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Opening statements concluded Monday morning in the trial of the man accused of shooting attack at Seattle Pacific University in 2014.

Defense Zipping Through Witness List In Oregon Standoff Trial

Sep 29, 2016

Their start was rocky, but the defense attorneys for Ammon Bundy and six others accused of taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge picked up speed Wednesday — so much so it appears they could wrap their case up next week.

Toward the end of the day’s session, U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown observed the defense was quickly moving through its witness list. The day started, however, on much shakier legs.

Lawsuits against the Washington Department of Natural of Resources and Snohomish County over the deadly Oso landslide can go forward.

Washington Speaker of the House Frank Chopp said “now is not the time” to try to impeach indicted State Auditor Troy Kelley and that it would be a distraction.

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Medical marijuana activists are reacting to Tuesday’s verdict in federal court in Spokane, in which three people were convicted of growing marijuana in a state where medical and recreational marijuana are legal. The three defendants were found guilty of growing marijuana, but not on the scale the federal prosecution maintained. They were also acquitted of charges related to selling marijuana, and possession of firearms.

Kari Boiter of the group American for Safe Access, says the fact the jury acquitted the defendants on four out of five charges meant they knew the truth.

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The case of a northeast Washington family accused of growing and selling marijuana has gone to the jury in a federal trial in Spokane.

The closing arguments in the case began Monday and continued briefly Tuesday morning. The judge sent the jury to the deliberation room shortly after 9 a.m.

The federal case is unusual in that it accused a family of producing and selling marijuana in Washington, where both medical marijuana and recreational pot are legal. The family claimed they were growing marijuana for medical purposes.

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The getaway driver in the 2009 killings of four Lakewood police officers will receive a new trial. That was the unanimous decision Thursday of the Washington Supreme Court.

A municipal court judge in Kirkland, Washington, is mulling whether to dismiss domestic violence charges against U.S. soccer star Hope Solo.

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An Oregon man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb a crowded holiday event in Portland's town square in 2010.

Mohamed Mohamud was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland in a plot that actually was an FBI sting.

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The getaway driver in the murders of four Lakewood police officers is seeking a new trial. The case has made it to the Washington Supreme Court and today the justices heard arguments.

Amanda Knox To Face Second Murder Trial

Mar 26, 2013

Seattle native and University of Washington student Amanda Knox will stand trial in Italy for murder – again.

Portland Employee Faces Terrorism Charge

Mar 6, 2013

Portland city employee Reaz Qadir Khan was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to provide "material support" to terrorists.  As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, the US Department of Justice alleges he helped a terrorist plan a deadly suicide attack in Lahore, Pakistan in 2009.

SALEM, Ore. - For decades, Oregon’s trial lawyers and doctors have battled over medical malpractice. Now, the state’s physician governor has brokered a deal aimed at reducing medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s one of the high-profile issues in the legislative session that gets underway Monday. But the state's medical community is deeply divided over the proposal.

A long-festering dispute between Oregon doctors and trial lawyers may be closer to a resolution. The two groups have reached a deal aimed at reducing the cost of medical malpractice litigation. It’s one of many subjects of debate when Oregon lawmakers return to the capitol Monday. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

Mohamud Guilty: Sentencing Set For May

Feb 1, 2013
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Sentencing is scheduled for May 14th for Mohamed Mohamud. The young Somali-American man  has been convicted of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.

Defense Grills Operative On Underlying Motives

Jan 18, 2013

One of the operatives who worked with Mohamed Mohamud on a false plot said the defendant showed up with a complete plan. But defense attorneys are exploring potential problems with that story. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.

Attorneys Paint Dueling Pictures Of Mohamud

Jan 14, 2013

Attorneys laid out opening statements Friday in the trial of a young man accused of a bomb plot. The FBI enacted a sting operation that led to the arrest of Mohamed Mohamud. From Oregon Public Broadcasting, April Baer reports.

Thursday marks the beginning of the end in a six-year-long court case involving a former Spokane police officer and the death of a Spokane man. Karl F. Thompson faces sentencing Thursday morning in Spokane’s federal court. Paige Browning reports from Spokane.

Closing Arguments Tuesday in Bales Preliminary Hearing

Nov 13, 2012

Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the preliminary hearing for a US Army soldier accused of murdering 16 Afghan civilians and wounding six others. The hearing is to determine whether the case advances to Court Martial. KUOW's Patricia Murphy Reports

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Army prosecutors say Staff Sgt. Robert Bales murdered 16 Afghan civilians in two villages this past March in an act of “sheer brutality.” That was the opening argument at a pretrial hearing Monday to determine if Bales will face a full court martial and possibly the death penalty. Correspondent Austin Jenkins was in court at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Cody Crawford, the man charged in the firebombing of a Corvallis, Oregon mosque in 2010, will be released from jail Wednesday morning. Judge Thomas Coffin made the ruling after two court sessions Tuesday. KLCC’S Lucy Ohlsen was at the Federal Courthouse in Eugene.