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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 30, 2009

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2009

Courthouse watch: 9.30.09

The man accused of killing two men Saturday argued with one before firing a gun at them, then picked up a "bigger gun with bigger flashes" and continued shooting, witnesses told police. But victim Jack T. Lamere, 41, had a gun, too, though it was…

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Defendant headbutts lawyer in court

YAKIMA, Wash. -- (AP) A murder trial in Yakima was interrupted this morning when the defendant head-butted his lawyer. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports medics were called for attorney Adolfo Banda who was bleeding heavily from a cut above his left eye. He later told Judge…

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The FBI is looking for this man, who robbed the INB bank branch at Hawthorne Road and Nevada Street at gunpoint Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009. Officials say the suspect tied up bank employees with duct tape during the robbery. (Spokane Valley Police Department)

Spokane bank robber still at large

In a brazen act and shockingly ugly fashion statement, a man in striped purple-and-gold poncho, a blond wig and brown false mustache tied up Spokane bank employees before escaping with cash Tuesday. The man walked into the INB Bank branch at Hawthorne Road and Nevada…

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