Crime

WSP: Man wanted for assault in governor's mansion breach

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The Washington State Patrol is asking for help identifying a man believed to have been involved in breaching the governor's mansion grounds last month. The incident happened on January 6 and the suspect is being investigated for…

Man suspected of killing Othello women could be deported

OTHELLO, Wash. (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is moving to deport a man suspected of killing two women and leaving their dismembered bodies in an abandoned car in the central Washington town of Othello, officials said. Mauricio Nava-Garibay,…

No charges for Spokane officers who shot confessed robber

SPOKANE, Wash. -- No charges will be filed against two Spokane Police officers who shot a robbery suspect in August. The County Prosecutor's Office said Officers Dale Harvey and Christopher Johnson were justified in their use of force against Jonathan…

Pandemic causes backlog of 40K cases in Idaho court system

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s judicial system faces a backlog of thousands of cases because of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the chief justice of the state’s highest court said. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Bevan described the…

Arrests after homeless activists try to occupy hotel

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police said they arrested at least three people in Olympia, Washington, after a group that advocates for the homeless tried to occupy a hotel, prompting guests and staffers to shelter in place for several hours. Olympia…

Lewiston Police recover stolen firearms at Travel Inn Lodge

LEWISTON, Idaho -- Lewiston Police recovered 12 stolen firearms, ammo and other items associated with a burglary at the Travel Inn Lodge on Monday. Police were led to the hotel room following their arrest of 40-year-old Ricky D. Walker of…

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…