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April 20, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Silverdale Boy Scout was killed by rolling log

A 12-year-old Silverdale boy was killed Saturday when a log rolled over him during a Boy Scout outing in the Olympic National Forest, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office. The boy and three other Scouts were trying to roll the log down a steep boulder field into Lena Lake at about 9 a.m. Saturday when…

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March 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Army Corps to begin killing birds at Columbia, Snake river dams

The Associated Press

CLARKSTON, Asotin County — The Army Corps of Engineers this spring will begin killing birds at some Snake and Columbia river dams to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead.

The agency unveiled a plan Thursday that will allow as many as 1,200 California gulls, 650 ring-billed gulls and 150 double-crested cormorants to be killed. The birds gather at the dams and feast on the migrating salmon and steelhead which bunch up there.

The Lewiston Tribune said the action will occur at McNary Dam on the Columbia River and Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams on the Snake River.

The corps said birds are typically the single-largest cause of juvenile salmon and steelhead mortality. A 2009 study estimated that between 4 percent and 21 percent of smolts passing through the dams were eaten by birds.

The corps has long used non-lethal methods to scare away birds.

The plan has critics.

Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, said there are better ways to protect the fish, such as removing the dams.

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February 16, 2014 at 11:34 AM

16-year-old shot and killed in Moses Lake home

MOSES LAKE (AP) — Grant County authorities say a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed early Sunday at a home near Moses Lake. KPQ-radio reports the Grant County sheriff’s office is interviewing witnesses and gathering information and has not made any arrests. The name of the victim is being withheld pending an autopsy and notification of family.

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February 11, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Former Winlock man killed in Afghanistan bombing

CENTRALIA  (AP) — A former Winlock man was one of two civilian contractors killed Monday by a suicide car bomb in Kabul, Afghanistan, his family says. Michael Hughes grew up in Winlock and had been living in Las Vegas prior to working overseas, his sister Kristine Wallace told The Chronicle of Centralia. She says Hughes had worked…

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January 17, 2014 at 9:55 AM

Five vehicles strike elk on I-5 near Woodland

The Columbian (MCT) Two elk walked onto Interstate 5 north of Woodland late Tuesday night, causing a crash involving five vehicles. The northbound lanes of the freeway, about two miles north of Woodland, were closed for about 10 minutes following the crash, reported at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn. The crash started…

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January 15, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Man arrested after small dog is punched, killed

EVERETT (AP) — A 33-year-old Everett, Wash., man accused of fatally punching his girlfriend’s small dog on Christmas has been arrested for investigation of felony animal cruelty. The Daily Herald reports  that police say the 14-pound Cockapoo named Romeo was beaten while the man and his girlfriend were having guests over for a holiday dinner. The…

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January 8, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Pilot from Vancouver, Wash., killed in copter crash in England

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The family of an Air Force pilot from Vancouver says he was one of four crew members killed in the crash of a helicopter on a training mission Tuesday night on the coast of England. Rick and Mary Stover, of Vancouver, told KATU-TV their 28-year-old son, Capt. Christopher Stover, is among…

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December 16, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Seattle man charged in grandmother’s slaying in Montana

A 25-year-old Seattle man who claimed he smashed his grandmother’s head with a chair because she had a “third eye” was charged with deliberate homicide in Missoula County, Montana, on Monday.

According to court documents, Tyler Dan Perry had been living with his 72-year-old grandmother in her Missoula home since he hitchhiked to her house from Seattle at Thanksgiving.

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