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April 24, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Illinois researchers to study Oso mudslide

The Associated Press URBANA, Ill. — Five researchers from the University of Illinois plan to visit the site of last month’s deadly mudslide in Snohomish County. The university said Thursday  the researchers will visit the town of Oso to look at the mudslide’s impact, investigate environmental and geological causes and study any role land-use policies may have…

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April 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM

No injuries after shots fired at car on North Beacon Hill

Seattle police recovered a gun but didn’t find the gunman after someone opened fire on two men in a car Wednesday on North Beacon Hill. The two men were driving on South Hanford Street near 18th Avenue South around 6 p.m. when they missed a turn, police said. When the driver put the car in reverse, they heard four to five…

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April 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Oregon meth deaths at highest point since 2000

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A state report shows methamphetamine-related deaths in Oregon up by almost a third. The 2013 statistics released Thursday show 222 drug-related deaths overall — one fewer than the year before. It said 123 of the deaths were meth-related, the highest number since 2000. State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson says the majority of…

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April 23, 2014 at 1:47 PM

White supremacist pleads guilty in Northwest killing rampage

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011, including a Washington state couple, has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Court-appointed attorney Richard Wolf said Wednesday that David “Joey” Pedersen pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking resulting in death — one for Oregon teenager Cody Myers and…

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April 23, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Twisp police chief’s dog brings home skull

The Associated Press TWISP, Okanogan County — A dog belonging to the family of the Twisp police chief brought home a skull. Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers says Chief Paul Budrow and deputies searched Monday and found the rest of the human remains about 300 yards from his home in a wooded area near the Methow River. The sheriff…

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April 23, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Mudslide victim readmitted to Seattle hospital

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A young mother who suffered two broken legs and a broken arm in the Oso mudslide is back in a Seattle hospital. Amanda Skorjanc had been discharged on April 10 from Harborview Medical Center. Spokeswoman Liz Hunter says she was readmitted Tuesday and is in satisfactory condition on Wednesday. Earlier, the 25-year-old Skorjanc told reporters how…

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April 23, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Issaquah police catch burglars in the act

Three men were arrested this morning after they broke into a T-Mobile store in Issaquah, police said. Officers saw the three men break into the closed store at 1171 N.W. Sammamish Road at 3:22 a.m. and were waiting for them when they walked out, according to police. One of the men fled and was arrested at Lake Sammamish…

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April 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Snorkeler who died in Hawaii was Washington state woman

The Associated Press LIHUE, Hawaii — A snorkeler who died off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been identified as a Washington state resident. The Garden Island says the drowning victim is identified as 65-year-old Gayle Kelly. Kelly died after getting caught in a current while snorkeling with other swimmers off Haena Beach Park…

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April 22, 2014 at 5:15 PM

President Obama’s remarks at Oso Fire Department

Here is the text of President Obama’s remarks at the Oso Fire Department: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I just had a chance to tour some of the damage from last month’s mudslide.  And, most importantly, I had a chance to spend some time with the families whose loved ones have been lost. I also had a chance to…

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April 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

State kills 300 Thurston County cockfighting birds

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The state Gambling Commission says about 300 birds seized in a cockfighting raid on Monday at Rochester were killed. A spokeswoman says about 240 roosters and 60 hens were euthanized, although several birds are saved as evidence in the case. A 35-year-old Rochester man was arrested and accused of raising and training birds…

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