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Sirens & Gavels archive for Aug. 13, 2009

THURSDAY, AUG. 13, 2009

Yawn in court gets man 3 weeks in jail

Courtroom dwellers, beware. That yawn could cost you. Here's the AP story of an Illinois man who discovered that first hand: JOLIET, Ill. — An Illinois judge has freed a man who had been in jail for three weeks after letting loose a loud yawn…

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Courthouse watch: 8.13.09

A bondsman accused of forcing an old man to give him $6,000 appeared was scheduled to plead innocent today in Spokane County Superior Court. Ryan M. Holmes, 46, of Holmes Brothers Bail Bonds, was charged in a case his lawyer calls a "civil dispute run…

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Twice the speed; triple the alcohol

The driver of a van that slammed into pickup last week, killing a Mead woman, was drunk and speeding at the time of the crash, according to a search warrant.Lucian G. Brisan, 29, faces a vehicular homicide charge for the Aug. 7 crash that killed…

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Landlord wanted on 20 theft charges

A scandal police say bilked a rental owner out of more than $15,000 ended with 20 theft charges filed against a husband and wife hired to managed two Spokane apartment complexes. Trial for Theresa M. Walters, 33, scheduled to begin Aug. 21, but police can’t…

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