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From Belize to Soap Lake -- a murder or a suicide?

wcnc.com — It's a story that reads like a movie script--fights over money and land dividing an Eastern Washington family amidst allegations of murder, incest, and betrayal. And it's all unfolding in a small rural town named for the mineral rich waters of the lake that give the city its name-Soap Lake.

From Belize to Soap Lake -- a murder or a suicide?

ktvb.com — It's a story that reads like a movie script--fights over money and land dividing an Eastern Washington family amidst allegations of murder, incest, and betrayal. And it's all unfolding in a small rural town named for the mineral rich waters of the lake that give the city its name-Soap Lake.

From Belize to Soap Lake -- a murder or a suicide?

king5.com — It's a story that reads like a movie script--fights over money and land dividing an Eastern Washington family amidst allegations of murder, incest, and betrayal. And it's all unfolding in a small rural town named for the mineral rich waters of the lake that give the city its name-Soap Lake.

Audit finds WA hospitals not staffed to conduct rape exams

krem.com — A federal audit released Thursday morning finds that many hospitals are unprepared to collect evidence from rape victims -- posing a serious challenge for victims and prosecutors who hope to use DNA and other evidence collected from so-called rape kits to find and prosecute rapists.

Federal audit finds many hospitals not staffed to conduct rape exams

king5.com — A federal audit released Thursday morning finds that many hospitals are unprepared to collect evidence from rape victims -- posing a serious challenge for victims and prosecutors who hope to use DNA and other evidence collected from so-called rape kits to find and prosecute rapists.

Law makes Washington first state to track rape kits

king5.com — A new law that establishes a tracking system for rape kits is being hailed as a victory for victims who've been left in the dark about the status of evidence collected in their cases. DNA evidence collected during rape exams can be the key to identifying rapists and sending them to prison.

Teen’s overdose prompts SPD to carry ‘miraculous’ drug

king5.com — Losing a child to a drug overdose would cause most parents to spiral into despair. And that's exactly what happened to former Seattle television personality Penny Legate in 2012. But now, nearly four years later, Legate's love for her daughter is moving her to fight the heroin epidemic that's sweeping the country, killing people of all ages and backgrounds.

Budget battle jeopardizing rape kit tracking law

king5.com — Rape victims undergo invasive exams hoping the forensic evidence collected will help authorities catch and prosecute perpetrators. Yet many rape kits are never tested -- and victims never told. A bill to change that is on Gov. Jay Inslee's desk, but a budget battle has put it in jeopardy. State Rep.

A crash, a DUI suspect, and no response from SPD

king5.com — A car crash during an evening rush hour last month left two drivers angry and frustrated after Seattle Police failed to respond to their repeated calls to 911. Both drivers told dispatchers they thought the man who'd caused the accident was drunk and they feared he could hurt or even kill someone if he left the scene.

Victim's family: Justice System let us down

king5.com — The mistaken early release of prisoners in Washington State wasn't uncovered by some computer whiz at the Department of Corrections, but by a Kent truck driver named Matthew Mirante, Sr., whose son Matty was stabbed when he was 17 years old. Father and son believe the justice system let them down.
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Apr 30, 2016

RT @USATODAY: This is the first woman to serve as a combatant commander: usat.ly/1SDYEUo (Photo: Air Force) pic.twitter.com/wTwixKToP7

Apr 30, 2016

King Felix gets a well earned win! M's over Royals 1-0.King Felix gets a well earned win! M's over Royals 1-0.

Apr 30, 2016

RT @EverettPolice: Everett Police detectives make 2nd arrest in Eclipse Mill Rd homicide. Suspect was booked into Sno. Co. Jail for Murder…

Apr 30, 2016

It's getting dark and the Mariners are lighting up! Seth Smith homer puts M's up 1-0 over Royals pic.twitter.com/AnIhDBQ38H

Apr 29, 2016

RT @OlympiaJoe: Western State Hospital’s future could depend on talks with feds - ow.ly/2bwUmH #waleg

Apr 29, 2016

RT @Mariners: The King's Court gets what they ask for, a strikeout, and the #Royals are retired in the fifth. Still no score. pic.twitter.com/PT64MdgG6JT64MdgG6J

Apr 29, 2016

Beautiful night for .@Mariners game in Seattle. Go M's!

Apr 29, 2016

RT @guardian: It's time to end juvenile solitary confinement, once and for all | Cory Booker trib.al/vP8Cmo9

Apr 28, 2016

RT @SeanPWhitcomb: @LByronSeattle Wait, those look mighty familiar...minus the yellow casing and clever name, of course.


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