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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 3, 2012

TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012

In this January 1997 photo, Marcus Schur, then eight-years-old, uses a wet-vac to suck up the remaining water in a family friend's kitchen after home along Pine Creek in Rosalia flooded. Schur was murdered in Whitman County in December 2011. (SR archives)
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3rd man arrested in Rosalia murder 

In this January 1997 photo, Marcus Schur, then eight-years-old, uses a wet-vac to suck up the remaining water in a family friend's kitchen after homes along Pine Creek in Rosalia flooded. Schur was murdered in Whitman County in December 2011. (SR archives) A third suspect…

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Fugitive arrested for alleged ring heist

A property crime suspect sought for weeks by Crime Stoppers and Spokane police was arrested Friday after stealing an expensive ring from Fred Meyer, officers say. Taylor Aleck Contos, 29, was a passenger in a black truck matching the description of the vehicle used in…

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Fugitive arrested in Center of Universe 

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A man who failed to appear in court on charges he caused a disturbance at a Missoula hotel was taken into custody by a bail bond company after a standoff at a Wallace, Idaho, hotel. Michael Dell Babinski, 42, was booked…

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Brothers suspected in big burglary ring

Two brothers already facing trial for a burglary last year are suspected of a series of burglaries in Spokane and Stevens counties. Dustin J. Myhren, 26, and Donald G. Myhren, 30, were arrested Saturday after a detective reviewing burglary reports noticed that the description of…

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Man, 20, gets 15 years for '07 murder

A 20-year-old man arrested for a 2007 murder was sentenced recently to 15 years in prison. Derrick Gregory Martin-Armstead (right) also was ordered to pay $6,651 restitution after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for the Nov. 12, 2007, shooting death of Daniel Burgess, 30. Burgess…

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Valley man gets 4 years for child porn

A Spokane Valley man was sentenced Monday to four years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Jonathan Stocker, 30, was indicted September after a May 31 federal search of his home found 24 videos and images of children engaged in…

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