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August 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Girls accused of ‘bread balling’ Benton County cop car

The Associated Press RICHLAND — Four girls accused of throwing wads of bread at a Benton County sheriff’s patrol car were cited for reckless endangerment. The Tri-City Herald reports the deputy saw their car make an illegal left turn Sunday, and as he passed by the car he felt something thrown against the side of his car. He…

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August 18, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Body found on Mount St. Helens is that of missing Japanese tourist

STEVENSON,  Skamania County (AP) — The Skamania County sheriff’s office says human remains found earlier this month on Mount St. Helens have been identified as those of a 27-year-old Japanese hiker reported missing last November after indicating he planned to climb the southwest Washington volcano. Undersheriff Dave Cox said Monday that the Clark County Medical Examiner’s…

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August 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Times’ Frank Blethen receives AAJA diversity award

Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen has received the “Leadership in Diversity Award” from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). The award was announced over the weekend at the AAJA’s national convention in Washington, D.C. In nominating Blethen for the honor, Lori Matsukawa, KING 5 news anchor and AAJA Seattle co-founder, said “Frank Blethen made diversity…

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August 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Man critically injured in a hit-and-run in Renton

A man who was walking his dogs along Southeast Petrovitsky Road in Renton suffered life-threatening injuries after a being struck by a vehicle Saturday night, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident, which detectives are calling a hit-and-run, happened around 9 p.m. in the 14700 block of Petrovitsky near the Fairwood Center shopping complex….

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August 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Man fires shotgun during fight in Sodo

Police arrested a 39-year-old Seattle man in the Sodo neighborhood Saturday after he fired a shotgun during a fight with several other men, a spokesman for the department said. The incident happened around Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street, close to a Shell gas station. Witnesses who called 911 to report the incident told police…

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August 16, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Mechanical problem delays Vashon ferry service

The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth ferry service was reduced to a two-boat schedule until further notice Saturday afternoon after a third vessel on that route experienced mechanical problems, according to Washington State Ferries. Drivers departing Vashon Island were told to expect delays of up to an hour because of the vessel shortage. There was no immediate word on how…

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August 16, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Cinder the bear slowly healing from wildfire burns

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A black-bear cub burned in a devastating wildfire is making a slow recovery at a California wildlife center. The Wenatchee World reports the cub, named Cinder, has third-degree burns on her paws that require new bandages every other day, and she’s still on pain medications and antibiotics. But Denise Upton, a caretaker…

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August 16, 2014 at 3:49 PM

After 30 felony convictions, judge sentences career criminal to 25 years

With more than 30 prior felony convictions spanning three decades, Tacoma resident and armed career criminal Kenneth Randle Door was sentenced Friday by a U.S. District Court judge to 25 years in prison. In 2011, Door, who was still on community supervision from a state conviction, was arrested and law enforcement discovered two firearms, two bullet-proof…

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August 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Wildfire update: biggest fire almost entirely contained

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. |  After several days of rain and cooler weather, the campfire ban for camp sites in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area has been lifted. The ban was implemented when resources for containing any escaped fire were severely taxed by the many fires burning in the vicinity. For camping, hiking and fire information visit the North Cascades…

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Comments | Topics: Carlton Complex, Central Washington, wildfires

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