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November 25, 2014 at 12:56 AM

In Portland, small Ferguson protest is peaceful

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A small group of demonstrators gathered in downtown Portland to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri. KATU-TV reports  that some chanted “No Justice, No Peace” outside the Justice Center, but the rally was mostly calm. No arrests were…

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November 25, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Horses set free from Portland mounted police stable

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say five horses from their mounted patrol unit were turned loose Monday night during a burglary at the patrol’s stable. A spokesman says all five were found across a highway along the train tracks. Sgt. Pete Simpson says officers arrested a 24-year-old man in the burglary. Simpson says several neighbors helped…

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November 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Man, woman found dead in Kennewick home

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Law enforcement officials say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a Kennewick home. The Tri-City Herald reports that a family friend found the bodies at mid-day Monday. A dog was also found dead. Benton County sheriff’s officers are investigating. No identities were immediately released and no details…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Road-rage shooting on Interstate 405 near Renton

The Associated Press RENTON — A driver told the Washington State Patrol he was shot by another driver on Interstate 405 early Sunday near Renton. The man says he felt a pain in his shoulder as he was passed by a white Cadillac whose driver may have felt upset at being blocked in traffic. The patrol says a…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Portland chief: Officers must yank Ferguson posts

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland Police Chief Mike Reese says he’s ordered three officers to remove images from their Facebook pages that use police badges in expressions of solidarity with the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Reese says the images are depictions of the Portland Police Bureau badge along with the words…

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November 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Mudslide stops passenger trains south of Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — A mudslide Monday morning south of Everett has temporarily suspended passenger rail service between Seattle and Everett. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says crews are working to clear mud, trees and debris that came down a 50-foot embankment next to the track’s single main line Freight trains are expected to resume operations later…

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November 24, 2014 at 10:52 AM

7 cars stolen from Edmonds used car dealer

The Associated Press Seven cars were stolen overnight from a used car lot in Edmonds. The manager of Gasoline Alley in Highway 99, Raymond Yager, tells KIRO thieves broke into an office and took the keys. The cars included several BMWs and a Mercedes-Benz and were worth about $100,000. One of the cars was found Monday by an employee…

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November 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Family remembers slain Port Orchard woman

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD  — Family and friends are remembering Amber Coplin as a devoted mother who smiled constantly and could not be deterred when she set her mind to something. The 30-year-old Port Orchard woman was killed earlier this month in her apartment. Police say her boyfriend, 33-year-old David Kalac, strangled her and posted photos of…

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November 23, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Survivor of Marysville school shooting at Seahawks game

Nate Hatch, the lone survivor of last month’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is attending Sunday’s Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field. Hatch tweeted a photo of himself with Seahawks‘ coach Peter Carroll on the field just before the start of the game against the Arizona Cardinals. Several Seahawks, including  running back Marshawn Lynch, visited Marysville-Pilchuck High School…

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