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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 22, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011

Repeat DUI suspect Crabtree jailed again 

A man with a history of driving while intoxicated was arrested again early today in Spokane Valley. James L. Crabtree, who was a Spokane County sheriff's deputy in the 1980s, was arrested on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and felony driving while under the influence after…

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Child molester sentenced for child porn

A child molester was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison for possession child pornography. Donald D. Holloway, 51, of Valley, Wash., received a longer sentence because of previous conviction in Stevens County for second-degree and third-degree child molestation. The level 3 sex offender…

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Murder victim may have been tortured

A 19-year-old woman accused of helping murder a Cheney man told a friend she was with the victim the day of the murder and watched as her brother and another man beat him for hours. Breeanna C. Sims (left) said her brother, Justice E. Sims,…

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MLK bomb suspect not due in court today

UPDATE: Harpham's arraignment was moved to Monday. Kevin William Harpham is to be arraigned on a hate crime charge in U.S. District Court today at 1:30 p.m. A grand jury indicted the Martin Luther King, Jr. march bomb suspect Thursday. Harpham, who has been in…

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Ruling a setback for Steele’s defense

BOISE - Edgar Steele’s defense won’t be able to call two expert witnesses it lined up to question the authenticity of FBI tapes of Steele talking with Larry Fairfax about an alleged murder-for-hire plot against Steele’s wife, Cyndi, a federal judge in Boise ruled Thursday.…

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Gov. Chris Gregoire signs a bill to ban motorcycle profiling in the state on April 13. Sen. Jim Hargrove, D-Hoquiam, dressed in his riding leathers, leans in to see the bill along with other members of various motorcycle groups, including Robert Christopher, fourth from left. (Jim Camden)

Cop killer attends biker bill signing? 

Robert Christopher is possibly pictured fourth from left at the bill signing April 13. OLYMPIA – One of the bikers gathered around the table as Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a bill outlawing “motorcycle profiling” may have been a member of an outlaw gang whose conviction…

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Man's 1974 traffic violation dismissed

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has finally settled a warrant issued for a traffic violation in Massachusetts nearly four decades ago. Michael Young, of Warwick, R.I., asked a judge in Attleboro District Court on Tuesday to dismiss a driving to endanger charge…

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