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September 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Suspected ‘chop shop’ busted in Snohomish County

Police in Snohomish County have a arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of operating a ‘chop shop’ in the Marysville area, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the county’s Auto Theft Task Force served a search warrant Wednesday on the suspected chop shop in the 3100 block of 87th Avenue Northeast, where they…

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September 18, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Thursday Memo: Pot-store problems … Cross-country dog … Armpit fire … M’s poll

You need a good business plan, people: OK, a lack of preparedness by applicants isn’t the only reason there’s only one pot store operating in Seattle, but the retail marijuana biz isn’t going smoothly due to a number of factors, including a lack of supply, limited locations, and red tape. Dog gone, dog…

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September 18, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Man arrested after 75-mile high-speed chase

RITZVILLE — Washington State Patrol troopers have arrested a 52-year-old Spokane Valley man after a 75-mile high-speed pursuit that took them from the Spokane area southwest to Ritzville along Interstate 90. KREM-TV reports that troopers say they had received several reports of a man driving erratically Wednesday on I-90 in Spokane. They say he refused to…

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September 17, 2014 at 10:52 PM

SPD launches program combining data analysis, community meetings

The Seattle Police Department has launched a new program  aimed at quickly addressing crime trends and hot spots based on data and community reports. The program, called SeaStat, will include data analysis and real-time information on murders, assaults, burglaries and other serious crimes to help identify emerging trends, the department said on Wednesday. The aim of…

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September 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Pooch missing from Philadelphia since April turns up in Portland

PORTLAND (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away. A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland suburb of Tualatin, and brought her to the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter, said Deborah…

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September 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports all five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and had to receive medical treatment. Authorities say…

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September 17, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Spokane’s ‘South Hill Rapist’ to remain at McNeil Island

The Associated Press TACOMA — A federal judge in Tacoma has ruled that convicted rapist Kevin Coe of Spokane is not entitled to a new trial. The decision means that Coe — who was dubbed the South Hill Rapist in the 1980s — will remain confined at the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island. Coe was convicted…

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September 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Suspect arrested in homicide at Sammamish home

Update at 10:10 p.m. | Kevin D. Patterson, the suspect in the Sammamish homicide, was arrested in British Columbia Wednesday night, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Officers also located the missing BMW. Update at 7:05 p.m. | The suspect wanted in connection with the homicide in Sammamish on Wednesday morning has been identified as Kevin Patterson, 20,…

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