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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 16, 2010

TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010

Teen on bathroom break flees court

PLUMMER, Idaho - A teenager who escaped a courthouse after being allowed to use the bathroom today was recaptured about five hours later.Timothy Allen had been in a Kootenai County juvenile detention center after his arrest following a police pursuit in early February. Allen was…

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2 shootings reported last weekend

Two gang-related shootings were reported in Spokane on Valentine's Day.No one was injured in either shooting. In the first incident, officers responded to the 800 block of East Lyons about 1:45 a.m. for the report of multiple shots fired, and arrived to find a car…

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Last of robbery trio gets 13 months

By Thomas Clouse A man charged with a convenience store robbery last fall pleaded guilty to a lesser charge today and was sentenced to 13 months in jail. Nedzad Mesanovic, 21, pleaded to second-degree robbery as part of the plea. He was also given credit…

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Spokane Fire Department Lt. Jack Greenamyer sits atop a 1936 pumper housed at Station No. 3. Greenamyer joined the department on Feb. 15, 1965. (Dan Pelle)

Spokane firefighter celebrates 45th year

Spokane fire Lt. Jack Greenamyer doesn’t keep track of how many lives he’s saved or the number of burning buildings he’s gone into, but he can tell you he still gets excited about going to work after 45 years on the force.On Monday, Greenamyer, 67,…

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Malone to run for Spokane Co. prosecutor

By Thomas ClouseA Democrat is joining the race for Spokane County prosecutor. cklLongtime local attorney Frank Malone confirmed his bid to challenge Prosecutor Steve Tucker today. Meanwhile, Tucker , who is scheduled to meet Wednesday with Deputy Prosecutor David Stevens, whom Tucker suspended earlier this…

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