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April 16, 2007

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Apr 16,2007
A King County Sheriff’s Office sergeant risked his life Friday to save an unconscious man trapped in a burning car near the Seattle-Tacoma airport, authorities reported. Sergeant Bryan Howard, a 38-year old, 16-year veteran who currently serves as a K-9 sergeant, was on patrol when he heard the sound of a loud collision about 1 a.m., April 13.  According to a news release, Howard looked for the crash and four blocks away found a car ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
Two Mexican nationals were arrested today for smuggling five unaccompanied minors into Maricopa County, Arizona, authorities reported.  Sheriff’s deputies performed a traffic stop on a caravan transporting “human cargo” near Wickenburg, and found five juveniles and 13 co-conspirators. Luis E. Ruiz Valencia and Froylan Hernandez-Lopez were taken into custody and according to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the first two to be charged under the new state law against human smuggling of minors.  The class-two felony is ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation Ends With Arrests A warrant charging a Spokane Police officer with assault and reckless endangerment was issued Friday afternoon in connection with a February 26 incident where officer James Jay Olsen, 43, fired five shots at a fleeing man whom he believed stole his own pickup, striking the man in the head. The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office performed the review of the officer-involved shooting of Shonto K. Pete, 27, who was also charged with ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech officials confirmed 33 deaths in two shooting incidents Monday on the Blacksburg, Va., campus in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. A gunman opened fire about 7:15 a.m. in Ambler Johnson Hall, killing two people. Two hours later, a gunman invaded Norris Hall where engineering classes were under way, killing 31 others, including himself. Fifteen people were reported injured. Wendell Flinchum, head of the campus police force, said it ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
After six years of investigation, the King County Sheriff’s office has made an arrest in connection of a 27-year old woman who was found dead in the trunk of her car in Woodinville.  The victim’s former fiancée, Sione P. Lui, 37, was taken into custody about 6 p.m. Friday and charged with second-degree murder, authorities reported. Elaina Boussiacos died of blunt force trauma and strangulation, and was found on February 9, 2001 in the parking lot ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
A Washington man was arrested Sunday afternoon, accused of traveling to Portland, Oregon to meet two 14-year-old girls for sex after conversing in an online chat line.  The girls, however, were FBI agents working with the Innocent Images Task Force. Gregory Charles Dolle, 43, of Granite Falls, Washington began chatting with an FBI agent who posed as a 14-year-old girl on March 17, using the screen gcletus73.  According to an FBI news release, Dolle, who ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
SAN DIEGO - Following a week of escalating tension, the three major Southern California grocers and the union that represents their employees stepped back from the brink of a strike Thursay and agreed to return to the bargaining table sometime after Monday. A contract extension for the 65,000 members of the United Food and Commercial Workers union at nearly 800 Albertsons, Ralphs and Vons stores expires at midnight Monday, but the agreement will continue on ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Monday challenged U.S. President George Bush to "change course" in Iraq. Flanked at a Washington news conference by two retired generals, Reid called on Bush to make a choice, "Cling to the discredited policies that have led our troops further into this intractable civil war or work with a bipartisan majority of Congress to make us more secure." Reid's comments came as Bush met with members ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
LOS ANGELES - Competing in the Olympics is a milestone for any athlete, but for Willie Banks, the 1984 festival was especially sweet. The Los Angeles games were just up the coast from Oceanside, where the track and field champion grew up. "My family was there, my friends were there, it was spectacular," said Banks, who now lives in Carlsbad. "It was a pinnacle moment for me, and I hope I can re-create some of ... [full story]
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Apr 16,2007
WASHINGTON - U.S. President George Bush pledged his administration will "do everything possible" to help in the investigation of the shootings at Virginia Tech University. A gunman opened fire at a dorm and in the engineering building at the Blacksburg, Va., campus, killing more than 30 and injuring some two dozen more, in the worst mass shooting at a U.S. school. "We are praying for the victims and their families and all the members of ... [full story]
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