Spokane Backpack Bomb http://www.kplu.org en Northwest white supremacist sentenced to 32 years for MLK Day bomb http://www.kplu.org/post/northwest-white-supremacist-sentenced-32-years-mlk-day-bomb <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &ndash; The white supremacist who planted a bomb along Spokane&#39;s Martin Luther King Day parade has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. It&#39;s the maximum sentence the federal judge was allowed to hand down under the terms of a plea deal between Kevin Harpham and federal prosecutors.</p><p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 23:46:29 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3513 at http://www.kplu.org MLK bomb was planned to injure, suspect says in guilty plea http://www.kplu.org/post/mlk-bomb-was-planned-injure-suspect-says-guilty-plea <p>SPOKANE, Wash. - The man accused of attempting to bomb the Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane admits that he constructed and planted the explosive with the intent to hurt parade participants. That admission came with the guilty plea entered Wednesday by 37-year-old Kevin Harpham.</p><p> Wed, 07 Sep 2011 20:59:29 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2567 at http://www.kplu.org Feds to ask potential jurors about racist ties in Spokane case http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-ask-potential-jurors-about-racist-ties-spokane-case <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983659.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-983659.mp3</a></p><p>Prosecutors in a federal hate crime case in Spokane are asking prospective jurors if they have ties to racist and militia groups. The man accused of planting a backpack bomb along Spokane&#39;s Martin Luther King Day parade route in January has been linked to white supremacists.</p> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:18:34 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2443 at http://www.kplu.org Spokane backpack bomb suspect plea: not guilty http://www.kplu.org/post/spokane-backpack-bomb-suspect-plea-not-guilty <p>The Colville man accused of planting a bomb along Spokane&rsquo;s Martin Luther King Day parade route pleaded not guilty today.</p><p>It was Kevin Harpham&rsquo;s second appearance in federal court. The 36 year old wore a tan Spokane County Jail uniform and ankle shackles. His plea means the case is now headed to trial. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:44:09 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 1063 at http://www.kplu.org Spokane backpack bomb suspect plea: not guilty Grand jury issues indictment in Spokane bomb case http://www.kplu.org/post/grand-jury-issues-indictment-spokane-bomb-case <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959070.mp3</p><p>The man charged with planting a bomb along the route of Spokane&#39;s Martin Luther King Day parade will appear in federal court today.</p><p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:14:06 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 1055 at http://www.kplu.org FBI document reveals Spokane backpack bomb was radio-controlled http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-document-reveals-spokane-backpack-bomb-was-radio-controlled <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-958144.mp3</p><p>The backpack bomb found along the route of Spokane&rsquo;s Martin Luther King Day Parade was supposed to be triggered remotely using a car alarm receiver. That&rsquo;s according to a newly uncovered FBI document.</p><p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:25:28 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 1018 at http://www.kplu.org FBI document reveals Spokane backpack bomb was radio-controlled Suspect in bomb case expressed Neo-Nazi views as “Joe Snuffy” http://www.kplu.org/post/suspect-bomb-case-expressed-neo-nazi-views-%E2%80%9Cjoe-snuffy%E2%80%9D <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-957106.mp3</p><p>This week Northeast Washington learned one of its residents is suspected of being a Neo-Nazi terrorist. The FBI arrested 36-year-old Kevin Harpham for allegedly planting a bomb in a backpack along the route of Spokane&#39;s Martin Luther King Day Parade. Harpham is now being held at the Spokane County Jail.</p><p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:11:45 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 980 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-12 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Pirates in Fatal Yacht Hijacking Indicted</strong></li><li><div><b>Arrest in Spokane&nbsp;MLK Day Bomb Plot</b></div><ul></ul></li><li><strong>State Details Patient Escape from Western State</strong></li><li><b>UW-WSU Meet Tonight in Pac-10 Championships</b></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Indictments in High Seas Hijacking, Murders</b></p><p>Fourteen men are charged today with the hijacking of a yacht on which four Americans - <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/us-military-seattle-couple-among-four-killed-somali-pirates">including a Seattle couple </a>- were shot to death.</p><p>The US Justice Department is holding the 13 Somalis and a man from Yemen in Norfolk, Virginia. They are expected to make a court appearance today, according to The Associated Press.</p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:58:02 +0000 KPLU News Staff 965 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines FBI arrests man with Neo-Nazi ties in Spokane bomb case http://www.kplu.org/post/fbi-arrests-man-neo-nazi-ties-spokane-bomb-case <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-956882.mp3</p><p>The FBI has arrested a man with Neo-Nazi ties in connection with the attempted bombing on Martin Luther King Day in Spokane. Agents arrested the man in rural Stevens County.</p><p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:57:26 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 966 at http://www.kplu.org FBI arrests man with Neo-Nazi ties in Spokane bomb case Does political incivility go hand-in-hand with change? http://www.kplu.org/post/does-political-incivility-go-hand-hand-change <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-955859.mp3</p><p>A <a href="http://foley.wsu.edu/civility">national conference in Spokane</a> focuses on something a lot of people fear is dying out: civility in American politics. Many see the January shooting in Tuscon as just one sign that the nation&#39;s civic discourse has been replaced with mudslinging, threats, and even violence.</p><p>Spokane itself was shaken by backpack bomb discovered along the route of a Martin Luther King Day parade.</p><p>But consider this: Incivility can sometimes play a positive role in democracy, at least according to some experts.</p><p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 17:01:23 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 930 at http://www.kplu.org Does political incivility go hand-in-hand with change? Spokane backpack bomb 'unusually sophisticated' http://www.kplu.org/post/spokane-backpack-bomb-unusually-sophisticated <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-946441.mp3</p><p>The FBI says a backpack bomb found along the Martin Luther King Day parade route in Spokane could have hurt many people. A bomb disposal unit safely defused the device Monday. Now the federal government has enlisted a joint terrorism task force to track down the would-be bomber.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 15:25:30 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 557 at http://www.kplu.org Spokane backpack bomb 'unusually sophisticated'