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Sirens & Gavels archive for Feb. 17, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Melted and lit candles mix on the curb at the Ader family memorial at Heroy Avenue and Whitehouse Street Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Public invited to Aders' memorial

Melted and lit candles mix on the curb at the Ader family memorial at Heroy Avenue and Whitehouse Street Sunday. (SRphoto/Colin Mulvany) A mother and her two sons killed in a triple homicide last week will be remembered Sunday. The public is invited to attend…

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Cops: 'Bobcat bandit' stole laughing gas

A medication and laughing gas thief who fled on a snow removal vehicle was arrested early Thursday in north Spokane County, officials say. Joseph Franklin Knapp, 30, told Deputy Dan Dutton he was working for the state when he was stopped about 1 a.m. while…

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Man accused of sex abuse in North Idaho

A Spokane man is wanted in North Idaho for allegedly sexually abusing a child. Chad Andrew Radden, 21, is being sought on a $40,000 warrant in Kootenai County for sexual abuse of a minor under 16, as well as a probation violation warrant in Washington.…

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Kirkpatrick a finalist for Phoenix chief 

Former Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick is a finalist for police chief in Phoenix, Ariz. Kirkpatrick left Spokane in early January after having served as police chief since Sept. 11, 2006. She called her departure a retirement but said she was open to other options.…

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Man's rendering conviction overturned

The Washington State Supreme Court Thursday overturned the conviction of a Spokane man who was convicted of rendering criminal assistance after investigators alleged that he refused to tell them who shot him. The split decision erases the conviction, in which a judge sentenced Kenneth R.…

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Out-of-gas fugitive calls cops for help

EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) — A 59-year-old fugitive is back behind bars after he ran out of gas in Wyoming and called the local sheriff's office for roadside assistance. The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Tuesday that Richard Vincent of Prineville, Ore., was wanted in Georgia for…

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