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January 25, 2015 at 11:21 AM

3 children found with knife wounds; mom arrested

Police say an Olympia mother has been arrested after her three young children suffered severe knife wounds to their necks. Olympia Police Lt. Jim Costa said officers went to the home after 1 a.m. Sunday. Both parents were there, and the children — a 2-year-old and 6-month-old twins — had life-threatening wounds. They were rushed to…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: child assault

January 23, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Pot-related calls to poison-control centers grow in Wash., Colo.

The Associated Press Marijuana-related calls to poison-control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. But it’s not clear how much of the increase might be related to more people using marijuana, as opposed to people feeling more comfortable…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: marijuana, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Washington Poison Center

January 21, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Doctors seek link between paralysis in 2 Oregon girls, virus

PORTLAND — Two Oregon girls are suffering from sudden paralysis, and doctors are trying to figure out whether it was caused by enterovirus 68. Dr. Richard Leman of the state Health Authority says more than 100 American children have suffered recently from such muscle weakness. About a third had enterovirus 68. Infectious disease specialists want to know…

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Comments | More in Health | Topics: enterovirus, Oregon

January 19, 2015 at 11:19 AM

SpaceX releases video of rocket crash-landing on ocean barge

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — SpaceX has released dramatic footage of its booster rocket trying to land on a floating ocean barge after a launch — an unprecedented attempt that ended in a fiery explosion. The video released Friday shows the 14-story rocket hitting the football field-sized barge at an angle, lighting up the night sky off the…

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Comments | More in Business/Technology | Topics: Elon Musk, SpaceX, video

January 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Hwy. 522, west of I-405

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. | The wrong-way driver was a 38-year-old woman from Kirkland, according to Dominic Ledesma of the Washington State Patrol. Investigators don’t know why she was driving in the wrong lane and don’t believe she was impaired, Ledesma said. UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | Highway 522 has reopened and all lanes are clear, according to the…

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| More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bothell, fatality, Woodinville

December 28, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Shots fired in air at JBLM bring police

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — A soldier assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord fired several shots into the air from a parking lot early Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Law enforcement at the base cordoned off the area after the incident at about 4:30 a.m. Law-enforcement agencies from Pierce County assisted. The public affairs office says the soldier was taken…

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December 28, 2014 at 9:18 AM

No Sounder service for Seahawk fans today

Sound Transit says it will not run Sounder train service on Sunday for Seahawks fans because of the weather forecast calling for heavy rains. Heavy rain could increase the chance of a mudslide along the train route. Sound Transit advises Seahawks fans to consider taking a bus to the game instead of the train. Passenger train service had…

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December 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Search continues for hiker missing in Olympic National Park

Teams searched Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Washington’s Olympic National Park, focusing on an off-trail area where his pack was found. Jim Griffin hasn’t been seen since Monday, when he went for a hike on the Olympic Hot Springs Trail. His friends reported him missing Wednesday night after he failed to show up at a…

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December 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Kayaker dies near Bainbridge Island

UPDATE,  5:50 a.m. | An overdue kayaker found unresponsive by the Coast Guard off Bainbridge Island has been declared dead at a Seattle hospital. A Coast Guard spokeswoman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer, says a helicopter found the 52-year-old Kitsap County man in the water about 11:15 p.m. Sunday. His kayak was nearby. She says Mark…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bainbridge Island, Coast Guard, kayaker

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