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February 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM

City of Pasco issues statement on fatal police shooting

The Pasco City Council has released the following statement on Tuesday’s shooting by police of Antonio Zambrano-Montes: The Pasco City Council shares in the Pasco community’s concern over the incident on Tuesday and wants the community to know the Council is committed to a full and fair investigation. To that end, the City had previously entered…

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February 13, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Portland worker pleads guilty for role in Pakistan bombing

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A man who worked at a sewage plant in Portland has pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact in a suicide bombing that killed about 30 people in Pakistan and injured another 300. Reaz (RAY’ahz) Khan admitted before U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman on Friday that he arranged for suicide-bomber Ali Jaleel to…

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February 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM

4 workers injured in accident at Highway 99 tunnel project

Seattle firefighters treat a worker who was injured Thursday in an accident at the Highway 99 tunnel project. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Update at 3:40 p.m.: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, across town at news conference he called on measures to improve traffic safety, said about the accident: “This is not an…

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February 11, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Seattle police say 4 teen girls beat, rob 2 women

The Associated Press Police say they arrested four teenage girls accused of beating and robbing two women out walking in a South Seattle neighborhood. On their website, police said the victims reported that the four teens approached them Tuesday afternoon and one asked for a dollar. When one victim said she didn’t have any money, the four…

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February 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Victim of 1987 killing in Arizona identified as Spokane teen

The Associated Press MARANA, Ariz. — Authorities in southern Arizona say they’ve identified a teenage girl who was fatally shot in 1987 as being from Spokane, Washington. The Marana Police Department announced Wednesday that DNA submitted by relatives for testing showed conclusively that the victim was Deanna Lee Criswell. Police say Criswell would have been 16 years old…

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February 9, 2015 at 6:07 PM

Police: Person found dead in Tacoma ravine

The Associated Press TACOMA — Police in Tacoma say they have recovered a body from a ravine and are investigating the death. The News Tribune reports that police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says a report about a possible body sighting came in Sunday afternoon. Officers secured the area overnight and recovered the body Monday. The Pierce County medical examiner’s…

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February 9, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Police: Boy fires grandfather’s gun, loses part of a finger

The Associated Press GRESHAM, Ore. — Police say family members thought a 4-year-old Gresham boy was going to his bedroom for a toy when he left a Saturday night gathering with friends. Instead, police say, the boy carried a plastic stool into his grandfather’s bedroom. There, police believe, he took his grandfather’s 9-mm handgun off the top…

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February 9, 2015 at 9:43 AM

Prosser man slowly recovering from fall off I-82 overpass

The Associated Press RICHLAND — A Prosser man who broke multiple bones in a fall off an Interstate 82 overpass in October is slowly recovering as he goes through a painful rehabilitation process. Phil Frazier had stopped to help at an accident scene and fell about 30 feet while avoiding an oncoming car. The Tri-City Herald reports he…

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February 6, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Man arrested after gun pulled on driver in Beacon Hill road rage

A man was arrested Friday afternoon after he pulled a handgun on a driver during a road-rage incident on Rainier Avenue South, Seattle police said. The victim had stopped behind a BMW at a red light at Rainier Avenue South and South McClellan Street just before 11 a.m., according to police. When the light turned green and…

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February 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Hung jury in Kitsap County trial of man accused of killing baby

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a man accused of shaking his infant daughter to death. A hung jury Thursday ended the trial of the 22-year-old Kingston man, Hector Francisco Saavedra Ruiz. His re-trial has been scheduled for March 16. The Kitsap Sun reports…

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