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March 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

A list of previous news helicopter accidents in Washington state

Tuesday’s fatal crash of a KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle isn’t the first time a news aircraft has crashed in Washington state. Here are some recent accidents: In November 1999, a KIRO-TV helicopter collided with a second chopper about 1,000 feet above Lake Union. Both aircraft landed safely, and no one was seriously injured. “The impact happened almost simultaneously,” Clark Stahl, who…

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March 16, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Sunday Memo: Drunken firefighters? … Charged 23 years after prostitutes’ deaths … Bee biz

Drunken firefighters: The off-duty firefighters accused in the beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square last night reminds us of the Bellevue cops busted after they confronted a female Seattle police officer and got into a profanity-laced altercation with a fan and his family in September 2012. In both…

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March 14, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Spokane hotel clerk just says ‘no’ to would-be robbers

SPOKANE — Two masked men who attempted to rob a Spokane hotel went away empty-handed early Friday when a clerk refused to cooperate. Police say the men walked into Hotel Lusso about 1 a.m., indicated they had a gun and demanded money. KXLY reports the clerk activated an alarm, and when one man saw that he walked…

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March 12, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Wednesday Memo: Duke porn star from Spokane … 10,000-ton avalanche … UW Med’s No. 1

She financed her education by acting in porn flix: And, she’s from Spokane. The Duke University freshman who appeared in porn films to help pay for school is a graduate of the private Catholic high school Gonzaga Prep in Spokane. While there, she was noted for her public service, volunteering and honors…

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March 11, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Spokane couple sleeping in dumpster tossed in garbage truck

SPOKANE (AP) — A couple who were sleeping in a dumpster with their dog were awakened Tuesday morning when they were thrown into the back of a garbage truck in Spokane. When the driver heard a lot a noise, he pulled over and called for help. Firefighters arrived and found the man, woman and dog inside the…

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February 28, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Spokane Nordstrom store closed after worker’s death

The Associated Press SPOKANE — The Nordstrom store in downtown Spokane was closed Friday after a worker fell off a ladder and died. Details of the incident were not immediately available. Spokane police were called to the store Friday morning and pronounced the worker dead. The Spokane medical examiner will release the worker’s identity.

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February 11, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Tuesday Memo: Puzzling hit-and-run … Bertha down again … Bog battle

Really? They didn’t know? Spokane police say that after a hit-and-run driver struck a man Sunday night, two other vehicles ran over him and may have not known they hit a body. Seriously? Tunnel muncher Bertha delayed again … The giant machine may be on hold until summer for complex repairs. How…

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February 4, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Kraft Foods appalled by drink name at Spokane bar

The Associated Press SPOKANE — A spokeswoman for Kraft Foods says the company is appalled that a Spokane bar is using its Kool-Aid brand for a drink name that protesters say trivializes rape. The newly opened Daiquiri Factory sells a drink called “Date Grape Koolaid.” Kraft spokeswoman Caroline Krajewski says the company intends to take action on the…

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