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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 2009

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009

Cracking down on pot seeds

Authorities apparently are making progress in the war on marijuana seed peddling. The Associated Press reports that a deal is in the works to bring Canada's "Prince of Pot" to a federal court in Seattle to plead guilty to a charge of conspiring to maunfacture…

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TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009

Anyone missing any sheep heads? 

Two sheep heads were found in Spokane Valley this morning. The heads were found in the middle of Sprague Avenue just after 2 a.m., at different cross streets, Spokane County Sheriff's Sgt. Dave Reagan told reporter Sara Leaming. Reagan said deputies think the heads may…

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Courthouse watch: 6.2.09 

Suspects on the first appearance calendar today included a 62-year-old man accused of a brazen, daylight burglary at a Spokane Valley convenience store. James R. Clemons appeared in Spokane County Superior Court via video today to hear his charges: first-degree theft and second-degree burglary. Judge…

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'I'm ashamed to be an officer of this court'

A high-profile OxyContin robbery case that drew sanctions against the Spokane County Prosecutor's Office and allegations of a state witness framing the defendants earned a young man nearly 26 years in prison today. It was an emotional day in court as Tyler W. Gassman's lawyer,…

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MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009

Courthouse watch: 6.1.09

Suspects on today's Superior Court docket included a man connected to an accused methamphetamine dealer arrested after a day-long stand off last week. David L. "Cowboy Dave" Harwood was arrested May 27 near the Whitworth Arms apartments, the site of a Sheriff's SWAT team standoff…

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Wanted: Two Whipples

An accused armed robber failed to appear in court earlier this month, and Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to his capture. Joseph E. Whipple, 21, (left) and Jimmy D. Dempsey, 17, were each due in Spokane County Superior Court May…

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New charges in bridge-pushing case

Additional charges have been filed against the man accused of trying to force his estranged wife's boyfriend to jump off a bridge two weeks ago. Those charges show deputies responded to reports of violence at the couple's home a week prior. David E. Epley, 36,…

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Spokane Fire Department honors citizen heroes

Eleven citizens received life-saving awards from the Spokane Fire Department Saturday. The annual awards ceremony also honored retirements and promotions. Honored citizens include a 20-year-old man who saved a man from a burning van in January, a 9-year-old girl who rescued her sister from a…

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