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September 13, 2013 at 9:01 AM

Man pleads not guilty to naked burglary in Sedro-Woolley

By Gina Cole Skagit Valley Herald / MCT MOUNT VERNON — A man accused of burglarizing the Sedro-Woolley Museum naked pleaded not guilty Thursday in Skagit County Superior Court. Kevin Quinn of Sedro-Woolley is charged with second-degree burglary and taking a motor vehicle without permission. Museum security footage showed a naked, bleeding man trying to spell out letters…

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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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March 29, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Spokane woman awarded $813,000

SPOKANE (AP) — A Spokane jury awarded $813,000 this week to a woman whose foot was amputated following the wrong diagnosis by her physician. It was the second time a jury heard Darlene Turner’s medical malpractice suit against now-retired Dr. Nathan Stime. The first case, in 2008, was declared a mistrial because of juror misconduct. The Spokesman-Review…

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September 28, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Treatment plant operator pleads guilty in Mount Rainier sewage dumping case

The Associated Press TACOMA — The man who operated the wastewater treatment plant in Mount Rainier National Park pleaded guilty today to violating the Clean Water Act in August 2011 when he let hundreds of thousands of gallons of sewage run into the Nisqually River.  Plant operator James Barber, 52, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge in U.S….

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December 19, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Judge denies motion for acquittal in police beating

The Associated Press SPOKANE – A federal judge has denied a defense motion to acquit a Spokane police officer who has already been convicted of using excessive force in a case that ultimately led to the death of a mentally ill man. U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle ruled Monday that a reasonable jury could conclude…

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November 23, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Jury awards $4.9 million to man who lost arm at Kent manufacturing plant

A man who lost his left arm in a 2007 accident at a Kent envelope-manufacturing plant was awarded $4.9 million Wednesday. The King County jury decided Ken Wessling’s injury occurred because the machine he was using at the time was improperly constructed, making it dangerous to operate, according to a news release from his attorney. It added…

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November 16, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Yellow pages companies appeal to 9th circuit court

Publishers of the yellow pages are taking to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals their legal challenge to a law that allows Seattle residents to opt out of receiving the phone books. The appeal was filed Monday by Dex Media West, SuperMedia LLC and the Yellow Pages Association (now known as the Local Search Association.) The companies argue that the…

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