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100 years ago in Spokane: Prosecutors allege Babe Langer killed bouncer to avoid debt

But the 28-year-old said on the stand that her own life had been threatened before the fatal shooting.


100 years ago in Spokane: Babe Langer’s defense in murder trial says woman was acting in self-defense

The 28-year-old was accused of murdering the man with whom she’d had a relationship. Edmond Haley had reportedly said he’d beat her for taking his whiskey.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Vodder guilty of murder in case of Bret Snow killing

A second suspect in the 2015 disappearance and killing of Bret Snow was found guilty Monday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., March 6, 2019, 11:05 p.m.

Woman guilty of Deer Park killing receives six-year prison sentence

Gloria Redmann will spend six and a half years in prison for killing her boyfriend and leaving his body wrapped in a tarp outside their Deer Park home in late …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:13 p.m.

New trial scheduled for Idaho man accused in baby’s death

A second trial date for a 28-year-old Orofino man charged in connection with the death of his 1-month-old daughter has been set for June 10.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Man found guilty of vehicular homicide, possession of meth in 2016 crash that killed bicyclist

A jury convicted a man of vehicular homicide and possession of methamphetamine stemming from a 2016 crash that killed a bicyclist in downtown Spokane.


Police block Chinese court where rights lawyer to be tried

Reporters, foreign diplomats and supporters were prevented from approaching the municipal court in Tianjin city where lawyer Wang Quanzhang was to be tried.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

Geiger Boulevard will get turning lane, new pavement, pedestrian and bike trail in preparation for Amazon

The federal government awarded Spokane County $14.3 million Thursday for a project to improve Geiger Boulevard in front of the Amazon fulfillment center being built just west of the city.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

‘El Chapo’ trial gives inside look at his rise to power

The U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has offered a screenplay-worthy picture of the lawlessness and excesses during his rise to power as Mexico’s most infamous drug lord.


Lewiston trial for infant death begins

Daniel Alldrin, 28, of Orofino, is charged with allegedly hitting his 29-day-old daughter, causing multiple bruises and internal injuries that resulted in her death. The trial is being held in …


Defendant denies any involvement in 2015 Newman Lake murder and dismemberment

For more than an hour Monday afternoon, 28-year-old Colby Vodder took the stand in his own defense, stamping a close to a week-long murder trial nearly three years in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Defense claims conspiracy in 2015 Newman Lake slaying

The trial of Colby D. Vodder began Tuesday, with his attorney telling a jury his client is the victim of a conspiracy that saw him wrongfully charged in the kidnapping …


First of four suspects in alleged murder of Bret Snow to start week-long trial Tuesday morning

Kidnapping and murder. As far as criminal charges are concerned, the allegations against Colby D. Vodder in the disappearance of Bret Snow are as serious as they come.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Judge rejects bid to move trial of Idaho teacher accused of killing puppy

Despite the hundreds of thousands of people outside of this Franklin County city who think that a local biology teacher who allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle …


Trial begins in $10B investor lawsuit against Volkswagen

Trial proceedings have begun in the lawsuit brought against Volkswagen by investors alleging the company did not give them timely notice of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …


Trial in lawsuit alleging mishandled burials set to begin

Galilee Memorial Gardens, the Tennessee cemetery where caskets were crushed and stacked, remains were mishandled and bodies were lost, remains closed.


Wylie Lane stabbing suspect stands mute, has 2-month trial scheduled

The man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl and stabbing eight more people – five of them children, all of them refugees – in June at a Boise apartment complex …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

‘Manafort and his lies’ at heart of case, prosecution argues

Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in the former …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:44 p.m.

Judge: Final lawsuit from Oso landslide can go to trial

The final wrongful death lawsuit from the Oso mudslide can go to trial later this year, a judge has ruled.


Manafort’s defense rests after calling no witnesses

Paul Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.


Bank official recalls red flags on Manafort loan application

A bank executive said he found several red flags with Paul Manafort’s finances while the former Trump campaign chairman was being considered for $16.5 million in bank loans.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 10:12 p.m.

Prosecutors to rest case at Manafort financial fraud trial

After three days of dramatic and sometimes salacious testimony in the trial of Paul Manafort, prosecutors returned to the nuts and bolts of their case against the former Trump campaign …


Gates says Manafort told him to be truthful to FBI

The star witness in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial says the former Trump campaign chairman told him to be truthful about offshore shell companies and bank accounts during a 2014 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Gates says he and Manafort disguised foreign income as loans

Paul Manafort’s longtime deputy told jurors Tuesday how he spent years disguising millions of dollars in foreign income as loans to lower the former Trump campaign chairman’s tax bill.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

Former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner acquitted in boating deaths

A jury acquitted former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner of killing three people in a Lake Coeur d’Alene boat crash two years ago.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Judge in Manafort trial: Don’t use word ‘oligarchs’

The judge in Paul Manafort’s trial told prosecutors Wednesday not to use the word “oligarch” to describe wealthy Ukrainians who paid millions to the former Trump campaign chairman.


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Prosecutors: Paul Manafort believed he was above the law

Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade U.S. tax and banking laws, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said Tuesday as they …


Man accused of stealing McDormand’s Oscar ordered to trial

A Los Angeles judge ordered a man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar statuette to stand trial on a felony grand theft charge.


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

Trial begins for former Spokane advertising executive involved in boat crash that killed three

Attorneys began opening statements in the trial of former Spokane advertising executive Dennis Magner, who pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and criminal conspiracy after he and several others were …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 4:49 p.m.

Judge decides competency of man accused of mailing explosives

A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area is not competent to help with his …