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Wapato, WA

Body Found in Wapato

WAPATO, Wash.-- A body was found on a basketball court in a park off Larena Lane on Yakama Nation Tribal land in Wapato early Sunday morning. The FBI is investigating this as a homicide. A spokeswoman says it's the body of a male. Right now the FBI, Yakima Tribal Police, Yakima Nation Fish and Wildlife, and the coroner are all on the scene in Apas Goudy park. The FBI spokeswoman says they're investigating because tribal members are believed to be involved. The neighborhood is blocked off except to those who live there.  (Mar 15, 2009 | post #1)

Spokane, WA

May 1976 Murder

Spokane Police Detective Brian Hamond believes he knows where to look for the man who raped and murdered 9-year-old Candice Elaine Rogers 49 years ago. Hamond is confident the killer is named in the case files his predecessors assembled in the year after Candy Rogers was abducted while selling Camp Fire mints near her home.  (Jul 26, 2008 | post #23)

Spokane, WA

May 1976 Murder

Sam: I'm going to head to Spokane Library on Wednesday, Look at the old Spokesman's review newspaper and will get a copy and post it here.  (May 8, 2007 | post #6)

Wapato, WA

Toppenish Mayor Fires Back...at KIMA

City Council to discuss sanctions for Toppenish mayor By PHIL FEROLITO YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC TOPPENISH -- City Council members plan to meet Monday night to consider sanctions, including the possible removal, of Mayor Bill Rogers for blaming the city's budget shortfall on a sales tax exemption for Yakama tribal members. Last month, during an angry response to how local CBS affiliate KIMA-TV reported Toppenish crime, Rogers told a reporter from the station: "The Indians don't pay taxes, which affects our revenue to fight the crime." Toppenish is located on the Yakama reservation, where the 1855 Treaty exempts tribal members from sales taxes. Rogers has publicly apologized for his comments several times. Now, at least one City Council member believes Rogers violated the council's code of conduct rules and wants him to step down, said City Manager Bill Murphy, who did not identify the council member. Rogers, however, said he doesn't think the council has a plausible reason to remove him, and has hired former Lower Valley District Court Judge George Colby to represent him. "I have rights and I intend to fully exercise my rights," he said Friday. "I'm not going to let them railroad me around." Rogers has nine months left on his two-year term as mayor, a largely ceremonial position chosen by fellow council members. City Council members plan to discuss the matter in a closed session, but Rogers said he wants it done publicly. Rogers' comments stirred the town and seemed to have opened old racial wounds suffered by many tribal members. Some tribal members have threatened to boycott local businesses and a few store owners worry they may lose tribal customers. Tribal leaders earlier released a low-key response expressing concern about Rogers' statement, but adding they didn't want to make a big issue out of it and didn't want it to happen again. Tribal members and other residents packed City Hall during the last City Council meeting, some calling for the mayor to step down while others accepted his apology. After hearing the complaints, the City Council began discussing whether to remove Rogers. Councilman Fred Diaz said Rogers has made other offensive comments in the past and suggested he step down. Councilmen Blaine Thorington and Loren Belton also voiced concern about Rogers comments, but the matter was tabled until Councilwoman Clara Jimenez could be present.  (Apr 7, 2007 | post #2)

Spokane, WA

May 1976 Murder

Let's see if this link works. http://www.newspap erarchive.com/cach e2/15438973_lx.jpg  (Feb 20, 2007 | post #3)

Spokane, WA

May 1976 Murder

Hi Oscar. What I have found the case was solved. Heres some info and a link to what I found. Remember some of the case my two cousins were newspaper carries and new the girl. Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Friday, June 5 Landlord may get reward in MURDER SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Police Chief Wayne Hendren has recommended awarding the in the Nanette Martin Reward Fund to the landlord of convicted MURDERer Thomas Edward Mahrt. Dean Wilson of SPOKANE said he will be pleased to accept the reward. The fund was established through a SPOKANE bank by The Spokesman-Review, after the dismembered body of one of its CARRIERs. Nanette Marie Martin, 13, was found by police April 5. Mahrt. 28, was sentenced Thursday to ... http://www.newspap erarchive.com/Land ingPage.aspx?type= glp&search=spo kane%20washington% 20newspaper%20carr ier%20murder&i mg=\\na0022\289633 4\15438973.html  (Feb 20, 2007 | post #2)

Wapato, WA

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I went back to Wapato a month ago and I can't believe how much the town has changed. My parents still live, I was born there too and graduated in 1983. I willing to help with the project.  (Feb 18, 2007 | post #2)

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