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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 15, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011

Gov. says she won't sign medical pot bill

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire says she won't sign legislation to create licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state after the Justice Department warned it could result in a federal crackdown. The two U.S. attorneys in the state told Gregoire in a letter Thursday…

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Sex offender registers in Colville

Authorities are warning of a sex offender considered likely to reoffend who recently registered at an address in Colville. Clifford T. Morton, who was born in 1985, is living in the 1100 block of Basin Road, the Stevens County Sheriff's Office said today. Morton, a…

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A tow operator prepares to move the smoldering hulk of a car found Wednesday morning near Forker and Bigelow Gulch roads in Spokane Valley. The body of a man believed to be the registered owner was found in the trunk. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Burned body in car ID'd; suspect arrested

A 20-year-old Spokane man with a juvenile criminal record and a February conviction for domestic violence has been arrested in connection with a burned body discovered in the trunk of a car. Taylor James Wolf, 20, is accused in the gunshot slaying of Nicholas James…

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Marijuana theft leads to shotgun threat 

A Spokane man is accused of pointing a loaded shotgun at a man in retaliation for a marijuana theft. Steven T. Casados, 21, is jailed on a first-degree assault charge after witnesses told police he arrived at an apartment in the 900 block of East…

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"I'm four," says Aidan Cameron, left, to Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick, right, at the YWCA Thursday, April 14, 2011. Kirkpatrick, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and County Prosecutor  Steve  Tucker read to children at the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program at the YWCA to support lobbyng efforts to keep early childhood programs, like ECEAP, from being cut at the state and federal level.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Steve Tucker makes public appearance 

"I'm 4," says Aidan Cameron to Spokane Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick at the YWCA Thursday. Kirkpatrick, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and County Prosecutor Steve Tucker read to children at the YWCA to support continued federal and state funding for early childhood programs. Education experts…

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Coeur d'Alene police seek rape suspect

Coeur d’Alene police are looking for a 30-year-old man suspected of raping a 17-year-old girl. Scott Patrick Giordano may be with his girlfriend, Grace Emery, and their three-month-old baby, police said today. Giordano is accused of raping the girl early Wednesday at a home in…

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Ohio cops cancel hundreds of tickets

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Motorists are off the hook for more than 900 speeding tickets automatically issued by a mobile police camera in southwest Ohio. The camera had been stationed in a park in Hamilton on April 2 at the same time a youth soccer…

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