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Sirens & Gavels archive for May 22, 2012

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012

'Secret Shopper' loses $1,000 in fraud 

Authorities are reminding people to be cautious when responding to purported "Secret Shopper" and other offers through email or phone after a Spokane Valley woman lost nearly $1,000. The woman told a sheriff's deputy on Monday that she responded to an email asking if she…

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A woman found lost and confused in Oregon last week took a bus there from Spokane, and authorities are asking for help identifying her. (Linn County Sheriff's Office)

Police seek help IDing mystery woman

A woman found lost and confused in Oregon last week took a bus there from Spokane, and authorities are asking for help identifying her. The woman told police her name is Katie Walker and that she hitchhiked from Maine when she was found walking near…

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$40k in copper stripped from building

About $40,000 worth of copper was stolen from a business in Spokane Valley last weekend. A manager of a building in the 4600 block of East Sprague Avenue that's used as a trailer storage told a sheriff's deputy on Monday that he noticed insulation on…

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Shellye Stark testifies in Spokane County Superior Court March 12. She's charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for the Dec. 9, 2007, shooting death of her husband, Dale Robert Stark. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

11 of 12 jurors wanted to convict Moore

Shellye Stark testifies in Spokane County Superior Court on March 12, 2009. (SRarchives) One juror. That's what stood between Brian Leigh Moore and felony convictions for first-degree murder and conspiracy to first-degree murder. Eleven jurors wanted to convict Moore (pictured left) on both charges, but…

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