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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 4, 2010

MONDAY, OCT. 4, 2010

Report: 'Disruptive' court-goer altered file

Editor's note: The charge was later amended to making a false or misleading statement to a public official, a misdemeanor. A Spokane man described by Superior Court clerks as "disruptive" has been charged with a felony after a court employee said he altered documents in…

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Spokane detective in lawsuit on leave

A case that was settled in criminal court two years ago is still percolating in the Spokane Police Department, with a detective suing the city for defamation and his boss, Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, putting him on paid leave, saying his claims of emotional distress make…

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Stevens Co. couple busted w/ 9 oz heroin

A Stevens County couple are accused of selling large amount of heroin in a criminal venture that allowed them to live well beyond their means, federal court documents allege. Carl K. Conner III, 33, (pictured) and Janine J. Bryan, 28, are in the Spokane County…

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Sheriff: Deputies' stories haven't changed

Two deputies involved in a shooting last month near Wandermere have not changed their stories about what happened that night, Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said. A search warrant stating that interviews with Deputies David Westlake and Thad Schultz indicate it’s possible Sean P. Houlihan didn’t initiate…

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Firefighters: Brave enough to wear pink

Firefighters at the Northern Lakes Fire Station in Hayden will be wearing pink t-shirts this month to raise awareness for breast cancer research. "Due to their compassionate nature, firefighters have a long history of taking on noble causes," according to a news release. "Once again…

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Pics show beer robber in clerk's stabbing 

Spokane police are looking for help identifying a beer-toting robber who stabbed a convenience store clerk last week. The man grabbed beer and ran from the Zip Trip at 1503 E. Illinois Ave. about 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to police, then stabbed a store clerk…

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