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Sirens & Gavels archive for Aug. 19, 2009

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19, 2009

Keller trial underway in Texas 

The national spotlight in the legal world this week is on a Texas judge accused of blocking a death row inmate's access to a last-minute appeal. The trial of Sharon Keller has incensed both sides of the death penalty debate and is being covered heavily…

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Bad day for STA 

If the allegations are to believed, Spokane Transit Authority had a bad day yesterday.Two men appeared in Spokane County Superior Court today on felony charges related to two altercations involving STA buses that occurred two hours apart Tuesday evening.Michael W. Maltos, 47, is charged with…

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Man survives 3 crashes on 1 road 

The only survivor of a crash on Lovell Valley Road near Plummer, Idaho has survived two other one-car crashes on that same road.Joseph M. Matt, 24, of Worley, was thrown from a 1997 Jeep Cherokee about 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday after the car left the…

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Courthouse watch: 8.19.09

A crime spree that saw a teen rob stores of thousands of dollars at gunpoint ended with a suspect crying in front of detectives after lying to protect his friends, according to a probable cause affidavit.Daniel I. Neace, 19, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court…

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Crime Stoppers mug shot matchup

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the capture of these four people. Can you match the mug shot with the allegation? Click the link below for the answers.Alleged crimes: second-degree malicious mischief and third-degree driving while license suspended, violation of…

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