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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 7, 2010

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010

Charge: Man voted twice in '08 election 

A Stevens County man has been charged with a felony after investigators say he voted twice in the 2008 election. Handwriting experts believe Alan Dennis Christensen, 34, filled out paperwork allowing him to vote in Stevens County and in Oregon, according to documents filed in…

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Child rapist, molester living as transient

A child rapist considered likely to reoffend is living as a transient in Spokane County, the sheriff's office announce today. Edwin L. Kedish, 54, served 80 months in prison after being convicted of third-degree rape of a child and first-degree child molestation in Pend Oreille…

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Corvette, motor home seized in Ponzi probe

The president of a Spokane-based company under investigation for an alleged $50 million-plus Ponzi scheme is to give up a motor home and Corvette, according to a legal notice published last week. An Internal Revenue Service official declined comment on the probe involving Doris Nelson,…

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City to buy warehouse for police evidence

Fifteen months after voters rejected a tax to pay for a new police evidence building, city officials say they can open an improved facility without new taxes. The city announced this week plans to buy a warehouse in East Central Spokane and convert it to…

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Ex-jail deputy charged with assaulting inmate

A former Spokane County Jail deputy fighting his dismissal over use of force has been charged with misdemeanor assault in the same incident. Wayne S. Green (right) is accused of grabbing inmate Daniel Clinger, son of a now former Spokane Fire Department captain Ron Clinger…

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Shooting suspect part of crack investigation

Although a shooting in northeast Spokane on Thursday likely wasn’t gang-related, the Los Angeles man accused in the incident was arrested earlier this year in a crack cocaine investigation targeting several gangs.Members of one of the gangs, the Atlantic Drive Compton Crips, were allegedly involved…

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