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.
The last of four Waco, Texas, climbers rescued on Mount Rainier in an effort that cost a ranger his life walked down off the Washington peak on Friday while blizzard conditions high on the mountain delayed efforts to retrieve the body.
A man suspected of shooting two sex offenders to death on the Olympic Peninsula left a note saying he hated sex offenders and “it had to be done,” the Clallam County sheriff said Monday.
Peter Keller, a survivalist, had put bullets in his wife and his daughter, his cat and his dog. He didn’t want to be found. He had fashioned a 2 1/2 level bunker in the woods near Rattlesnake Ridge.
One person was killed in a wrong-way head-on collision on I-5 near downtown Seattle early Wednesday morning near the I-90 interchange.
A triple-shooting inside a suburban home left one person dead Monday, and authorities scoured the area for a gunman who fled in a dark hoodie by jumping over backyard fences.
The wife of the U.S. soldier held in the slayings of 16 Afghan villagers is offering condolences to the victims’ families and says she too wants to know what happened. She and her children were moved from their home in Lake Tapps onto Joint Base Lewis-McChord earlier this week.
Days after the slayings of more than a dozen Afghan civilians by a suspected US serviceman, the military has kept under wraps one of the most salient details — his name. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, the soldier was flown out of Afghanistan on Wednesday, and may be tried at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Two people have been killed in a small plane crash on the Oregon side of the Columbia River south of Longview, WA.
The U.S. soldier suspected of gunning down at least 16 Afghan civilians was from a Washington state-based Stryker brigade and received his assignment to a village stability program less than six weeks ago, a congressional source tells the Associated Press.