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FBI Continues Susan Powell Investigation, Shots Fired At Oregon Home – Northwest News Roundup May 21 Afternoon

Bellingham man reaches top of Mt. Everest
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Here is the latest news from the Associated Press and Newstalk 870.

FBI Continues Active Investigation in WA in Susan Powell Disappearance.

SEATTLE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of a missing Utah woman says there’s an ongoing federal investigation into Susan Powell’s disappearance.

Anne Bremner made the announcement at a Seattle news conference a day after local officials in Utah said they had closed their investigation into the Susan Powell case.

Newly released police records show that Utah officials believe Josh Powell likely killed his wife and that his brother, Michael Powell, helped dispose of the body, but authorities felt they didn’t have enough evidence to prove that theory in court. Both Josh Powell and Michael Powell committed suicide.

Susan Powell disappeared in 2009.

Microsoft Unveils new X-Box System

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one.

The company says the Xbox One, its next-generation entertainment console, will go on sale later this year.

The company is seeking to stay ahead of rivals in announcing that new content that can be downloaded for the popular “Call of Duty” game will launch first on Xbox One.

Microsoft says more games will be shown at next month’s E3 video game conference in Los Angeles.

Microsoft executives are also touting the Xbox One as a replacement for the set-top box from your cable provider. It has its own guide and you can change channels by voice command.

The announcement came Tuesday at a presentation at its headquarters in Redmond, Wash.

Bellingham Man Reaches Top of Mt. Everest

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham man has reached the top of Mount Everest, achieving his quest to climb the highest peaks on seven continents.

The Bellingham Herald reports 50-year-old Dave Mauro was part of a team of 21 people who reached the summit of Everest on Monday in Nepal, according to the International Mountain Guides.

Mauro told the paper before his climb that this achievement makes him one of 65 Americans to achieve the seven summits quest.

He also hoped to raise $29,029 for the Bellingham Boys & Girls Club as part of his latest expedition — one dollar for each foot of the mountain.

His fundraising campaign had raised more than $20,000, as of Tuesday morning.

Shots Fired at Beaverton, OR Home – Man Wounded – Shooting not Random Say Authorities

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Police say shots fired into a residence early this morning wounded a Beaverton man.

The victim was taken to the hospital and later released.

Police say he was hit more than once “in his extremities,” but wouldn’t be more specific.

The Oregonian reports he’s identified as 34-year-old Brandon Jesse Frison.

Officers said they believe the home was targeted, so the shooting was not at random. But they said they didn’t have a suspect.

The victim lives with a woman, and both were at home.

The shots went through a sliding glass door next to a patio.

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