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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 4, 2009

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009


Courthouse watch: 6.4.09

A teen boy accused of burning a homeless man over stolen beer money pleaded innocent today to first-degree attempted murder and an alternative charge of first-degree assault. John C. Palmer, 16, is charged as an adult but being house in juvenile detention after his arrest…

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The big time: a billboard

It looks like Eli Skalak is getting his 15 minutes of fame. The suspected Coeur d'Alene burglar will be featured on Inland Northwest billboards advertising a crime stoppers reward for his capture. Skalak, 29, is accused of breaking into an elderly man's home in the…

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'Everyone just loved her'

The Mead woman killed in a crash in downtown Spokane Tuesday night was a secretary at a Spokane elementary school. Lori Keller died and her husband, Gary, may be paralyzed after Jon A. Strine crashed into their motorcycle while driving his Mercedes at Fifth Avenue…

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