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August 27, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Klamath County sheriff’s deputy shot

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A Klamath County sheriff’s deputy is expected to undergo surgery after being shot. Tom Hottman, spokesman for Sky Lakes Medical Center, says the deputy is being evaluated and will be going to an operating room. Hottman says he’s not sure if the operation will be at the Klamath Falls hospital, or if the…

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August 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Man in tux shoots at couple who spot him having sex in Seattle alley

A drunken man in a tuxedo fired a gunshot at a couple early Tuesday morning after they interrupted him having sex with a woman in a downtown alley, Seattle police said. According to police, a witness spotted the 64-year-old man handing money to a woman near Fourth Avenue South and South Main Street just after 2 a.m….

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August 27, 2014 at 10:19 AM

FBI: Robber hits 2 banks in Kent and Auburn in same hour

Police are hoping you recognize this fast-working bank robber after he hit two banks within the same hour on Aug. 18. He’s been dubbed the “Quick-Change Bandit” because he changed clothes between the two bank robberies in Kent and Auburn, according to the FBI. Detectives also believe he may have also robbed a Lakewood bank on Aug. 16. He is described as a black man…

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August 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM

2 Puget Sound schools install bus cameras

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Two Puget Sound school districts are installing cameras on their school buses to catch drivers who speed around them. KING-TV reports the Bethel School District in South Pierce County and the Highline School District in South King County are launching pilot programs on the first day of school. The cameras operate cameras on…

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August 26, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Police: Man found dead at fairgrounds killed himself

Puyallup police say a man found dead Sunday in a parking lot at the Washington State Fair apparently died of a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest. Puyallup police say citizens called 911 just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday to say there was a body in the blue parking lot. Police arrived and found the dead man and…

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August 26, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Thief grabs ring from Northgate jewelry store and bolts

Seattle police hope you recognize this guy. According to police, the man stole a ring from a Northgate Mall jewelry store earlier this month. The man came into the unnamed store three times within an hour and on the last visit, around 8:30 p.m., asked an employee to pull out a ring so he could take pictures, police said. Instead, he…

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August 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Miley Cyrus’ MTV awards date wanted by Oregon police

Update at 1:39 p.m.: Miley Cyrus said via Twitter: “People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included.” She then asked: “Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?” Original post: The Associated Press PORTLAND — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has…

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August 26, 2014 at 9:44 AM

3 bodies of family members found in Oregon lake

The Associated Press Update at 2:35 p.m.: GASTON, Ore. — Divers recovered the bodies of a 40-year-old mother and her two children who apparently drowned in a popular lake west of Portland on Tuesday, a day after finding another family member — a 3-year-old grandson — drowned in the lake. The family — who lived together in nearby Hillsboro…

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August 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM

2 young bicyclists struck by cars in Georgetown

Two young friends on bicycles were injured when they were struck by vehicles Monday afternoon in separate collisions at the same Georgetown intersection. The first accident happened about 3:30 p.m. when an 8-year-old boy was struck by a car as he rode across Airport Way South at Corson Avenue South, police said. The boy suffered minor scrapes but…

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August 25, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Police: Naked man beat cars, brawled at Oregon hemp fest

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore.  — State police arrested a naked man who was beating on cars and getting into fights at a Southern Oregon music festival that promoted the benefits of hemp. Troopers went to the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in the Josephine County community of Provolt early Sunday and found four men holding the…

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