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August 11, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Otter that attacked swimmers is captured, killed

The Associated Press SEATTLE — State wildlife officials say the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River has been captured and killed. Capt. Alan Myers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday the male otter was shot by federal officials near the place where the…

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August 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Woman attacked at party for ‘too-short’ shorts

The Associated Press EVERETT, Wash. — Prosecutors say a 25-year-old Snohomish woman attacked another woman at a barbecue because she thought her shorts were too short. Papers filed in Snohomish County Superior Court say the woman attending the June 22 party confronted the woman, telling her that her shorts were too short. Several minutes later the suspect…

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August 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM

Otter suspected in Pilchuck River attack spotted

The Associated Press LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — An otter believed to be the one that attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother was spotted in the Pilchuck River. Washington Fish and Wildlife Department spokesman Craig Bartlett says it was seen Tuesday with pups in the river. He says agents with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services…

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July 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Cougar fatally injures a horse north of Spokane

The Associated Press DEER LAKE, Wash. — Wildlife officers are hunting a cougar that fatally attacked a horse near Deer Lake, about 30 miles north of Spokane. State Fish and Wildlife Sgt. Pam Taylor said the horse suffered severe front leg injuries Tuesday and had to be euthanized. Taylor told The Spokesman-Review a tracker with hounds was called…

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December 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Denied smoke, angry nicotine addict and friends attack, police say

A man was injured when he was attacked by a group of women after he denied a cigarette to one of them, according to Seattle police. Seattle police spokesman Jeff Kappel said the victim was waiting for a bus at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle around 1 a.m. on Saturday when he was…

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November 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Young woman fights off attacker in South Seattle

Seattle police are looking for a man who grabbed a young woman from behind, threw her down, covered her mouth and groped her after she got off the No. 7 bus just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 4200 block of  South Dawson Street. The man ran away after the female, described by police as a juvenile, bit his hand,…

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October 26, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Suspect arrested in beating at 3rd and Yesler Saturday morning

A 19-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly attacking another man who refused to comply with demands to relinquish his backpack, Seattle police said. At least five people participated in the beating, which occurred at about 6:40 a.m. at Third Avenue and Yesler Way, according to police. The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with what police said was…

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October 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Skateboarder injured and trapped after smashing van window

A skateboarder suffered serious injuries on Sunday night after a minivan rode over him and trapped him in North Seattle. At 5 p.m. a male pedestrian attacked a man’s blue minivan with a skateboard at the intersection of 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 80th Street. The skateboarder apparently blocked the path of the minivan at the traffic light…

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