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September 2, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Pit bull mauls 2-year-old Oregon girl

The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A 2-year-old girl was critically injured when she was mauled by a pit bull dog at a Springfield home. Police say the dog also bit the girl’s 28-year-old father on the face Sunday when he attempted to rescue her. The Register-Guard reports the girl was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in…

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September 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Demonstrators block tracks in Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — About a dozen demonstrators blocked railroad tracks Tuesday morning at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest. Protesters included one person sitting atop a tripod over the tracks, according to organizers with the group Rising Tide Seattle….

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August 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Man pinned beneath van in North Seattle

Update at 3:43 p.m.: Van tires rolled on top of victim’s head. The man, in his 60s, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Original post: A man was severely injured Friday afternoon when he was pinned beneath a van in North Seattle, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man was working on the van in the 14300…

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August 29, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Guard fatally shoots Oregon prison inmate

The Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. — An inmate at the state prison in Pendleton has been shot and killed by a guard while fighting in the prison yard. Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus says 26-year-old Jayson Matthew Withers, of Salem, was pronounced dead Friday morning after being taken to a local hospital. Primus says Withers and another inmate…

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August 28, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Miley Cyrus’ date turns self in, posts bail in Oregon

The Associated Press DALLAS, Ore.  — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail. The director of Polk County Community Corrections in the Willamette Valley community of Dallas, Ore., says 22-year-old Jesse…

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August 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Police: driver crushes Seattle parking officer’s hand

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Seattle police say a driver with at least four unpaid parking tickets crushed a parking enforcement officer’s hand with his Lexus as he tried to keep the vehicle from being immobilized by a wheel clamp. Detective Drew Fowler says the 57-year-old man was arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment. The parking officer…

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August 28, 2014 at 4:52 PM

U of Louisville cheerleader from Sammamish died of overdose

The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A coroner says a drug overdose caused the death of a University of Louisville cheerleader in July. Jefferson County Coroner Barbara Weakley-Jones told The Courier-Journal that 22-year-old Danielle Cogswell died of an overdose of heroin, amphetamines and Xanax. University sports information director Kenny Klein said cheerleaders will now be required to undergo the…

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August 28, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Bail set at $500K for man accused of stealing SUV with baby inside

A judge found probable cause Thursday to hold a 25-year-old man for investigation of kidnapping and auto theft after he allegedly stole an SUV with a child inside in West Seattle. Bail was set at $500,000 for Estevan Lucio Sanchez, who waived his appearance during his bail hearing Thursday at the King County Jail.  His…

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August 28, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Officer shoots woman at Oregon gas station

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — An Oregon woman was shot by police Thursday after pointing a replica handgun at them following a car chase, authorities said. Amanda Lynn Gatewood, 44, of Springfield was listed in critical condition at a Corvallis hospital. Albany police Capt. Eric Carter said Gatewood was driving a stolen 2000 Suzuki Vitara when she led…

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