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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 16, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010

2 on trial in Okanogan Co. ice-pick slaying

Two Spokane residents charged in the ice-pick slaying of a pregnant woman near Tonasket last year face life in prison if convicted by an Okanogan County jury this month. Tansy Fae-Arwen Mathis, 30 (right), and David Eugene Richards, 34 (left), are accused of killing 25-year-old…

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A female mallard duck sits on her nest near the Lincoln Building on Riverside Avenue at about 9 a.m. Friday morning, April 16, 2010, in downtown Spokane. (Courtesy of Gary Grissom)

Shock: Downtown duck's nest raided

Someone or something raided a mama duck’s nest in downtown Spokane on Friday and made off with four of her six eggs. Several tulips that had sheltered the duck in a planter in front of the Lincoln Building were ripped from the flower bed and…

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Prison for coke-buying school booster?

Sentencing for a former Coeur d'Alene insurance agent who bought a kilo of cocaine in an undercover federal drug investigation has been postponed. Jerald S. "Jerry" Carlson originally was to be sentenced Thursday, but a judge approved lawyer James Siebe's request to move the hearing…

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Jury expected to get hate-crime case today

Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of three brothers accused of harassing a Coeur d'Alene men man because of his ethnicity. The prosecution and defense rested Thursday in the trial of Ira G. Tankovich, 48, Frank J. Tankovich, 46, and William M. Tankovich,…

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