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Brush fire sparked by vehicle striking pole closes highway near Monroe

Driver at large B-roll (Monroe, WA) State Route 203 closed temporarily at N. High Rock Road just south of Monroe early Saturday evening after a vehicle struck a utility pole and left the scene. A small brush fire burned along the highway after several wires fell from the damaged pole. It appeared firefighters waited for …

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Police release surveillance photos of man who allegedly threatened to shoot customers inside Kmart store

(Marysville, WA) Lots of blue lights, but no special at the Marysville Kmart early Wednesday evening. Rather, the lights and sirens were all part of a large-scale response by law enforcement after an angry customer allegedly threatened to “shoot everyone” inside the store. The local SWAT team moved in.  Customers and employees exited the building. …

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Father of baby found dead in fire pit no stranger to law, deportation

Update (October 3, 6:08pm PST):  “2 years in prison for man whose infant son died in fire pit” (Seattle Times) Attorneys had said that Rios could be deported after his sentencing or could be made to serve his sentence first. Rios, who has used different aliases and birth dates in the past, already has been …

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Alert Wal-Mart workers help police nab man with child porn

by Mark Horner (Safford, Arizona) The man who drove the unusually long van (it takes up two parking spaces) was not unfamiliar to workers in the photo department at the Wal-Mart store on south 20th Avenue in this rural mining and farming town. The middle-aged man had visited this store several times before. Two employees …

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