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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 15, 2010

TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010

Yakima teacher acquitted of sex abuse

(AP) A Yakima teacher and Eastern Washington University graduate accused of having sex with one of her students was acquitted today of all charges. After listening to almost two full weeks of testimony, jurors took less than two hours to acquit Michele Taylor of one…

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Man in wife's murder is competent for trial

A Stevens County man accused of killing his wife has been declared competent to stand trial after undergoing mental evaluations at Eastern State Hospital. Craig R. Cosby pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder last week. Trial is set for August. Cosby was 68 when called…

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Attempted-murder charge filed in shooting

A 36-year-old Los Angeles man accused of a shooting in Spokane has been charged with attempted murder. Andrew T. Burns is to be arraigned on the charge this afternoon in Superior Court. He was arrested on a first-degree assault charge June 3 after allegedly shooting…

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Woman arrested in condiment crime spree 

(AP) — Police in Boise think they may have solved a yearlong condiment crime spree. Authorities say a 74-year-old woman arrested after pouring mayonnaise in the Ada County library's book drop box is a person of interest in at least 10 other condiment-related crimes. Joy…

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Teens in deadly Feb. crash plead not guilty

Two teenagers were arraigned Monday on vehicular homicide charges connected to a Feb. 14 crash that killed a Lewis and Clark High graduate and Eastern Washington University student. Brooke A. Reese and Taylor D. Marean, both 18, pleaded not guilty in brief, back-to-back hearings before…

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