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Sirens & Gavels archive for Dec. 21, 2009

MONDAY, DEC. 21, 2009



Pharmacist who tackled robber fired

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho pharmacist who tackled a gun-toting robber and received a special award from the city of Coeur d'Alene has been fired for violating company policy. Jerry Gunderson said he was dismissed from the Shopko pharmacy late last month…

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Sharon and Dewey Brown stand behind their daughter Cami  next to the wanted poaster she made to try and get her favorite doll "Jenna" returned Monday December 21, 2009.  The family was staying overnight in the Spokane valley when their truck and attached U-Haul trailer were stolen and they lost all their possessions. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

U-Haul stolen from motel lot, again

A family traveling from North Dakota to Western Washington awoke this morning to find their pickup and rented moving trailer stolen from a Spokane Valley motel parking lot. Dewey and Sharon Brown and their 7-year-old daughter were headed to McChord Air Force Base, where he's…

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Men deny hate crime allegations

Three brothers accused of harassing a Coeur d’Alene man because of his ethnicity say they simply asked to buy electrical equipment from the man and were stunned when he pulled a gun on them. Ira Gino Tankovich, 47, Frank James Tankovich, 46, and William Michael…

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