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January 13, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Idaho prosecutor: Arrest warrant for 9-year-old a mistake

The Associated Press POST FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho prosecutor said he made a mistake requesting an arrest warrant for a 9-year-old boy held in custody for three days after being accused of stealing a pack of gum. Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said Monday that his office should have instead sought a child protection investigation that…

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January 12, 2015 at 5:24 PM

Suspect arrested in stabbing on downtown Seattle bus

Seattle police say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing another man on a downtown Seattle bus on Dec. 24. The stabbing victim, a man in his 40s, survived the attack. But police said his injuries were life-threatening when he was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Police say the victim entered the Route 132 bus and sat down next…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, King County Metro Transit, Seattle Police Department

January 12, 2015 at 10:57 AM

Ex-Sonic Robert Swift pleads not guilty to weapon charge

The Associated Press Former NBA player Robert Swift pleaded not guilty Monday in Seattle at his arraignment on a charge of possessing a sawed-off shotgun. The King County Prosecutor’s Office says he remains in jail with bail set at $20,000. Swift was arrested last Tuesday along with another man suspected of attempting to break into a home…

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January 12, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Flu kills 5-year-old Tacoma girl in couple of days

The Associated Press TACOMA — A 5-year-old Tacoma girl who was sent home from school with a fever was dead a couple of days later from the flu. The mother, Rebecca Taylor, told KOMO she treated her daughter Scarlet at home for two days last month for cold symptoms. When the girl had breathing trouble, her mother took…

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December 26, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Dog not gone: Rescue in the Columbia Gorge

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A yellow Labrador that got spooked on a Christmas Day hike in the Columbia Gorge, snapping her leash and plunging 150 feet down a cliff, was rescued in the dark by a climber who rappelled to a narrow ledge where the dog was trapped. David Schelske, of West Linn, told the Oregon…

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December 26, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Fishing boat explodes on Lummi Island

A man escaped without serious injury when a commercial fishing boat exploded Friday morning on Lummi Island, according to the Bellingham Herald. The boat, which was on a trailer, exploded just as the 41-year-old man started the engine around 8 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hewett told the Herald. A small cabin in the boat blew off and landed in a…

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December 24, 2014 at 2:37 PM

2 illnesses linked to recall of Snoqualmie ice cream products

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — State health officials say two illnesses have been linked to products recently recalled by Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream. Health Department spokesman Donn Moyer says two men in King County were hospitalized after eating products made by the Snohomish company. Both are in their 50s and have underlying medical conditions. They are recovering out…

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December 24, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Body of Alaska avalanche victim recovered

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say an avalanche survivor and another man have recovered the body of a Delta Junction man killed in the same avalanche. Troopers say they were notified Tuesday over that the course of two days, 63-year-old Michael Hopper of Fairbanks and another man, Daniel Perpich, had hiked in and recovered…

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December 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Casey Kasem’s widow suing Gig Harbor hospital for medical records

The Associated Press TACOMA — The widow of radio legend Casey Kasem is suing a hospital in Washington state for the medical records from the last weeks of his life. The News Tribune reports that Jean Kasem’s lawsuit filed earlier this month in Pierce County Superior Court seeks medical records of medications and people who visited him. Casey Kasem…

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December 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Spokane Valley bank manager admits embezzling

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling more than $92,000 when she managed a Spokane Valley branch of Banner Bank. Under terms of a plea deal, 44-year-old Christine L. Johnston faces a 15-month prison term when she is sentenced in April in federal court in Spokane. Investigators say Johnston used her position to…

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