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January 22, 2015 at 1:05 PM

Driver arrested after Bremerton crash recently released from prison

The Associated Press BREMERTON — Police say the driver who fled a head-on crash in Bremerton had recently been released from prison after serving time for a vehicular homicide in which a baby was killed. The man had his driving status revoked but was reportedly speeding and passing vehicles in a no-passing zone Wednesday night when he…

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January 22, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Couple arrested at SeaTac suspected of dozen armed robberies

The Associated Press SEATAC — The King County sheriff’s office says a couple suspected of at least 12 armed robberies over the past few months were arrested Wednesday as they checked out of a SeaTac hotel. The sheriff’s office says the suspects in their 20s have been living a transient lifestyle and supporting themselves with robberies around King…

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January 22, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Man dies of fall while watching Oregon sunrise

The Associated Press ESTACADA, Ore. — A man fell to his death early Thursday from a cliff on a Clackamas County mountain that’s popular for watching the sunrise. The Oregonian reports friends told search and rescue workers they were using flashlights at a viewpoint atop Goat Mountain about 3 a.m. but couldn’t find the man. Fire Lt. Clint…

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January 21, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Body found in Snohomish lake identified as Lake Forest Park man

A body recovered from Blackmans Lake in Snohomish on Jan. 11 has been identified as Nicholas E. Dolan of Lake Forest Park. Dolan, 38, was last seen fishing on the lake Dec. 6 by another fisherman as Dolan has inflating a blue kayak in the parking lot. Authorities launched a search after finding the partially sunken kayak in the lake,…

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January 21, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Dog guards hunter’s body in Ridgefield refuge duck blind

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A dog protecting its owner wouldn’t let a manager at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge approach the duck blind where the hunter had fatally collapsed. The Clark County sheriff’s office says Ridgefield police removed the aggressive dog using a catch pole Tuesday evening and medics confirmed the 54-year-old man was dead, presumably…

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January 20, 2015 at 6:03 PM

Salem, Ore., police investigate cat poisonings

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Police in Salem, Ore. say they have interviewed a person of interest in a case of suspected antifreeze poisoning that has killed at least eight cats. Lt. Steve Birr says the first cat began showing signs of poisoning on Friday evening and the most recent fatality happened Monday. An animal hospital in…

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January 20, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Woodinville man pleads guilty to 5 bank robberies

The Associated Press A serial bank robber called the “Alabama Band Robber” because of the hat he wore during the crimes has pleaded guilty to robbing five banks during the month of July. Michael Ryan Hardesty of Woodinville also pleaded guilty to possessing a stolen firearm. Hardesty robbed two banks in Lynnwood, two in Bellingham and one in North…

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January 20, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Student arrested for bringing gun to Columbia City school

A student at Seattle’s Interagency Academy was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he brought a gun to school, police said. Police received a report from the school at 3528 S. Ferdinand St. just before 1 p.m. indicating a student was carrying a firearm through a campus hallway, police said. The school was placed in lockdown and police responded. The student, who is…

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January 20, 2015 at 11:37 AM

1 phone making thousands of 911 calls to Kitsap dispatchers

The Associated Press BREMERTON — One cellphone in south Kitsap County has called 911 thousands of times in the past year, tying up dispatchers and police who have never been able to find the caller. The Kitsap Sun reports the calls are coming from a phone that lacks a service plan and can only dial 911. Officials think…

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January 16, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Man accused of killing 3 in Idaho fights extradition from Washington

The Associated Press COLFAX, Whitman County — A man suspected of fatally shooting three people — including his mother — before leading authorities on a high-speed chase is fighting extradition back to Idaho. John Lee’s decision Friday to not waive the formal extradition process means Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will have to request extradition from Washington Gov. Jay…

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