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June 30, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Seattle Fire Department lieutenant, 50, drowns on Boy Scout rafting trip in Idaho

The Associated Press LEWISTON, Idaho — A Seattle Fire Department lieutenant drowned Friday while on a Boy Scouts-sponsored whitewater rafting trip on the Salmon River in western Idaho. The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office tells the Lewiston Tribune that Joseph R. Kane, 50, of Poulsbo, drowned Friday afternoon after he and his son were thrown from…

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June 27, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Man gets 25 years in prison for killing Kent video producer

The Associated Press KENT — A 33-year-old Portland man was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for killing a rival who was seeing his ex-girlfriend. William L. “J.R.” Phillip was convicted of murder in April and sentenced Friday at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent. Phillip stabbed 41-year-old Seth Frankel to death in…

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June 25, 2014 at 4:10 PM

After crashing birthday party, bear meets sad end

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska  — Wildlife officials in Alaska’s capital suspect a black bear might have literally crashed a child’s birthday party before he was fatally shot inside a different home. The bear had shimmied onto the roof of Alicia Bishop and Glenn Merrill’s home and was walking across a skylight when the bottom fell out…

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June 24, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Kitsap County man rescued after canoe flips in Dyes Inlet

The Associated Press SILVERDALE, Kitsap County — Firefighters have rescued a man who grabbed a canoe and set out to retrieve a buoy that had broken off his boat, only to have his canoe overturn in Dyes Inlet near Silverdale. That’s where he found himself drifting into the middle of the channel. Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue…

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June 24, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Seattle climber killed in fall on Twin Sisters is ID’d

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The man who was killed in a fall Thursday on Twin Sisters Mountain, near Mount Baker, was identified Monday by the Whatcom County medical examiner as 60-year-old James Patrick Millegan of Seattle. Millegan died of head and chest trauma, the medical examiner reported. The Bellingham Herald reports a helicopter was able to…

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June 19, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Memorial Saturday for farmworker advocate Tomás Villanueva

The Associated Press TOPPENISH, Yakima County — The family of Tomás Villanueva will hold a public memorial service Saturday in Toppenish for the late farmworker rights advocate. Villanueva died June 6 at age 72 in Seattle. A tireless advocate for the health, safety and wages of farmworkers, Villanueva led union campaigns, launched a food cooperative and…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Topenish, Yakima VAlley Farm Workers Clinic

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