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January 6, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Trooper fires into car after chase near Olympia

OLYMPIA (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a trooper fired into a car that attempted to back into the trooper after a chase that ended with a collision on Interstate 5 near Olympia. Trooper Guy Gill says no one was hit by the shot Sunday night and the trooper was not injured. The driver of the…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: drunker driver, fired shot, Olympia

December 6, 2013 at 7:30 AM

I-5 Skagit River bridge named for WSP trooper

The Associated Press BURLINGTON, Skagit County — The Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge is being named after Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean O’Connell in a ceremony Friday at Burlington. While directing detoured traffic on May 31, O’Connell was killed when his motorcycle collided with a truck. A section of the bridge collapsed in the river May…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: named, Skagit River bridge, trooper

July 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Skagit River Bridge to be renamed for trooper

The Associated Press The Washington State Transportation Commission voted Tuesday to rename the Skagit River Bridge for State Patrol Trooper Sean M. O’Connell Jr., who died nearby in an accident while directing traffic through detours set up after the bridge collapsed. During its meeting in Seattle, the Transportation Commission voted to rename the bridge the Trooper Sean…

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June 5, 2013 at 8:13 AM

Man jumps from burning car in SeaTac

A Burien man told Washington State patrol troopers he jumped from his burning car while it was traveling about 60 miles an hour on Highway 518 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport early today. The car kept going, traveled off the roadway and burst into flames. The driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was reported in…

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November 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Trooper hit by passing car’s mirror, gets up, makes DUI arrest

A Washington State Patrol trooper in Olympia was knocked over by a car mirror, got back in his patrol car, and arrested the passing motorist on suspicion of driving under the influence early Sunday. The incident happened at 2 a.m. on westbound Pacific Avenue Southeast, near Interstate 5. Trooper Rob Howson was on the roadside walking toward…

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August 11, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Morning Memo / Saturday: Pontoon … Traffic issues … Trooper trouble?

Weather: Heavenly. That’s if you like temps in the upper 70s, low humidity and clear skies. That’s for Saturday and Sunday and then a stretch of mid-70 degree days and sunshine all of next week. Ah, summer. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The map and cams. Pontoonpalooza: Well,…

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0 Comments | More in Homepage, Morning Memo | Topics: pontoon, Seahawks, Traffic

April 7, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Trooper injured this morning during roadside stop

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured Saturday morning during a roadside stop. According to Trooper Mark Francis, the trooper made a traffic stop around 8 a.m., on Interstate 5 just north of Marysville. The trooper pulled to the shoulder in front of the other driver and put his car in park. The driver of the…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: injured, Interstate 5, Marysville

April 7, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: State trooper hit … Easter egg hunts … sunshine

Weather: Another nice day in Seattle. It almost makes you forget about Winter, huh? Highs today in the upper 50s and low 60s. And expect the nice weather to stick around throughout the Easter weekend. Tomorrow might even be nicer than today. We hope.   The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Reminder: The More

0 Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Easter, egg hunt, Mariners

February 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Flags at state agencies to fly at half-staff to honor fallen trooper

In memory of Washington State Patrol Trooper Tony Radulescu, Gov. Chris Gregoire has announced that flags at all Washington state agency buildings will be lowered to half-staff this coming Thursday. Radulescu, 44, was shot to death Feb. 23rd in Kitsap County while making a traffic stop near Gorst in Kitsap County. The lowering of flags coincides with…

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0 Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: flags, memorial, Tony Radulescu

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