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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 20, 2010

MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 2010

Glenn Beck inspired alleged grenade maker 

A Spirit Lake man accused of making grenades in his home over the Fourth of July weekend fears a communist takeover but has never threatened anyone, his lawyer said in recently filed court documents. Though federal agents have emphasized statements Kenneth B. Kimbley, Jr., 58,…

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Mont. man's drug binge ends in Spokane

A Great Falls, Mont., man who told Spokane police he was on a seven-month drug binge is accused of an armed robbery that led detectives to a suspected stolen vehicle ring. Ronald J. Schneider, 38, (left) and his girlfriend, Jeanette E. Menghini, 43, (right) are…

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Alleged murder plot victim to speak out

The wife of a North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring someone to kill her will hold a press conference this afternoon in front of the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene. Cyndi Steele is standing by her husband, Edgar Steele, and railed against federal prosecutors in…

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Hirzel's order to drop gun was lawful

Although the Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms, state laws passed since then dictate how citizens can legally carry and use weapons. Spokane County Prosecutor Steve Tucker and other legal experts say the law is crystal clear on this point: A person must…

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Nuns deny devilish claims of skulduggery

Accusations of stolen cash and silver, forged business records and slander have been hurled between two groups of nuns. The episode has resulted in a police investigation at the request of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Ghost, who claim that two members of their…

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