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No Fiscal Cliff Deal Could Cause Jails To Release Inmates

A scenario that police in western Oregon feared came true in the thick of holiday season after two dozen inmates were freed from a county jail that could no longer afford to hold them.

12/25/2012

A photo released by authorities of Jacob Tyler Roberts, the suspect in a deadly shooting rampage (CBS)

Police Identify Shooter, Say He Stole Assault Rifle

Police say the gunman who killed two people and himself in a shooting rampage at an Oregon mall was 22 years old and used a stolen rifle from someone he knew.

12/12/2012

Emergency vehicles gather outside the Clackamas Town Center mall after a shooting on December 11, 2012 in Clackamas, Oregon. (Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

Police: Gunman Didn’t Know Victims, Wanted To Kill Many

A gunman who opened fire on shoppers at a Portland mall had no connection to the two people he fatally shot and wanted to kill as many people as possible, police said Wednesday.

12/12/2012

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Seattle Police Address New Wash. Marijuana Law

With marijuana possession now legal in Washington state, the Seattle Police Department has given its officers some guidance on what to do about public use of pot, which is still banned.

12/06/2012

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Smokers Celebrate As Wash. Legalizes Marijuana

The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle’s Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law.

12/06/2012

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Man Arrested After Shots Fired in U-District

Seattle police have arrested a man accused of shooting at the windows of two businesses in the city’s University District. No one was injured Monday.

12/03/2012

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Police Report Says Break-in at Democratic HQ Not Random

A preliminary police report suggests an Election Day burglary at the headquarters of the state Democratic Party might be something other than a routine break-in.

11/15/2012

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Child Found Alone In Ore. Home With Woman’s Corpse

Police say officers rescued a hungry and thirsty 2-year-old boy from an east Portland house where a woman’s body was found Wednesday.

10/31/2012

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Broken Snow Globe Empties Microsoft Building

Police evacuated a building on the Microsoft campus in Redmond on Friday when a clear liquid was found leaking from a package in the mail.

10/19/2012

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Woman Finds Explosive Device Attached to Her Car

Police in the south Seattle suburb of Auburn, Wash., say a woman who stopped at a gas station found an explosive device attached to her car.

10/10/2012

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