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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Tiny California town lines up to salute as hero firefighter’s body passes by

Braden Varney was coming home, but not in the way anyone expected. His body was going to be carried through his hometown in the back of a white SUV. Its destination: the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office. The Varney family has lived in Mariposa for decades, longer than anyone could remember, although no one could say exactly how long.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: SFGate.com
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Upriver Beacon Fire in Spokane Valley burning 115 acres, zero percent contained

Spokane Valley Fire authorities said the Upriver Beacon Fire started as a structure fire and quickly spread to the northeast. Over the course of the evening, the fire was upgraded to a third alarm and Department of Natural Resources was asked to respond along with air support. At the height of the fight Tuesday afternoon, more than 50 support vehicles were assisting in extinguishing the fire.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KREM2
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

San Juan Island EMS chief reports alleged illegal recording to county sheriff’s office

On July 5, EMS Chief Jerry Martin reported to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office that Dr. Michael Sullivan, the San Juan County medical program director, had allegedly recorded a conversation between them without Martin’s permission. In Washington state, it is illegal to electronically record a private conversation without all the speakers’ consent.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: San Juan Journal
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Mason County sheriff: High number of wildfires ‘suspicious,’ sets up task force to investigate

The Mason County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday they believe the 15-plus wildfires they've had in a short period of time are "suspicious" and they're putting together a task force to investigate. Spokesman Ryan Spurling said there seems to be too many fires in a short period of time, even for hot, dry weather conditions.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCPQ/Q13 FOX
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Posted: Jul 18, 2018

Feds: 4 attacks on Thurston County Jehovah's Witnesses churches linked; $25,000 reward offered

Federal investigators said Wednesday they believe four attacks on Jehovah's Witnesses churches in Thurston County are linked, and a $25,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible. At a morning news conference, officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said there have been three arsons and one reported shooting this year at Jehovah's Witnesses' Kingdom Halls in Olympia, Tumwater and Yelm.
- PUB DATE: 7/18/2018 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KOMO-TV ABC 4
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