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Sirens & Gavels archive for June 24, 2010


Witness in gang murder agrees to secret deal

A witness in a gang-related murder pleaded guilty to two charges this morning in a sealed agreement with prosecutors. Antonio E. Cook, Jr., 28, (left) will remain in jail pending sentencing, which was not immediately scheduled. The deal drops several charges, including robbery, gun and…

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Group honors jailer hurt by murder suspect

A sheriff's deputy who fractured his neck in an encounter with one of Spokane County Jail's most notorious inmates was honored today by a local civic group. Dan Leonetti received the Downtown Exchange Club's Blue and Gold Award for law enforcement injured in the line…

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Missing man with moon, sun tattoo found

Coeur d’Alene police are asking for help locating a 29-year-old man last seen Saturday. George R. Clowdus was last seen by his roommates, who reported him missing on Monday. Clowdus is described as 5-foot-10 and 160 pounds. He is bald, has blue eyes and has…

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Olson confirmed as U.S. attorney for Idaho

The U.S. Senate has unanimously confirmed Wendy J. Olson as the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho. U.S. District Court Judge Lynn Winmill will swear in Olson on Friday. Olson had been working as an assistant under U.S. Attorney Thomas Moss, who held…

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GOP group endorses both Bugbee, Tucker 

The Republicans of Spokane County endorsed both incumbent Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker and challenger Chris Bugbee after an election forum this week. That left out Republican challenger Dave Stevens, who earlier earned the endorsement of the Spokane County Republican Party. Democrat Frank Malone and…

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