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    MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Three people were killed in a two-car collision near on U.S. Highway 97 near Madras. Two of the victims were girls under the age of 18. A car driven by 33-year-old Sarah Marie Steffler, of Moses Lake, Washington, crossed the centerline early Friday morning and crashed into a guardrail before colliding […]
  • Judge tosses signatures on Washington gun initiative

    SEATTLE (AP) — A judge in Washington has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot, saying the petition format did not follow election law. Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon said Friday the signature petitions for Initiative 1639 did not clearly identify what would change in […]
  • Couple awarded $1 million in voyeurism lawsuit

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A judge has awarded a Washington couple $1 million in damages after they sued a former lifeguard and city employee who admitted to videotaping women while they used a staff changing area at an aquatic center. The Bellingham Herald reports the woman in the lawsuit said the video voyeurism caused her […]
  • Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff gets a $550-an-hour coach

    SEATTLE (AP) — The taxpayer-funded transit authority for the Puget Sound region has hired a $550-an-hour management coach to help its chief executive get along better with employees. The Seattle Times reports that Sound Transit hired the coach after board members disclosed that CEO Peter Rogoff had faced an internal investigation over allegations of verbal […]
  • Rights group, state reach settlement in competency lawsuit

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  • Woman charged in Washington bridge push caught on video

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  • Former Spokane cop denied new trial after rape conviction

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A judge in Spokane has rejected a new trial for a former Spokane police sergeant convicted of sexually assaulting a female police officer during a drunken house party three years ago. The Spokesman-Review reports that Gordon Ennis sought a new trial after blaming his first attorney for not adequately casting doubt […]
  • Man arrested in Spokane in death of infant

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police in Spokane have arrested a man in connection with an infant’s death. Police arrested 33-year-old Erik Sherman on Thursday for homicide by abuse. Police say an infant was taken to a Spokane hospital on Aug. 7 and subsequently died. Sherman is being held in the Spokane County Jail. Copyright © […]
  • Handcuffed DUI suspect dies in jump from Highway 520 bridge

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington. Authorities say a trooper stopped the 31-year-old Kirkland man a little after 1:30 a.m. Friday. After being handcuffed, he resisted being placed in the trooper’s patrol car and then leaped […]
  • Police probe whether beheaded cat related to other killings

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Police say investigators are trying to determine whether a beheaded kitten’s head found this week is related to a series of cat killings in the area. The Olympian reports Lacey police Cmdr. Jim Mack said the head was found in a wooded area near Clearbrook Drive Southeast and Yonkers Drive Southeast. […]