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April 16, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Steven Powell wants state to pay for treatment

The Associated Press TACOMA — Steven Powell wants the state of Washington to pay for court-ordered sex offender treatment he says was denied while serving time in prison for voyeurism. Powell filed a motion in Pierce County Superior Court that will be heard on Friday. The News Tribune reports a response to the motion filed by a state lawyer…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Josh Powell; Steven Powell, Pierce County Superior Court, sex offender treatment

April 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Missing soldier found dead in forest near Olympia

A soldier missing from Joint Base Lewis-McChord was found dead this morning in the Capitol Forest near Olympia. Thurston County search and rescue crews found the body of Chris Dombrowski, 20, of Wasilla, Alaska, near Capitol Peak. He had been missing since Sunday night. Officials do not suspect foul play, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said, but…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: missing person, Search, Thurston County Sheriff's Office

April 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Oregon man arrested for DUI after crashing car into train

The Associated Press JEFFERSON, Ore. — Marion County sheriff’s deputies say a driver crashed into a train before daybreak, ran from his burning car and asked neighbors for a place to sleep. The sheriff’s department reported Monday that 24-year-old Kyle Randall was arrested on a drunken driving charge after the neighbors called officers about 5 a.m. Saturday. Deputies…

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April 14, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Man arrested after shooting in Bremerton

A man has been arrested following a shooting this morning in a Bremerton neighborhood. The Kitsap Sun reports the man was arrested in the Navy Yard City neighborhood shortly before 10 a.m. after a brief chase. No one was wounded in the shooting. The Sun says the shooting was first reported at 9:43 a.m. in the 3700 block of…

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April 3, 2014 at 4:01 PM

No DNA database match for skull found in crab pot

The Associated Press WESTPORT — Authorities say a human skull found in a crab pot off the Washington coast belongs to a female, but it doesn’t match anyone in a national DNA database. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office says the skull found off Westport was sent to the FBI crime lab in Quantico, Va., and run…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: crab pot, death investigation, Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office

April 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

15 now listed as missing in mudslide

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office this morning released this list of people presumed missing in the Oso-area slide along with their age and address. The death toll from the slide is at 30, with 27 identified, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Ronald M. DeQuiletts, 52, Arlington and Bothell Bonnie J. Gullikson, 91, Highway 530 NE, Arlington Mark…

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April 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Obama declares major disaster for mudslide damage

The Associated Press OLYMPIA  — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster for damage caused by a deadly landslide in Washington state. The declaration makes programs available to help individuals and businesses affected by the March 22 slide that killed more than two dozen people. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that the declaration also provides help…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Jay Inslee, Oso mudslide

April 2, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Seattle bicyclist seriously injured in collision with SUV

A bicyclist was seriously injured last night in a collision with an SUV, police said. The bicyclist was riding north in east side bike/pedestrian path on Alaskan Way near Columbia Street around 10:30 p.m. when he left the pathway and collided with a southbound 2003 GMC Envoy, police said. Seattle Fire Department medics treated the bicyclist at the scene…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, bicycle accident, Seattle Police Department

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