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Man Crashed Car Into Store To Steal Guns: Sheriff

AP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Crime

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a driver crashed into a Washington sporting goods store on purpose so he could steal guns, and then he tried to...

Police In 3 Washington Towns Targeted By Gunfire

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | Crime

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A day after dozens of gunshots were directed at police in three Snohomish County towns, law enforcement officials said litt...

Man Pretended To Be Police Officer For More Than 20 Years, Authorities Say

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Weird News

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A funeral home worker was arrested in Washington state after police said he pretended to be a retired officer for two decad...

Man Dies After Half-Naked Woman Allegedly Runs Him Over On First Date

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

What started out as a first date ended as a date with death for a 53-year-old man, according to Washington state authorities. Leon Shaw, of Gig Ha...

Cop Chases Suspect Who Shot Him With Gun: Officials

AP | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime

DUVALL, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an officer in Washington state who had been shot in the leg by a suspect got back into his patrol car and pursu...

Fugitive Minnesota Cult Leader Spotted In Washington

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Washington say they have received a "credible tip" as to the location of Victor Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who i...

17 Year Old Neighbor Faces Murder, Rape Charges In 6-Year-Old's Death

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2014 | Crime

By Kevin Murphy Aug 9 (Reuters) - A 17-year-old boy was arrested on Saturday on charges of second degree murder, manslaughter and rape...

Teen Allegedly Researching 'How To Commit Mass Murder' Gets 10 Days

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.16.2014 | Crime

A Washington state teen accused of threatening to shoot students and teachers at a Vancouver high school will spend 10 days in a juvenile detention ce...

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EXCLUSIVE: Clues Found Inside Josh Powell's Father's Former Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

The parents of Susan Cox Powell, the missing Utah mother of two, have started to comb through her father-in-law's former home in Washington state, whe...

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Susan Powell's Parents Plan Cadaver Dog Search Of Father-In-Law's Former Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

The parents of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell are planning a cadaver dog search of her father-in-law's former Washington state home. Steven Powe...

Old Country Buffet Customer Arrested After Allegedly Drinking His Own Urine

David Lohr | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime

Diners at an Old Country Buffet restaurant in Washington state recently called police to report a 26-year-old man, who allegedly used his own urine to...

MANHUNT: Fugitive Cult Leader Allegedly Said Sex With Kids Normal 'Because It Was In God's Word'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime

State and federal authorities are searching two states Wednesday for Victor Arden Barnard, the leader of a cult-like religious sect who is accused of ...

When 911 Failed, Woman Had To Face Intruder Alone

AP | DOUG ESSER | Posted 06.11.2014 | Crime

SEATTLE (AP) — CenturyLink says a seven-hour outage in Washington state 911 service early Thursday was caused by a technical error by a third-party ...

Video Captures Bus Passenger Attacking Driver

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Crime

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A surveillance camera captured a beating that injured a bus driver in Olympia, Wash. Intercity Transit spokeswoman Kris Frans...

5-Month-Old Found; Mom Arrested, Dad Still At Large

Posted 12.08.2013 | Crime

Police are on the hunt for a 31-year-old Washington state man after finding his 5-month-old son, who was snatched late last month from Child Protectiv...

Washington Man Accused Of Molesting Stranger's Birthday Cake

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Weird News

KELSO, Wash. -- KELSO, Wash. (AP) — A woman in Washington state brought her child's birthday cake into a courthouse, thinking that would be safer th...

Teens Planned To Kill Mom With Sword, Eat Her Liver: Cops

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Weird News

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Two teenage boys have been arrested in a bizarre sword attack on one teen's mother that reportedly included a discussion of kil...

John Henry Browne Wants Prosecutors Off Robert Bales' Case

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. — Lawyers for the American soldier convicted of killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year ask...

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'It Was Just Too Many Shots'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.22.2013 | DC

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one person's st...

Jason Cherkis

D.C. Teen: 'He Started Chasing Us With The Gun'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.19.2013 | DC

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one person's st...

Flesh-Eating Maggots May Have Saved Elderly Woman's Life

Posted 06.28.2013 | Crime

A Washington State woman has been arrested after her mother, who was in her care, was found covered in maggots in a squalid bedroom. Sherrie Morto...

Mom Allegedly Tries To Kill Baby For Attempting Inter-Dimensional Travel

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime

A Washington State mother is accused of trying to kill her baby because she thought the baby was trying to kill her. Anna Murphy, 35, pleaded not ...

Fifth Grader Sentenced For Plot To Kill Classmate

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Crime

By Laura L. Myers SEATTLE, May 15 (Reuters) - A 10-year-old Washington state boy was sentenced on Wednesday to up to 5 1/2 years in a ...

Bulldozer Owner Terrorizes Town; Destroys 2 Homes

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weird News

Police in Port Angeles, Wash., have arrested a man accused of using a bulldozer to destroy two homes and power lines. "A person with a piece of hea...

'Barefoot Bandit' Pleads In Airport Burglary Case

AP | TED WARREN | Posted 07.08.2013 | Weird News

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — The young man known as the "Barefoot Bandit" pleaded guilty to burglary Wednesday in a Washington county court, perhaps cl...