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Sirens & Gavels archive for March 14, 2012


Public comments invited on police chief 

Anyone with opinions on the qualities they would like to see in the new Spokane police chief is invited to attend a committee meeting on Thursday. Spokane's Police Advisory Committee will hear comments Thursday at its meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the West Central Community…

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State wanted case halted for mental issue

A woman who lives as a man, including wearing a full beard she previously described as a public display of her activism, was ruled competent Tuesday to stand trial on the charge of assaulting a police officer in 2009. Prosecutors are disappointed. Yes, you read…

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These 10 pounds of marijuana were seized during a traffic stop near Bend, Ore., March 7. Marcus George Heidenreich, 30, of Coeur d'Alene, was arrested.
 (Oregon State Police)

3 Idaho residents busted w/ pot in Ore. 

This photo from Oregon State Police shows ten pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop involving three North Idaho residents near Bend, Ore., March 7. Three North Idaho residents were stopped near Oregon last week with 10 pounds of marijuana, police said today. Marcus…

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Ex-Spokane man faces life for murder 

A 27-year-old Pasco murder suspect facing life in prison under the three-strikes law got his first strike in Spokane County. Joseph William Hart pleaded not guilty Tuesday n Franklin County Superior Court for second-degree murder. Hart is accused of killing Rodger A. Lincoln, 53, outside…

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Tips sought on another 'Nook' theft

Police are again looking for tips on the theft of Nook tablets from the Spokane Valley Barnes and Noble, this time for a break-in early March 5. Officers responded to an alarm at the store, 15310 E. Indiana Ave., at 5:52 a.m. and found a…

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Army officer charged with harassment 

By MANUEL VALDES and SHANNON DININNY,Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 20-year Army officer in Washington state threatened to blow up the state Capitol and kill his superior officer, his estranged wife and his girlfriend, authorities said Tuesday, adding scrutiny to the troubled base…

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Did 'Whitey' Bulger write his memoirs?

By DENISE LAVOIE,AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — Mobster James "Whitey" Bulger may have written two autobiographies, according to prosecutors, who have notified his lawyers that they may use the memoirs against him at his upcoming trial. Bulger, the former leader of the Winter…

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