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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 8, 2010


Murder charges dropped in Hoopfest case 

Spokane County prosecutors will not pursue the dozens of attempted murder charges filed against four men arrested after shots were fired at Hoopfest. Deputy Prosecutor Steve Garvin said in court documents filed this week that he will instead seek assault charges against the men, whose…

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Tips sought on off-the-grid child molester

A convicted child molester already on probation for failing to register as a sex offender is wanted by police for failing to register again. Joshua J. Wilson, 18, was convicted of second-degree child molestation in 2006.He pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex…

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Murder plot victim slams federal prosecutors 

In a 16-page affidavit prosecutors suggested may have originated with her jailed husband, alleged murder plot target Cyndi Steele rails against a plea deal arranged with FBI informant Larry Fairfax and accuses the U.S. Attorney's Office of violating her rights as a victim. The document,…

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Plea delayed for informant in murder plot

A plea hearing for the hit-man-turned-informant in an alleged North Idaho murder plot was postponed Tuesday because the suspect was reluctant to acknowledge that the pipe bomb he’s accused of placing under the would-be victim’s car could have exploded. The move to delay the approval…

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