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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

Judge rejects mom-based lawyer plea

A 50-year-old Spokane man recently sentenced to prison for drugs won't be allowed to retain his publicly funded lawyer while he awaits legal advice from his mother, a judge ruled Monday. Vernon V. Jackson had objected to public defender Mark Hannibal's routine request to withdraw...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

Police: grandma, grandson party hearty

PARIS, Tenn. (AP) — When a Henry County deputy finally stopped a speeding car on the wrong side of a highway, he found it had been driven by a 77-year-old grandmother. Not that the stop was easy, reports The Paris Post-Intelligencer. Barely an hour into...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 22, 2010

Snowy footprints lead to brothers' arrests

Two brothers were arrested on suspicion of vehicle prowling today in north Spokane after police matched their shoes to snow footprints left near an abandoned stolen vehicle. Jesse J. Luna, 26,(left) and Gregory R. Luna, 21, (right) are believed to have eluded police in a...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2010

Cops: Thief struck after finding corpse

Police say a Spokane man had an unusual reaction to his grandfather’s death: grand theft. Anthony S. Jungen, 19, was ordered held Tuesday at the Spokane County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail on theft allegations that border on the macabre. Police say Jungen found...

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Gambling man owes mother $137,000

A Spokane man was ordered this week to repay his mother nearly $140,000 after bilking her out of the cash to fund his gambling addiction.Mark B. English, 52, also was ordered to serve 90 days in jail, three times as long as a plea agreement...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from Sirens! 

Happy Thanksgiving from Sirens & Gavels! I hope everyone has a great holiday with their family and friends. Travel safe and enjoy your various family traditions. If you don't have any, start some. (Did anyone else's father make them write reports on Thanksgiving topics like...

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