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August 31, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Seattle man found guilty in fatal Oregon crash

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle man has been found guilty of second-degree manslaughter after driving a car that crossed a center line and crashed head-on against another vehicle, killing two Seaside residents. The Daily Astorian reports that 40-year-old Sterling Maxwell Frinell was driving under the influence of methamphetamine, opiates and oxycodone when he crashed his…

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August 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Drones banned at Olympic National Park

The Associated Press Olympic National Park officials have banned the use of drones within park boundaries. The ban was approved by Superintendent M. Sarah Creachbaum last week, following a directive from the National Parks Service that ordered superintendents in its 401 parks to write rules prohibiting the launching, landing or operation of unmanned aircraft in their parks. Each…

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August 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Dust storm leads to about 50 vehicles in collisions near Kennewick

The Tri-City Herald Kennewick — Authorities estimate about 50 vehicles were involved in multiple collisions on Interstate 82 Saturday afternoon amidst blowing dust. Nine people were taken to Tri-City hospitals, but none had life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Devin Helland of Benton Fire District 1. “For as many cars as were damaged and hit, it was remarkable that…

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August 28, 2014 at 1:31 PM

BB gun for scaring pigeons triggers hospital lockdown

By Mike Irwin The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — The BB gun that triggered a lockdown Friday of Confluence Health’s Wenatchee Valley Medical Center was set to be used for the first time to scare pigeons off the roof, Wenatchee Police Chief Tom Robbins said Wednesday. Officers from local law enforcement agencies locked down the busy center around 4:30…

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August 28, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Suspect arrested in shooting of Klamath deputy

PORTLAND (AP) — A man suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in Klamath Falls was arrested Thursday, while the deputy was to undergo surgery for a head wound. The suspect’s girlfriend was also arrested. The 30-year-old suspect faces charges of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm and assault with a firearm from…

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August 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May. Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation. The Juneau Empire reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen. Miller says the school district will not release names of…

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August 28, 2014 at 8:45 AM

ACLU criticizes WSU ties to Providence

SPOKANE  (AP) — The participation of Providence Health Care in a clinic planned for Washington State University’s Spokane campus could prevent patients from obtaining birth control or other reproductive services. That’s according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The Spokesman-Review reports that WSU has partnered with Providence Health to create the Spokane Teaching Health Center to provide…

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August 28, 2014 at 7:26 AM

Tacoma burglar employs false lost dog story

TACOMA (AP) — Tacoma police are seeking a burglar who picks homes to rob by going door-to-door with a fake sob-story about a lost dog. KOMO-TV reports the man has broken into at least six houses in Tacoma in recent weeks. Police say he appears to target retirement communities during daylight hours. The man uses the story…

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