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The latest news curated from around Puget Sound.

October 30, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Sen. Patrick Leahy voices concern over FBI creating fake news story

Sen. Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Thursday wrote Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concerns over revelations that the Seattle office of the FBI created a fake news story to trap a teenage bomb-threat suspect. Leahy, D-Vermont,  in a letter sent Thursday, said that “when law enforcement appropriates the identity of legitimate media…

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October 30, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Marysville shooting victim to have jaw surgery Thursday

One of the students wounded in last Friday’s shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School is undergoing surgery Thursday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The hospital says 14-year-old Nate Hatch is having planned surgery to repair his jaw. He’s listed in satisfactory condition. Two other victims remain in critical condition: 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg is in intensive care at…

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October 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Men from Tacoma, Portland among 11 sentenced for child porn

The Associated Press HELENA, Mont. — A Tacoma man is among 11 men from eight states who were recently sentenced to between 15 and 19 years in federal prison for participating in an online bulletin board that allowed members to exchange child pornography, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The men, including Steve Humiston, 57, of Tacoma,…

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October 29, 2014 at 5:20 PM

U.S. Attorney’s Office appoints Election Day watchdog

Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes has appointed a long-time federal prosecutor to oversee and investigate complaints of Election Day fraud. Assistant U.S. Attorney Arlen Storm has been appointed to the Western District of Washington’s Election Office and will be responsible for handling complaints of fraud or voter-rights abuses in consultation with the Justice Department headquarters in Washington,…

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Comments | More in General news, Politics, The Blotter | Topics: election, Election Day, U.S. Attorney

October 29, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Mercer Island water continues to test clean for E. coli

The city of Mercer Island says 400 waters samples tested since Oct. 2 have all been found to be free of E. coli the prompted back-to-back boil water advisories. The Seattle suburb also said Wednesday that one resident who became sick during the incident was tested and found to have a serious strain of the bacteria…

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October 29, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Astoria bridge restoration work to take until 2021

ASTORIA, Ore. — It’s taking a little longer than planned for the first phase of a project to paint and repair the Columbia River bridge at Astoria. The Daily Astorian reports work began in 2009 on painting and replacing some steel parts. Workers have found some rivets that were less than half of their original size…

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October 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Tuesday’s commute: Why is it so bad?

  UPDATE 3:55 p.m. A Sound Transit bus went the wrong way on Highway 520, before turning around and leaving the highway — proving that not all the traffic jams today can be blamed on the rain.         And the westbound lanes of Highway 18 remain closed near Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie, because of a serious-injury crash involving…

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October 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Pierce College worker fired for too much online browsing

Pierce College fired an employee after a whistleblower investigation found she was spending an average of two hours a day browsing the Internet. KIRO reports the woman was fired in May after investigators responding to a co-worker’s complaint found she was spending too much time on Facebook, Amazon and checking dating services and other non-work websites. Another…

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October 28, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Marysville cafeteria to remain closed when school reopens

EVERETT  — The cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School will remain closed when school reopens next week, following a break because of the shooting in the lunch room Friday that left three dead and three wounded. Superintendent Becky Berg told The Daily Herald: “The kids are saying loud and clear they don’t want to go back there…

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