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August 21, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Thursday Memo: Wolf kill OK’d … School sexual assault … Smart grizzlies

Wolf kill OK’d for sheep rancher: The Fish and Wildlife folks have given the Stevens County rancher the go ahead to kill wolves after 16 of his sheep were killed by the predators. Seattle Schools sexual assault policies getting scrutinized: This is after a boy allegedly raped a girl in November 2012…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: bears, NFL celebration, Seahawks

August 21, 2014 at 5:48 AM

Washington allowing sheep rancher to kill wolves

OLYMPIA (AP) — The state Fish and Wildlife Department has authorized a rancher to shoot wolves that approach his flock of sheep in Stevens County in Northeast Washington. The department said Wednesday that state wildlife agents also may kill wolves to help Dave Dashiell of Hunters as he tries to move his flock of 1,800 sheep…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Fish and Wildlife Department, rancher, sheep

August 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Wednesday Memo: Yay, 99 to close, again … Woman trapped under car … Tree sitter down

Uh, oh … Be prepared for a traffic mess with Highway 99′s four-day closure When is that tunnel thingy supposed to be finished? Speaking of things going along smoothly … Well, not so much for the Seattle Police Department. A judge says the department isn’t moving quickly enough to create a system to better track…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Mariners, Seattle Police, tree sitter

August 20, 2014 at 4:40 AM

Fire crews rescue woman trapped under car

The Associated Press A Seattle Fire Department spokesman says firefighters used air bags to free a 67-year-old woman who was trapped under her own vehicle Tuesday night. The spokesman says an ambulance took her to Harborview Medical Center. She was reported in stable condition. KIRO-TV reports the accident happened at a gas station, where a spokesman says the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: under car, woman trapped

August 19, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Pit bull euthanized after mauling 5-year-old boy in Idaho

DESMET, Idaho (AP) — A pit bull was euthanized over the weekend after attacking a 5-year-old boy in northwestern Idaho. The Spokesman-Review reports the boy was attacked by a neighbor’s dog as he played in his aunt’s yard on Friday evening in DeSmet on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. The boy suffered bites on his…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: boy maul, Desmet, euthanized

August 19, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Oregon woman accused of setting husband afire

MT. ANGEL, Ore. (AP) — A Mt. Angel woman accused of setting her husband on fire is jailed on an attempted murder charge. KPTV reports an officer on patrol Friday evening saw the woman and man outside their home and initially thought there had been an accident with a barbecue. The man, 43-year-old Timothy Bork, was flown…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Mt. Angel, Ore., sets husband on fire

August 19, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Tuesday Memo: Pipe bomb in Olympia … Slain girl’s parents seek custody of other children

Disturbing find: An Olympia woman cleaning her garage found what apparently was a pipe bomb. Yikes. Parents of slain girl seek full trial: The parents of slain 6-year-old Bremerton girl have asked for a full trial as they attempt to regain custody of three other children. How long will this last? A…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Bremerton, child custody, drizzle

August 19, 2014 at 5:01 AM

Washington has first 2014 case of West Nile virus 

KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities (AP) — Health officials are confirming the first case of West Nile virus contracted in Washington state this year. The Tri-City Herald reports  that the patient was a Walla Walla County man in his 20s. The state Department of Health says he was likely exposed near his home and he was hospitalized. Health officials…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: 2014, first case, Kennewick

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