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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 15, 2010


Reports detail Pastor Creach's gun use

Pastor Wayne Scott Creach not only routinely carried his .45 caliber pistol on his property, he was known by police to hold theft suspects at gunpoint until officers could arrive and once chased a fleeing suspect several blocks before apprehending him by threatening to “blow…

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From this Spokane Valley strip mall  Paul  Ellis sold medical marijuana until he was busted by the Spokane Sheriff's department recently. In the window is reflected a WSP office across the parking lot. Photographed Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Cops raid pot shop 100 ft from WSP office

A Greenacres man who operated a medical marijuana dispensary about 100 feet from a Washington State Patrol office could face felony drug charges in the latest example of Spokane County’s tough stance on the confusing voter-approved law. Paul E. Ellis, 52, was described by detectives…

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Nabbed fugitive part of big skinhead group

A fugitive arrested at a Spokane Valley motel on Sunday is a suspected member of a white supremacist group investigated for murders, robberies and assaults that targeted minorities in Southern California. Cory A. Dearing, 52, remains in the Spokane County Jail awaiting extradition to Riverside…

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Woman sues under domestic violence law

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — An Eastern Washington woman has filed suit against her former employer, claiming the company failed to provide time off to deal with a domestic violence case and ultimately fired her. Attorney Eric Gutierrez of Columbia Legal Services says this is…

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