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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 3, 2010

FRIDAY, SEPT. 3, 2010

Supremacist w/ assault rifles to stay jailed 

A judge today ordered a white supremacist and convicted felon charged with unlawfully possessing two assault rifles and a handgun to stay in custody pending trial. Wayde Lynn Kurt, 52, also is suspected of using counterfeit identification cards to obtain a post office box and…

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Attorney seeks stay for death row inmate

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Attorneys for a death row inmate who is scheduled to be executed this month have filed a request for an emergency stay with the Washington state Supreme Court. Cal Coburn Brown argues that his death sentence should be reversed because information…

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Michael Clyde Ward, 63 (Shoshone County Sheriff's Office)

Mug shot spotlight: Idaho heroin suspect

A three-month investigation into heroin dealing has led to the arrest of a 63-year-old man in Shoshone County. Michael Clyde Ward, who lives on Burke Road, was arrested on Wednesday when the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force served a search warrant at Ward’s address,…

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Man gets 5 years for 600 child porn videos 

A Spokane man with no previous criminal record was ordered Thursday to serve 5 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Richard L. Parham, 58, had nearly 600 explicit videos on his computers when investigators raided his home in July 2008. A Washington State…

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