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September 30, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Okanogan County video captures bear ‘dancing’ against tree

Got an itch that you just can’t scratch? A video captured a black bear in Okanogan County who found a solution: If a back scratcher isn’t available, use a tree. The Washington Department of Fish and & Wildlife posted the video from Sept. 21 to its Facebook page. “Lessons from an Okanogan County black bear: How…

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September 30, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Girl struck by car in Rainier Valley

Update at 4:08 P.M.: Police have determined only one vehicle hit the 7-year-old girl Tuesday night. Detectives have spoken to witnesses and are now only searching for the red or maroon Chevy Tahoe SUV that was seen speeding away after striking the girl. Detectives are asking witnesses to call Traffic Collision investigators at 206-684-8923. Update at 11:19 a.m.: Seattle police now say the injured…

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September 30, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Grenade found in Belfair trash bin

The Associated Press BELFAIR, Mason County — The Mason County sheriff’s office says Habitat for Humanity workers in Belfair found a World War II-era grenade in a large trash bin next to their building. The Washington State Patrol bomb squad responded Tuesday and confirmed it was a real “pineapple-style fragmentation grenade.” The sheriff’s office says the bomb…

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September 30, 2014 at 6:14 PM

911 services restored in Darrington, Oso

Update at 6:42 p.m.: Emergency 911 services have been restored to Darrington and Oso. The outage was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday. Original post: Emergency 911 services are unavailable in Darrington and Oso, Snohomish County, because of damaged fiber-optic cables in the Oso landslide area. The number of people affected by the outage is unknown and…

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September 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ex-deputy in prostitution case sentenced to longer prison term

A former King County sheriff’s deputy who was sentenced last month to 366 days in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute has been re-sentenced to a longer term after he was caught lying to the court. Darrion Keith Holiwell was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution…

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September 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Gonzaga pays $400K in Everett student’s death

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Gonzaga University has paid $400,000 to the family of Christopher Gormley, a student from Everett who died on a kayak trip organized by the school. The 18-year-old Gormley was one of seven people on a kayak trip to Rock Lake in Whitman County on April 1, 2012. The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that about…

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September 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Everett SWAT team arrests rape suspect

Everett police on Tuesday morning arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault earlier this month. According to police, a SWAT team arrested a 44-year-old man at a home in the 2300 block of Oakes Avenue around 8:45 a.m. The man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree rape and investigation of…

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September 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM

More than 100 firefighters battle blaze in Fremont

    Update at 4:02 p.m.: The cause of the fire is under investigation, the fire department said. Investigators haven’t been able to go inside the building because of hazardous material and the building’s strucutural integrity. Update at 3:37 p.m.: The fire department says the fire was declared extinguished as of 3:15 p.m. Twelve workers were evacuated…

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