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November 1, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Seattle’s FreakNight Festival canceled after deadly overdose

Updated, 10:30 p.m.: Seattle’s FreakNight Festival, an annual Halloween-themed electronic-dance music party that attracts tens of thousands of revelers, had its second night canceled Saturday after its opening night saw two partygoers overdose, according to the Washington Poison Center, one fatally. The overdoses and death from the Friday night event were confirmed by a nursing supervisor at…

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October 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Tacoma woman accused of breastfeeding drugs

TACOMA — A woman accused of giving her daughter methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana through breastfeeding is back in jail in Tacoma while she awaits trial on a charge of endangerment with a controlled substance. The 34-year-old, Iuni Moana Malo, had been released to await trial after pleading not guilty. The News Tribune reports  she was booked back…

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June 30, 2014 at 7:56 AM

23 arrests at Paradiso fest at the Gorge over the weekend

The third annual Paradiso Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater during the weekend saw the same number of arrests as last year, mostly for drug offenses, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Of the 76 calls for service to the Sheriff’s Office, 23 resulted in arrests at the two-day rave fest, which had a sold-out attendance of…

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June 18, 2014 at 1:35 PM

SPD: Pantsless man smashes cars — before he gets really weird

File this one under the we-can’t-make-this-stuff-up category. Seattle police arrested a naked man last night after he smashed a car, stripped off his clothes and tore off patches of his hair — all while high on a cocktail of cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD and other unidentified drugs. It started around 7:30 p.m. when police received a report of a man in a white T-shirt…

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June 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

‘Delusional’ Alaska man restrained with crab pot line

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — Halibut Cove residents bound a man with a crab pot line during what Alaska State Troopers described as “a drug induced paranoid-delusional psychotic breakdown” in the artist community near Homer. The Anchorage Daily News reports the 32-year-old man from Anchor Point took off from Halibut Cove in a skiff and either jumped…

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June 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Kent police arrest 2 men, seize 9 pounds of heroin

Police seized nine pounds of heroin and two firearms from a Kent house last week. (Kent Police Department) Police arrested two men and seized nine pounds of heroin last week after a drug-trafficking investigation, the Kent Police Department said today. Officers arrested one of the men after he sold drugs to an undercover officer at a Kent…

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May 16, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Proposed $1 fee on Gorge tickets would pay for emergency services

The Associated Press GEORGE, Grant County — A state legislator is proposing to new $1 fee to tickets at The Gorge Amphitheater to help pay for emergency services on concert weekends. State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, says the money raised would be split between the small hospital and fire districts that serve the area. The Columbia Basin Herald…

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April 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Police seize cache of weapons, heroin from Magnolia home

Cache of weapons seized from a Magnolia home on Tuesday. (Seattle police photo) Seattle police seized a cache of firearms and arrested a 34-year-old man who was allegedly selling the weapons and heroin from a home in Magnolia. On Saturday, police received a tip that a 26-year-old man — who lives with his parents in the home — and a…

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April 8, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Tulalip woman pleads guilty in death of toddler

A 38-year-old woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and criminal mistreatment in the death of her 19-month old daughter who perished after she was left in a car without supervision for several hours, according to federal prosecutors. Christina D. Carlson, an enrolled member of the Tulalip Tribe, told investigators that she had been living in her…

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