to Washington state judge

An Idaho inmate who sent letters to a judge in Washington state threatening to kill the judge and his family has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison.


Colfax student arrested for alleged threat

One week after a shooting at Freeman High School left one student dead and three others injured, a Colfax High School student was arrested Friday morning for allegedly posting on …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Moscow takes high school shooting threat seriously

Moscow Police Chief James Fry confirmed Thursday a handwritten list of 10 names under the heading “people to shoot” is part of the investigation into threats allegedly made against students …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017

China says Trump’s trade threat over North Korea ‘unacceptable’

BEIJING – China on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off U.S. trade with countries that deal with North Korea and rejected pressure to do more to halt …