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    Kent Police Division Cody P. Hansen Cody P. Hansen is the person dealing with an assault cost after police stated he punched a disabled veteran throughout a confrontation that was caught on a surveillance digital camera in Kent, Washington. The incident was prompted over a dispute about...
    Kent Police Department Cody P. Hansen Cody P. Hansen is the Washington man facing an assault charge after police said he punched a disabled veteran during a confrontation that was caught on a surveillance camera. The incident was prompted over a dispute about masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to the 72-year-old victim....
    NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Three people are in custody on murder charges in the shooting death of an off-duty Mississippi trooper, authorities said Saturday. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, in a news release, said Treyon Washington, 24, was arrested in Jefferson County in the death of Lt. Troy L. Morris, 58, of Natchez. Morris' body...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. Strangulation...
    The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property. Strangulation is a Class...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – A Washington County Commissioner has signed up to be a participant in a coronavirus vaccine trial. Larry Maggi is in Columbus, Ohio to be a part of the Pfizer vaccine trial. Over the course of the next few months, Maggi will travel to Columbus six...
    By: KDKA’s Jennifer Borrasso WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — First, there were reports of unsolicited seeds from China. Now, it’s face masks. Michelle Barron of Hickory, a small town outside of Burgettstown, contacted KDKA after she said a package from Shanghai, China arrived in her son’s mailbox last week. He received two bags of KN95...
    David Pergande was biking on Washington County 18 last fall when he noticed a prime piece of real estate for sale just north of Afton’s Old Village. The nearly $1 million property — 31 acres in all — is home to part of the Valley Creek trout stream, wetlands, a pond, forests, wildlife and wildflowers....
    SEATTLE (AP) — Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, is likely to become an official paid holiday for King County employees, under legislation advanced by the Metropolitan King County Council on Tuesday. A County Council committee, made up of every member of the County Council, voted 5-1 to add...
    Washington County Attorney Pete Orput has stepped down from the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, citing health reasons. Pete Orput, Washington County attorney (Photo courtesy Pete Orput) According to Minnesota Lawyer, Orput, the state prosecutors’ representative on the commission, told his fellow commissioners last week that his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis was the reason for his decision....
    Warning to speeders: You’re not welcome in Afton. The Afton City Council earlier this summer voted to spend $15,000 to hire extra patrol deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to address an increase in speed and noise complaints from city residents. “We were having more and more issues all over the city with excessive...
    A Lake Elmo man who crashed his vehicle last summer while driving drunk in Lake Elmo, killing one of his passengers, will not serve time in prison. James Lohr, 44, was sentenced last week to 180 days of confinement and seven years of probation by Washington County District Court Judge Douglas Meslow. June 2019 courtesy...
    John Baird’s love of the land came early. After contracting rheumatic fever as a boy, Baird was forced to miss a year of school. His mother, Helen, came up with a novel way to continue his education. She hired a forestry student to take him on expeditions, and the two would go into the woods...
    Norell Avenue North from 170th Street North to Square Lake Trail North in northern Washington County is scheduled to undergo a makeover in 2023. The section of the roadway in May Township is in need of repair. At the same time, officials want to study potential improvements to the at-grade railroad crossing just north of...
    UPDATE: Authorities charged an Old Tappan resident whose shotgun sprayed a passing car with pellets when it accidentally went off in his driveway. Darden Bilali, 46, was outside his Old Tappan Road home when the gun discharged shortly before 1:30 p.m.Thursday, hitting a car driven by a 71-year-old borough man with several pellets, authorities said. The...
    Yakima, Washington (CNN)Robert Cordova knows the coronavirus is far from controlled in Washington state. Cordova, his brother, sister, grandmother and mother have all tested positive for the virus.Cordova's mother, 54-year-old Bertha Cordova, is an essential worker at a fruit packaging plant in rural Yakima County, and she believes she brought the virus home."She would only...
    A group of Washington state teens sprung into action Saturday and saved a King County deputy who was allegedly being choked by a DUI suspect, police said Tuesday. A female officer, who was referred to as Deputy Eliot, was reportedly off-duty when she came upon a multi-vehicle car wreck, The King County Sheriff’s Office said...
