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WA a leader in race to replace aging natural gas pipes — It's been ten years since an explosion rocked the quiet suburban Spiritridge neighborhood in Bellevue. A decade may be a long time, but it's not long enough for people who witnessed the explosion to forget what they saw that day. The smell of natural gas drew people out of their homes on the morning of Sept.

Toddler rescued, but search for family continues — ARLINGTON, Wash. -- "I'm from Pennsylvania -Scranton, Pennsylvania. I'm here because I love my family and I'm after them." Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Ryce has flown 3,000 miles to Washington on a personal rescue mission. He's gearing up at the Arlington Walmart for what could be the most difficult day of his life Wednesday.

Homeless vets say program promising help was 'a nightmare' — Kathie King is still adjusting to her whirlwind move from New Mexico to Oak Harbor -- a move that began last summer after she saw an ad on Craigslist. King said the ad intrigued her because it was titled, "Homes for Heroes, Homes for Veterans."

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Officer disciplined for drinking, driving police truck — Bellevue Police Officer Dion Robertson has been punished for driving a police bomb squad truck to a brew pub, drinking two beers, then driving the department vehicle to another officer's home, where he drank more. Robertson was seen drinking the beer at the Issaquah Brew House on November 10 where he was attending an appreciation dinner for the Bellevue SWAT team.

Seattle full of speeders and tailgaters, police say — Poll: What's the most annoying habit of Seattle area drivers? There's a common perception that Seattle drivers are polite to a fault, and pokey as a rule. But the police officers who patrol the city's roads say otherwise. Seattle's streets are less crowded than three years ago, but the rate of collisions is rising.

On-board camera shows Boise bus crashing into building — BOISE -- Valley Regional Transit released the video from the camera inside a bus that crashed into the Idaho Power building last month. The driver has been charged with negligent driving. Investigators say there's evidence the driver, a 59-year-old man from Boise, was driving drowsy and appeared to have his eyes closed just prior to the crash.

Calif. firm selected to lead search for Seattle's next top cop — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is turning to a familiar California company to conduct a nationwide search for the city's next police chief --Bob Murray & Associates. The firm has conducted over 150 searches for police chiefs in cities with populations ranging from 2,000 to 3 million, according to Jeff Reading, communications director for Mayor Murray.

$225,000 payout to man mauled by Lakewood K-9 — Chad Boyles of Pierce County has agreed to a settlement of $225,000 for injuries inflicted when he was attacked by a Lakewood police dog in 2011. Boylessued the City of Lakewood in federal court requesting $3 million in damages; the case was expected to go to trial this summer.

King Co. Sheriff fires deputy who threatened to arrest reporter — A King County Sheriff's deputy involved in confrontation with a Seattle journalist last year has been fired. Deputy "K.C." Patrick Saulet was fired for dishonesty and abuse of authority, according to a termination letter dated January 30. Saulet was one of several law enforcement officers who threatened to arrestDominic Holden during a July 30 confrontation.
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Oct 29, 2014

Judge orders ex police watchdog Charles Gaither to stay away from former employee for 10 yrs but he can keep his guns

Oct 29, 2014

Judge issues 10 year anti harassment protection order against Charles Gaither.

Oct 29, 2014

Ex police watchdog Charles Gaither on the stand defending himself against allegations he's a threat to woman he hired

Oct 29, 2014

King Co Sheriff John Urquhart now testifying in case where woman seeks protection order against ex police watchdog.

Oct 29, 2014

An emotional Theresa Mullarkey tells court she installed security system b/c she is afraid of Charles Gaither

Oct 29, 2014

Charles Gaither, Former watchdog for King Co Sheriff's Ofc listens to woman seeking protection order against him

Oct 29, 2014

Former King Co Dir of Law Enforcement Oversight has repeatedly denied being a threat to anyone. Says he hasn't seen the woman since July.

Oct 29, 2014

Judge previously issued a temporary anti harassment order against Charles Gaither. Issue now is whether it will be made permanent.

Oct 29, 2014

I'm in a Seattle courtroom where a woman is testifying in support of her request for anti harassment order against King Co police watchdog.

Oct 25, 2014

Driving across the state today and following the shooting in Marysville on Twitter. So tired of this scenario. Needs to stop.

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