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'Everyone just loved her'

The Mead woman killed in a crash in downtown Spokane Tuesday night was a secretary at a Spokane elementary school. Lori Keller died and her husband, Gary, may be paralyzed after Jon A. Strine crashed into their motorcycle while driving his Mercedes at Fifth Avenue...

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FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

Grab bag 5.29.09

Who says no one reads the newspaper anymore? A watchful newspaper reader in Colville helped nab the Montana Department of Corrections escapee suspected in a Spokane Valley burglary today. Read the story here. Other public safety stories today include: Body found in Pend Oreille River...

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Grab Bag 5.28.09

The HIV-positive man charged with assault may have had unprotected sex with as many as 80 people without telling them about his disease, health officials say. Zuriel E. Roush, 22, (left) declined to speak with The Spokesman-Review. That came after Deputy Prosecutor Rachel Sterett mentioned...

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THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2009

Officer Jay Kernkamp nuzzles his new houseguest, 2-month-old Ajax, on Wednesday at the Spokane Police Academy. Kernkamp is raising Ajax until the puppy is ready for official training as a police dog.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Grab Bag 5.27.09

Spokane's newest recruit, Ajax, met with local media Wednesday. Read the story here and check out a slide show here. Other stories in today's paper include: Autopsy shows man was shot in back Medical Lake to pay Mehrens $20,000 Trial set in bridge pushing case

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TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009

Grab Bag 5.26.09

The original pharmacy robber from last summer entered a guilty plea in Spokane County Superior Court today, and The Spokesman-Review was the only news organization there. Read Thomas Clouse's story here. Police: Porn, theft lured boy to libraryEphrata man killed by train Sunday88 contacts, 10...

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FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

Grab Bag 5.22.09

The Guinness Book of World Records plans to honor a man for filing the most lawsuits in history. One problem: the man in question has filed an injunction in Eastern Washington federal court seeking to stop it. Read Thomas Clouse's story here Here are the...

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THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

Grab Bag 5.21.09

It's been a busy day on the public safety beat. Check out these local stories: HIV-positive man charged with assault Man set ablaze in dispute over beer money Man killed in logging accident identified Photo released of would-be Walgreens robber Man gets six months for...

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