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November 22, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Cinder’s paws healed; bear cub will spend winter in Idaho

Cinder, the black bear cub burned in the Carlton complex wildfires, is moving to Idaho for the winter. The veterinarian for Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, where Cinder has been recovering since August, has released the cub from his medical care, and Cinder will leave Sunday for the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Center to hibernate for the winter, according…

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November 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

2,000 attend memorial for slain college student from Woodinville

The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Nearly 2,000 people attended a celebration-of-life memorial service for Parker Moore on Thursday evening in the gym at Linfield College. The 20-year-old from Woodinville was stabbed to death last Saturday in a random attack at a convenience store near campus. The suspect was shot and killed when he confronted police with…

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November 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

1 dead, 1 injured in collision in Burien

One person died after a two-car collision in Burien Friday evening, officials said. The collision was reported in the 15300 block of Ambaum Boulevard Southwest, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and another taken to a hospital. The road will be closed for at least a few hours…

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November 21, 2014 at 5:10 PM

5 girls hospitalized after taking drugs at school

The Associated Press CHEHALIS  — Authorities say five girls were hospitalized after taking prescription drugs at a Lewis County high school. Chief Deputy Stacy Brown of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday a 16-year-old brought the medication to Onalaska High School and shared it with four other girls. They were taken to a hospital for observation…

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November 21, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Thursday accident proves fatal for Delridge pedestrian

A man struck by a van Thursday in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood did not survive, police say. The 52-year-old pedestrian was crossing Southwest Brandon Street at Delridge Way Southwest shortly after 4 p.m. when he was hit, according to the Seattle Police Department. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The man…

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November 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Islamic group: Vandalism at Snohomish County cemetery may be hate crime

Members of the local Bosnian community are calling for a thorough investigation after 15 to 20 headstones at the Islamic Cemetery of the Bosniaks in Woodinville were toppled and damaged. A family visiting the nearly 100-year-old cemetery, located in unincorporated Snohomish County, called other members of Bosnian Muslim community in greater Seattle on Thursday to report the damage,…

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November 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Seattle mayor pardons tofu turkey ahead of Thanksgiving

This is what Thanksgiving in Seattle looks like, apparently. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a tofu turkey Friday. Murray posed for photos with the phony fowl at City Hall to draw attention to “hunger in our community” ahead of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, spokesman Jason Kelly said. The stunt wasn’t a nod to People for the Ethical Treatment of…

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November 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Seagull with dart in neck surviving in Wenatchee

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in Wenatchee. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been receiving calls about the bird at Walla Walla Point Park for two months. The Wenatchee World reports it’s able to fly. Attempts to catch it have been unsuccessful. The Humane Society’s Jody White…

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November 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Chinese student convicted of fatal Des Moines crash deported

A Chinese national who caused a fatal crash in Des Moines in November 2012 has been deported and is barred from returning to the U.S. for 10 years, according to a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle. Yichun Xu, 21, was released from the state Department of Corrections (DOC) on Oct. 6 and was…

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November 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM

31-year sentence for man who killed former boss in Federal Way

A 32-year-old man who fatally shot his former work supervisor in Federal Way more than five years ago was sentenced Friday morning to 31 1/2 years in prison. A King County jury convicted Kareem Harris last month of first-degree murder with a firearm enhancement for the shooting of Wilbur Gant on Oct. 28, 2009. Gant died about a year…

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