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Discovery show, Dark Minds, looks at LC Valley murders

Discovery show, Dark Minds, looks at LC Valley murders

"The Phantom of the Civic Theatre," a new episode of the Investigation Discovery Channel's " Dark Minds " true-crime show, will air on Wednesday.

Missing mom's statements may be banned from trial

Missing mom's statements may be banned from trial

Prosecutors in northern Idaho say statements made by a woman before she disappeared should be allowed in the first-degree murder trial of her estranged husband.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Latah County Prosecutor's Office earlier this week challenged motions filed by attorneys for Charles A. Capone seeking to keep the statements out.

Rachael Anderson, a 40-year-old mother of four from Clarkston, Wash., was in the process of getting divorced when she disappeared April 16, 2010.

Authorities say she was lured to a Moscow, Idaho, auto repair shop owned by Capone where she was drugged and killed. Her body hasn't been found.

Court documents say that Anderson before disappearing was in what prosecutors call a state of ongoing emergency because she didn't know who was stalking her.

N. Idaho man charged with first-degree murder

A federal grand jury in northern Idaho has indicted a 37-year-old Lapwai man on one count of first-degree murder.

Raymond Scott Jr. is accused of killing 42-year-old William G. Reich with a hammer or other weapon in July.

Prosecutors say that Scott left Reich for dead in Reich's home in Lapwai after the attack.

The Lewiston Tribune reports in a story on Thursday that the federal indictment says Reich's injuries included a fractured skull and a laceration to the brain.

The FBI investigated because Scott and Reich are members of the Nez Perce Tribe and the death occurred on the Nez Perce Reservation.

Under federal law, Scott faces up to life in prison.

Co-defendant in Rachael Anderson case back in jail

An Idaho man released on bond after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the disappearance a Washington woman and agreeing to testify against her estranged husband is back in custody.

The Lewiston Tribune reports in a story on Thursday that David C. Stone is being held in the Latah County Jail after allegations he telephoned a witness on Tuesday.

Second District Court Judge Jeff Brudie is determining if Stone's conditions of probation should be modified or revoked.

Stone pleaded guilty in December to failure to notify law enforcement about a death after Rachael Anderson of Clarkston, Wash., went missing in 2010. Her body hasn't been found.

Stone's guilty plea is part of a deal that calls for him to testify at Charles A. Capone's first-degree murder trial.

Court rejects appeal of man serving 2 life terms

The Idaho Court of Appeals has rejected the appeal of a man serving two life terms with no parole for killing a Moscow woman.

The Lewiston Tribune reports the court earlier this week upheld David Meister's first-degree murder and conspiracy convictions in the 2001 shooting death 21-year-old Tonya Hart.

Meister argued that 2nd District Judge Carl B. Kerrick erred by limiting the testimony of an expert witness for the defense.

But the court ruled that the information on the expert's theories was presented to the jury during closing arguments.

Meister was convicted in 2003 but received a new trial and was convicted again in 2010.

In sentencing Meister after the second trial, Kerrick noted that Meister killed for money as a reason to deny Meister a chance at an early release.

Lewiston grad night prizes stolen from storage unit

Lewiston grad night prizes stolen from storage unit

Lewiston High School 2014 Safe and Sober Graduation Party officials say their storage unit was broken into during the past 24 hours, and several items that were to be used for graduates were taken.

The unit is located in the 1400 block of Ripon. Officials say the unit, which was organized and neatly stacked, is missing several "big ticket items," such as flat screen televisions, printers, comforter sets, memory foam mattress covers, Bluray players, blenders, kitchen appliances and tool box sets. The total loss is estimated to be between $3,000 and $5,000.

Kennewick men arrested with a pound of methamphetamine

 Kennewick men arrested with a pound of methamphetamine

After a yearlong drug trafficking investigation, detectives from the Quad Cities Drug Task Force arrested two Kennewick men and confiscated nearly a pound of methamphetamine.

31-year-old Rigoberto G. Sanchez and his uncle, 35-year-old Jose A. Rivera, were booked into the Asotin County Jail on charges of delivery of a controlled substance - methamphetamine. Officials say it was among the purest meth they have seen in this region.