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July 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Gone in 60 seconds, then driven from Miami to Blaine in 2 days

The Associated Press Police in Blaine, near the Canadian border, found a car in a bank parking lot on July 2 that had been stolen in Miami just about two days earlier. The Bellingham Herald reports the thief was in a hurry. According to Google Maps, it would take 50 hours to drive the 3,400-plus miles…

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May 15, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Video: Hero cat stops dog attack on 4-year-old

“Ninja cat,” read the headline of the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. Tara, a family cat in Bakersfield, went all samurai on Tuesday when a dog attacked its owner’s 4-year-old boy, Jeremy — charging, attacking and repelling the dog, which was described as an 8-month-old Labrador-chow mix. And now, Tara’s video has gone viral. Dad Roger Triantafilo posted…

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November 11, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Animal that killed woman at sanctuary was a cougar, officials say

The Associated Press Sheriff’s officials say the animal that killed an employee this weekend at an Oregon animal sanctuary was a cougar, and an autopsy shows the woman died of multiple bite wounds. Dr. Christopher Young of the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that 36-year-old Renee Radziwon of Portland had “devastating injuries in the critical…

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September 9, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Commuters in the mist: foggy prelude to a sunny week

The Associated Press Summer may be in its final weeks, but forecasters say it will make itself felt with above-normal temperatures this week. The National Weather Service expects the highest temperatures — 15 to 20 degrees above average on Wednesday and Thursday. Highs are forecast in the 80s in Western Washington and 90s in Eastern Washington. Clouds are…

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July 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM

Woman wields ax at 3:30 a.m. in Spokane fire station

The Associated Press   Police say a woman entered a Spokane fire station, took an ax from a truck and smashed out two large windows. It happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Station 3 was occupied at the time and unlocked. The woman ran toward arriving police with the ax and they subdued her with a Taser. Police say the 30-year-old…

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July 22, 2013 at 7:03 AM

2 from Yakima drown in Rimrock Lake

The Associated Press The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a 29-year-old woman and 14-year-old boy who drowned together in Rimrock Lake didn’t know each other. A number of people were at the lake about 25 miles west of Yakima Saturday when the woman attempted to retrieve a floatation device that had drifted into the lake and the…

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April 2, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Where’s Bertha? Track the tunnel digger’s approach

The ship bearing Bertha, the enormous boring machine that will excavate the new Highway 99 tunnel in downtown Seattle, is on its final approach to downtown Seattle. If you’d like to find out where to go to get a glimpse of the 58-foot-diameter behemoth while under way, check out this marine tracking link. And…

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March 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM

3 dead in crash of Navy jet from NAS Whidbey

A U.S. Navy Prowler warplane crashed near Harrington, Wash., about 9 a.m. today, on a routine training mission. The plane crashed just off Coffee Pot Road about 10 miles outside of Harrington, said Scott McGowan, the fire chief for Lincoln County Fire District No. 6. Stan Dammel, manager of the Odessa Municipal Airport, flew over the crash site and said he heard on a scanner that authorities had found the plane, but not the crew.

A U.S. Navy Prowler warplane on a training mission crashed near Harrington, Wash., about 9 a.m. today. The plane crashed just off Coffee Pot Road about 10 miles outside of Harrington, said Scott McGowan, fire chief for Lincoln County Fire District No. 6. Stan Dammel, manager of the Odessa Municipal Airport, flew over the crash site and took this photo.

All three  crew members on a Navy jet based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island were killed this morning when their aircraft crashed in Eastern Washington’s Lincoln County, Navy officials have confirmed.

The crew’s names will not be released until 24 hours after their families have been informed, said Lt. Aaron Kakiel in San Diego.

The crew was flying an EA-6B Prowler jet assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-129. It crashed about 8:45 a.m. into a field in an unpopulated area near the town of Harrington, about 50 miles west of Spokane.

The Navy said the wingman of the crashed plane reported that no parachutes were deployed.

The Prowler was “engaged in a low-level navigation training mission,” the Navy said. Whidbey Island officials said the cause of the accident was under investigation.

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