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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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Seattle Crash Snarls I-5 Traffic for Miles

The Washington State Patrol says a multiple-vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer rig closed all four southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle for about two hours on Thursday afternoon, causing an eight-mile backup.

04/06/2012

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Cops: Man Uses Life-Size Blow-up Doll To Drive In Carpool Lane

Strapping a life-size doll into the passenger seat can be a high-risk strategy to gain access to a carpool lane. It gets even riskier if you cut off a state trooper in traffic.

04/05/2012

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Nearly 40 Children Injured After School Bus Overturns On Highway

A school bus overturned Monday morning on a central Washington highway, injuring dozens of children, including three seriously, before coming to rest at the edge of a field, authorities said.

03/12/2012

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Sixth Person Arrested In Trooper’s Killing

A sixth person has been arrested and four others were charged Monday for allegedly helping a man who shot and killed a Washington State Patrol trooper during a traffic stop.

02/28/2012

A Washington State Patrol trooper talks to a driver he pulled over (Tacoma News Tribune/GettyImages)

Washington Trooper Killed At Traffic Stop; Suspect Dies

A Washington State Patrol trooper was gunned down at a traffic stop early Thursday, and the suspect — an ex-con with a history of antagonizing police — killed himself as a tactical team closed in on the home where he was hiding, authorities said.

02/23/2012

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