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May 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Spokane man pleads guilty to bank robberies in 3 states

The Associated Press EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A jobless Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting he robbed banks in Illinois and at least two other states. Carl Frederick Kieffer of Spokane pleaded guilty Thursday in East St. Louis to federal charges involving holdups in Illinois, Michigan and Wyoming. The robberies took place over several…

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May 7, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Wednesday Memo: Waterfront foot … Church fire … M’s on fire … Banned in Spokane

Good Wednesday morning, a day that promises to be sunny with temperatures in the mid-60s. Here is some news to consume this morning: Not another one. A human foot was found in a sneaker on Seattle’s waterfront yesterday. There have been several such cases in regional waters in the past seven years. In some…

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April 22, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Spokane cellmates accused of plotting jailbreak

By Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE — Toenail clippers, a metal clothes hook and some toothpaste could not buy freedom for an accused child rapist and a man facing drug charges at the Spokane County Jail last weekend. Jeremiah Logan and Jason Cooper, both 32, face charges of first-degree escape after letters from Logan and a fellow inmate…

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March 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

A list of previous news helicopter accidents in Washington state

Tuesday’s fatal crash of a KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle isn’t the first time a news aircraft has crashed in Washington state. Here are some recent accidents: In November 1999, a KIRO-TV helicopter collided with a second chopper about 1,000 feet above Lake Union. Both aircraft landed safely, and no one was seriously injured. “The impact happened almost simultaneously,” Clark Stahl, who…

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March 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Sunday Memo: Drunken firefighters? … Charged 23 years after prostitutes’ deaths … Bee biz

Drunken firefighters: The off-duty firefighters accused in the beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square last night reminds us of the Bellevue cops busted after they confronted a female Seattle police officer and got into a profanity-laced altercation with a fan and his family in September 2012. In both…

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March 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Spokane hotel clerk just says ‘no’ to would-be robbers

SPOKANE — Two masked men who attempted to rob a Spokane hotel went away empty-handed early Friday when a clerk refused to cooperate. Police say the men walked into Hotel Lusso about 1 a.m., indicated they had a gun and demanded money. KXLY reports the clerk activated an alarm, and when one man saw that he walked…

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