Crime

Man accused of using bear spray on journalists charged

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man who is accused of using bear spray on two photojournalists and threatening a newspaper reporter during the Jan. 6 protests started by former President Donald Trump’s supporters at the Washington state Capitol has been…

Idaho police tested more than 300 rape kits last year

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fewer sexual assault evidence kits were submitted to the state for testing last year, according to an annual report from the Idaho State Police. In 2020, 477 kits were collected at medical facilities across the state,…

Idaho man sentenced to 25 years for child pornography

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Andrew Neil Smith, a 33-year-old Caldwell resident, was sentenced Wednesday. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Smith to…

Meet Slash! The newest Spokane Police K9

SPOKANE, Wash. -- There's a new K9 in town. The Spokane Police Department welcomed K9 Slash to the team in December. The 15-month-old purebred German Shephard is from Slovakia and…

Spokane Valley murder suspect arrested

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- The suspect in a Spokane Valley murder has been booked into jail after weeks on the run. Joseph M. Gray, 28, was booked into the Spokane County Jail at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday on charges of first-degree…

Impaired driver hits State trooper vehicle in Port Orchard

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A driver was arrested after rear-ending a Washington State Patrol vehicle early Sunday morning on Highway 16 near Tremont Street in Port Orchard. A 41-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of impairment after striking the…