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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 8, 2010


Wanted mother, 2 kids found safe

A Spokane mother whose children have been ordered to return to state custody has been located in Portland. Patricia Lyons, 25, left Spokane after police say she stabbed her ex-boyfriend on Saturday. Child Protective Services determined the incident violated court restrictions, and her 5-year-old daughter,…

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Trial starts in murder of 80-year-old man

A jury will soon decide whether a career burglar murdered an elderly Spokane Valley man in 2008. David K. Brewczynski, 44, is accused of killing 80-year-old Kenneth Cross in a botched burglary at Cross’ Boone Avenue home on Sept. 20, 2008. A week after the…

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Spokane police K-9 nabs robbery suspect

Two men suspected of a home invasion robbery in Spokane last month are now in police custody. A Spokane police dog, Bennie, captured Wesley I. Veazie, 22, (right) after he ran from traffic stop near North Lincoln Street and West Boone Avenue Wednesday about 6:20…

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The doorway of the  Review Tower frames the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse in downtown Spokane Wednesday. (CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON)

Bomb found outside federal courthouse

At a time of heightened concerns over threats to government officials, federal authorities in Spokane kept quiet about the discovery of a bomb found alongside the Thomas S. Foley U.S. Courthouse last week. They acknowledged the investigation Wednesday, however, after the latest edition of Newsweek…

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