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October 28, 2013 at 8:45 AM
COLFAX, Whitman County (AP) — A 12-year-old Pullman boy was seriously wounded in a hunting accident Saturday, but he is expected to survive.
The boy was shot accidentally while hunting with members of his family, according to the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office.
The boy was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.
The state Fish and Wildlife Department is investigating the shooting.
October 25, 2013 at 1:22 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. — An 11-year-old Vancouver boy who took a gun to school will remain in juvenile detention at least until Tuesday while a mental evaluation continues.
The Columbian reports the boy appeared Friday before Juvenile Court Commissioner Jennifer Snider who heard psychologist Shirley Shen testify the boy has some severe mental health issues. She believes he poses a low risk to the community but is concerned because he often wakes up in the middle of the night and walks the streets.
Another review hearing was scheduled for Tuesday.
The boy was arrested Wednesday at Frontier Middle school with a .22-caliber handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives.
He told police a voice told him it was a good idea to kill another student who called his friend gay.
August 19, 2013 at 12:06 PM
STANFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a 5-year old Spokane boy may have saved his father’s life after his dad suffered a stroke while driving.
The boy named Dax called his mother Sunday to say they needed help, but he could not provide a location.
Spokane 9-1-1 worked with a phone company to learn the phone’s signal pinged on a cellular tower near Stanfield, Ore.
A state trooper called the father’s phone, and Dax provided a description of the area, including that a train was passing by.
That detail led troopers to a spot where they knew tracks paralleled the freeway. Trooper John Lombardi saw the vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate 84.
The father, though in critical condition, is expected to survive.
Dax’s mother, Rachael Bardwell, says her son wants to become a police officer.
July 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 6-year-old boy climbed on top of his parents’ minivan and rode it for three miles down a highway.
The boy fell off and suffered cuts and bruises Sunday but otherwise was not injured.
Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen tells the Anchorage Daily News the boy has apparently gone for roof rides before, hanging on to bars mounted on the minivan.
The boy told troopers he climbed on to the vehicle as it left his home at Mile 52 Parks Highway about 10 miles north of Wasilla. He lost his grip at Mile 49. The driver continued on.
Another motorist picked the boy up, drove him to a gas station and called 911.
Ipsen says no one has been charged with a traffic violation or crime.
August 7, 2012 at 6:01 AM
The Associated Press
An 12-year-old Everett boy who apparently was swimming without a life jacket was pulled from Martha Lake at 6:40 p.m. last night after being under water for more than 10 minutes, according to Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton .
When rescue divers pulled him out, he was unconscious. He was taken to Seattle’s Children’s Hospital, said Jerry Sheehan, of Snohomish County Fire District 1.
The Sheriff’s Office says the boy was apparently swimming with friends, whose parents were nearby. A sheriff’s deputy contacted the boy’s mother last night and took her to the hospital.
June 1, 2012 at 1:21 PM
UPDATE: 1:21 p.m. | Police have taken a man in custody in connection with the death of the 13-year-old boy.
Police in Pacific, King County, say they are investigating the death here of a 13-year-old boy as a homicide.
Officers were called to a unit in the Cobble Court Apartments around 3 a.m. by a man reporting that his 13-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter were missing, said Pacific police spokeswoman Stephanie Shook. When officers arrived, they found the 13-year-old dead inside a bedroom of the home. Shook said it’s unclear whether the father searched for the boy before calling for help.
Officers were led to the neighboring city of Algona and found the missing girl, who had suffered minor injuries. The 16-year-old girl was with a 19-year-old man at his home, Shook said. Police did not say how the two were connected. Officers are questioning the man. The girl was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Shook said.
See more details, video and photos on king5.com.
May 21, 2012 at 12:47 PM
The amazing rescue of the 13-year-old boy at Wallace Falls was captured on video.
Video provided by Snohomish County Search and Rescue through the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
May 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM
The Associated Press
CHEHALIS — The Lewis County sheriff’s office is trying to determine how an 8-year-old boy who lived along the Chehalis River died in the water.
The boy’s mother reported him missing Friday afternoon and deputies found him about a quarter-mile down river on a gravel bar.
KBKW reports he could not be revived and was declared dead at a Centralia hospital.
KING reports neighbors blame erosion of the river bank and think he may have fallen in when the ground gave way. The boy lived in a home that’s within 20 feet of the river.
May 8, 2012 at 11:12 AM
The Associated Press
OCEAN PARK — A 15-year-old boy was killed in a mobile home fire early Monday at Ocean Park.
The Pacific County sheriff’s office says Kenneth Strickland was a sophomore at Ilwaco Middle-High School.
The Daily News reports the boy’s father and sister made it out of the burning home, but the boy did not.
April 13, 2012 at 1:58 PM
One of two Humboldt penguin chicks recently hatched at the Woodland Park Zoo might never have see the light day had it not been for a youngster zoo officials are now trying to find and thank.
The boy was watching the penguin exhibit a short time ago when he saw an egg on a ledge in the exhibit. He brought it to the attention of a zoo keeper who fetched it and put it in the care of a pair of foster parents who tended to it until it hatched, according to a zoo news release. It hatched on April 5.
Birds sometimes reject eggs. Had this one not been spotted by the boy… well.
When zoo keeper Celine Pardo went to thank the boy for his eagle eyes, he had disappeared.
Here’s what the zoo has to say:
The boy is described as 7 or 8 years old with blonde, curly hair; he was wearing a white t-shirt and was extremely polite. “We are so grateful to this little boy for helping us save this precious bird. If a crow or seagull had scooped up the egg, it would have been a goner,” said Pardo.
Zoo officials would like to invite the youngster for a look behind the scenes to meet the chick he saved and help give it a name.
The zoo asks if anyone knows the identity of the mystery boy, please contact the zoo by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humboldt penguins are endangered.
Check out our photo gallery of the the zoo’s baby penguins.
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