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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 8, 2011

TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

Traffic moving south on Ash Street flashes past a memorial for Susette G. Werner at the corner with Maxwell Avenue on Monday. (Christopher Anderson / The Spokesman-Review)

Woman's dragging death still unsolved

Vicky Littell will never lose hope. Two years after her daughter was dragged to death by a motorist who has never been identified, the Spokane woman prays that someone, somewhere will help her find closure. “There is someone out there who knows who did this,”…

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Suspect sought in pizza place hold-up

Detectives are asking for help finding a man suspected of robbing a Newport pizza place last week. Benjamin Thomas Watson, 24, is considered armed and dangerous after the Pend Oreille County Sheriff's Office linked him to a robbery at Westside Pizza, 325 S. Washington Ave.,…

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This combination of photos provided by the City of Lakewood, Wash., shows, from left to right, Lakewood police officers Greg Richards, 42,  Tina Griswold, 40, Ronald Owens, 37, and Sgt. Mark Renninger, 39. The four were killed when a gunman opened fire on them at a Parkland, Wash. coffee store on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. (City Of Lakewood)

Deputies saw Clemmons before murders

SEATTLE (AP) — Two deputies in Washington state encountered a convicted felon less than eight hours before he slaughtered four police officers, but a warrant check came up empty, leaving the man free to commit the slayings, documents state. Those details, first reported by The…

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2 searches reveal meth in rectum, bra

Two law enforcement searches Sunday and Monday revealed methamphetamine in a man's rectum and in a woman's bra. A jailer found 14 grams of meth in Richard D. Hall's shoe and "a bodily orifice" after the 27-year-old was arrested with a drug pipe, cash and…

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9th Circuit hears arguments in Zehm case 

SEATTLE — A jury should be told Otto Zehm hadn’t committed any crime before he was beaten by a Spokane police officer who claims Zehm was aggressive and defiant when confronted in a North Side convenience store, a federal appeals court panel was told Monday.…

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Robbery suspect escapes drug rehab

A robbery suspect allowed to leave jail for drug rehabilitation is wanted by police for escape. Aaron Lee Goldstein, 18, left Spokane Addiction Recovery Center, 812 S. Walnut Ave., on Friday, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday. He’d been in custody since December, charged…

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