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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 9, 2010


SPD Guild endorses Bugbee for prosecutor 

The Spokane Police Guild has endorsed Chris Bugbee for Spokane County prosecutor. Guild President Ernie Wuthrich told Bugbee of the endorsement in a letter sent to his campaign headquarters. “Through your many years of service to the Spokane community you have developed a reputation as…

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N. Idaho prosecutor joins Spokane Co. race

A Kootenai County deputy prosecutor joined the race for Spokane County's top prosecutor today. Jim Reierson, who lives in Spokane, said he prefers “The Law and Order Party,” Jim Camden reports at Spin Control. Reierson, 59, ran for the job four years ago as a…

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5 CdA meth dealers sent to federal prison

Four associates of an ex-Coeur d'Alene methamphetamine dealer serving 13 years in federal prison were sentenced to their own prison terms this week. Brenda Barron, 46, is at the Sea Tac federal prison in Western Washington. Now her daughter, 25-year-old Amber Larsen, is set to…

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EWU grad on trial in teacher sex scandal

An Eastern Washington University graduate is accused of having sex with a teenage student while a gym teacher in Yakima. The 17-year-old student testified Tuesday that he had sex with Michele Leingang Taylor, 31, in the back seat of her pickup truck in a Kmart…

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Driver on trial for disabled man's death

A 37-year-old Spokane man is on trial for vehicular homicide after he ran over a man with Parkinson's disease in 2007. William L. Hagy struck and killed 51-year-old Robert Kenyon, who was crossing at an unmarked crosswalk on Nov. 20, 2007, at the intersection of…

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Judge upholds Hells Angel's jail release

A federal judge has rejected a prosecutor's request to hold a Canadian Hells Angel without bail on drug and money laundering charges. Brian L. Hall, 43, will be allowed to leave the Spokane County Jail and return to British Columbia if he posts a $400,000…

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