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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 12, 2010

FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010

Valley man robbed, beaten in home 

A Spokane Valley man was awakened this morning by home-invasion robbers who hit him over the head and broke his finger before stealing prescription medications and other valuables. The robbers - one who was armed with a knife - remain at large, according to the…

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City dropped from Shonto Pete's lawsuit

A federal judge ruled this morning that the city of Spokane will not be on the hook if a civil suit proceeds against former Spokane Police Officer James “Jay” Olsen, who shot Shonto Pete in the head during a drunken chase in February 2007. Federal…

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Boys' ranch accuser already had settlement

Although a jury last month rejected Kenneth Putnam’s sex abuse allegations against Morning Star Boys’ Ranch, the Catholic Diocese of Spokane had already paid Putnam a settlement worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.The award to Putman is among 10 such settlements totaling more than $3…

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