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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 10, 2010


Ryan William Taylor is pictured with his three daughters (left to right) Jordan, (11) Dakota (9) and Kaylaa (10). Courtesy of the Taylor family (Courtesy of the Taylor family)

Family: Jealousy, abuse led to murder

When Ryan William Taylor showed up at a Hayden apartment Tuesday afternoon, he was there to confront the husband of his ex-wife – a man he believed had been abusing her. But Taylor, 28, (pictured above with his daughters) never left the property alive. The…

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Paperwork snag freed rape suspect twice

When federal agents arrived at the Truth Ministries homeless shelter last week, Director Marty McKinney was surprised to learn of a guest wanted on a $3 million rape warrant out of California. Imagine how he felt the next day when the suspect, a convicted felon…

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Immunity for addicts seeking overdose help

OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire on Wednesday signed into law a measure that makes Washington the second state in the nation to have a law granting some legal immunity to people who call to report a drug overdose.The measure, passed by the Legislature last month,…

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