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Eastern State Hospital Escapee FOUND

MEDICAL LAKE, Wash - After an overnight search the man who jumped a fence to escape from Eastern State Hospital has been found. The Spokane County Sheriffs Office reported that they were searching for an inmate who had escaped from…

Lawsuit: Washington failing to teach special-ed students

SEATTLE (AP) - A lawsuit from the Washington chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union accuses the state of failing to ensure that students with behavioral disabilities get an education instead of just kicked out of school.

Alarms sound at Plutonium Finishing Plant

HANFORD - According to the social media sites for Hanford, an air monitor sounded this morning while crews were removing one of the gallery glove boxes on the Plutonium Reclamation Facility at the site's Plutonium Finishing Plant, which is being…

2 armed robberies, KPD looking for suspects

KENNEWICK, Wash - Police are investigating two armed robberies that happened just 30 minutes apartAround 1:30 am witnesses say a man walked into the Conoco Jet Mart on Volland demanding cash from the register.The suspect was armed with a knife…

Man shot by deputies after fire in Spokane Valley motel

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) - A man who barricaded himself inside a room at a burning motel in Spokane Valley has been shot by law enforcement officers.Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich called the incident an attempt at suicide-by-cop.The Spokesman-Review reports that firefighters were called to the Motel 6 in Spokane Valley early Wednesday morning.While most of the building was evacuated, one man refused to come out of his room.

Disputes continue over mission expansion in Downtown Pasco

The Union Gospel Mission is expanding in Downtown Pasco with the building of a men's facility in a 6.5 acre lot just off Columbia Street. The mission received a building permit in 2011 and expects the facility to be completed next summer. Though mission administration says the expansion will help counter the growing homeless population in the city, some business owners in the downtown area believe the new property will negatively impact their businesses.