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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 2, 2010


Spokane police and Spokane County sheriff's deputies block off the scene of an officer-involved shooting in the 4100 block of East 36th Avenue in southeast Spokane on Friday, March 26, 2010. A man who fired on police was shot and later died. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Gunman threatened to cause a 'war zone'

A gunman shot and killed by police last week had told his brother-in-law the day before that he planned to turn the neighborhood into a "war zone," according to court documents filed Friday. Todd E. White, 46, had previously threatened to kill Gary Paul in…

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Tips sought on driver v. pedestrian assault

Police are seeking tips on a driver they believe intentionally hit a pedestrian near a Spokane elementary school last week. The victim was struck at 200 W. Nebraska, across the street from Madison Elementary School, about 4:30 p.m. on March 26. Officers believe the crash…

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Ex-dspatcher sues Adams County over Taser

It started with a Taser.Soon, an Adams County Sheriff’s dispatcher was the target of relentless harassment that led to her resignation and still affects her today.Those allegations are contained in a recent complaint against Adams County filed by Jeanette Ivan, a former dispatcher who claims…

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Alert neighbor helps nab burglary suspects

An alert neighbor in the Five Mile Prairie area helped Spokane police catch two juveniles in connection with three home burglaries overnight. The neighbor reported seeing two suspicious males running from the area as police responded to the 8700 block of North Cherry Lane for…

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