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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

MONDAY, JAN. 28, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 24, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23, 2013

Good grief

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities in California say the voice actor who portrayed Charlie Brown in many "Peanuts" shows was arrested on charges that include stalking. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Angelica de Cima said Peter Robbins was arrested Sunday at the San Ysidro...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2013

FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013

Idaho man indicted in mother's slaying

A federal grand jury indicted an Idaho man for first-degree murder Tuesday. The indictment alleges that Kenneth D. Broncheau, 48, of Winchester, shot and killed his mother, Carol Haskell, on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation on June 21, 2012, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office....

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Murder solved in Colville coffee shop

Stevens County Prosecutors filed charging documents Tuesday detailing the allegations against woman charged last week with killing a man believed to be her half-brother in Colville. Deena L. Bailey, 49, remains held on a $1 million bond after she was arrested last Thursday on the...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 11, 2013

Batiste to remain at helm of WSP

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste will keep his badge over the objections of troopers. Gov.-elect Jay Inslee said today he will re-appoint Batiste today, citing the chief's extensive law enforcement experience and record of results at the helm of the 2,400 person agency. “Chief...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2013

TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013

2 Bellevue cops demoted for affair

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo has demoted two top commanders for having an extramarital affair. The relationship investigated by the Washington State Patrol violated the department's code of conduct because Maj. John Manning supervised Capt. Autumn Fowler. KING reports both have...

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MONDAY, JAN. 7, 2013

Union urges Inslee to replace WSP chief

OLYMPIA (AP) — The union for Washington State Patrol troopers and sergeants wants Gov.-elect Jay Inslee to replace Chief John Batiste. Washington State Patrol Troopers Association President Tommie Pillow told The Olympian the chief is out of touch. A spokesman for Batiste says he's not...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2013

219 DUI arrests over holiday season 

A holiday season crackdown on drunken driving led to 219 arrests across Spokane, Pend Oreille and Ferry counties. That’s up from 197 arrests during the same period a year earlier, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. The increase is attributed to the first-ever “Drive...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

Fired Lakewood officer fighting termination

LAKEWOOD — A fired Lakewood police officer says he'll fight his termination. Brian Wurts, who was president of the Lakewood Police Independent Guild when the union's treasurer stole charitable donations made to the families of four slain police officers, told The News Tribune he was...

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Report: SPD lacks certified instructors 14 

None of the Spokane Police Department's defensive tactics instructors are certified by the state and may have relied on a flawed legal interpretation while teaching officers when it's OK to use deadly force, the city's Use of Force Commission has found. "In fact, no officers...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 2013

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