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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 12, 2010

FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2010

Reminder: Police hockey tomorrow

Local law enforcement will take to the ice tomorrow in a hockey game to raise money for the children of the slain Lakewood police officers. Members of Spokane Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff's Office will play a hockey game at 5 p.m. tomorrow. Admission…

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Federal crack cocaine laws under fire

A woman spending 27 years in federal prison on a crack cocaine conviction is the first person to seek a pardon from President Obama. Federal law punishes crack cocaine convictions much more severely than powder cocaine, and Obama has asked Congress to change that. The…

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Police seek sex offender spotted downtown

A convicted sex offender considered likely to reoffend has disabled his GPS tracking device and was last seen in downtown Spokane last night. James Broady Artis III, 43, is wanted on a warrant for escape from community custody, according to the Spokane Police Department. Artis,…

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No decision yet on Stevens 

By Thomas Clouse Deputy Spokane County Prosecutor David Stevens remains on leave after he turned in the response Friday to complaints following his announcement last week that he would run to unseat his boss, Prosecutor Steve Tucker. Stevens (right) and his union representative will meet…

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Rapist sought for failure to comply

A man who raped an elderly woman at knife point in 1995 hasn't been checking in with authorities, and detectives are looking for tips on his location. Justin J. Stevens, 33, a level 3 sex offender, was released from prison in 2004 after serving 114…

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Exceptional sentence for gang member  

A reputed gang member sentenced to 15 years in prison for a shooting that didn't injure anyone was given an exceptionally high sentence because of issues with the statutory maximum and firearms enhancements. Anthony D. Singh, 21, could only serve a maximum of 120 months…

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