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September 30, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Grenade found in Belfair trash bin

The Associated Press BELFAIR, Mason County — The Mason County sheriff’s office says Habitat for Humanity workers in Belfair found a World War II-era grenade in a large trash bin next to their building. The Washington State Patrol bomb squad responded Tuesday and confirmed it was a real “pineapple-style fragmentation grenade.” The sheriff’s office says the bomb…

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September 30, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Gonzaga pays $400K in Everett student’s death

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Gonzaga University has paid $400,000 to the family of Christopher Gormley, a student from Everett who died on a kayak trip organized by the school. The 18-year-old Gormley was one of seven people on a kayak trip to Rock Lake in Whitman County on April 1, 2012. The Spokesman-Review reported Tuesday that about…

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September 30, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Olympia criminal hotspot: the library

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — One of the places frequently calling the police for help in Olympia is the library. There were 78 calls from the library in 2010, 175 last year and 149 through the first half of this year. The Olympian reports the Olympia Timberland Library is considered a hub for the homeless. Common calls include…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Olympia Police Department, Olympia Timberland Library, trespassng

September 29, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Oregon cops: Suspect drove fast, had strong smell

The Associated Press LEBANON, Ore. — Officers in central Oregon say a suspect they tried to collar at a traffic stop drove too fast for pursuing officers, but eventually he was just too fragrant. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that the driver gave officers in Linn County the slip in a high-speed chase before dawn Sunday, doing better…

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September 26, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Man shot in chest in Tukwila

Police are searching for a suspect after a man was shot in the chest in Tukwila. Police say the shooting happened just before 5 p.m. Friday in the 4000 block of South 150th Street, KING-TV is reporting. The condition of the victim was not immediately known. This post will be updated.

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September 26, 2014 at 2:46 PM

Seattle police anxious to put cuffs on man who ripped off adult store

Seattle police are hot on the trail of a man who stole nearly $400 in intimate items from an adult store on Capitol Hill. Employees of the Castle Megastore, 206 Broadway E., told police the man walked in around 10:20 p.m. Saturday. As the employees were speaking with him, the man grabbed several items — including hosiery, personal lubricant, fishnet stockings and More

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September 26, 2014 at 1:46 PM

King County man sentenced to 7 years for attempted pot robbery

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A federal judge sentenced a 19-year-old King County man to seven years in prison for using a firearm during an attempted marijuana robbery that turned deadly. Federal prosecutors say Lenny Brikn Jr. and his half-brother Deshawn Boykin pulled a gun and tried to rob two men who arrived at a Federal Way apartment…

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September 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Woman hit by Community Transit bus in Monroe dies

The Associated Press MONROE — An 82-year-old woman hit by a Community Transit bus Thursday night in Monroe has died of her injuries. The Daily Herald reports Marion Allred died Friday morning at an Everett hospital. Police say she was not in a crosswalk and it was dark and drizzling when she was struck and knocked under…

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