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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 5, 2011

SATURDAY, FEB. 5, 2011

DOC changes policies after officer slain

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The state Department of Corrections is changing some of its procedures in response to the killing of a female guard at the Monroe prison last weekend. Jayme Biendl was found strangled in the prison's chapel last Saturday night. An inmate has…

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Bank robbery suspect, 69, shot by police

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Police in Lewiston have released the name of a 69-year-old man who was shot by law enforcement officers after a bank robbery. David L. Payton of Clarkston, Wash., is hospitalized in critical condition in Seattle. Officers investigating the robbery of a…

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