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  • Washington man arrested for pointing laser at helicopter

    SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities say a Port Angeles, Washington man is under arrest for pointing a laser at a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. U.S. Attorney Brian Moran says Randall Muck was arrested Monday after being indicted by a grand jury last week on charges of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft and lying […]
  • Braves acquire Swarzak from Seattle for Vizcaino, Biddle

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves have added veteran help for their patchwork bullpen by acquiring right-hander Anthony Swarzak from Seattle for left-hander Jesse Biddle and right-hander Arodys Vizcaino. As part of Monday’s trade, Seattle is sending Atlanta $1,788,172 to cover about one-third of the $5,677,419 remaining in Swarzak’s $8 million salary this year. Vizcaino opened […]
  • Bellingham to remove dam for salmon restoration project

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A dam that diverts river water to Washington state’s Lake Whatcom will be removed next year as part of a project that aims to restore salmon habitat. The Bellingham Herald reported Monday that Bellingham’s dam on the Middle Fork Nooksack River has been diverting water since 1962 to supplement the city’s […]
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    One person shot at house party in Maple Leaf early Sunday

    Police are investigating after a man was shot at a house party in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle early Sunday morning.
  • Washington Guard plans monthly trainings at Richland center

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Army National Guard says about 150 soldiers each month will drill at its new training facility that’s expected to open late next year. The Tri-City Herald reports the guard plans to start construction next spring on the 42,000-square-foot (3,900-square-meter) readiness center in Richland. The Washington Military Department says it […]
  • Spokane County leads 5 largest counties in drug charges

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Among the state’s five biggest counties, Spokane County is the leader in the filing of felony drug possession charges. An analysis by The Spokesman-Review finds that Spokane County files more drug possession charges than King, Pierce, Snohomish or Clark counties. Many of the other counties have moved toward decriminalizing felony drug […]
  • Police: Auburn police shoot, kill man with knife

    AUBURN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed after officers were forced to shoot a suspect involved in a domestic incident with a woman in Auburn. KOMO reports officers were called to the Palermo Apartments at 12:47 a.m. Monday, where they found a man involved in an argument in the parking lot. Dave […]
  • Leake scheduled to start for Mariners at Rangers

    Seattle Mariners (23-26, fourth in the AL West) vs. Texas Rangers (21-23, third in the AL West) Arlington, Texas; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: Mike Leake (3-4, 4.00 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 41 strikeouts) Rangers: Mike Minor (3-3, 2.61 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 56 strikeouts) The Rangers are 11-15 against AL West teams. Texas has […]
  • ‘Hippie’ island off Seattle sees shift in low vaccine rate

    VASHON ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Sarah Day is a school nurse with “street cred” when it comes to the polarizing issue of vaccines on an idyllic island in Washington state known for its rural beauty, counterculture lifestyle and low immunization rates. Since she began communal living on Vashon Island more than 20 years ago, the […]
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    Health officials zero in on origin of recent measles outbreak after 6th case

    A sixth confirmed measles case in Western Washington has health officials on the hunt for where this latest outbreak originated.
  • Encarnacion stars with glove and bat, Mariners top Twins 7-4

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion made several nice plays at first base early in the game, then hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning that helped the Seattle Mariners beat Minnesota 7-4 Sunday, snapping the Twins’ five-game winning streak. Mitch Haniger and Daniel Vogelbach hit back-to-back homers as the Mariners ended a three-game skid, […]
  • Some grounded Boeing 737 Max jets stored in San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some grounded Boeing 737 Max jets are being stored at a South Texas maintenance facility amid the investigation into two fatal crashes overseas. The San Antonio Express-News reports a Boeing spokesman declined to say how many of the jets are at the 168-acre (67.989-hectare) Port San Antonio site. Paul R. Bergman […]
  • Man shoots at aggressive dog, strikes neighbor in leg

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who tried to shoot an aggressive dog instead fired a shot that hit his neighbor. KOMO-television reports the shooting occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Federal Way. Police say a man tried to shoot an aggressive pit bull in the area. A bullet hit his neighbor in […]
  • Judge sentences man for assaulting incapacitated woman

    SEATTLE (AP) — A West Seattle man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman who suffered a stroke after a car crash has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison. The Seattle Times reports 43-year-old Chayce Hanson was convicted last month of rape, assault with sexual motivation, felony hit-and-run and witness tampering. Hanson contends […]
  • Kayakers find man’s body floating in Yakima River

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating after kayakers found a man’s body in the Yakima river. The Tri-City Herald reports that the kayakers called 911 on Saturday afternoon to say they had seen the corpse floating in the river. Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher confirmed to some media outlets that authorities had recovered the […]

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