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November 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Family remembers slain Port Orchard woman

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD  — Family and friends are remembering Amber Coplin as a devoted mother who smiled constantly and could not be deterred when she set her mind to something. The 30-year-old Port Orchard woman was killed earlier this month in her apartment. Police say her boyfriend, 33-year-old David Kalac, strangled her and posted photos of…

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November 23, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Survivor of Marysville school shooting at Seahawks game

Nate Hatch, the lone survivor of last month’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is attending Sunday’s Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field. Hatch tweeted a photo of himself with Seahawks‘ coach Peter Carroll on the field just before the start of the game against the Arizona Cardinals. Several Seahawks, including  running back Marshawn Lynch, visited Marysville-Pilchuck High School…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Marysville-Pilchuck High SChool shooting, Nate Hatch, Seattle Seahawks

November 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Officers recommend charge in Whitman County wolf shooting

The Associated Press PULLMAN — Washington fish and wildlife officers are recommending a misdemeanor charge against a farmer accused of illegally shooting a wolf last month. Whitman County Prosecutor Denis Tracy tells the Moscow-Pullman Daily News that he’ll review the investigation report and the law before making a decision about whether to file charges. The wolf was…

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November 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM

University of Puget Sound student earns Rhodes scholarship

The Associated Press TACOMA — A University of Puget Sound student has been selected for a prestigious Rhodes scholarship. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday that William J. Rathje of Lake Oswego, Ore. was among 32 Americans selected for the scholarship. Rathje is a senior at the Tacoma university studying computer science and English literature. He co-founded a literary magazine…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Rhodes scholarship, University of Puget Sound

November 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Former Idaho trooper reaches deal, pleads guilty

The Associated Press COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A former Idaho state trooper faces up to five years in jail after he was convicted of a variety of charges, including stealing 15,000 rounds of ammunition from the state police. Daniel Charles Howard entered guilty pleas on several charges Friday and Alford pleas on others after reaching a deal with prosecutors…

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November 23, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Tornado warning issued for Pacific County

Update at 9:45 a.m.: The National Weather Service says the tornado warning for west-central Pacific County and northwest Wahkiakum County has expired as the storm has weakened. Update at 9:33 a.m.: The tornado warning has been extended until 9:45 a.m. and now includes northwestern Wahkiakum County. Original post: The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, Pacific County, tornado warning

November 23, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Seattle U.S. attorney collects $6.9 million in cases

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Federal prosecutors in Seattle say they collected $6.9 million in criminal and civil cases in the 2014 fiscal year. Annette Hayes, the acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, says federal authorities took in an additional $12.2 million in forfeited assets related to criminal activity. She says the collections show…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Alaska Airlines, Annette Hayes, Federal Aviation Administration

November 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

5 girls hospitalized after taking drugs at school

The Associated Press CHEHALIS  — Authorities say five girls were hospitalized after taking prescription drugs at a Lewis County high school. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday a 16-year-old brought the medication to Onalaska High School and shared it with four other girls. They were taken to a hospital for observation…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Lewis County sheriff's office, Onalaska High School

November 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Seagull with dart in neck surviving in Wenatchee

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in Wenatchee. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been receiving calls about the bird at Walla Walla Point Park for two months. The Wenatchee World reports it’s able to fly. Attempts to catch it have been unsuccessful. The Humane Society’s Jody White…

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November 21, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Vehicular homicide charges filed in crash that killed 4 in Auburn

The driver of a car that crashed in Auburn last month, killing four passengers, has been charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Friday. Auburn police say a car driven by Nicholas W. Anderson, 38, was heading north in the 3700 block of Auburn Way South about 2…

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