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August 21, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Wednesday Memo: D.B. Cooper … JBLM spying … Little League, big win

National Weather Service forecast D.B. Cooper D.B. Cooper: We can’t pass up an opportunity to mention that The Olympian has a story about the opening Saturday of an exhibit dedicated to all things Cooper. The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma will open “Cooper,” which “uses artifacts, first-person accounts, FBI documents and a…

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August 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Prosecutors can remain on Bales case

GENE JOHNSON Associated Press A team of Army prosecutors can remain on the case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales for his sentencing next week, even after they read documents they weren’t supposed to, a military judge said Wednesday. Lawyers for Bales, who pleaded guilty to killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year, asked the judge, Col….

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May 29, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Soldier to admit Afghan massacre

GENE JOHNSON Associated Press The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers during one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty, his attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is scheduled to enter guilty pleas to charges of premeditated…

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April 23, 2013 at 6:52 AM

Tuesday Memo: Driver, 15, causes crash … Felix’s 100th … Fireworks’ fate

National Weather Service forecast Too young to be driving:  A 15-year-old kid caused a three-car accident yesterday north of Spokane when he couldn’t negotiate a curve because he apparently was speeding, says the State Patrol.  The kid, who had only an instructional permit, had three other teens in the car with him. Two…

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March 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Robert Bales’ wife Karilyn releases statement after Afghan killings

The wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, Karilyn Bales, has released a formal statement through a family spokesman.  Robert Bales, who is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is suspected in the slaying of 16 civilians in Afghanistan. DV.load(‘http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/326632-kari-bale-statement.js’, { width: 640, height: 800, sidebar:…

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March 19, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Robert Bales' wife Karilyn releases statement after Afghan killings

The wife of Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, Karilyn Bales, has released a formal statement through a family spokesman.  Robert Bales, who is based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is suspected in the slaying of 16 civilians in Afghanistan. DV.load(‘http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/326632-kari-bale-statement.js’, { width: 640, height: 800, sidebar:…

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