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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 18, 2012

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

Facebook photos ID robbery suspects

A woman identified her cousin as her robber's accomplice after seeing photos of the two together on Facebook, according to Spokane police. The woman was sitting in her living room at 1624 E. Cataldo Ave. with her cousin, Shakayla F. Delcambre, 20, Thursday about 12:45…

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Man w/ 700 lbs of pot pleads guilty

A 78-year-old man who allowed drug traffickers to use his property just south of the Canadian border in Ferry County has pleaded guilty. Alvin Oliver Shields had 700 pounds of marijuana on his property when federal agents searched it in 2009. Now he faces 30…

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Happy 3rd birthday, Sirens & Gavels! 

Grab the party hats and get your game face on - Saturday is Sirens & Gavels' 3rd birthday. Some of you may already be planning epic celebrations, but for those of you I caught off guard, I apologize. The idea behind this blog was simple…

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Cheney child rapist could serve life

A Cheney man has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for raping and molesting children. William D. Hargrove, 48, was convicted of first- and second-degree child rape and first- and second-degree child molestation after a bench trial last week before Superior Court…

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Jeff Harvey rehired by Spokane police

The Spokane Police Department has re-hired embattled Detective Jeff Harvey even though his lawsuit against the city remains unresolved. City spokeswoman Marlene Feist said Harvey’s first day back was Monday after he was fired for cause last July by then-Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick. “We have…

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Swallowed jewel: This, too, shall pass

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — Police in Canada say they are waiting for a man accused of stealing a $20,000 diamond and swallowing it to produce the evidence. It has been nearly a week since Richard Mackenzie Matthews, 52, is alleged to have switched a diamond…

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NY man shoots friend at his request

STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a northern New York man had his friend shoot him in the leg with a rifle because he wanted to know what it feels like to be shot. State police in St. Lawrence County say the shooting occurred around…

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Man on bond must write book reports

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — A man charged in an undercover sting operation in Northern California that ended in gunfire has been ordered released on bond on the condition that he read and write book reports. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers allowed 23-year-old Otis Mobley…

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