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Gang Member Caught After Shooting in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police say they caught a felon gang member ditching three guns during a chase early today in Spokane. Officers checking a report of shots fired chased a minivan and saw a man get out. Officers chased the man through a yard and arrested him hiding behind a shed. Police booked Maceo L. Williams into jail for unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. Police say he’s a gang member not allowed to have a gun because of previous convictions.

Starbucks Knocks $1 Off Bagged Coffee

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is lowering the list price of its bagged coffee to stay competitive as commodity costs ease across the industry. The Seattle-based chain says 12-ounce bags of its whole and ground coffee will be $8.99, down from $9.99. The list price is a suggestion and retailers are free to charge their own prices, so customers may not see a change. Retailers will pay a lower price. The move does not affect the price of Starbucks coffee in its cafes.

Oregon DUI Suspect Sues Police for Alleged Mistreatment

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man arrested on a drunken driving charge has sued the Portland police for $545,000, alleging officers beat and used stun guns on him without provocation. The June 2011 incident was captured on parking lot surveillance video. It shows officers trying to handcuff Jason Matthew Cox and taking him down, with one officer punching him several times.

Oregon Intruder Shot at by Homeowner, Then Caught by Police Dog

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Deschutes County sheriff’s office says a rural homeowner fired a shot last night at an intruder who broke a window. The shot missed and the man fled into a nearby wooded area where he was tracked down by a police dog and arrested. While the man was being evaluated for bite wounds at a Bend hospital, he fought with an officer. He was finally booked into jail. The sheriff’s office says drug use is suspected.

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