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Sirens & Gavels archive for Nov. 18, 2010

THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 2010

Tips sought on Avista copper caper 

Thieves stole more than $1,000 worth of copper cable from an Avista substation in north Spokane this week.Police are looking for tips on whoever cut the padlock at 8307 N. Regal and stole the coils of copper, which were discovered missing about 6:30 .am. Wednesday.A…

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Spokane jury hearing Pasco murder case

(AP) — Testimony continued today in the aggravated murder trial of a man accused of killing five people at a Pasco auto body shop 23 years ago.The trial of 46-year-old Vicente Ruiz was moved to Spokane County from Franklin County after two mistrials. Court officials…

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2 sex offenders register as transients 

Two sex offenders considered likely to reoffend will be living as transients in Spokane County, the Sheriff's Office announced today.Jesus Lopez, 37, (right) was released from prison in 2005 after being convicted of first-degree rape in Grant County in 1994. His victim was a 27-year-old…

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Couple gets prison time for tax evasion

A former Colbert couple, who reportedly has made millions from the sale of porcelain figurines, has been sentenced to federal prison for refusing to pay more than $800,000 in income taxes. Scott D. and Kristin W. Haynes, both 56, were sentenced late Tuesday after pleading…

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Deal possible in Barefoot Bandit case

SEATTLE (AP) — The attorney for the teenager accused of being the "Barefoot Bandit" is working with prosecutors to negotiate a plea deal the lawyer says could involve using movie- or book-deal profits to compensate the victims of an alleged two-year, cross-country crime spree. Through…

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Shot pregnant woman faces charges

A Spokane woman who was nine months pregnant and unarmed when she was shot by a Washington State Patrol sergeant during a drug raid has been charged with drug trafficking.Keamia D. Powell, 24, was allowed to leave jail on her own recognizance Wednesday under the…

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Breast exams lead to woman's arrest

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police arrested a woman in Idaho's capital city after they say she impersonated a plastic surgeon and conducted breast exams on at least two women in local bars.Kristina B. Ross was booked into Ada County Jail. She faces accusations of unlicensed…

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