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December 3, 2013 at 11:41 AM

2nd trial for man once on death row costs Clallam County $1 million

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — It has cost Clallam County about $1 million this year to re-try a man in the 1993 slaying of his wife and business partner at an exotic bird farm near Sequim. The Peninsula Daily News reports county commissioners face a budget emergency of nearly half a million dollars because of expenses…

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October 7, 2013 at 10:21 PM

UPDATE: Patrol investigating fatal Port Angeles accident as vehicular homicide, DUI

UPDATE: 10:39 p.m. | The accident that killed a woman crossing Highway 101 in Port Angeles is being investigated as a possible vehicular homicide, and troopers have arrested the woman driving the vehicle on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, State Patrol spokesman Russ Winger tweeted. ORIGINAL POST | A woman…

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September 4, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Clallam County skeleton hundreds, maybe thousands of years old

DIAMOND POINT, Clallam County (AP) — Authorities believe a Native American skeleton found last month at Diamond Point in Clallam County may be at least 200 years old, but could be a lot older. The Peninsula Daily News reports  the remains were found by a contractor who was backfilling a hole on a privately owned…

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January 4, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Possible tsunami dock on Washington coast cleaned, scraped

The Associated Press FORKS, Clallam County – A Washington state spokesman says a crew has scrubbed a dock that washed ashore on a wilderness beach near Forks and scraped off more than 400 pounds of organic material, including species native to Japan but not found in the United States. The dock is considered likely debris from the…

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December 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Sequim man won’t face death penalty in 1993 double slaying

Clallam County Prosecutor Deborah Kelly said today that she will not seek the death penalty a second time against Darold Stenson, who was sentenced to death more than 18 years ago for the murders of his wife, Denise, and business partner, Frank Hoerner. In May, the state Supreme Court overturned Stenson’s conviction and ordered a new trial. In their 8-1 ruling, the…

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June 6, 2012 at 10:16 AM

State AG wants review of overturned death-row conviction

The Washington Attorney General’s Office plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a recent decision by the Washington Supreme Court that overturned the conviction of a man who has spent the past 18 years on death row. Clallam County Prosecutor Deborah Kelly said this morning that after the May 10 ruling by the state Supreme Court…

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February 22, 2012 at 10:04 AM

UPDATE: Suspect in two Sequim area slayings is dead

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. The Associated Press SEQUIM — A suspect in two homicides in the Sequim area has apparently killed himself following a standoff with police. Clallam County Sheriff’s spokesman Jim Borte told the Peninsula Daily News that John Francis Loring died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds Wednesday after being holed up in an apartment for hours. Washington State…

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