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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 6, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012

Spokane police to be on COPS Saturday 

The Spokane Police Department will be featured on Saturday's episode of COPS. The episode features Officers Elina Bishop and John Arredondo responding to a report of two people having sex on a stranger's front lawn in northeast Spokane in August. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office…

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Homicide victim's memorial is Sunday 

A memorial service for a 34-year-old Spokane woman is scheduled for Sunday - one week after she was found dead of a gunshot wound. Kimberly Rae Schmidt will be remembered at the Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, at 1 p.m. Her coworkers at…

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Bomb maker in fatal explosion sentenced

A man who brought a bomb to a party that led to the death of a 28-year-old man was sentenced today to about three years in prison. Christapher A. Harris, 21, (left) is to serve 39 months for second-degree manslaughter and possession of an explosive…

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Man gets 9+ years for New Year's rape

A Spokane man who raped a girl in a park on New Year's Day 2010 will spend at least nine years in prison under a sentence imposed recently in Superior Court. Louis Victor Kuster, 23, was sentenced to at least 114 months for second-degree rape.…

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Relatives of Jared Francom from second left, brother Travis Francom, Travis' wife Jessica Francom, and brothers Ben Francom and Gunner Francom attend a candle light vigil for law enforcement officers shot the night before, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in Ogden, Utah. Six area law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday night while serving a search warrant. Jared Francom died from his wounds.(AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff)  ((AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Kim Raff) )

Utah officer killed, 5 wounded in shooting

Relatives of Jared Francom from second left, brother Travis Francom, Travis' wife Jessica Francom, and brothers Ben Francom and Gunner Francom attend a candle light vigil Thursday for law enforcement officers shot the night before in Ogden, Utah. Jared Francom died from his wounds.(AP Photo/The…

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Officer kills self after being arrested

SEATTLE (AP) — A longtime police officer arrested in a cocaine sting shot himself to death in the Cascade Mountain foothills hours after he was released from jail, the department said Thursday. Richard F. Nelson, a patrolman in South Seattle for the past 21 years,…

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