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Sirens & Gavels archive for Dec. 10, 2009

THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2009

Fugitives include familar face

It was a story like no other. A shoplifter struggling with Wal-Mart employees. A confused man interferes, thinking the girl is in trouble. She gets away; he gets arrested. A month later, the man tracks her down, leading to her arrest. Scott Hughes still hasn't…

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Cabbie robbed at gunpoint, teens charged

A teenage boy accused of pistol whipping and robbing a Spokane Valley cabdriver pleaded not guilty in Spokane County Superior Court Wednesday. Enrico A. White, 16, is charged with first-degree robbery for an alleged pre-dawn gunpoint attack Nov. 26. He and a 15-year-old boy are…

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More charged in home invasion robbery

A 22-year-old woman is accused of helping three men charged with a home invasion robbery in Spokane Valley last month. Vatsana Muongkhoth was arraigned Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, possession…

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Lawyer: Blame it on the caffeine

The Idaho motorist accused of striking down two pedestrians on the Washington State University campus may be suffering from “caffeine psychosis,” his lawyer said. The lawyer for Dan Noble, 31, (right) of Moscow, said Tuesday that his client was known to consume large amounts of…

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Spokane Valley firefighters rescued a young whitetail deer Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, after the it wandered onto thin ice at Liberty Lake and became stranded. Crews from the Spokane Fire Department were called to the 2000 block of South Liberty Lake Drive around 10 a.m., after a resident reported a deer had fallen through the ice and was stuck. (Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Deer rescued on Liberty Lake 

Firefighters rescued a young whitetail deer Wednesday after it became stranded on thin ice at Liberty Lake. Crews from the Spokane Valley Fire Department were called to the 2000 block of South Liberty Lake Drive around 10 a.m., after a resident reported a deer had…

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