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Sirens & Gavels archive for Nov. 3, 2009

TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 2009

Out on bail, accused rapist pleads not guilty 

A man accused of raping a woman in an interrogation room at Fairchild Air Force Base pleaded not guilty in Spokane County Superior Court today. Michael W. Fassbender, 32, is charged with first-degree rape after a woman told sheriff’s deputies that Fassbender choked her into…

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Second trial begins in shooting death

The second trial of a Spokane man accused of murdering another man in a dispute near his home more than two years ago began today in Spokane County Superior Court. Allan L. Turnipseed, who was 51 when a jury couldn't reach a verdict in April,…

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Audio features Subway store robbers

Spokane police released an audio recording today of a recent robbery at a northwest Spokane Subway store in hopes someone will recognize the voices of the two robbers. The men held an employee of the store at 1103 W. Northwest Blvd. at knife point about…

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Heli radar catches man who drove 100 mph

A sheriff’s helicopter used infrared radar to locate an Airway Heights driver whose speed topped 100 mph early Saturday. Jared H. Horton, 22, was arrested after abandoning his still-running 1998 Chevy Malibu in a driveway along Lewis Road and running from a home into a…

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