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November 25, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Deaths in Tacoma apartment may have been a murder-suicide

The News Tribune Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a possible homicide-suicide at a South Hill apartment in Tacoma. Investigators believe the 58-year-old man killed his 7-year-old daughter and then himself. The cause of death has not been released. The family was scheduled to be evicted from the apartment in the 17700 block of 85th Avenue Court East on…

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November 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Group offers up to $5,000 reward for information on abused dog

A severely emaciated dog was found  in south Seattle last week and the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible, according to a release from the city of Seattle. The light-brown brindle male was…

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November 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Sheriff: 3 people killed in rollover may have died from exposure

By Dee Riggs / The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — Three people who were killed in a one-vehicle accident near Bridgeport earlier this week were from Wenatchee. Arnulfo Rivera Sanchez, 47; Clydene Mae Comeslast, 39; and Nakota Storm Wolverine Sturgill, 2, lived at the same Wenatchee address, said Don Culp, Douglas County undersheriff. Nakota was Comeslast’s child, Culp…

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November 14, 2014 at 8:29 AM

Traffic closures: 520 bridge, Link light rail, downtown tunnel and part of Mercer

The entire Link light-rail corridor will be closed Saturday for systems testing in preparation for the 2016 University Link extension, Sound Transit announced.  Trains will be seen making the trip between Westlake Station and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but they won’t pick up passengers. Instead, transit staff will help people find buses, including extra shuttle trips. …

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November 11, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Omak police officer shoots pitbull after dog bites him

The Wenatchee World OMAK — A pitbull that suddenly turned on an Omak police officer was shot and killed on Monday morning. Omak Police Sgt. Jeff Koplin said two officers were called to north Omak about three pitbulls that were loose and acting aggressively. The officers recognized the dogs as ones they’d dealt with before, and were returning…

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November 11, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Officer’s body camera was off during shooting in Spokane

The Spokesman-Review A Spokane police officer involved in the shooting of a domestic violence suspect last weekend was wearing a body camera but did not have it turned on, according to an initial investigation. Spokane police Chief Frank Straub announced at a public forum on Oct. 31 that the 17 officers wearing body cameras as part of…

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November 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Snow hits hikers in Enchantment Lakes

The Wenatchee World LEAVENWORTH — Snow and wind frightened three young men who were hiking in the Enchantments into texting a family member that they needed help on Sunday morning. The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office sent four mountain rescue volunteers into the high lakes and escorted the men out, said Sgt. Kent Sisson. The men were 19,…

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November 10, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Tacoma bridge gets the OK to reopen after crash

UPDATE: 1:10 p.m. | Tacoma officials said a bridge that was damaged in a collision Sunday and closed for inspection could reopen Monday. Assistant Public Works Director Jeff Jenkins told The News Tribune the damage did not require urgent repair. He says it can wait until the city has funding to renovate the 87-year-old bridge. ORIGINAL POST…

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November 7, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Virgin Galactic pilot grew up, learned to fly in Gig Harbor

The pilot of the Virgin Galactic, Peter Siebold, grew up and learned to fly in Gig Harbor. “He just lives for flying and has done so since early childhood,” said Siebold‘s father, Klaus, who still lives in Gig Harbor. “He grew up here and he started flying here at the local airport, in an airplane that’s…

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November 5, 2014 at 10:33 AM

Veterans Day: post offices, banks closed; trash on normal schedule

Here’s a list of closures for Veterans Day on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Did we miss something? Add it to the comments below: On-street parking is free in Seattle. In Seattle, garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling will be picked up on the regular schedule. Bellevue pickup also will be on a regular schedule. Most major banks and…

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