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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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