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Sirens & Gavels archive for Oct. 27, 2010

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27, 2010

Elton gets credit for time served in jail

A man convicted of harassing the Spokane city council president and the chairwoman of the company that owns The Spokesman-Review was sentenced today to credit for time already served in jail. David H. Elton, 44, will be on unsupervised probation for two years. He was…

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Hate-crime trial begins in Coeur d'Alene 

The third round of a hate crime trial opened Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene, with two brothers accused of racially harassing a Hispanic man in the summer of 2009.The first trial ended in mistrial in March after the first witness took the stand and referred to…

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2 rapists register in Spokane County

Two rapists considered likely to reoffend have registered at new addresses in Spokane County, the Sheriff's Office announced today. Christopher Michael Labertew, 37, (left) will be living in the 1400 block of West Smythe Road. He was convicted in 2000 of second-degree rape of a…

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Man shot by deputy had been suicidal

A man shot and killed by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy on Sunday underwent a mental evaluation after trying to commit suicide last summer. A police report obtained Tuesday said Quentin Donald Dodd, 50, told officers “he was upset with his life and didn’t want…

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