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July 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Lockdown at Connell prison after inmate brawl

The Associated Press CONNELL, Franklin County — The Coyote Ridge Corrections Center at Connell is on a modified lockdown following an inmate fight. Corrections spokesman Will Mader says it started as a one-on-one altercation Sunday evening in the minimum security section then escalated to involve 22 inmates. KONA reports three inmates were treated for injuries. Movement in the prison is…

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July 18, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Man accused of shooting Vancouver, Wash. officer dies

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say the man accused of wounding a Vancouver, Wash. police officer during a traffic stop has died after a suicide attempt in his jail cell. Clark County Sheriff’s Sgt. Fred Neiman said 48-year-old James Sapp died Friday afternoon, almost 24 hours after deputies found him in the act of killing…

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July 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Vehicle hits 4 pedestrians in downtown Olympia

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Four pedestrians were hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon as they crossed a street in downtown Olympia. The Olympian reports an older couple and two elementary-school age children were struck in the crosswalk on Capitol Way South. Dylan McCarthy witnessed the incident while he waited in his car at the crosswalk. He told…

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July 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Search for missing Mt. Rainier hiker scaled back

The Associated Press MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK — Officials at Mount Rainier National Park are scaling back operations as the search for a 64-year-old missing Tacoma hiker entered the sixth day. Deputy Superintendent Tracy Swartout says there’s still no sign of Edwin Birch, who went missing last weekend while hiking the popular 93-mile Wonderland Trail. She says no…

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July 18, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Robber who hit same bank, teller twice sentenced

The Associated Press BREMERTON — A 24-year-old man who a month after being released from prison for a bank robbery held up the same bank and teller has been sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars. Joshua James Driskell was arrested for robbing a Key Bank branch in Bremerton in October. He had just completed his…

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July 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Woman drops pants, attacks employees at Dick’s Drive-In

Who doesn’t like Dick’s Drive-in? Well … According to police, one woman isn’t exactly a fan of the burger joint — and employees have some unpleasant mental images to prove it. Employees at the Dick’s on Broadway and East Denny Way called police at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after the woman began harassing customers and refused to leave the…

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July 17, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Norovirus caused sicknesses at Kitsap County lake

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Health officials in Kitsap County say norovirus is to blame for sickening more than 260 people at a popular park over the weekend. Officials on Thursday said tests of stool samples confirmed the same type of norovirus, a contagious virus that causes stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting. Horseshoe Lake County Park…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Horseshoe Lake County Park, Port Orchard

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