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Seattle acquires outfielder Justin Ruggiano from Cubs

The priority for general manager Jack Zduriencik and manager Lloyd McClendon was to add a pair of right-handed hitters and a starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners this offseason.

US court denies ex-officer's appeal in 2006 death

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a former Washington state police officer convicted of using excessive force in the 2006 death of a developmentally disabled janitor he wrongly suspected of theft, a case that helped lead to a federal review of the Spokane Police Department.

Injury might be keeping Derrick Coleman on sidelines, but he's still inspiring off the field

Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman says it's killing him to sit on the sidelines after being placed on injured reserve following a foot fracture, but the man recognized by many as the first deaf offensive player in the NFL is still inspiring people off the field.

Threat prompts Issaquah middle school to close Wednesday

A threat left outside a classroom prompted the district to close a middle school in Issaquah Wednesday morning.

Shots fired near south Seattle elementary school

Shots were fired Wednesday morning near an elementary school in south Seattle.

Centralia fugitive arrested at Chehalis home

The Lewis County sheriff's office says a man who fled from Centralia Municipal Court Tuesday as an officer was trying to handcuff him was arrested Wednesday morning at a Chehalis home.

Washington unemployment rate increases to 6.2 percent

The unemployment rate in Washington state has increased for the third month in a row.

Could NFL come up with worse Thursday game?

from the same division, no less, the AFC South -- they are in a "race" with Oakland and Tampa Bay for that bottom spot.

Whatcom County man accused of using whip on son

The Whatcom County sheriff's office says a man forced his 10-year-old son to run for three hours on logging roads at the crack of a horse whip.

Suspect in Port Angeles toy theft arrested

Port Angeles police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with the theft of Salvation Army holiday toys.

4 competing plans for Tacoma psychiatric hospital

Pierce County's two biggest health care providers hope to build a $41 million, 120-bed psychiatric hospital in Tacoma.

Longview man gets 3 years in prison for peeping

A Longview man who was caught on camera peeping into a 17-year-old girl's window was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison.

Unclaimed ashes to be scattered on Puget Sound

The Pierce County medical examiner plans to scatter the unclaimed ashes of 23 people on the waters of Puget Sound.

Last Navy frigate at Everett to be decommissioned

The Navy says the frigate Rodney Davis will return from its final deployment Friday to its home port at Naval Station Everett.

Increased patrols at South Seattle school following nearby shooting

Police have beefed up patrols around Emerson Elementary in South Seattle after staff reported hearing nearby gunfire Wednesday morning.

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