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Hundreds of sick, dead animals seized from Seattle home in animal-cruelty investigation

October 16, 2020, 8:35am Latest News

SEATTLE — More than 200 live animals, including dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas, were rescued Thursday from a West Seattle home where Seattle Animal Shelter personnel said they found some of the worst conditions they’ve ever seen. Read story

1 hurt in shooting at Portland gas station

October 16, 2020, 8:31am Northwest

PORTLAND — One person was shot late Thursday while gassing up their car in Southeast Portland’s Lents neighborhood, police say. Read story

Prosecutor: Officer-involved shooting at standoff is justified

October 16, 2020, 8:30am Northwest

ABERDEEN — Grays Harbor County Prosecutor Katie Svoboda determined that law enforcement officers acted lawfully back in August when they responded to a call in rural Hoquiam and fired their weapons at a man who was apparently holding his wife hostage and shot at the officers after causing a fire that destroyed his house with him and his wife inside. Read story

In this undated photo provided by the Weld County, Colo., District Attorney's Office, shows Steve Pankey, a former longshot candidate for Idaho governor charged with murder, kidnapping and other counts in the death of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl who went missing in 1984.  He was arrested Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at his Idaho home and being held without bail as he awaited extradition to Colorado, officials said.

Former Idaho governor candidate indicted in 1984 killing

In this undated photo provided by the Weld County, Colo., District Attorney's Office, shows Steve Pankey, a former longshot candidate for Idaho governor charged with murder, kidnapping and other counts in the death of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl who went missing in 1984.  He was arrested Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at his Idaho home and being held without bail as he awaited extradition to Colorado, officials said.

October 16, 2020, 8:30am Northwest

DENVER — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl whose disappearance after a holiday concert in 1984 was a mystery for decades. Read story

Small plane crashes in Pierce County strip mall lot, pilot hurt

October 15, 2020, 8:21pm Northwest

PUYALLUP — Authorities say the pilot of a small plane crashed Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of a Pierce County strip mall shopping center. Read story

Seattle-area man infected twice with coronavirus

October 15, 2020, 7:34pm Health

SEATTLE — Physicians and scientists say genetic testing of a Seattle-area nursing home resident shows the man has been infected twice with the coronavirus. Read story

Michael Reinoehl is seen during a protest in front of Mayor Ted Wheeler's residence Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland last week, was killed Sept. 3 as investigators moved in to arrest him, a senior Justice Department official told The Associated Press. Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him in Lacey, Wash., the official said. Reinoehl was the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron "Jay" Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, the official said.

Trump: ‘They didn’t want to arrest him’

Michael Reinoehl is seen during a protest in front of Mayor Ted Wheeler's residence Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland last week, was killed Sept. 3 as investigators moved in to arrest him, a senior Justice Department official told The Associated Press. Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him in Lacey, Wash., the official said. Reinoehl was the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron "Jay" Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, the official said.

October 15, 2020, 5:20pm Latest News

PORTLAND — During a campaign rally Thursday, President Donald Trump said once more that he sent the U.S. Marshals Service to go after Portland murder suspect Michael Reinoehl, a self-described Portland anti-fascist accused of killing a right-wing Trump supporter, and added, “They knew who he was. They didn’t want to arrest him. Fifteen minutes, that ended.” Read story

Researchers discover fossils of new species

October 15, 2020, 5:03pm Northwest

PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Researchers have discovered fossils of a tiny burrowing reptile among a vast expanse of petrified wood in eastern Arizona. Read story

Ammon Bundy speaks during a news conference outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 6, 2016, during a standoff near Burns, Oregon.

Dangerous network of militia members spurred by COVID has spread to 16 states, report says

Ammon Bundy speaks during a news conference outside the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 6, 2016, during a standoff near Burns, Oregon.

October 15, 2020, 5:03pm Latest News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The leader of an armed standoff with federal authorities at an Oregon wildlife refuge and his allies have exploited COVID-19 fears to build a dangerous network of militia members and other far-right factions, according to a new report by two groups that track extremism. Read story

Feds: Washington nuclear operator to develop new plants

October 15, 2020, 5:01pm Latest News

SPOKANE — The federal government has chosen the operator of a nuclear power plant near Richland to help develop the next generation of nuclear energy facilities, raising the possibility of a new reactor in Central Washington. Read story