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  • Man suspected in 2 Pasco murders pleads not guilty

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A 42-year-old man suspected of killing two people in Pasco has pleaded not guilty. The Tri-City Herald reports Hector Orozco Jr. is accused of killing 39-year-old Demetrius Graves and 82-year-old Bonnie Ross on Feb. 14. Investigators say the victims, who were attacked within 10 hours of each other, suffered slow and […]
  • Severed foot found on beach belonged to Washington man

    SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a severed foot in a running shoe found on a Vancouver Island beach belonged to a Washington man. The Seattle Times reports Kitsap County authorities reported 79-year-old Stanley Okumoto missing Sept. 19. His partial remains were found in November along a beach near Neah Bay, about a mile from where […]
  • Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to join Yankees’ camp Monday

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees’ spring training camp on Monday. The Yankees acquired the one-time minor league infielder from the Texas Rangers on Feb. 7 for future considerations. Wilson will spent a few days with the Yankees but won’t play in any games. […]
  • Navy: Suspect who entered Washington base in custody

    SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) — Navy officials say a male driver who claimed to have explosives when he entered the gate of a nuclear submarine base in Washington state is in custody. Officials at Naval Base Kitsap said Thursday afternoon that the situation was under control and the investigation has yet to turn up any explosives. […]
  • Man pleads guilty to murder for Oregon weighmaster’s death

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting at Los Angeles police in 2014 has pleaded guilty to killing an Oregon weighmaster months before the California shootout. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 44-year-old Dirck White on Wednesday pleaded guilty to murder for the death of 47-year-old Grady Waxenfelter in February 2014. According to court documents, White […]
  • Oregon State Police trooper dragged during traffic stop

    TALENT, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police trooper was dragged down Interstate 5 when a suspect fled a traffic stop that netted a brick of cocaine. The OSP says 24-year-old Giovanni Dante White jumped back into his car while a drug-sniffing dog was searching it and fled. The Mail Tribune reports Thursday that the […]
  • Troopers issue more than 800 tickets for E-DUI in 2018

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A state law that makes it a crime to drive while using electronic devices has resulted in hundreds of tickets being issued since Jan. 1. The law, titled the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act, went into effect in June but law enforcement officers did not start issuing citations until […]
  • Family turns in woman suspected of hitting patrol cars

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A hit-and-run driver who state troopers say took off after crashing into two of their patrol vehicles has been turned in by her own family. KOMO-TV reports the 23-year-old woman is now in the Pierce County Jail on suspicion of hit-and-run. The crashes reportedly happened about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday while the […]
  • Snow, cold and black ice greet commuters early Thursday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Black ice and snow covered most roadways as a cold winter storm held the Pacific Northwest in its grips. Many schools and colleges were closed or opening late on Thursday morning while collisions blocked roads throughout the region. The National Weather Service reported 1 to 4 inches of snow in the Portland […]
  • Family of man killed by Seattle police file federal lawsuit

    SEATTLE (AP) — The widow and the mother of a man who was fatally shot by two Seattle police officers two years ago have filed a lawsuit in federal court. The Seattle Times reports the suit filed on behalf of Brenda Taylor and Joyce Dorsey on Tuesday claims police violated 46-year-old Che Taylor’s civil rights […]
  • Poulsbo police officer charged with felony drug possession

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington police officer has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and theft after authorities say she stole narcotics from a city’s prescription drug disposal box. The Kitsap Sun reports 49-year-old Stacey Lee Smaaladen was charged Wednesday after a Poulsbo city employee reviewed surveillance footage in October, showing […]
  • Seattle restores $1M for hygiene services for homeless

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials have restored $1 million for hygiene and emergency services for homeless people after the city slashed some funding as part of a shift toward a new strategy to address homelessness. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure to direct the funding from a […]
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    Bellingham students walk out of class in support of Florida victims

    Bellingham students walked out of class Wednesday in support of the victims of the recent mass shooting at a school in Florida.
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    Seattle asking for public input during police chief search

    As the search is on for a new Seattle police chief, the city is conducting an online survey for what the community wants in the next leader.
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    Families of people killed by police fighting for change in Washington law

    There was passionate testimony from both sides for a hearing on the voter initiative that would make it easier to prosecute officers in deadly force cases.

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