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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 8, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010

Jury acquits man in Club Uno stabbing 

A jury on Friday acquitted a Spokane man of an assault charge connected to a stabbing outside a downtown nightclub last fall. John D. Proctor, 25, was found not guilty of first-degree assault and not guilty of a lesser included offense, riot. Proctor said he…

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Tim Note vs. District Court Judge Hayes

A young attorney who has big ideas on how to make court more efficient is taking on a one-term judge who said her life experiences have made her better at making tough decisions. Defense attorney Timothy Note (left), 35, is challenging Spokane County District Court…

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Accidental shooting kills vengeful beau

A Bonner County woman accidentally shot and killed her boyfriend as she tried to stop him from seeking revenge on her assailant, investigators said today. Lorraine K. Kenitzki, 45, is in jail on $10,000 bond for involuntary manslaughter after Erik Foust, 41, died of a…

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Pipe bomb planter pleads guilty in Idaho 

An informant in a federal murder-for-hire case who planted a pipe bomb under the intended victim’s car pleaded guilty to two federal weapons charges Thursday in Coeur d’Alene. Larry A. Fairfax, 49, faces a maximum 10 years in prison but federal sentencing guidelines show he…

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Thieves target area motor home dealers

Someone with a penchant for flat-screen televisions and stereo equipment is targeting local motor home dealers.Thousands of dollars worth of TVs and stereos have been stolen from vehicles and trailers at lots from Spokane Valley to Post Falls, police announced this week. Crime Stoppers is…

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NY police hunt for stolen weiner stand

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Police in a suburb northwest of New York City are searching for a stolen hot dog stand. Owner Fred Martucci tells the Journal News that he's devastated over the loss of "Fred's Franks." He used the 10-foot-long, 7-foot-wide stainless steel trailer…

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