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November 25, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Woman chasing dog in Eugene struck by train, dies

The Associated Press EUGENE — Eugene police say they’re trying to identify a woman who was fatally struck by a train as she chased a dog across the tracks. The Eugene Register-Guard reports the woman died at the hospital. Police said the crossing arms were down, and audio and visual warning signs had been activated when the woman…

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November 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Sheriff: 3 people killed in rollover may have died from exposure

By Dee Riggs / The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — Three people who were killed in a one-vehicle accident near Bridgeport earlier this week were from Wenatchee. Arnulfo Rivera Sanchez, 47; Clydene Mae Comeslast, 39; and Nakota Storm Wolverine Sturgill, 2, lived at the same Wenatchee address, said Don Culp, Douglas County undersheriff. Nakota was Comeslast’s child, Culp…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:03 AM

2 overnight shootings in Federal Way; 1 fatal

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. | The body found at the Club Palisades Apartments has now been linked to a shootout and robbery in Pierce County, according to officials. ORIGINAL POST | Police are investigating two overnight shootings in Federal Way. KIRO reports a 20-year-old man was fatally shot late Tuesday night at the Club Palisades Apartments….

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November 16, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Body of missing Oregon climber recovered from Middle Sister

PORTLAND — Searchers say they have recovered the body of a climber who fell from a mountain this week. Benjamin Newkirk’s body was discovered Sunday, after a multi-day search complicated by extreme weather. The 39-year-old from Bend was on Middle Sister, a 10,052-foot volcanic peak in central Oregon’s Three Sisters Wilderness, with another climber Wednesday night…

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November 5, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Police: Man sought in Port Orchard slaying in custody

Update at 9 p.m.:  The man wanted in connection with the slaying of a Port Orchard woman is in custody, according to the Wilsonville Police Department. David Michael Kalac was taken into custody by officers in Wilsonville, south of Portland, after he turned himself in to a deputy, police said. Kalac was taken into custody without incident. Update at 6 p.m.: Police say they…

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November 5, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Police investigate hit-and-run pedestrian fatality in Shoreline

UPDATE, 6:10 a.m. | Shoreline’s 205th street is now open again, according to a tweet from KIRO. ORIGINAL POST | Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident involving a car hitting a pedestrian at the intersection of 205th Street and Fremont Avenue in Shoreline. KIRO reports the 21-year-old man was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver about 3…

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November 4, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Prosecutors: Man accused of hitting trick-or-treaters in Vancouver was high

By Paris Achen / The Columbian A man accused of striking and killing a 7-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating Halloween night was under the influence of marijuana at the time, prosecutors say. Attired in a suicide smock and hanging his head, Duane C. Abbott appeared in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide and three…

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October 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

7-year-old playground-accident victim identified

The Columbian The 7-year-old girl who died Friday two days after she reportedly sustained a head injury on the Fisher’s Landing Elementary school playground has been identified. Stormy Solis died of a closed head injury, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office. A family member of Stormy told KATU-TV that the girl walked home from school and…

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September 8, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Body pulled from Lake Union identified as missing New Zealand teenager

The body pulled from Lake Union on Sunday has been identified as a New Zealand teenager who had been missing since last week. Wynter Emerson, 18, died on Sept. 2, and his cause of death is “probable drowning,” according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. His manner of death is classified as undetermined. Harbor units recovered…

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