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October 1, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Father charged in alleged Amber Alert abduction of son

By Evan Marczynski / Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — A man accused of forcibly taking his 2-year-old son from a home near La Conner last week, leading the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office to issue an Amber Alert, has been charged in Superior Court. Ryan Thomas Hall, 25, faces felony counts of first-degree custodial interference and residential…

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October 1, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Snohomish County Jail reports third recent death

The Associated Press EVERETT — A woman found hanging in her cell at the Snohomish County Jail is the third death since the end of July at the jail in Everett. The medical examiner’s office ruled that Monday’s death of 33-year-old Crystal Hollaway,  of Everett,  was a suicide. The Daily Herald reports the death is at least the…

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October 1, 2014 at 7:48 AM

Avalanche kills professional climber Liz Daley of Tacoma

Liz Daley, a professional climber, extreme snowboarder and highly regarded guide from Tacoma, died in an avalanche Monday in Patagonia, according to a news release from the American Alpine Institute. Details of the accident were not yet available, but Daley is reported to have been snowboarding on slopes above Laguna del Desierto about 15 miles…

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September 29, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Spokane-area man pleads guilty to murder, using acid on body

The Spokesman-Review The 28-year-old man who strangled his girlfriend then attempted to dispose of her body using a weak acid will spend 14 years in prison if a judge accepts the plea deal agreed to Monday. Jason Hart pleaded guilty Monday morning to second-degree murder in the strangulation of Regan Jolley in June 2013. He briefly appeared…

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September 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Mercer Island says water clear of E. coli; source not found

UPDATE, 11:30 a.m. | A  source for the E. Coli contamination could not be found after a thorough inspection of the city’s water system, Mercer Island and Public Health – Seattle & King County officials said. Seattle Public Utilities, which operates the island’s water system has a team that collects water samples seven days a…

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September 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Bellingham man pleads not guilty in dog shooting

The Associated Press Update at 1:24 p.m.: BELLINGHAM — The man accused of killing a neighbor’s dog in Bellingham pleaded not guilty Friday to an animal cruelty charge. KOMO reports David William Latham remains free on $20,000 bail. Authorities say he shot the dog Sept. 13 because he was annoyed by barking. But the corgi named Molly wasn’t…

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September 19, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Lynnwood accountant gets 3 years for keeping relatives’ tax money

The Associated Press A Lynnwood accountant has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for keeping more than $1 million of his relatives’ money — money they thought he was using to pay their taxes. The U.S. attorney’s office says Bruce Bergman, 59, was sentenced in federal court Friday. From 2002 to 2011, a close…

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September 19, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Benton County authorities seek suspect in stabbing

Tri-City Herald PROSSER — Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend multiple times early Thursday. The girlfriend, whose identity hasn’t been released, is in guarded and stable condition at Kadlec Regional Medical Center and is expected to survive, Benton County Sheriff’s Lt. Chuck Jones said. Investigators failed to find Christian Ramirez, 21, of Prosser…

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