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Sirens & Gavels archive for Aug. 16, 2012

THURSDAY, AUG. 16, 2012

Pyramid prank spreads to Vermont

Is it a trend or a copycat caper? Less than a week after Spokane pranksters snagged the spotlight with their makeshift pyramids built from stacked picnic tables in city parks, police in Vermont are investigating similar hijinks. The Associated Press reports that burglars broke into...

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Spokane losing first police ombudsman

Spokane’s first police ombudsman will soon be out of a job, and the city may be without a permanent replacement for several months. Mayor David Condon has decided not to renew Ombudsman Tim Burns’ three-year contract that expires Aug. 24, said City Administrator Theresa Sanders....

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