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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 14, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 14, 2010

Man faces life in prison for wife's murder

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A man who worked for years as a commercial photographer in Spokane - including family photos for police employees - was convicted Wednesday of murdering his estranged wife in Southern California 27 years ago. A jury found William G. Mordick, 64,…

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This is a portion of what investigators estimate to be 20 pounds of marijuana seized in Bonner County on Oct. 13, 2010. (Bonner County Sheriff's Office)

20 lbs of pot seized in Bonner County

About 20 pounds of marijuana was seized from a home in Bonner County on Wednesday. Marcus S. Starks, 42, and Laura D. Baker, 51, were trimming marijuana from a recently harvested grow near an elementary school when Bonner County Sheriff's Office investigators contacted them at…

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$100k bond for HIV assault suspect

A Spokane Valley teenager with HIV remains in jail on $100,000 bond, accused of having unprotected sex with two girls. Edward I. Casto, 19, told his 15-year-old girlfriend he had HIV when their relationship began in May but didn't use a condom when he had…

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GU students warned of police imposter 

Gonzaga University is warning students of a police imposter after a man impersonated an officer stopped a student near campus. The man was wearing a dark blue uniform and told the woman she had failed to yield to pedestrians after he stopped her about 3:15…

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Cellmate loses eye in fight w/ killer

A violent inmate who tortured and killed his cellmate at the Spokane County Jail six years ago, resulting in a $180,000 settlement by the county, is suspected of gouging out another cellmate’s eye at Airway Heights Corrections Center this week. Michael L. West, 34, (right)…

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A man's body was found inside this home that caught fire near Hangman Valley Golf Course early Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010.  (Jonathan Brunt / The Spokesman-Review)

Man accused of murder in Hangman fire

A felon already wanted by the state Department of Corrections was arrested today on murder and arson charges related to a suspicious fire near the Hangman Valley Golf Course. Ryan D. Corkery, 27, was detained at a North Hutchinson Road motel today, near where police…

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Site details sheriff's helicopter activity 

Hear a helicopter circling and wonder what it’s up to? You’re not alone. To quench that curiosity, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office now will log the helicopter unit’s activities on its website. Click on the “Air Support Unit” link, then on “Incident Reports.” “Area residents…

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