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Sirens & Gavels archive for Sept. 21, 2010

TUESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2010

911 recordings released in Creach shooting

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office released the 911 and police dispatch tapes documenting Deputy Brian Hirzel’s transmissions surrounding his fatal shooting of Spokane Valley pastor Wayne Scott Creach. The transcript is largely as Spokane police officials described. Hirzel called “code 6,” which means he needs…

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Idaho man jailed for poaching bull moose

A Genesee, Idaho, man convicted of poaching a bull moose lost his hunting privileges and will spend 45 days in jail. Mitchell Sisler, 22, was sentenced last week on the felony charge of poaching. Another Genesee resident, Roy Wallace, pleaded guilty earlier. The men were…

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Attorney Wesley Hoyt with Cyndi Steele (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Hoyt: Feds 'can make you say anything'

"They can make you say anything," Wesley Hoyt said of the federal government. "They can say you murdered a 100 nuns and set the Vatican on fire." Hoyt, a Colorado-based attorney representing Cyndi Steele pro bono, was talking about a key component of Edgar Steele's…

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Spokane photog on trial for murder in Cali

A former Spokane photographer accused of killing his wife 27 years ago is on trial in Southern California. William G. Mordick, 64, was arrested in Spokane on Feb. 11, 2008. He’d owned and operated Photography by Gregory in Spokane since the early 1990s. He’s charged…

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