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December 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Tacoma standoff ends with suspect’s arrest

The Associated Press TACOMA — A standoff in Tacoma ended Friday afternoon with the arrest of a man described as a career criminal wanted by police and the Washington State Patrol for multiple car thefts and other crimes including a home invasion. A SWAT team that surrounded the home for several hours fired tear gas before taking…

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December 19, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Last frigate at Naval Station Everett returns home

The Associated Press EVERETT — The Navy frigate Rodney Davis returned from its final deployment Friday afternoon to its home port at Naval Station Everett. The ship with a crew of more than 200 has been on a six-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. The Navy plans to decommission the 27-year-old ship in March…

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December 19, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Officials: Kennewick student shot by Minnesota police had knife

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities say a Kennewick man who was killed by police on a busy Minnesota freeway was repeatedly stabbing himself in the moments before the shooting, then charged at officers with a knife. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says 18-year-old Johnathon Dean Mar ignored officers’ commands to drop the knife in the…

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December 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Unclaimed cremated remains at rest in Puget Sound

The Associated Press TACOMA — The cremated remains of 23 people were dropped Thursday into the waters of Puget Sound off Fox Island. Pierce County Medical Examiner Thomas Clark decided to dispose of the remains in the Sound after they went unclaimed for years. A sheriff’s patrol boat carried the ashes. Two fire department chaplains said a few words…

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December 19, 2014 at 8:24 AM

50 arrests in Tri-City gang sweep

The Associated Press KENNEWICK — Police arrested 50 people this week in a gang sweep across the Tri-Cities, prompted by a wave of recent shootings. Local, state and federal agencies cooperated in the sweep Tuesday through Thursday and announced results at the Kennewick police station. The Tri-City Herald reports there were charges or warrants for 62 felonies and…

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December 19, 2014 at 7:51 AM

WSP trooper hits 2 pedestrians in Bellingham

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Patrol says a trooper hit two pedestrians in a road about 1 a.m. Friday in Bellingham. The patrol says the trooper was making a left turn and the pedestrians were intoxicated, wearing dark clothing and trying to cross the street against a “do not cross” sign. The 30-year-old man and…

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December 19, 2014 at 7:39 AM

3.2 quake recorded in Oregon

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — A 3.2 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 6 a.m. Friday about 25 miles west of Salem, Oregon. A report from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network says it was centered about 16 miles deep. A sheriff’s dispatcher in Salem says the 911 center received calls from residents saying they felt the shaking, but…

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December 19, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Pair of warm, wet storms headed for Washington

The Associated Press Forecasters expect a rainy weekend in Washington as a pair of wet, warm fronts blow into the state on the jet stream. The Weather Service forecasts more than three inches of rain in the Olympics and Cascades. Locally heavy snow is possible Saturday morning when the snow level is around 3,000 feet, but that’s…

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December 19, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Issaquah middle school closed for third day following letter threat

Pacific Cascade Middle School will remain closed Friday, due to a threatening letter that was found Wednesday, according to the Issaquah School District website. This is the third day of canceled classes. Police continue to investigate the incident and a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of the individuals responsible for the…

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