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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 1, 2011


Shooter in cat fight claims self defense

A Spokane man accused of trying to kill another man during a dispute over a cat’s mess said the shooting was in self defense. Alan D. Kintner, 55, told sheriff’s deputies he shot Steven W. MCormick in self defense, according to court documents. Kintner remains…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011

Ruling changes in ex-trooper's death

A Spokane woman whose daughter's death is the focus of Ann Rule's latest book claimed a victory this week in Lewis County. The manner of death on Cheney High graduate Ronda Reynolds' death certificate will be changed to "undetermined" from "suicide" after Lewis County Coroner…

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Hit-and-run suspect released from jail 

A Spokane Valley driver is accused of hitting a teenage pedestrian then leaving the scene with his 10-year-old son in the truck is out of jail. Steven A. Black, 42, was released from jail on his own recognizance Monday after appearing before Superior Court Judge…

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MONDAY, JAN. 3, 2011

Spokane theft suspect aids in own arrest 

Police say a Spokane Valley man suspected of robbery made it easy for them on Sunday: He let employees copy his driver’s license number before leaving the store. But Delano Edward Jennings, 47, was ordered released from jail Monday because prosecutors didn’t have the necessary…

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Reward targets fleeing robbery suspect

A transient allowed to leave jail after her arrest for a string of convenience store robberies is wanted by Crime Stoppers after missing court. A reward is offered for tips that lead to the arrest of Vanessa E. Orr, 24, (left) who authorities believe may…

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Robbery nets cash, beer, 'Fuzzy Navel'

Three men were arrested over the weekend for a robbery at convenience store on the Spokane Indian Reservation. David V. Wyman, 26, (pictured) and Alfred H. Wynne, 25, are accused with Miles Standingrock of robbing Pappy's Korner Store, 6394 West End Road in Fruitland, on…

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Left-behind license plate leads to arrest 

A Spokane Valley driver is accused of hitting a teenage pedestrian then leaving the scene with his 10-year-old son in the truck. Steven A. Black, 42, left behind the license plate to his 1996 Dodge pickup after he struck Cody Washburn, 18, about 3:15 a.m.…

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Man shot in dispute over cat messes

A north Spokane man is facing an attempted murder charge after an argument over feline cleanliness led to gunfire that sent a roommate to the hospital, authorities said. Alan D. Kintner, 55, is due in Spokane County Superior Court this afternoon via video from the…

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Issa Al Hayek, left, listens to one of the 911 calls from the August night when his brother, George Al Hayek, a security guard, was shot to death during an altercation in a Spokane alley. Behind him is his father, Bassam Al Hayek. (Staff photos by JESSE TINSLEY / The Spokesman-Review)

Guard's family, killer hope for closure

The family of a security guard killed last summer has spent hours poring over the 700-page police investigation, reviewing crime scene photos and highlighting what they say are discrepancies in witness accounts. The shooter, Jason Hartell, told The Spokesman-Review that he’s positive he saw the…

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Man wanted for skipping robbery trial 

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help capture a robbery suspect who didn't show up for his trial. Brandon N. Maddox, 24, is charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault for allegedly robbing someone at gunpoint on May 31, 2009. He was…

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SATURDAY, JAN. 1, 2011

 In this Sept. 15, 2010 photograph taken during a march in Jackson, Miss., supporters of Gladys and Jamie Scott call for the release of the two sisters who are serving life sentences for a robbery that netted $11. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 suspended the life sentences, but one sister's release is contingent on her giving a kidney to the other. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) (Rogelio Solis /  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File))

Kidney-for-parole raises ethical debate

By HOLBROOK MOHR JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A debate is unfolding over an unusual offer from Mississippi's governor: He will free two sisters imprisoned for an armed robbery that netted $11, but one woman's release requires her to donate her kidney to the other. The…

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