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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 19, 2009

FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009

Batty back in jail for driving offenses

A retired firefighter with a history of driving arrests is back in jail after a judge learned he’d caused two car crashes and received one speeding ticket since his last arrest. David W. Batty, 53, who had been prohibited from driving since last fall after…

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This is the machete used in the June 17 attack. Douglas Harmon is charged with two counts of first-degree assault. Photo courtesy KHQ. (KHQ)

Courthouse watch: 6.19.09

A man accused of attacking a teenager with a machete will undergo a mental health evaluation before he appears in court. A court appearance for Douglas W. Harmon, 49, was cancelled Friday so he could be transported to Eastern State Mental Hospital. Judge Ellen Kalama…

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Fake dreadlocks part of robber's disguise

Some wear ski masks. Others pull hoods over their heads. But a man who may be responsible for two hits at payday loan centers in the past week appears to be taking a different approach to concealing his identity: fake dreadlocks. The dreadlock wigs found…

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