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August 30, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Sentence for mother of boy in Bremerton school gun accident

The Associated Press The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars. Jamie Lee Chaffin was sentenced to 14 months Friday in Kitsap County Superior Court. She initially faced third-degree assault charges but was…


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August 28, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Thursday Memo: Cooler days coming … Cop shoots attacking dog … Seahawks tonight

Weather, she’s a-changin‘: The temperature is expected to reach about 75 today, but only to the upper 60s or maybe 70 degrees tomorrow. Temperatures lower than what we’ve seen recently are also expected through the holiday weekend. National Weather Service forecast Cop shoots, kills dog that bit him: It happened Spokane Valley, where the…


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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 Here’s hoping our brethren in the animal kingdom fare better next week.  


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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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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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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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