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February 6, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Hung jury in Kitsap County trial of man accused of killing baby

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County jurors were unable to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a man accused of shaking his infant daughter to death. A hung jury Thursday ended the trial of the 22-year-old Kingston man, Hector Francisco Saavedra Ruiz. His re-trial has been scheduled for March 16. The Kitsap Sun reports…


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April 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Oregon meth deaths at highest point since 2000

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A state report shows methamphetamine-related deaths in Oregon up by almost a third. The 2013 statistics released Thursday show 222 drug-related deaths overall — one fewer than the year before. It said 123 of the deaths were meth-related, the highest number since 2000. State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson says the majority of…


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February 14, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Amber Alert for missing newborn canceled after infant found safe

UPDATE 3:45 p.m. The  infant boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe inside a South Everett apartment on Friday afternoon, according to Everett police. The Amber Alert was triggered on Thursday night; police asked the public to be on the lookout for the child and his 31-year-old mother. Police said they located the…


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December 23, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Bothell doctor’s license suspended for allegedly smoking meth

The state Department of Health has suspended the license of Bothell physician Timothy James Smith on charges of smoking methamphetamine. In a new release Monday, the department said Smith has 20 days to respond to the Dec. 20 indefinite suspension. Smith is a surgeon licensed in Washington since 1980. According to alleged facts presented to state officials,…


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