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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 11, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010

Man still in jail after wild ride, 2 crashes

A 22-year-old Worley, Idaho, man with a history of drunken driving remains in the Spokane County Jail today after a wild ride that involved at least two accidents in southeast Spokane County. Toma N. Moses was arrested Wednesday night near 17th Avenue and Freya Street…

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Man in closed probe jailed on meth charge

Police aren't investigating an allegation he stabbed someone in Spokane Valley on Memorial Day, but a traffic stop involving Matthias Piggot led to the suspect being jailed on a drug charge two nights ago. Piggot, 28, posted bond after appearing in Superior Court Thursday on…

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Gym teacher's husband testifies in sex trial

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The husband of a Yakima teacher and Eastern Washington University graduate accused of having sex with one of her students testified in her defense in Yakima County Superior Court. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Kevin Taylor said Thursday he's sure Michele Taylor…

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Crime Stoppers targets fugitive birthday girl

The Inland Northwest's fugitive apprehension organization is offering a reward for a woman celebrating her 26th birthday today - nearly a month after she missed a drug court hearing. A news release called it "a reward offered to enhance a birthday bash." "Crime Stoppers wants…

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Juan R. Baeza, Josue E. Trinidad and Jose Ruvio Lopez
 (Grant County Sheriff's Office)

Bust targets drugs, guns, illegal immigrants

A two-day gang sweep in Grant County that authorities said arrested violent criminals targeted mostly illegal immigrants and felons wanted for probation violations. Law enforcement seized Ecstasy, methamphetamine and marijuana and suspected stolen property, including guns, and arrested 32 people, 11 of whom had previously…

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