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April 22, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Two more victims of the mudslide identified

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office this morning added couple Steve and Theresa Harris to the list of mudslide victims. According to a previous story, the Harrises were south Texans who came to Washington in 1998 for his job as a naval architect at Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) in Seattle. Theresa was a retired nurse, according to her…

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April 22, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Spokane cellmates accused of plotting jailbreak

By Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review SPOKANE — Toenail clippers, a metal clothes hook and some toothpaste could not buy freedom for an accused child rapist and a man facing drug charges at the Spokane County Jail last weekend. Jeremiah Logan and Jason Cooper, both 32, face charges of first-degree escape after letters from Logan and a fellow inmate…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: escape, jail, Spokane

April 21, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Self-described ‘wolf’ pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

A former hard-money lender who once described himself as “a wolf” pleaded guilty Friday to charges related to a mortgage scheme that caused a loss of more than $800,000 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Emiel Kandi, 37, of University Place, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to submit…

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0 Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news, The Blotter | Topics: U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

April 21, 2014 at 7:17 PM

2 names removed from Oso missing list; 2 still sought

Two names were removed from the list of people missing as a result of the Oso mudslide, bringing the total number of missing people down to two, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. Still missing are Steven Hadaway, 53, and Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge, 44. Both are from Arlington. Steve Harris, 52, and Theresa Harris, 53, were…

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April 21, 2014 at 5:13 PM

No injuries after school bus ends up in ditch near Buckley

The Associated Press BUCKLEY — The Washington State Patrol says no one was hurt when a school bus with 26 high-school and middle-school students on board went into a ditch Monday afternoon near the Pierce County town of Buckley. Trooper Guy Gill says the students were put on another bus. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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April 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Oregon man dies as wave turns log into bludgeon

The Associated Press FLORENCE, Ore. — A man who was one minute relaxing against a large log on an Oregon beach was the next minute fatally injured when a large wave turned his backrest into a bludgeon. The Oregon State Police said the man was with family members Sunday and sitting on the sand near Florence,…

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April 21, 2014 at 1:34 PM

More money, help on way for mudslide relief

The Associated Press DARRINGTON — The United Way of Snohomish County says it plans to distribute $400,000 in disaster relief money to two communities affected by the Oso mudslide. A spokesman says the cities of Arlington and Darrington will each get $200,000 on Monday. That will bring the total amount distributed by the group to $925,000. The…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Oso mudslide, U.S. Department of Labor

April 21, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Bertha won’t resume tunneling for nearly a year

The world’s biggest tunnel boring machine will remain stuck along the Seattle waterfront until March 2015 — six months later than an earlier Sept. 1 restart goal. Seattle Tunnel Partners will take until late summer just to dig a deep repair shaft lined with vertical concrete pillars. Then comes one of the biggest…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bertha, highway 99, Seattle Tunnel Partners

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