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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 4, 2010

THURSDAY, FEB. 4, 2010

Stevens challenging Tucker for prosecutor 

Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Dave Stevens has announced that he’ll challenge his boss, Prosecutor Steve Tucker, in the August primary. Both Tucker (right) and Stevens (left) are Republicans, and the battle is off to a tough start. “Until I came here, I’ve never seen a…

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Jury clears doctor in drug case

A jury cleared a former North Idaho doctor this week of allegations that he overprescribed drugs nearly a decade ago. Chris Arthur Christensen was acquitted on three federal charges in U.S. District Court in Coeur d’Alene after a week-long jury trial. It was the second…

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Sheriff: Critics are ill-informed 'whiners'

BOISE - A Kootenai County human rights group sent a letter to the Idaho Legislature on Thursday saying criminals are going free in Benewah County because the sheriff there refuses to sign a cooperative agreement with the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police.Benewah County Sheriff Bob Kirts…

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Killer's father charged with ID theft

The story of a woman who worked as a prostitute before murdering her husband has reemerged in an otherwise low-level theft case in Spokane County Superior Court. CKLCurtis A. JohnsonÖ, 69, is scheduled for trial next month on one count of first-degree identity theft after…

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