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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 7, 2010


2 gang-related assaults reported in Spokane

Spokane police are investigating two assaults in the last four days that may be gang related. The first occurred April 3 near North Cincinnati Street and East Mission Avenue about 12:30 a.m. An 18-year-old said he was attacked by three people, one who “possibly fired…

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Bugbee to run for Spokane Co. prosecutor

Steve Tucker has a new challenger in the race for Spokane County prosecutor. Chris Bugbee, a 42-year-old Republican who worked six years as a deputy prosecutor, has announced his bid to unseat his former boss. He joins fellow Republican David Stevens and Democrat Frank Malone…

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Police: Wanted woman on lam with 2 kids 

A Spokane mother whose children have been ordered to return to state custody was spotted Tuesday in Portland. Patricia Lyons, 25, is wanted on a second-degree assault charge after police say she stabbed her ex-boyfriend on Saturday. Child Protective Services determined the incident violated court…

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Crews work at the scene of a crash on eastbound Interstate 90 that left a sedan pinned under a tractor-trailer Tuesday, April 6, 2010. (Courtesy of Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Convertible pinned under semi on I-90

Three crashes on three roads killed or injured nine people in the Inland Northwest Tuesday. In one, a Deer Park woman was in satisfactory condition after being extracted from her convertible, which was pinned under a semitrailer during a collision on Interstate 90 on Tuesday…

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Newest arrest puts man in SPD's top 10

A man considered one of Spokane’s most active criminals allegedly rammed a police vehicle during a pursuit late Monday, leading to his seventh arrest since December. Police spotted Aleksey Y. Solodyankin, 31, driving recklessly near Cincinnati Street and North Avenue about 10:40 p.m., but it…

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