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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 23, 2010


B.C. man w/ 80 lbs of coke gets 5 years

A Canadian man who smuggled cocaine into Eastern Washington will spend nearly five years in federal prison, a judge ruled today. Michael B. Yuill, 37, received about three years less than federal prosecutor’s requested and two years more than his defense lawyer requested. Yuill, of…

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Spokane duo arraigned in vintage car heist 

Two convicted felons accused of a burglary in which an antique Ford car was stolen pleaded not guilty this week in Spokane County Superior Court. The suspects, Susan Burke, 48, and Shane P. Venziano, 34, (pictured in 2006) were arrested June 7 after police found…

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Wanted: Man accused of threatening judge

UPDATE: Rory Schwanbeck was booked into jail on June 24.A convicted felon accused of intimidating a Spokane County District Court judge is wanted by police after a raid at his home revealed several firearms. Rory M. Schwanbeck, 54, is out of jail awaiting trial on…

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