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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 3, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2012

Jury convicts man of threatening officer 11 

A jury has convicted a Spokane man of felony harassment for threatening to kill a Spokane police officer. Rudy Ray Cordova, 38, was acquitted of fourth-degree domestic assault, which is the suspected crime that brought him in contact with Officer Chris McMurtrey. Cordova's lawyer, Doug…

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Repeat Best Buy pest charged w/ felony

A 19-time felon banned from Best Buy allegedly returned to the store 13 times in seven months, leading to a slew of felony burglary charges. Police arrested William Steven Neis, 49, at his apartment at 1119 W. 11th Street on Jan. 25. Officers had responded…

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'Teacher Grandpa' sentenced for rape 

A man known as "Teacher Grandpa" at a Spokane day care has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for child rape. Eugene R. Wright, 66, is to serve 123 months and undergo a sexual deviance evaluation before he's released, which could mean…

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Toothless robber: I needed dentures

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) — A woman who appeared to not have any teeth in surveillance photos from a bank robbery last month has confessed, apologized and told police she planned the heist because she needed the money for dentures. Evelyn Marie Fuller, 49, remained in…

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