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September 5, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Bear bites bow hunter near Longview

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — A bow-hunter was attacked by a bear while looking for deer near Longview. The 61-year-old Longview man, Jerry Hause, told The Daily News he sat down to take a rest Monday when the bear came at him at a dead run. Hause says he didn’t have time to use his bow so he…

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September 5, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Walla Walla sheriff’s personal car stolen

The Associated Press WALLA WALLA — Police say a man who took a car at a fast-food restaurant in Walla Walla tried to get away in the personal Jeep belonging to Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner. The Union-Bulletin reports Turner had pulled over and got out Wednesday to talk with an off-duty Fish and Game officer. They immediately…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: auto theft, Walla Walla County sheriff's department

September 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Whatcom County woman accused of pulling gun on kids

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A 47-year-old woman who allegedly pulled a gun on young children playing outside has been charged with six counts of assault. Gwyneth Fay Hafstad, of Kendall, is being held in Whatcom County Jail on $100,000 bail. Prosecutors in Whatcom County say she parked her SUV outside a neighbor’s house on Aug. 28, and…

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September 4, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Tacoma inmate back in jail hours after release

The Associated Press TACOMA — A man released from the Pierce County Jail on Thursday morning was back behind bars a few hours later. Tacoma police told The News Tribune he took a car from a corrections officer right outside the jail. The officer had started her car and was letting it warm up. Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool…

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September 4, 2014 at 2:32 PM

‘Lock-in’ at 3 Oregon schools after off-campus shooting

The Associated Press GRESHAM, Ore. — The Reynolds School District took precautionary measures on the first day of school after a person was shot off campus. District spokeswoman Andrea Watson says Alder, Davis and Hartley elementary schools were placed in “lock-in” status Thursday because of Gresham police activity. That meant nobody could enter the building and those…

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September 4, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Body of Alaska serial killer’s victim exhumed

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — The remains of an unidentified victim of recently deceased Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen were being exhumed from an Anchorage gravesite, 30 years after her killer led authorities to her body near a lake north of the city. Hansen confessed to killing 17 women in the 1970s and early ‘80s, hunting victims…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Alaska, homicide, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

September 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Woman killed by train in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — A woman has been struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Tacoma. Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says the woman was walking near BNSF railway tracks near downtown when the train hit her about 8:20 a.m. Thursday. The Amtrak train was traveling from Seattle to Portland. Melonas says BNSF police are…

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| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Tacoma, train accident

September 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Copter rescues hiker in Olympic National Park

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — A King County sheriff’s helicopter rescued a hiker with a broken ankle Thursday morning in Olympic National Park. Park spokeswoman Rainey McKenna says the 61-year-old man broke an ankle Wednesday at O’Neil Pass, about 45 miles northeast of Lake Quinault. He was able to signal a recovery center that contacted rangers….

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September 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Judge sides with Susan Powell’s parents in trust dispute

The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah judge sided with the parents of missing mother Susan Powell, ruling that her father was within his bounds to cut out Josh Powell’s mother and sister from a trust  set to receive $2 million in life-insurance proceeds in a few months. Third District Judge L.A. Dever issued the…

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