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    BBB: Wishing Star Foundation scam circulating

    BBB: Wishing Star Foundation scam circulating

    Tuesday, May 9 2006 7:16 PM EDT2006-05-09 23:16:03 GMT
    Spokane, WA - May 9, 2006 - TheLocalBBB wishes to warn regional residents and consumers, especially in the Tri Cities area, that the BBB received a call from a few consumers asking about whether Wishing>>
  • BBB warns of bird flu scams

    BBB warns of bird flu scams

    Wednesday, April 26 2006 11:56 PM EDT2006-04-27 03:56:57 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - April 26, 2006 - The Local BBB wishes to warn consumers to not be easily led down the path of deception when addressing issues of a potential bird flu outbreak. >>
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    BBB warns of springtime scams

    BBB warns of springtime scams

    Wednesday, April 12 2006 6:12 PM EDT2006-04-12 22:12:20 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Better Business Bureay in Spokane is echoing a national alert, warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. They say spring is the time of year for scam artists. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. – The Better Business Bureay in Spokane is echoing a national alert, warning homeowners to be on the lookout for home improvement scams. They say spring is the time of year for scam artists. >>
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  • Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Swimways Corporation recalling pool toys

    Swimways Corporation is recalling some 31,000 of its "Skippy" pool toys.  The product has an elastic tongue that can break and cut the user's hands during launching of the toy. >>
    Swimways Corporation is recalling some 31,000 of its "Skippy" pool toys.  The product has an elastic tongue that can break and cut the user's hands during launching of the toy.  There have been 24 reports of injuries from the toy. Consumers should take the toy away from children and contact swimways at 1.888.559.4653 for a free replacement. >>
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  • Spokane Police investigating hit and run crash downtown

    Spokane Police investigating hit and run crash downtown

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:34:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police officers, and other first responders were called to a hit and run crash at Sprague and Monroe in downtown Spokane.  

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police officers, and other first responders were called to a hit and run crash at Sprague and Monroe in downtown Spokane.  

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  • Georgia paraplegic man assaults exotic dancers after refusal of sexual advances

    Georgia paraplegic man assaults exotic dancers after refusal of sexual advances

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:27:21 GMT

    A Georgia paraplegic man is accused of assaulting at least two exotic dancers.    Police told WSB-TV that 31-year-old Johnnie Thompson paid exotic dancers to perform in his Decatur home last week. After one woman refused his sexual advances, police said he shocked her with a stun gun and restrained her with zip ties. When she fought back, he fired a handgun at her twice.    The woman freed herself and escaped. 

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    A Georgia paraplegic man is accused of assaulting at least two exotic dancers.    Police told WSB-TV that 31-year-old Johnnie Thompson paid exotic dancers to perform in his Decatur home last week. After one woman refused his sexual advances, police said he shocked her with a stun gun and restrained her with zip ties. When she fought back, he fired a handgun at her twice.    The woman freed herself and escaped. 

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  • Alabama man sentenced in kidnapping of woman who escaped from car trunk

    Alabama man sentenced in kidnapping of woman who escaped from car trunk

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-07-17 19:23:19 GMT

    A man has been sentenced to life without parole after being convicted of kidnapping an Alabama woman who later escaped by jumping from the trunk of a moving car.    Al.com reports 29-year-old Manuel Ali Towns was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and other charges. The sentence was handed down because of Towns' prior felony convictions.    

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    A man has been sentenced to life without parole after being convicted of kidnapping an Alabama woman who later escaped by jumping from the trunk of a moving car.    Al.com reports 29-year-old Manuel Ali Towns was sentenced Monday after being found guilty of first-degree kidnapping and other charges. The sentence was handed down because of Towns' prior felony convictions.    

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