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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 21, 2010

THURSDAY, OCT. 21, 2010

Women guilty in mail, identity theft scam 

Two Spokane women who stole mail to perpetuate an identity theft scheme aimed at fueling a methamphetamine addiction pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court. Jacquelyn A. Crawford, 40, and Charlene M. Haggard, 43, pilfered bank account numbers and used stolen driver's licenses to manufacture…

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Feds: 'World of Warcraft' led to porn 

SEATTLE (AP) — A 33-year-old Centralia woman is accused of photographing herself having sex with a 16-year-old New Jersey boy she met through an online game. The reports child pornography charges were filed in federal court in Tacoma recently against Jessica Pearce. She's accused…

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Sheriff: Murder-suicide in Asotin County

CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) — The Asotin County Sheriff's Office reports two people are dead in a murder-suicide. Officers were sent to a home last night and found 38-year-old Shannon M. McCullough dead from a gunshot wound. Her husband, 45-year-old Craig A. McCullough, was found dead…

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Stevens says he voted for Frank Malone 

Dave Stevens, a Republican who lost his bid this summer for Spokane County prosecutor to incumbent Republican Steve Tucker and Democrat Frank Malone, said Wednesday that he cast his vote for Malone in the November election. Jon Brunt has the full story at the Spin…

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Bank extortion was like 'a bad movie' 

The request was clear: $10,000, or bombs would detonate at five Spokane elementary schools.Police say that phone call to a north Spokane bank turned out to be nothing more than a poorly executed crime by a convicted bank robber who led detectives to his doorstep.It’s…

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