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UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

Public health workers fighting virus face growing threats

In the battle against COVID-19, public health workers spread across states, cities and small towns make up an invisible army on the front lines. But that army, which has suffered …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

Omak man who threatened to kill Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich enters guilty plea

Jaydin Ledford, 24, has agreed to a deal that will keep him out of prison but require he serve five years of probation. Knezovich said Thursday he participated in the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

West Valley school deputy arrests 13-year-old girl suspected of making social media threats on a dare

A West Valley School District resource deputy arrested a 13-year-old girl suspected of making social media threats on a dare Thursday morning.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Ohio legislator proposes gun restrictions, gets threatening memes

An Ohio state representative who has proposed gun restrictions said he found memes that he considers threatening printed out and placed in his mailbox.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 17, 2020

Spokane County asks for patience after man challenges snowplow driver to fisticuffs

“The snow started falling last Friday, and it’s been a long week for everybody,” a county spokeswoman said.


Teenager arrested after making social media threats tied to Central Valley High School

The incident does not appear related to messages written on a bathroom wall at the school, which prompted cancellation of classes after a lockdown Friday, according to the Spokane County …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Impeachment reversal: Diplomat now acknowledges quid pro quo

In a striking reversal, a top diplomat revised his testimony in the House impeachment inquiry to acknowledge that U.S. military aid to Ukraine was being withheld until the foreign ally …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019

Former Lewis and Clark student charged in school shooting threats to plead guilty

Neither prosecutors nor the defense team for 19-year-old Ryan B. Lee would comment Friday on the terms of a plea deal.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019

Spokane police looking for man who reportedly pointed gun at Browne’s Addition residents

Spokane police received a report of a man who pointed a gun at someone in the 2100 block of West Pacific Avenue just after 1 a.m., according to a news …


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Ryan Lee arrested third time while out on bail for school shooting threats, cyberstalking and harassment

Ryan Lee, the student who threatened to shoot students at Lewis and Clark High School, was arrested for the third time on Friday, according to Spokane Police.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Social media extortion could become felony crime in Washington

Demanding money to remove false information posted about a person or a business on social media could become a felony in Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019

Spokane County detectives investigating Facebook threats against Washington sheriffs

“Ozzie Knezovich is gonna get a bullet in his skull,” one of the Facebook posts said.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019

Police arrest suspect a second time for suspicion of new LC social media threats

Former Lewis and Clark High School student Ryan B. Lee, who is facing charges for threatening to shoot up the school last year, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion that …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018

Spokane police arrest teen who threatened middle school students

The teen, whose name was not released, allegedly made the threat to several middle school students following an argument, police said in a news release.


Trump escalates threats against migrant caravan

Eager to focus voters on immigration in the lead-up to the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Monday escalated his threats against a migrant caravan trudging slowly toward the U.S. …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Spokane Valley man accused of making threats, firing gun into bedroom floor

Sheriff’s deputies called in the SWAT team Friday night after a man allegedly made death threats and fired a handgun into the floor of a bedroom in Spokane Valley.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 14, 2018

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments

Saudi Arabia on Sunday threatened to retaliate for any sanctions imposed against it after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves “severe punishment” if it is responsible for the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018

Chilling call made to wife of ex-Interpol boss

The wife of the former Interpol president who disappeared in China revealed that she had received a threatening phone call warning of agents coming for her – but said she …


Malians vote in presidential runoff amid attacks, threats

Malians voted Sunday in a runoff presidential election to determine if incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will remain in office in this sprawling West African nation threatened by rising extremist violence. …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018

White House blames Iran for war of words with Trump

The White House on Monday blamed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for inciting a war of words with President Donald Trump, who warned that verbal threats could escalate into military conflict …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018

Gun by her side, GOP U.S. Senate candidate talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

After Parkland, even idle school threats get tough response

Fifteen students in one Florida school district are facing felony charges and prison time for making alleged threats since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Meanwhile, an autistic Minnesota …


Two boys arrested for making threats at 2 Tacoma schools

Tacoma Police say they have arrested two boys for threatening violence in separate incidents at two schools.


Stanford professor in recall effort receives rape threat

A Stanford University law professor who is leading an effort to recall a judge over his handling of a high-profile sexual assault case received an envelope Wednesday containing white powder …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017

Media group: 81 reporters died, threats soared in 2017

The world’s biggest journalists’ organization says that at least 81 reporters have been killed on the job this year and that violence and harassment against media staff have skyrocketed.


Police: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ threats prompt school closure

Police say an Ohio high school canceled classes after two teenage girls made threats similar to ones on the television show “Pretty Little Liars.”


New York City police probe threats sent to CNN’s Don Lemon

The New York Police Department is investigating alleged threats sent to CNN host Don Lemon.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017

Arrest made in connection to Lake City High threats; school resumes with safety measures in place

Dozens of cellphone-clutching students spilled out of the front entrance of Lake City High School on Thursday afternoon, the final bell giving them freedoms that were temporarily taken away.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017

North Korea keeps up military threats against U.S. after Trump’s ridicule

Tension between the United States and North Korea remained high Sunday as Pyongyang released propaganda videos showing U.S. planes and an aircraft carrier under attack.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump will ‘pay dearly’ for threat

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will “pay dearly” for his threats.