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    State DOC officer shot, wounded in Auburn; suspect shot multiple times, police say

    AUBURN, Wash. — An officer with the Washington Department of Corrections was shot in the leg in Auburn Tuesday while trying to arrest a person on a warrant, police said.  The suspect was hit multiple times and arrested. The shooting occurred at 3428 I St. NE, police said. Police said that an ATF/DOC task force was attempting to arrest a person on a warrant at about 3 p.m. when the suspect pulled out a gun and officers opened fire, Auburn […]

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    Former NBA, UW star Brandon Roy to coach at Seattle’s Nathan Hale High School

    SEATTLE — Former NBA All-Star guard and Seattle native Brandon Roy has agreed to become the new head basketball coach at Nathan Hale High School starting the 2016-17 season, Seattle Public Schools announced Friday. Roy, a former Portland Trail Blazer, started his basketball career in Seattle, where he attended Garfield High School. He quickly became one of the state’s best high school players. He played his college ball at the University of Washington. He was named a consensus first-team NCAA […]

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    In Seattle, Obama previews campaign stump speech: No time for ‘charlatans’

    SEATTLE — Delayed from hitting the presidential campaign trail, President Barack Obama previewed his 2016 stump speech Friday for an incumbent governor instead, using a fundraiser here to hit Republicans for dividing the country and lambasting “charlatans” who seek personal gain from exploiting fears. Declaring GOP rhetoric a detriment to progress, Obama even borrowed Hillary Clinton’s campaign slogan of “stronger together” to argue for unity in the country. Without specifically naming Donald Trump, Obama said, “We don’t have time for […]

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    Does he look like an Ash, a Douglas or a Spruce?

    EATONVILLE, Wash. — The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park said Friday that members of the public can start voting on a name for the park’s 2-week-old male moose calf. The park said you can pick from one of three prospective names, Ash, Douglas or Spruce, by going to Voting ends at 11:45 p.m. on July 7. The calf’s name will be announced on Friday, July 8, the park said. The calf is only the second moose born at the 725-acre wildlife […]

  • Flames from the Erskine fire tear through a house in the Lake Isabella area. (Credit: KBAK via CNN)

    2 dead, nearly 30,000 acres burned in out-of-control Erskine Fire in California

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KTLA) — An out-of-control, wind-driven wildfire burning in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County has left two people dead, destroyed about 80 homes and has grown to about 30,000 acres in less than a day, authorities said Friday. KTLA said the two fatalities were confirmed by the Kern County Fire Department about noon Friday. No information on the deaths was available, and the department said firefighters were still “engaged in firefighting operations and are beginning the damage assessment […]

  • Arson led to the destruction of a building in Mill Creek in April, police said. 
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    13-year-old boy arrested for arson in Mill Creek in April, police say

    MILL CREEK, Wash. — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for the arson and total loss of a 35th Avenue SE job shack that occurred on April 30, Mill Creek Police said Friday. “Additionally, the suspect has admitted involvement in vandalism to construction equipment at the same location as well as a minor property damage fire at a nearby park in unincorporated Snohomish County,” the police said in a news release. Investigators have not linked the suspect to the two […]

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    FDA warns local processor it found high levels of arsenic in its apple juice concentrate

    WASHINGTON — The FDA sent a warning letter to the Washington-based fruit-juice Valley Processing company after the agency found high levels of inorganic arsenic in samples of apple juice concentrate. The letter, dated June 2, said the warning was based on inspections made from Dec. 7, 2015, through Jan. 29, 2016. “The inspection revealed serious violations of the juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulation,” the FDA said. During the inspection, FDA collected samples of apple juice concentrate […]

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    Auburn parents arrested on murder charges in death of ‘extremely malnourished’ baby daughter

    AUBURN, Wash. — The mother and father of a 4-month-old girl were arrested on murder charges Friday after their daughter died and she was found to be “extremely malnourished,” the Auburn Police Department said. Commander Steve Stocker said at about 5:45 a.m. Thursday, officers received a call of CPR in progress on the 4-month-old child at an apartment in Auburn. Medics arriving on scene pronounced the girl dead. The 34-year-old father and 24-year-old mother of the victim were at the […]

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    Port Townsend police investigating low-flying copter pilot for reckless endangerment (VIDEO)

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — Police said they are investigating the pilot of a helicopter for reckless endangerment after he flew low amid the masts of sailboats outside Port Hudson on Thursday morning. At about 6 a.m., several 911 callers reported a blue Robinson R44 II helicopter was flying close to boaters gathering outside the mouth of the marina for the Race to Alaska event, the police said in a news release.  About 2,000 people were in the area to watch […]

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    ‘Don’t mess with them!’ police warn

    EDMONDS, Wash. — The Edmonds Police Department on Thursday tweeted out this photo of a baby seal on the beach and a reminder to the public not to mess with them, no matter how cute they look. “Don’t mess with them!” the tweet says. “Mommy usually abandons them if you do. Federally protected as well.” Hopefully, the public will do the right thing. Baby seals on the beach. Don't mess with them! Mommy usually abandons them if you do. Federally […]