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September 11, 2014 at 6:48 AM

NW E. coli cases: 2 children die, boy improving

TACOMA (AP) — A second Northwest child has died after contracting an E. coli infection and a 5-year-old boy being treated for E. coli complications remains in critical condition but is reported steadily improving in a Tacoma hospital, authorities said Wednesday. Health officials and relatives say all three children tested positive for E. coli bacteria. Brooklyn Hoksbergen,…


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June 18, 2014 at 5:37 AM

Alaska black bear, cubs steal kids’ lunch boxes

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Witnesses say a black bear and two cubs that have been seen frequently in midtown Anchorage stole several lunch boxes at a children’s day camp on the Alaska Pacific University campus. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Katie Adrian, program manager at the summer program run by Camp Fire USA, says the bears…


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May 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

‘Pay to potty,’ and other stuff you might have missed this week

This was not a great week to be an animal. Or a small child. …Or an adult who snacks on pet treats, but that one seems like a known risk. Below are five offbeat stories you might have missed on Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.  


Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: animals, children, copper river salmon

May 22, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Hot school bus investigated; driver resigns

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Vancouver, Wash., school district says a school bus driver accused by parents of forcing children to ride in a sweltering bus has resigned, citing personal reasons. Evergreen Public Schools says it had been investigating the ride that one busload of Silver Star Elementary students took on May 14. On Wednesday, the…


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March 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Newspaper sued over rental ad prohibiting children

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon state labor agency has sued a weekly Junction City newspaper over a rental ad that prohibited families with children. The lawsuit filed against The Tribune News is seeking $59,500 in damages, The Register-Guard reported. The ad, which ran once each in 2010 and 2011, offered a three-bedroom apartment above…


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August 10, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Mom crashes pickup into her own house; 2 children hurt

Two children were injured in a Skyway home on Saturday morning when their mother accidentally crashed a pickup into the house, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The 48-year-old woman was backing out of her driveway in the 10800 block of Garden Place about 8 a.m. when she struck something, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt….


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May 26, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Four killed in Grant County after crash sends SUV into irrigation canal

Four people were killed Sunday morning in a two-car accident in Grant County after one of the vehicles wound up in an irrigation ditch. Two children and two adults, all in a full-size SUV, all died after their vehicle collided at the intersection of Beverly-Burge Road Southwest and County Road One with a compact hatchback about 9…


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December 18, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Kent school bus with 34 children slides into ditch, kids OK

The Kent School District bus with 34 children on board slid into this shallow ditch this morning, but the youngsters were unhurt and were taken off the bus safely. (Photo / Kent Fire Department) A bus carrying 34 Kent School District children slid off the road making a turn this morning, but none of the children…


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October 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Brothers, 10 and 11, hit by car in Yakima

The Associated Press YAKIMA — Two brothers, ages 10 and 11, on their way to school were struck by a car and dragged Monday morning in Yakima. Police say the 10-year-old was critically injured. He has been taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with multiple fractures and head injuries. Capt. Rod Light told Yakima Herald-Republic the…


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