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May 23, 2014 at 11:10 AM

‘Pay to potty,’ and other stuff you might have missed this week

This was not a great week to be an animal. Or a small child. …Or an adult who snacks on pet treats, but that one seems like a known risk. Below are five offbeat stories you might have missed on seattletimes.com. Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: animals, children, copper river salmon

December 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Bremerton 12-year-old arrested after allegedly making ‘hit list’

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 12-year-old Bremerton boy after allegedly discovering a school map and handwritten, 18-person “hit list” in his possession. The boy was booked into Kitsap County Youth Services Center on a charge of harassment — threats to kill, according to a news release. Deputies worked with the FBI after being alerted…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bremerton, harassment, hit list

November 27, 2013 at 6:50 AM

Wednesday Memo: Child and knife … NFL and pot … Holiday weather

A Spokane Valley student brought a knife to school Tuesday and threatened other students with it. Did we mention she’s only a second-grader? The girl is so young that the East Valley School District has brought in law enforcement to determine, among other things, if she even knew it was wrong to bring a…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: fatal shootinig, fortune, knife

November 7, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Ore. students sent home; bullet hole in door

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. (AP) — Classes have been canceled for the rest of the week at a northeastern Oregon school after a custodian found a bullet hole in the front door — and the bullet was found lodged in a rear door down the hall. No one was hurt. Pleasant View Alternative School Principal Suzy Mayes says the…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: bullet, door, Milton-Freewater

November 1, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Halloween toy gun prompts Wenatchee school lockdown

WENATCHEE  (AP) — A woman’s Halloween costume that included a realistic-looking AR-15 toy rifle sent Wenatchee police officers and Chelan County sheriff’s deputies rushing to a school. A passer-by reported seeing someone walking near Lewis and Clark Elementary with what appeared to be an assault rifle. The school was put on lockdown for about a half-hour…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fake gun, lockdown, school

October 25, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Man arrested for lewd conduct near Seattle school

Seattle police say they have arrested a 34-year-old man for lewd conduct near Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle. The man was arrested after a 17-year-old female student who was walking to school reported she saw the man masturbating while sitting in a dark blue minivan parked on the street in the 2400 block of SW Thistle Avenue about 8:30 a.m. Police…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: lewd conduct, school, West Seattle

August 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Arson at Madrona Elementary School causes $2,500 in damage

Seattle firefighters quickly doused an intentionally-set fire that burned a shed outside Madrona Elementary School early Sunday, according to fire department spokeswoman Lt. Sue Stangl. Someone driving by the school at 1121 33rd Ave. in Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood called 911 just after 12:30 a.m. to report the fire, Stangl said. Firefighters had the fire out in…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: arson, Madrona, school

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