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August 22, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Agencies raised $9 million for Oso mudslide recovery

The Associated Press EVERETT — More than $9 million has been raised to help recovery efforts in the five months since a mudslide wiped out a neighborhood in Oso and blocked the highway to Darrington. The Daily Herald reports United Way of Snohomish County and the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation together have raised more than $4.5 million….

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August 19, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Suspected ‘Alabama Band Bandit’ captured near Everett

Police on Tuesday arrested a man believed to be the so-called “Alabama Band Bandit,” suspected of robbing at least five banks in Snohomish, King and Whatcom counties. Members of the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force found a vehicle believed to be associated with the 40-year-old Woodinville man in the 100 block of 128th Street…

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August 12, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Wrong group to anger: Law students sue when software fails

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — Thousands of law students attempting to take the bar exam in 42 states got a nasty surprise: They couldn’t upload their answers. The designers of the  software say they had compatibility issues between their hardware and servers, and their program was overloaded by the number of students. Perhaps law students were the wrong…

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August 11, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Wind, dry lightning could add up to bad news for fires

By Michelle McNiel / The Wenatchee World NCW — A weather inversion that kept wildfires in check over the weekend is expected to give way to dry, windy conditions and dry lightning that will challenge firefighting efforts across the region. “Today we have a really heads-up day,” said fire spokesman Rick Acosta. “We have a red-flag warning…

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August 11, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Authorities search for suspects in Benton County triple slaying

The Associated Press FINLEY, Wash. — Investigators said Monday that they were searching for those responsible for the deaths of three people found on a farm in south-central Washington over the weekend but that residents should not worry about their safety. The slayings were not the work of a serial killer, Lt. Chuck Jones of the Benton…

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August 11, 2014 at 6:11 AM

Keep pets safe in hot weather

Warm weather means added attention to keep your pets safe. The Seattle Animal Shelter and Seattle Humane Society offer these tips on protecting pets: Take it easy. Avoid overexerting animals in hot weather. Obesity, old age, underlying disease and previous bouts of heat stroke can predispose an animal to the condition. Provide clean, cool water….

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August 8, 2014 at 1:16 PM

60-year-old man now accused of kidnapping Snohomish teen

The Associated Press EVERETT — A 60-year-old man found in Lynnwood with a missing 14-year-old Snohomish girl is now accused of kidnapping. Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton says he met the girl in a restaurant, persuaded her to take the bus with him to Lynnwood, threatened her and told her to take pills. He said he was…

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August 8, 2014 at 7:57 AM

Wildfire threatens homes in Columbia Gorge

The Associated Press THE DALLES, Ore. — Authorities say the wildfire burning in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge about 75 miles east of Portland has destroyed a home, damaged two others and is threatening 740 more. Residents of more than 140 homes have been told to evacuate and nearly 600 households have been put on alert in the…

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August 7, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Oregon woman revives reptile with CPR

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — When Sherrie Dolezal found her beloved pet Del Sol floating face up and unconscious in his pool earlier this week, she did what any critter-loving great-grandmother would do: she immediately began chest compressions and forced air into his mouth. She didn’t give up. Working for what she said felt like…

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August 7, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Spokane deputy accused of poaching deer resigns

The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — A Spokane sheriff’s detective accused of deer poaching and lying to investigators has resigned. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday that Dave Herrin resigned effected Aug. 16 in place of being fired. He was a property crimes detective who had been with the sheriff’s office for 25 years. Herrin was placed on leave…

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