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April 19, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Boy, 12, killed by falling tree in Olympic forest

A Mason County sheriff’s spokesman said a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a falling tree while hiking in the Olympic National Forest. Detective William Adam said the boy was struck in the head and died Saturday. He was hiking with his father on the popular Lower Lena Lake trail in a remote forested area…

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June 7, 2012 at 5:48 AM

UPDATE: Pierce County deputies kill man at Spanaway

The Associated Press UPDATE: 7:55 a.m. | SPANAWAY, Pierce County — Pierce County deputies shot and killed a man they say rammed their patrol car with a stolen pickup truck at Spanaway. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the deputies spotted the truck about 1 a.m. Thursday spinning around and smoking tires. A license check showed the truck had been…

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April 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Former sheriff’s spokesman Urquhart will run for top cop job

John Urquhart, former spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s Office, announced today he will run for sheriff in an election later this year. Urquhart, 64, retired in September after 23 years at the sheriff’s office.  He said he met with his wife and two daughters Monday night about the decision. They could have vetoed his campaign,…

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November 14, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Family says woman killed by police was mentally ill

A SeaTac woman fatally shot by police in Pierce County Sunday suffered from severe mental illness, according to her family. Holly Crahay’s unpredictable behavior had her children convinced that if authorities didn’t civilly commit her to mental health treatment “ she would end up shooting herself or somebody else,” said her son, Trevor Noble…

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