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Sirens & Gavels archive for Jan. 26, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

In this 2003 photo, Jerome Leveque shares a laugh during an announcement by hen-Gov. Gary Locke, right, that Leveque and private defense attorney Maryann Moreno, center, were the new Superior Court judges Friday. (Brian Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Judge Leveque to retire at end of year 

In this 2003 photo, Jerome Leveque shares a laugh during an announcement by hen-Gov. Gary Locke, right, that Leveque and private defense attorney Maryann Moreno, center, were the new Superior Court judges Friday. (SRfilephoto) Spokane County Superior Court Judge Jerome Leveque will retire when his…

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Spokane man guilty in Plummer murder

A Spokane man has been convicted of second-degree murder for a fatal stabbing in Plummer, Idaho, last year. Jody Allen Miller, 40, (left) entered an Alford plea this morning in Benewah County District Court for the April 17 murder of Antowyn D. “Tony” Swiney, 37,…

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Spokane police arrest sex offender Christopher Ebner on child pornography charges. (Jennier DeRuwe / Spokane Police Department)

Sex offender arrested for child porn

Spokane police Officer Tyler Cordis escorts sex offender Christopher Ebner to a patrol car after his arrest on child pornography charges today. (SPDphoto) A sex offender was arrested today for allegedly possessing child pornography. Christopher Michael Ebner, 37, lives in the 1400 block of North…

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Crews rescue a man from the Spokane River in Riverfront Park today. (Meghann Cuniff / The Spokesman-Review)

Police call river rescue a 'media circus'

Crews rescue a man from the Spokane River in Riverfront Park on Jan. 13. (SRPhoto/Meghann Cuniff) Spokane police didn't mince words when describing a recent water rescue in Riverfront Park - they called it a "media circus." News crews were at the park Jan. 13…

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Cops search home in drug robbery probe

Detectives searched a home recently to look for evidence in an armed robbery at a clinic last month No arrests have been made, and the investigation into the Dec. 29 drug heist at the Spokane Falls Family Clinic, 120 W. Mission Ave., continues. A pharmacy…

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Stuck driver survives on M&Ms, water

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Officials in south-central Idaho say a Texas woman may have spent up to a week in a rental car stuck in a dairy wastewater pond after taking a wrong turn as she searched for a hotel in Burley. Cassia County officials…

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Conn. mayor blasted for 'taco' quip

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN,Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The mayor of a working-class city roiled by allegations of police discrimination against Hispanics faced scathing criticism Wednesday from officials including the governor for saying he "might have tacos" as a way to do something for…

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