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February 10, 2015 at 6:03 AM

Slurs written on woman’s body in Tacoma hate crime attack

The Associated Press TACOMA — A woman was choked and stabbed and had homophobic slurs written on her body with a marker in an attack early Sunday in Tacoma. Police are looking for the man responsible for the hate crime. The 45-year-old woman was attacked while looking for her dog that had slipped out of her house about…

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October 10, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Woman attacked while jogging Thursday in Interlaken Park

Seattle police are searching for a man who choked a woman until she blacked out in Interlaken Park on Thursday afternoon. The woman survived the attack, according to police. Police said the 44-year-old woman was jogging on Interlaken Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. when the man attacked her, putting her in a carotid chokehold from behind. The victim and the suspect fell to…

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September 19, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Police: Video shows stabbing attack on Oregon store clerk

The Associated Press ROSEBURG, Ore. — Police say the man held on charges he brutally murdered a clerk at a convenience store in Roseburg did not know her, but told investigators he hated her. The News-Review reports that investigators recognized 27-year-old John Joseph Flannigan, who lived nearby, from a security video showing him attacking Lori Lynn Rothrock…

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September 16, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Pregnant woman attacked in Seattle’s Cowen Park

Two young women attacked a pregnant woman while she was walking through Cowen Park about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Seattle police said. The victim, who is eight months pregnant, was heading to a friend’s home when the two women, both in their late teens to early 20s, came up from behind her and began hitting her, according to police. The attackers pulled the victim’s shirt…

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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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