    As educators across the country are deciding how their students will learn this fall, several schools in Washington state’s King County are planning to teach remote-only classes. At least eight public school districts, including Seattle, Kent, Auburn, Bellevue, Highline, Federal Way, Northshore and Renton, intend to go back to school online as coronavirus cases rise...
    Voters in Washington's King County will decide whether to scale back the role of the sheriff's office and could choose to make the sheriff an appointed position rather than elected when they go to the ballot box in November. The ballot measures were approved by the Metropolitan King County Council during its Tuesday meeting on a...
    The former Minneapolis police officer charged with George Floyd’s murder now faces several felony counts of tax fraud. The Washington County Attorney’s Office on Wednesday said it has filed nine counts of aiding and abetting tax fraud against Derek Chauvin, 44, and his wife, Kellie May Chauvin, 45, following an investigation by the Minnesota Department...
    Scott Braband, superintendent for Fairfax Public Schools, has recommended that Virginia's largest school district start the school year with virtual classes, as school districts around the country feel mounting pressure from the Trump administration to return to in-person instruction in the fall. Braband's recommendations came Tuesday afternoon as district's school board convened to discuss how...
    Montgomery and Prince George’s county officials have joined others in Baltimore and surrounding counties in asking the state to revise its reopening guidance in light of an uptick in coronavirus cases in the state.  Health officials in the region sent a letter to Maryland’s deputy secretary for public health, according to a Washington Post report....
    A Minnesota National Guardsman stationed in Minneapolis during the riots, was just getting started when his life was cut short in a head-on collision in Washington County Thursday. Specialist Samuel Leedom, 20, of Oak Park Heights, was driving north on Manning Avenue in West Lakeland Township about 6:30 p.m., doing deliveries for DoorDash. Samuel Leedom...
    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Sheriff of Washington County has announced he will not direct his deputies to enforce the mask mandate, enacted by Governor Jared Polis on Thursday. The announcement comes via a letter posted to the Sheriff’s Offce Facebook page on Friday. In it, Sheriff Jon Stivers says the mandate is not...
    Police in Washington said they have captured a suspect wanted on multiple warrants after he fell through a ceiling inside a home. The individual, Steven Yahne, was taken into custody Thursday following a standoff at a property in Benton City. Yahne was wanted on a West Richland warrant for eluding police and five warrants from Montana on charges including tampering with evidence and...
    The superintendent of the South Washington County School District is retiring early. Keith Jacobus made the announcement at the Thursday meeting of the school board. Originally, he had told the board he would be leaving in June 2021, when his current contract expires. “I decided to retire earlier than planned,” said Jacobus in a prepared...
    A motorist was killed Thursday evening in West Lakeland Township when he collided with a commercial vehicle, officials say. The crash occurred about 6:20 p.m. at Manning Avenue and 22nd Street, according to a news release issued by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. First responders found the man unresponsive when they arrived at the scene,...
    SEATTLE (AP) — King County Superior Court says it's ready to resume jury trials this month — but in a drastically altered format, thanks to the pandemic. The court halted all jury trials in early March. In an announcement Thursday it said there's a backlog of 800 criminal trials and “countless” civil trials. Among the...
    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for shooting his wife in the legs during an argument. Melvin Antonio Xavier III pleaded guilty in May to second-degree robbery, first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, harassment and fourth-degree assault, The Kitsap Sun reported Wednesday. Xavier also pleaded...
    It’s easy to miss a flood in disguise. But the slow-motion rising of water, scattered in dozens of ponds and lakes, has become so destructive that Washington County has declared an emergency. After one of the wettest years ever recorded, rising waters have damaged dozens of homes. Officials estimate that $5 million is needed to...
    There are over 25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Orange County, California. That’s more than 19 U.S. states. It’s more than all of Japan. Twice the count of South Korea. And yet, on Monday evening, the Orange County Board of Education met and, by a 4-1 vote, put forward a plan to reopen schools without...
    Washington County has $32 million in federal coronavirus aid to spend. On Tuesday, the Board of Commissioners began the task of distributing money from Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — part of the $1.8 billion received by the state. The county’s $32 million is in addition to $19 million received by cities and...
    NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – An Ohio man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Washington County. The county coroner says 53-year-old John Duda from Kettering was riding a motorcycle on Thomas Eighty Four Road in North Strabane Township when he couldn’t make a curve and lost control of the motorcycle. The...
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington officials have reduced the number of coronavirus deaths in the state by 39. The News Tribune of Tacoma reported that the state Department of Health reported 1,101 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday — bringing the total to 41,757 — but revised the number of deaths down to 1,399...
    It’s not the face you might expect to see while stranded along the highway. But for one Florida driver, it certainly was a pleasant surprise. Deputies with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office responding to a car crash along I-75 in Alachua County on Monday were likely caught off guard when they were greeted by four-time...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Twelve people, or their families, who were hurt or killed in Seattle protests over the past six weeks filed financial claims Monday against the city of Seattle, King County and Washington state, alleging police used excessive force or failed to secure the safety of peaceful protesters. The claims, to which the city,...
    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) – Since June 5, Washington County bars and restaurants have been operating under Gov. Tom Wolf’s green phase guidance. With Allegheny County bars and restaurants under restrictions from the Allegheny County Health Department, Washington County restaurant owners pray they aren’t next. “You spend all this money and then you shut down...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases in Oregon rose on Sunday to 332, the Oregon Health Authority said. Meanwhile, two more people with COVID-19 died, bringing the state's death toll to 234, the agency said. The latest deaths were an 86-year-old woman in Malheur County with underlying conditions and a 93-year-old...
    LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — Police arrested a Prince George’s County man at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Thursday after Transportation Security Administration officers found him with a loaded handgun at a checkpoint. The TSA said officials found the nine-millimeter handgun, which was loaded with 11 bullets, including one in the chamber, during an X-ray...
              Governor Bill Lee endorsed incumbent Matthew Hill for the state House of Representatives’ 7th District of the eastern portion of Washington County, according to an announcement by the House Republican Caucus. Hill, who has been a member of the Tennessee House since first elected in 2004, is being...
    HARRISBURG (KDKA) – As Allegheny County has put restrictions in place on restaurants and bars to stem the surge of coronavirus cases, owners of establishments in southwestern Pennsylvania say they’re worried what will happen if their businesses are ordered to shut down. This morning, business owners told KDKA’s Lisa Washington they understand the need...
    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. (KDKA) — Washington County commissioners confirm that the state will announce targeted mitigation efforts for several counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. The announcement is expected to come on Wednesday, and it will impact the restaurant industry, as well as the number of people allowed to gather in a group. Last week amid a...
    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A Mount Vernon nursing home is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents and employees, Skagit County health officials said . So far, 21 residents and employees at Mira Vista Care Center have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Skagit Valley Herald reported. The first case was confirmed June 19,...
    A 25-year-old Passaic County man is facing charges after engaging in a lewd act in a vehicle in Washington, authorities said. Police received a report of a man “committing a lewd act” in a silver vehicle on Park Avenue around 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, Washington Township (Warren County) police said in a release....
    KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — A top officer in a Washington state sheriff’s office resigned, citing poor working conditions and hostility from his superior. Commander Tom Croskrey of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office resigned June 2, The Tri-City Herald reported Sunday. Croskrey submitted a hostile work environment complaint to the county’s human resources manager as part...
    Elected and public health officials in D.C. and suburban Maryland are concerned that Northern Virginia’s entry into phase three of reopening before the rest of Greater Washington could have a negative effect on the region as a whole. The Washington Post spoke with officials in the District and Montgomery County who said that they...
    LARGO, Md. (AP) — The top elected official in one of Maryland’s largest counties has formed a task force to look at reforming its police department amid a national wave of protests over police brutality and racial injustice. Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced the task force’s creation on Friday, less than a month...
    By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Cirio Hernandez Hernandez was thinning apple trees on a June morning in Yakima, grabbing a fistful of tiny apples and knocking off all but one that was left to grow to a marketable size. It wasn't the Yakima Valley's hot temperatures, or the strenuous work,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 10-year-old boy was pronounced dead after he was found in the St. Croix River. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, emergency crews were dispatched to William O’Brien State Park just before 3 p.m. At 4:27 p.m., the boy was found underwater and medical professionals began life-saving measures. He was transported to...