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Local Baby Dies Of Whooping Cough

A newborn baby who died of whooping cough last week in King County was the first pertussis death in Washington since August 2011 and occurred even though the number of new cases in the epidemic is a tenth of last spring’s rate.

CBS Seattle–12/18/2012

Screen grab of the Catacombo Sound System. (Credit: catacombosoundsystem.com)

Turn It Up: $30,000 Coffin Plays Songs For Dead People

Thanks to technologically savvy coffin designers in Sweden, passionate music lovers will have the chance to spend their time in the grave soothed by the sounds of their favorite songs.

12/12/2012

Screen grab of author David Oliver Relin. (Credit: freshfiction.com)

‘Three Cups Of Tea’ Co-Author Relin Dies At 49

David Oliver Relin, the co-author of the best-selling book “Three Cups of Tea,” died in Oregon, authorities said. He was 49.

12/03/2012

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Official: Man Killed Zoo Monkey During Theft Try

A 22-year-old man clubbed a monkey to death with a tree branch, after he was bitten by the animal while trying to steal it from a Boise zoo, prosecutors allege.

11/22/2012

A Cariblanco Capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus) hangs on the back of its mother at the zoo in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. (Photo credit LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Father Defends Suspect In Idaho Monkey Beating Death

The father of a 22-year-old man who police say killed a monkey after breaking into an Idaho zoo says he believes the tragedy was a drunken prank that got out of hand and “turned into a horrible situation.”

11/21/2012

Monday's massive storm made things look similar to this scene from 2006 when water from the Snoqualmie River bloced access to a bridge which crosses the river.  (Photo by Robert Sumner/Getty Images)

Record-Breaking Northwest Storm Pounds Region, Kills One

Residents in Washington and Oregon braced for more wet weather after a fierce storm swamped streets, toppled trees and large trucks, cut power to nearly 50,000 residents, and caused at least one death.

CBS Seattle–11/20/2012

Michael J. Watkins mug photo (courtesy CityofBoise.org)

Man Arrested For Beating A Monkey To Death At Zoo

Police have arrested one of two men who they believe broke into an Idaho zoo the night a monkey there died from blunt-force trauma, but questions remain about how and why the animal was killed.

11/20/2012

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Wind and Rain Pummel Pacific Northwest

Rain and wind pounded Washington and Oregon on Monday, flooding streets, toppling large trucks, cutting power to more than 20,000 people and causing at least one death.

11/19/2012

File photo of a tree knocked over by a storm. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Hunter Killed As Big Storm Pounds Ore. Coast

A storm pounding the Oregon coast has taken the life of an elk hunter near Nehalem.

11/19/2012

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Suspect In Deadly Belltown Stabbing Being Held On $1M Bail

Bail has been set at $1 million for a 22 year-old man arrested in Friday’s fatal stabbing outside a nightclub in Seattle’s Belltown area.

10/30/2012

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