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Driver says he found gun lodged in bumper 18 miles after 'black object' struck car

LAKEWOOD, Wash. — “Well … this is a first.”

That’s how Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill tried to explain the bizarre scene that unfolded Thursday morning in Pierce County. 199 more words


Sinkhole opens up on White House lawn

WASHINGTON– A sinkhole has appeared steps from the entrance to the White House briefing room.

Eyewitnesses first saw the sinkhole on the grassy North Lawn on Saturday, following a week of nearly constant rain in Washington. 507 more words


Cougar kills 1 mountain biker, injures 2nd near Seattle

NORTH BEND, Wash. — Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence. 289 more words


126 pounds of meth found in semi carrying Starbucks products

CENTRALIA, Wash. — Officers have seized 126 pounds of methamphetamine from a semi that was hauling Starbucks products between California and Spokane, Wash., the Centralia Police Department said Friday. 220 more words


Police find gun, tarp, duct tape in car of man who left notes seeking to buy girls' underwear

TUKWILA, Wash.  —  A man who had left notes at Washington State bus stops seeking to buy underage girls’ underwear showed up for a meeting with an undercover detective with a gun, machete, hatchet, tarp, duct tape and camera, the King County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. 217 more words


Someone rented a $265,000 McLaren for 4 hours and wrecked it on a Seattle highway

SEATTLE – Well, that ended badly.

The Washington State Patrol says someone rented a McLaren, drove it too fast for the wet conditions and crashed the car on Interstate 5 early Thursday morning. 159 more words


Dog shot multiple times while protecting 16-year-old from armed burglars

DES MOINES, Wash. – A 16-year-old Washington state boy was hiding in a closet giving updates to a 911 dispatcher during a burglary at his family’s home, when he heard gunshots and his dog suddenly stopped barking. 305 more words