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State Audit Calls For Automatic Background Checks

A new state audit is calling for automatic notifications when someone like a foster parent or childcare worker is suspected of committing a crime any time after they’ve already passed an initial background check.

CBS Seattle–05/08/2013

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Couple Killed When Bus Slams Into SUV

The Washington State Patrol says two passengers in an SUV died after colliding with a Sound Transit bus on I-405 in Kirkland. The bus driver reportedly said the brakes failed.

CBS Seattle–05/07/2013

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Police: Eastern Washington Crime Lab Manager Falsified Work

The manager of the state crime lab in Cheney resigned last week as authorities determined he lied about performing work in several cases, the Washington State Patrol said Tuesday.

CBS Seattle–04/16/2013

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Sticky Situation: Crash In Federal Way Spills Glue

Transportation Department workers were spray-washing Interstate 5 lanes early Thursday at Federal Way hours after a truck spilled a glue resin in an injury crash.

CBS Seattle–04/11/2013

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9-Year-Old Dies In DUI Crash In Pierce County

The Washington State Patrol is recommending a vehicular homicide charge against a 26-year-old Gig Harbor man who crashed his car on Highway 16, killing his 9-year-old nephew.

03/18/2013

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New WSP Troopers Sworn in at State Capitol

Thirty-seven Washington State Patrol troopers were sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice James Johnson Friday in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda. The troopers were given their commission cards by Gov. Chris Gregoire and patrol Chief John Batiste.

12/14/2012

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Portland Girl, 14, Accused Of DUI In I-5 Crash

The Washington State Patrol says a 14-year-old Portland girl was driving under the influence when she swerved to avoid a deer on Interstate 5 about 3:30 a.m. Sunday near Napavine, just south of Chehalis.

CBS Seattle–10/01/2012

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Washington Trooper Stops Speeding Car, Finds 3 Kids In Trunk

The Washington State Patrol says troopers found three children locked in the trunk after pulling over a speeding car on Interstate 405 near Bothell.

09/25/2012

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WA Patrol: Man Throws Wife From Car on Highway

The Washington State Patrol says a man shoved his wife from a moving car on a highway, and later fought with a state trooper who stopped him down the road.

06/25/2012

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JBLM Soldier Investigated for Luring Young Girls

The Washington state Patrol is investigating allegations that a Joint Base Lewis McChord soldier lured under girls through Facebook and blackmailed them into giving up nude pictures.

05/04/2012

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