Marysville School Shooting News Round-Up

marysville shootingWITNESS REPORTS

Students described a chaotic scene at Marysville Pilchuck High School as a gunman opened fire and panicked students ran for safety. Student Alan Perez told KING-TV he was eating his lunch near the gunman when he heard the shots, saw the gunman and saw the flash from the muzzle. Another student, Austin Taylor, told the station the shooter "was just staring down every one of his victims as he shot them."

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State Officials Warn Of Consumer Rip-offs By Ebola-Related Scams

Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are urging consumers to be aware of scam artists exploiting the public’s fear of Ebola. The two statewide officials said rip-off artists follow media coverage of natural disasters and health scares and then attempt to victimize well-intended charitable donors.

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Clarkston To Weigh Banning Marijuana Sales

A town on the border of Washington and Idaho will weigh a ban on marijuana sales. The Lewiston Tribune reports the Clarkston City Council on Monday will discuss a ban on recreational marijuana sales throughout the city. Clarkston has had a moratorium on the production, processing and sales of marijuana since last December. Ban proponents say pot sales would negatively impact Clarkston businesses.

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Billionaire's Cash Flows To Washington Senate Race

Flush with cash from California billionaire Tom Steyer's group, a Washington state environmental group is backing candidates to help Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee pass sweeping climate change legislation. Inslee has gotten national attention for his efforts on climate change, but he's struggled to persuade some lawmakers in his own state, in part because of a state Senate controlled by a GOP-dominated coalition.

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Seattle Tunnel Project Snag Could Take Days

A Washington state Transportation Department official says it could take "several days or a week" for the state to come up with a plan and consult with Indian tribes before archaeologists can begin sifting through a deposit of shells found above the stalled boring machine for a tunnel under downtown Seattle. That's the assessment from Todd Trepanier, the Transportation Department's Highway 99 administrator.

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Student Shooter Dead After School Attack

SeaSchoolShooterPolice say a lone shooter is dead after an attack at a high school north of Seattle. Marysville Police Commander Robb Lamoureux (LAM'-or-oh) said the shooter was a student, but he did not have any additional information including where in the school the shooting took place and if anyone else was killed or wounded.

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Seattle Police Arrest Suspect After Standoff

A standoff that began Thursday afternoon ended early Friday at a south Seattle home where officers arrested a 28-year-old man suspected in a shooting and stabbing. Police were called to the home before 5 p.m. by a woman who said her boyfriend stabbed her in the shin. Officers recognized the name as the suspect in a shooting earlier in the day that wounded a man in the leg outside a Rainier Valley restaurant.

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