Emma Epperly, SpokesmanReview

Emma Epperly


Spokane, WA, United States

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Past articles by Emma:

Six years after man accused of cutting out wife's tongue, judge set to determine his competency to stand trial

More than six years ago, Lyudmila Pavlik was found covered in blood and badly beaten in her living room. → Read More

'Best day ever': Stevens Elementary third graders participate in poetry slam at SCC

Santiago, an 8-year-old at Stevens Elementary School, pushed up his glasses as he nervously began reading his poem Wednesday to a crowd participating in the annual Poetry Slam at Spokane Community College. → Read More

Courthouse dogs offer comfort, support to crime victims

Reporting a sexual assault or other violent crime is terrifying, and that’s just the start. → Read More

School district publicly reviews 'lessons learned' in response to school shooting hoax

When police officers swarmed into Lewis and Clark High School’s cafeteria last month with their guns drawn, Principal Ivan Corley had no idea why they were there. → Read More

Next court appearance of grad student accused of Idaho killings set for June

The 28-year-old accused of killing four University of Idaho students will not appear in court again until June. → Read More

Trial of Iraqi man accused of strangling ex-wife in 'honor killing' to start Monday

A 33-year-old Iraqi immigrant is set to stand trial this week for the death of his ex-wife in what investigators called an “honor killing.” → Read More

Woman arrested while filming Spokane police settles lawsuit with city and county for $57,500

Walking home from watching a friend’s DJ set in the summer of 2021, Erika Prins Simonds noticed a large number of Spokane Police officers interviewing people in a parking lot across from a bar on Sprague Avenue. → Read More

In race for county prosecutor, incumbent Haskell takes aim at 'lawlessness,' while Conklin eyes reform, transparency

Incumbent Spokane County Prosecutor Larry Haskell hopes to fight “lawlessness” by holding people accountable if elected to a third term, while challenger Deb Conklin argues the current system isn’t working and that reforms are necessary to reduce repeat offenses. → Read More

Neighbors want to designate the Cannon Streetcar Suburb as a historic district, with ballots due Nov. 1

Nick Reynolds loves his neighborhood. → Read More

Innovia Foundation launches Sandy Williams Fund to benefit Carl Maxey Center

The Innovia Foundation has launched the Sandy Williams Fund, an endowed fund to benefit the Carl Maxey Center. → Read More

New COVID-19 booster shots to arrive in Inland Northwest; local experts urge vaccination as cases likely to increase

Getting the new and improved COVID-19 booster shot should be easier than when the first vaccines released, Spokane's health officer said Friday. → Read More

Five years after deadly attack, sentencing hearing begins for Freeman High School shooter

The former Freeman High School student who killed one of his classmates and injured three others should have a chance to live a meaningful life after he gets out of prison, his defense attorney argued Thursday, while prosecutors argued the 20-year-old should serve more time behind bars to pay for the damage he did to the community. → Read More

WSU recent graduate Nam Nguyen wins The Diana Award for humanitarian work

The recent Washington State University graduate's efforts to make societal change were recognized last month when he received The Diana Award, honoring young people for their social action or humanitarian work. The honor is named after Diana, Princess of Wales. → Read More

Some primary races still too close to call as of Thursday

A number of races from Tuesday’s primary election remained too close to call on Thursday. → Read More

Months after elderly Spokane man's death, former neighbor arrested for homicide

Twice on a February day, Spokane firefighters were called to a home on Rockwell Avenue where they found a 77-year-old man bruised and beaten. Now, four months after his death the man’s final statements led to the arrest of his friend for the beating that led to his death. → Read More

Judge sentences robber to 30 years, reduction from life sentence under 'three strike' law

On Wednesday afternoon, Thomas Butler, 39, looked Spokane County Superior Court Judge Julie McKay in the eye and told her how much he has changed in his 13 years in prison. → Read More

Matt Shea claimed U-Haul in CdA was filled with Antifa. But among those arrested was man who attended Shea's church

Of the 31 men police say are members of a white supremacist group arrested in Coeur d’Alene and accused of conspiring to riot, several live in Washington and Idaho. → Read More

Man serving life without parole for 1986 killing of pharmacy clerk to be resentenced

It was 36 years ago when Christopher Blystone kidnapped a Halpin’s Pharmacy clerk with an accomplice, drove him up to Mica Peak and shot him in the back of the head numerous times. → Read More

Spokane Valley deputy strives to help homeless people with basic needs so they can get long-term boost

Deputy Joshua Pratt bent down to speak to a man and woman experiencing homelessness in a forested area near Interstate 90 Wednesday morning. → Read More

Charges dropped against man accused of killing girlfriend's toddler

Prosecutors dismissed a murder charge against a 19-year-old man accused of killing his girlfriend's toddler. → Read More