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Minister accused of abuse reported in Spokane-area

The Washington State Patrol says investigators have acted on 20 or 30 tips this week as they check locations in the Spokane-area in their search for a self-professed minister accused of sexually abusing at least two girls in rural Minnesota.

Cloudy weekend forecast for Washington

Forecasters expect a mostly cloudy weekend across Washington with a chance of rain at times, especially in Western Washington, while Eastern Washington will be more breezy.

For Washington lawmakers, 'infrequent' freebies lack definition, consequences

When you're in Olympia, there is such a thing as free lunch. And free dinner. And free drinks. And, well, you get the idea.

Seattle man stabbed by 2 intruders

A man was stabbed early Friday by two intruders who forced their way into his West Seattle apartment.

Pedestrian killed in Puyallup, Wash.

Police in Puyallup, Wash., say a car dealership employee who was crossing a street in a crosswalk was struck and killed by a car that also jumped a curb and struck several vehicles in the dealership's parking lot.

3rd fast-food robbery this week in Spokane

Police are investigating a third fast-food restaurant robbery this week in north Spokane.

Prosecutor: No charges in fake Wash. abduction

A prosecutor in Sequim (Skwim), Wash., says no charges will be filed against twin brothers who say they're responsible for staging a fake child abduction in a park that terrified onlookers who thought it was real.

Wash. police investigate alleged abduction

Police in Milton, Wash., say a 19-year-old woman has reported she was abducted from a check-cashing store and held captive for two days before she managed to jump into a stranger's car at a fast-food drive-thru and plead for help.

Washington school principal accused of student assault

Police in the southwest Washington community of Woodland have arrested an elementary school principal accused of using excessive force to restrain a mentally disabled third-grader.

Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.

Seattle rideshare ordinance suspended

Critics of Seattle's new ordinance regulating rideshare companies have filed enough signatures to suspend an ordinance that regulates the companies like UberX and Lyft.

Owl escapes from Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma

An eagle owl has escaped from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma.

Investigation reveals bunker on wanted couple's Yelm property

An investigation into two Yelm residents wanted in Romania for crimes of tax evasion and support of an organized crime group has revealed an elaborate underground bunker.

Video: Man apologizes for staged child abduction in Sequim

People reacted pretty strongly to a fake child abduction in Sequim. The man behind the video wants to apologize to witnesses in the park.

Skagit Valley tulips in full bloom; open on Easter

Most flower fields near Mount Vernon will be in full bloom this weekend as the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival continues through the month of April.

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