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Sirens & Gavels archive for July 28, 2009

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009

Courthouse watch: 7.28.09

Two men accused of robbing a payday loan center Monday night met two very different fates today in Spokane County Superior Court. One was jailed on $100,000 bail. The other was ordered released after a judge ruled there was no probable cause to hold him…

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Garden Springs 1st grader Cody Gronau works on his pronouncation of the "N" sound during a class exercise on Dec. 5, 1996. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Then and now: Sleepy car thief

A Spokane teenager who fell asleep in a stolen car after asking convenience store customers for help hot-wiring was sentenced to 90 days in jail with credit for 86 days served.Cody A. Gronau, 19, (pictured above in 1996 as a Garden Springs first grader) was…

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15 years for meth; 6 months for homicide

A Post Falls man will spend at least five years in prison for selling and possessing methamphetamine. Donald J. Hall, 42, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison with eligibility for parole after five years. Judge Lansing Haynes sentenced Hall, who was charged after…

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