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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 25, 2011


Police: Thief busted with 'smart food'

Here's a news release from Spokane Valley police spokesman Sgt. Dave Reagan titled, "Stolen “Smart Food” No Help to Thief." A 24-year-old Spokane man was arrested Tuesday evening after he attempted to steal $329 worth of Blu Ray DVD’s and an egg roll, a burrito…

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Man gets 22 mos after refusing to testify

A man was sentenced to just under two years in prison Tuesday after reneging on his promise to testify in two shootings. Antonio E. Cook Jr., 29, previously pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and witness tampering in cases unrelated to the two shootings, and Deputy…

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FBI: Man masturbated on Spokane flight 

A Florida man masturbated during a flight from Spokane to Denver last week, a criminal charge alleges. Two 18-year-old passengers told an FBI agent that they saw Kyle Devin Pearce, 25, masturbating while on board United Airlines Flight 340 on May 19. One witness said…

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SWAT team called to hostage situation

A sheriff's SWAT team helped arrested a fugitive Tuesday after officers said he may be holding hostages at a home in north Spokane County. Jeremy Rian Albright, 30, left a home in the 6500 block of North Normandie Lane after two teenage boys left the…

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Boy says he witnessed Plummer murder

ST. MARIES, Idaho (AP) — A Plummer woman testified that her former boyfriend and two other men broke into her house and stabbed her live-in boyfriend to death last month in front of her 13-year-old grandson. Angelita Ashby testified that she and Swiney had run…

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Suspect in '92 murder pleads not guilty

A sex offender and convicted felon linked to a 1992 murder by DNA on a fake beard pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge Tuesday. Patrick K. Gibson, 59, appeared via video before Spokane County Superior Court Judge Michael Price, who set a trial…

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Wave goodbye to road rage?

The National Motorists Association has designated June as Lane Courtesy Month and is urging drivers across America to engage in the practice of yielding or moving over for faster moving traffic on multi-lane roads. Seriously. We're not making this up. Here's a prepared statement that…

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