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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 9, 2010

TUESDAY, FEB. 9, 2010

More than your average neighbor feud 

When a north Spokane man awoke last weekend to the sound of his car alarm and found his window smashed, police traced fresh footprints leading from the crime scene to a neighbor’s home.It was no surprise to the victim – he told police he’s known…

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Canadian coke smuggler: I'm guilty

A Canadian man arrested with 38 kilos of cocaine last fall recently pleaded guilty to a federal cocaine charge. Michael B. Yuill, 36, (left, dressed as Shrek for Halloween 2005 in a picture from his hometown paper, the Observer), pleaded guilty to possession with intent…

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Plea deal accepted in March murder

A man who rejected a plea deal last month in connection with a fatal stabbing changed his mind and will spend the next year in prison after pleading guilty today. Christopher R. Harper, 28, had been charged with second-degree murder following the March 3 stabbing…

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Spokane Valley fire investigators are looking for the man in this photo in connection with a Jan. 18, 2010, fire at HICO Village. Officials believe the fire was intentionally set.  (Courtesy of Spokane Valley Fire Department)

Arson suspect caught on tape

Fire investigators think the man pictured is responsible for an arson fire behind a Spokane Valley convenience store last month. The fire was reported just after 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 behind the Hico Village at 1201 North Barker Road. The Spokane Valley Fire Department…

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