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Afghanistan Massacre Trail Set For September

A military judge has scheduled a Sept. 3 court martial for Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the U.S. soldier accused of massacring 16 Afghan villagers during nighttime raids last year, his lawyer said Thursday. Civilian attorney John Henry Browne told The Associated Press that the date is too soon to give the defense team time to prepare, and they will ask the judge to reconsider. Browne had sought a trial in mid-2014.

CBS Seattle–01/31/2013

Army Wants To Bar Mental Health Defense By Bales

The U.S. Army wants to bar Staff Sgt. Robert Bales from using any sort of mental health defense to charges that he slaughtered 16 Afghan villagers last year because he has refused to take part in an official review of his sanity, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

CBS Seattle–01/17/2013

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says Pfc. Markie T. Sims of Citra died Saturday in Panjwal, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

CBS Seattle–12/31/2012

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Sen. Patty Murray Pushing Pentagon on PTSD Review

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray is pushing the Pentagon to move forward with its military-wide review of how soldiers are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral health.

10/18/2012

The Lake Tapps home of Robert Bales. Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

JBLM Hearing Set In Afghanistan Killing Spree

A pretrial hearing for the soldier accused of an Afghan killing spree has been set for Nov. 5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, with villagers expected to testify by video from Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan.

CBS Seattle–10/12/2012

Members of the 1st Squardron, 14th Cavalry Regiment based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Spc. Shane Sanders, left, looks out and Staff Sgt. Kevin Perkins looks through a scope at the Mizan Valley on their first visit to Observation Post Two on a hill overlooking COP Mizan (not visible) in Zabul Province, Afghanistan, March 27, 2012.  (credit: Getty Images)

JBLM Solider Killed In Afghanistan

The Army says a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has died in Afghanistan from wounds sustained when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device.

07/16/2012

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Robert Bales to Face Military Court Hearing in September

The Army has scheduled a preliminary court hearing in September for the JBLM soldier accused of slaughtering 16 civilians during a pre-dawn rampage on two Afghan villages in March. He’s being held in the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

07/13/2012

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Guide to WA’s Best Summer Air Shows

Washington is filled with aviation lovers, and to prove it, check out some of the best air shows in the country! They are happening right here in WA!

07/11/2012

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Ranger’s Body Finally Recovered from Mount Rainier

After two weeks of delays due to weather and avalanche danger, the body of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger who fell to his death during a rescue operation was recovered Thursday by helicopter.

07/05/2012

Attorney Emma Scanlan; credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Army Adds Charges Against Afghan Shooting Suspect Bales

The Army has dropped a murder charge, but added others, including steroid use, against a JBLM soldier accused in a deadly shooting rampage in Afghanistan.

06/01/2012

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