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Sirens & Gavels archive for July 14, 2009

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009

Nov. 31? Are you sure?

A Rathdrum man pulled over for speeding Tuesday gave a Spokane Valley police officer good reason to be suspicious: he claimed to have been born on Nov. 31. Knowing that “30 days hath September, April, June, and November,” (Officer Jack) Rosenthal arrested the man for…

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OxyContin robberies hit high

After a relatively quiet period, Spokane has seen a surge in pharmacy robberies. At least three robberies and one attempted robbery have occurred since the beginning of June. Nicholas A. Blessing, 28, (right), who's accused of stealing OxyContin from the Walgreens at 2105 E. Wellesley…

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Courthouse watch: 7.14.09

A man who convinced his girlfriend he was a covert military agent and swindled thousands of dollars to fund his gambling habit will spend the next six months in jail. The woman felt so bad about her bank losing money she repaid them. Now her…

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