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Police: Human remains found on SW Washington property

Apr. 30, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Police say authorities are working to identify skeletal human remains found in a southwestern Washington field Thursday. The Daily News reports a man found the remains while surveying a property for a construction project. Longview police said Tuesday the remains haven't been...

Washington state deputy called 'extraordinary' at funeral

Apr. 24, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Washington state sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot by a suspect was remembered Wednesday as an extraordinary young man who was destined for greatness in a profession he had dreamed of joining since childhood. The funeral for Cowlitz County Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, was packed...

The Latest: Eulogy: Slain Washington deputy 'extraordinary'

Apr. 24, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for slain Washington state sheriff's deputy (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A slain Washington state deputy is being remembered at his funeral as an extraordinary law enforcement officer with a contagious smile and an impressive work ethic. Several thousand...

Medical Examiner: Deputy, suspect died of gunshot wounds

Apr. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Clark County Medical Examiner's Office says a Washington state sheriff's deputy killed after responding to a call about a disabled motorhome died from a gunshot wound to the chest. The medical examiner's office said Wednesday that 29-year-old Deputy Justin DeRosier's manner of...

Deputy killer was half-brother of man who shot Oregon chief

Apr. 16, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

KALAMA, Wash. (AP) — A gunman who authorities say shot and killed a sheriff's deputy in rural Washington state was the half-brother of a man who killed an Oregon police chief eight years ago. Brian Butts, 33, was shot to death Sunday by law enforcement officers as he emerged wet and dirty from woods...

Officers fatally shoot suspect in death of Washington deputy

Apr. 15, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

KALAMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities on Monday identified the man they say killed a Washington state sheriff's deputy before being fatally shot by officers following a day-long manhunt. The Cowlitz County coroner's office on Monday identified the suspect as Brian Dellaann Butts, 33, of Longview, in...

The Latest: Coroner IDs slain suspect in deputy killing

Apr. 15, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Washington state deputy (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Authorities have identified a man believed to have shot and killed a Washington state sheriff's deputy over the weekend. The Cowlitz County Coroner's Office on Monday identified the man as 33-year-old...

Ex-Longview school board member to plead guilty in porn case

Apr. 6, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A former Longview School Board member arrested in November on suspicion of possessing child pornography has indicated that he will plead guilty to his charges. The Daily News reports prosecutors reached a plea agreement with Richard Lord Thursday and set a guilty plea hearing for May...

Burn bans issued in Western Washington, Oregon

Mar. 21, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several counties in Western Oregon and Southwest Washington issued burn bans Wednesday after firefighters battled dozens of brush fires. One of the fires reported near Stayton, Oregon Tuesday night, grew to 60 acres (24 hectares) and prompted evacuations. People were allowed to return...