Archive for January 2014

Snohomish County Jail now only for county inmates

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County is telling 18 police departments in King and Skagit Counties it will no longer hold their inmates at the county jail in Everett…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


8-year sentence in Seattle for felon with guns

SEATTLE (AP) — A felon who was caught target shooting in a national forest was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Seattle to eight years in prison…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Dry winter raises concerns about possible drought

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials monitoring lower than usual snowpack levels in the state say it’s not yet time to panic, but they’re nevertheless preparing in case of a possible drought…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Aberdeen school bus involved in traffic accident

South Aberdeen accident

South Aberdeen accidentSome Aberdeen grade school students took a little longer getting home today, after a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Boone and Cushing street left bus 103 t-boned by a full size Chevy SUV on the South side of Aberdeen just before 4 Friday afternoon.
Washington State Patrol and Aberdeen police were on scene shortly after the incident, and said they had several witnesses giving statements.
Parents with photo ID were picking their children up at the scene of the accident, while administrators were working to get the remainder of the kids home on alternate buses.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident and while there did not appear to be any injuries from the scene, a full report will be released after the investigation.

Man Arrested For Attempting To Elude A Police Vehicle And Outstanding Warrants

Raymond, WA – On January 30th a deputy with the Pacific County Drug Task Force observed a male subject identified as Justin F. Bailey (age 38), of Cosmopolis, driving a vehicle in the Raymond area. The deputy had prior knowledge that Bailey was a wanted person and had an outstanding Department of Corrections Felony warrant for his arrest. The deputy also had knowledge that Bailey’s privilege to drive was suspended in the State of Washington. The deputy relayed
the information to other deputies and officers in the area.

A Pacific County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop the vehicle that Bailey was driving just north of the city limits of Raymond on state route 101. The vehicle Bailey was driving fled from the deputy and other officers at high speeds. The pursuit traveled several miles and entered Grays Harbor County. Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s deputies joined in the pursuit as the suspect vehicle continued to flee. The suspect vehicle fled onto a logging road just off of North River Road.
The suspect vehicle was halted and the driver, Justin Bailey, was taken into custody without further incident. Agencies involved with the pursuit were the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, the Raymond Police Department, the Grays Harbor
County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources Police.

Justin Bailey was transported to the Pacific County Jail and booked on charges of Felong Attempting to Elude Police Vehicles, Driving While License Suspended and for the Felony Department of Corrections Warrant.

Candles likely started fire in Vancouver duplex

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Investigators believe an early morning fire at a Vancouver duplex was apparently started accidentally by candles in the unit where power was shut off two weeks ago…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Appeal set for Okla. man in death of Ark. family

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Oklahoma man awaiting a federal death sentence for killing an Arkansas family is to have a hearing in his attempt to get a new sentencing phase of his trial…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


NYC mayor likes Seattle in Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) was an underdog when he started running for mayor of New York City. Now he’s backing the underdog in Sunday’s Super Bowl…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo retiring

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo will retire on April 15…. …read more

From: AP Washington News


Low snow: Spokane saves $200,000 on plowing

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A light year for snow in 2013 in Spokane saved the city about $200,000 on snow plowing…. …read more

From: AP Washington News