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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 13, 2010


'She wasn't fleeing. She was just moving.'

A woman found in Portland with two children who'd been ordered to return to state custody is back in Spokane.Patricia J. Lyons, 25, is in jail on $15,000 bond after she pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Spokane County Superior Court.on one count of second-degree assault.Spokane…

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Tankovich erases the smile just in time

By Thomas Clouse The hate crime trial in Coeur d’Alene taught one of the defendants to check his gear before he draws a practical joke. Deputy Prosecutor Art Verharen used an erasable board to have a witness draw how the Tankovichs' pickup, which had a…

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Lilac Lanes managers accused of theft 

The top managers at Spokane's Lilac Lanes are accused of stealing nearly $175,000 from the business. Eddie S. Williams, 44, and Shari Cawley were arrested today at the bowling alley and gambling hall, located at 1112 East Magnesium Road. Washington State Gambling Commission investigators say…

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Reward offered for tips on 2 sex offenders

Crime Stoppers is offering rewards information that helps arrest two Spokane sex offenders who haven't registered. Eric A. Christian, 22, (left) was sentenced to 8 months in jail in June 2008 for a third-degree assault charge. A warrant for Christian's arrest was issued last month…

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Fugitive mother returns to Spokane

A woman found in Portland with two children who'd been ordered to return to state custody is back in Spokane. Patricia J. Lyons, 25, is due in Spokane County Superior Court on one count of second-degree assault after police say she stabbed her ex-boyfriend April…

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Hate-crime trial begins in CdA, again

Opening statements are expected today in the trial of three brothers accused of harassing a Coeur d'Alene man because of his ethnicity.Ira Gino Tankovich, 47, Frank James Tankovich, 46, and William Michael Tankovich Jr., 49, (left to right) were indicted by a grand jury last…

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