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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 30, 2010

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010

Accidental shooting kills porcupine hunter

A Greenacres man who set out to kill a problem porcupine died today from what investigators believe was an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot. The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. at a home on 6219 S. Chapman Road, which county property records show is owned by Gary…

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Jury convicts hacker in Palin e-mail case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The son of a Democratic Tennessee lawmaker was convicted Friday on two charges in the hacking of Sarah Palin's e-mail account while she campaigned on the Republican presidential ticket in 2008. The federal court jury reached its verdict against David Kernell, 22,…

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Valley woman loses $3,000 in classic scam

Law enforcement is again warning of a swindle known as the grandparents scam after a 77-year-old Spokane County woman sent $3,000 to a con man claiming to be her grandson. The woman sent the money to Kent, England on Wednesday after receiving a call from…

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Dad in court over deaf girl's treatment

A deaf Washington man faces a contempt charge in Kootenai County 1st District Court for refusing to force his deaf daughter to wear cochlear implants in a case that has attracted national attention. Emma McLaughlin-Orton was born to Jennifer Orton Miller and Shaun McLaughlin in...

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Kathleen Callahan with her dog Charlee at her home in Athol. She worries for the safety of her two other dogs after the apparent poisoning of her dog Paddee. (Kathy Plonka)

Dog poisoning, beating reported in Athol

An Athol woman’s dog died of suspected poisoning Tuesday after suffering a beating from an unknown man who threatened repeatedly to kill her beloved pets. Police believe they know who did it, but can’t prove it. And even if they could, animal cruelty is a…

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New hate-crime trial for 2 CdA brothers

Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said Thursday that he will re-try two Coeur d’Alene brothers on malicious harassment charges stemming from a racial incident last summer. Frank J. Tankovich, 46, and William M. Tankovich, 49, will be tried on charges of conspiracy to commit malicious…

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