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July 11, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Yakama tribal police officer kills man in shootout

The Associated Press YAKIMA  — A Yakima County sheriff’s spokesman says a Yakama Nation police officer was involved in shooting near Toppenish Friday morning that left one man dead. Sgt. Mike Russell says the 42-year-old man fled from the Wapato area in a vehicle, and the tribal officer pursued him. The suspect reportedly shot at the officer during the…

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June 23, 2014 at 12:51 PM

4 child sex victims recovered in Washington

The Associated Press SEATTLE  — The FBI says four child sex exploitation victims were recovered last week in Washington as part of a national operation. In addition, 13 people suspected of exploiting children and related crimes were arrested by child exploitation task forces in the state. The FBI office in Seattle said Monday it was part of the…

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June 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM

FBI offers $10,000 reward to combat aircraft ‘lasing’

The FBI has launched a 90-day nationwide campaign offering rewards of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of people who point lasers at aircraft. The FBI and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) began tracking incidents in which people deliberately targeted aircraft with handheld lasers, known as “lasing,” and found more than 1,000-percent increase over…

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May 29, 2014 at 2:49 PM

FBI names new head of Seattle office

FBI Director James B. Comey has named Frank Montoya Jr. as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Seattle Division. Montoya most recently worked in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he served as the national counterintelligence executive, the FBI said in a news release. In that role, he was the head…

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March 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Feds: Man arrested in Blaine sought to join al-Qaida

Update at 2:55 p.m.:| The Associated Press SEATTLE — A California man who spoke of wanting to bomb the Los Angeles subway system was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists, federal prosecutors said Monday. Nicholas Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., an unincorporated area…

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March 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM

FBI: I-5 billboards to target domestic terror suspect

The worldwide search for suspected domestic terrorist Daniel Andreas San Diego could be coming to a billboard near you. San Diego, an animal rights activist, is wanted in the 2003 bombings at two corporate offices in Northern California and has been placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list. The FBI is offering a…

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February 21, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Fugitive from Montana arrested in Portland

Fugitive Kevin Anthony Briggs, who was wanted by the FBI after escaping custody in Montana earlier this month, was arrested without incident in Portland tonight. The FBI offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the location and arrest of Briggs, 28, who was wanted on state charges of aggravated assault, sexual…

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February 14, 2014 at 9:41 PM

FBI: Armed Montana fugitive may be in Washington

A man who escaped custody in Montana after being arrested for his alleged involvement in assaults on a female and a police officer may be traveling through Washington, according to the FBI. Kevin Anthony Briggs, 28, is wanted on state charges of aggravated assault, sexual intercourse without consent, assault on a peace officer and escape….

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