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November 20, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Sketchbook ‘in style of Picasso’ brings $112,500 at state auction

A sketchbook with drawings in the style of Picasso was auctioned for the Washington State Department of Revenue for $112,500. The sketchbook has not been authenticated as the work of the famous artist. The department did not want to spend the money to have it examined by an expert. The department says it was auctioned Thursday at…

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November 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM

New ferry named Chimacum

BREMERTON — Chimacum was chosen as the name for the newest Washington state ferry because workers and the state Transportation Commission wanted to avoid any possible confusion that would arise from having another ferry that begins with S. The commission selected the name at its meeting Wednesday in Lakewood. Construction on the $123 million ferry begins this…

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November 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Everett workers find 150-ton boulder, left behind by a glacier

Workers digging the underground garage for a new hotel in Everett struck something big last week about 30 feet below the surface. This week they had uncovered a boulder bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons. A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald it’s a glacial…

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November 20, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Snow, ice cause accidents across Eastern Washington

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | Winter storms made roads slick across Eastern Washington Thursday, triggering crashes that left one person dead. In Spokane, the first snow of the season caused at least 41 collisions. A fatal crash involving a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles occurred around 8:40 a.m. on State Route 2 near Deep Creek. The collision…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Where’s Waldo bandit sentenced in Portland

PORTLAND — A man called the Where’s Waldo bandit was sentenced Tuesday in Portland to five years in prison. The Oregonian reports police gave Ryan Homsley his nickname from photos of a 2010 robbery in Tualatin that showed him wearing a striped shirt and glasses like the Where’s Waldo cartoon character. Homsley was released from prison in…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Thieves steal 9 wildlife cameras near North Bend

NORTH BEND — Nine wildlife cameras used to track elk near North Bend have been stolen. The Transportation Department was using the cameras in a project to prevent elk collisions on Interstate 90. KOMO reports workers noticed the cameras worth $7,000 were gone Tuesday. Crews removed nine other remaining cameras as a precaution. One of the cameras took…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:03 AM

2 overnight shootings in Federal Way; 1 fatal

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. | The body found at the Club Palisades Apartments has now been linked to a shootout and robbery in Pierce County, according to officials. ORIGINAL POST | Police are investigating two overnight shootings in Federal Way. KIRO reports a 20-year-old man was fatally shot late Tuesday night at the Club Palisades Apartments….

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November 19, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Body in Federal Way linked to shootout, robbery in Pierce County

UPDATED, 10:30 a.m. | Police say a man found dead Tuesday night outside a Federal Way apartment complex may be one of the suspects from a home invasion robbery earlier Tuesday in Lakewood. Police said Wednesday the body apparently was intentionally left in the parking lot of the Club Palisades Apartments. A woman who thought…

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November 18, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Estate of keeper killed by cougar sues Oregon sanctuary

PORTLAND — The estate of a young woman who was mauled to death by a cougar while working at a suburban Portland wild cat sanctuary is suing the sanctuary and its owners. The lawsuit against Wildcat Haven and owners Michael and Cheryl Tuller was filed last week in Multnomah County District Court. The lawsuit alleges the sanctuary…

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