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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 15, 2010

FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 2010

These weapons were seized from a man who police say was saving them at Patty Murray supporters. (Spokane Police Department)

Pics show cleaver seized outside debate 

Police arrested a man around 5 p.m. Thursday outside KSPS studios after he drove by a group of Sen. Patty Murray supporters waving a meat cleaver. Johnny J. Sieler, 50, first drove by the group with a knife, shouting profanities about Murray, Spokane police said.…

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Barb Thompson’s daughter, Ronda Reynolds, a former Washington State Patrol trooper, died of a gunshot wound to the head in 1998.  (Dan Pelle)

Ann Rule's new book has Spokane ties

Ronda Reynolds graduated from Cheney High School in 1983 and enjoyed quick success as a State Patrol trooper in Western Washington. But by 1998, her marriage was ending and she eagerly planned a trip to Spokane for Christmas to visit her mother and grandmother. She…

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FBI mum on bank robbery suspect

A gunman suspected of robbing a north Spokane bank on Thursday remains in federal custody as investigators probe his possible role in a series of robberies since December.Federal agents said they had no new information to release about the man, who has not been publicly…

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Suspect: Sex abuse triggered slaying

A suspect in the murder of a Spokane man told investigators he beat and strangled the victim with an electrical cord after the man began talking about molesting a relative of the suspect, documents released today say. Ryan D. Corkery, 27, was ordered to stay…

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Man to Pa. cops: 'Alcohol, Crown Royal' 

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Pennsylvania say they charged two men with public drunkenness after they knocked on a police station door.A Uniontown police report says 30-year-old Alan Scritchfield, of Uniontown, and 30-year-old Peter Dominick, of McClellandtown, came to the police station about…

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Victim's apology leads to deal in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Las Vegas man who pleaded guilty in a Cincinnati beating was sentenced on a reduced charge after the victim apologized to his attacker and told prosecutors he can be belligerent when he drinks. A Hamilton County Common Pleas judge on Tuesday…

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Cops: Okla. donut thief offers officer sex

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Police say an Oklahoma woman tripled her trouble when she stole a doughnut from someone's truck, peed in a parking lot and offered to perform a sex act on an officer for money.The 27-year-old Tulsa woman was being held Thursday in…

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