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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 16, 2010


Sale ad for 4-year-old prompts investigation

For sale: One 4-year-old boy. That recent advertisement on a popular classifieds Web site has triggered a sheriff’s investigation into who was behind it. Was it a hoax, a desperate cry for help or something more sinister? Investigators haven’t determined, but they’ve seized records from…

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Election update: Stevens gets new manager 

The former deputy prosecutor challenging his boss for the top prosecutor's spot has a new campaign manager. Rae Lynn Conger will manage Dave Stevens' campaign against Prosecutor Steve Tucker, Stevens announced today. His former manager Michael Cathcart, left the campaign to become campaign manager for…

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Escaped Idaho killer captured in Spokane 

An escaped killer from Idaho was arrested in north Spokane today. Kelly Renee Norton, 44, walked away from the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center Sunday night, according to the Idaho Department of Correction. She was arrested at Francis Avenue and Division Street about 10 a.m. this…

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Pot activist survives shootout

KIRKLAND (AP) — A spokesman for the King County Sheriff's Office says deputies found 385 marijuana plants at the home of a medical marijuana activist who was in a shootout with robbers.Sgt. John Urquhart (URK'art) says investigators also found marijuana products such as butter, baked…

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Door-to-door sales prompt police reports

Door-to-door sales representatives from an Idaho company are prompting a flurry of calls to Crime Check from concerned Spokane Valley residents. Salesmen with Rocky Mountain Insulation in Pocatello are selling insulation they say "may" qualify homeowners for an Avista Utilities or federal tax rebate, according…

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