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Man sentenced for Parkland hammer attack

As Pierce County Judge Ronald Culpepper sentenced Richard Blair to more than 41 years in prison Thursday, he said he didn’t think anyone bought Blair’s account of why he killed his roommate with more than 60 blows of a hammer and cuts to his body.

Barefoot Bandit’ soon to be released from prison

The former fugitive who became known to the world as the "Barefoot Bandit" is about to be released from prison and will take a part-time job with the Seattle attorney who represented him in court.

Yakima police say fatal shooting was justified

Yakima police are recommending that no criminal charges be filed against one of their officers who fatally shot a 50-year-old West Valley man during a domestic dispute call in June.

Woman injured after stopping for elk

YAKIMA — A Yakima woman was injured in a rear-end crash on U.S. Highway 12 Friday night when the car in which she was riding stopped for an elk and was struck by a pick-up truck.

Three shot dead at Mukilteo house party

MUKILTEO — Three people were killed and another injured in a shooting at a house party in Mukilteo overnight, about 25 miles north of Seattle, officials said.

Clerk says she’s been offered money to resign

YAKIMA — Yakima County Clerk Janelle Riddle says county officials offered her $50,000 to resign and also said she’d essentially shut down the court system if she’s held in contempt of court in a long running dispute with county officials.

Robbery suspect shoots self in leg

FIFE — A Tacoma man who accidentally shot himself in the leg while pulling a gun on police has been charged with five crimes, including attempted second-degree assault.