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February 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Victim of 1987 killing in Arizona identified as Spokane teen

The Associated Press MARANA, Ariz. — Authorities in southern Arizona say they’ve identified a teenage girl who was fatally shot in 1987 as being from Spokane, Washington. The Marana Police Department announced Wednesday that DNA submitted by relatives for testing showed conclusively that the victim was Deanna Lee Criswell. Police say Criswell would have been 16 years old…

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August 12, 2014 at 7:29 AM

Coast Guardsman suspected in Bellingham death hangs himself

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A Coast Guardsman identified as a suspect in the slaying of a 59-year-old Washington  woman has been found dead in an apparent suicide in a remote area near Show Low, Ariz., authorities said Monday. The U.S. Marshals Service said deputy marshals located Michael G. Arnold, 33, of Boise, Idaho, on Saturday at a…

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June 3, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Body found on Phoenix mountain where Seattle man went missing

The Associated Press PHOENIX — Authorities say a body has been found near the top of a popular Phoenix mountain, but it isn’t immediately clear if it’s that of a missing Seattle man. Phoenix Fire Department officials say some hikers reported finding the body Tuesday evening on Camelback Mountain. The ground search for Eric Fernandes had been halted…

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December 27, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Police investigating mysterious death of Pacific Northwest yo-yo champion in Arizona

Authorities in Phoenix still are trying to determine the events that led to the death of a former yo-yo champion originally from Mount Vernon. Phoenix police say 23-year-old Nathan DeWitt died early Wednesday after being taken to a hospital. Police and Phoenix Fire Department crews responded to a rollover crash shortly after midnight and found an SUV…

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December 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: First same-sex weddings … Afghan orphans … Bellevue development

Weather:  Rain in the morning, showers in the evening. That’s the wet forecast for today — a trend likely to carry over into Monday.   For more details, read the National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The I-5 express lanes are closed this morning through 10:15 a.m. for the annual Jingle Bell Run and Walk….

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August 29, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Granite Falls woman dies in Arizona rollover

The Associated Press WELLTON, Ariz. — Authorities say a Washington state woman has died after a rollover accident in southwestern Arizona. Yuma County Sheriff’s officials identified the victim Wednesday as 65-year-old Mary L. Clark of Granite Falls. Sheriff’s officials received a report of a single vehicle accident Monday night in Wellton. Authorities say it appears the driver lost…

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