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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 10, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Spokane stabbing suspect turns self in

A Spokane man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend's new beau turned himself into police Thursday. Ezra Lawerence Bedeski, 35, faces a first-degree assault charge for the stabbing Tuesday about 9 p.m. outside the Walgreens at 2105 E. Wellesley Ave. The victim, Jared Reichenberg, 26, needed…

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Prostitutes cite ugly local competition

A group of traveling prostitutes suspected of settling in Spokane told police they were making good money here because the local competition is so ugly. One woman is in custody and other arrests are possible as part of an ongoing investigation into a 36-year-old California…

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'Bad-tooth bandit' of '95 arrested again

A Spokane man dubbed "the bad-tooth bandit" for a robbery spree more than 17 years ago was arrested Thursday after fleeing a traffic stop, officials say. Aaron Wayne Coats, 48, (pictured left in 2009 and below in 1994) was arrested minutes after a police chase…

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Jail inmate accused of aiding escape

A woman who escaped federal custody last month was assisted by another inmate at the Spokane County Jail, prosecutors allege. Andrea Nicole Falsetta, alias Hartnett, 37, is accused of helping Sandra Irene Duffy arrange to be helped by Barbara F. Haight, 61, after Duffy (pictured)…

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Facebook unfriending leads to murders

MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A father who was upset after a Tennessee couple deleted his adult daughter as a friend on Facebook has been charged in the shooting deaths of the couple, authorities said Wednesday. The victims had complained to police that Marvin's Potter's…

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Judge: Buy wife flowers, then dinner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A spat over forgetting to wish his wife a happy birthday landed a South Florida man in jail on domestic violence charges. When Judge Jay Hurley heard the circumstances that brought 47-year-old Joseph Bray to bond court Tuesday, he issued…

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