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Spokane Ricin Suspect to Stay in Jail + Other Updates – Northwest News Roundup May 29

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Here is the latest news from the Associated Press and Newstalk 870.

Spokane Ricin Suspect to Remain in Jail

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The man accused of sending letters with the poison ricin (RY’-sin) to a Spokane post office was in federal court yesterday for a bail hearing. The lawyer for Matthew Buquet of Spokane said he waived that right and will remain in custody without bail while the case continues. Officials say it was a crude form of the poison and no one was hurt May 14 when postal workers intercepted two letters sent to the downtown post office and federal courthouse in Spokane.

Tacoma Man Accused of Putting Infant in Freezer to Make Her Stop Crying

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 25-year-old Washington man accused of putting his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer for about an hour to stop her crying. Tyler Deutsch pleaded not guilty yesterday. Prosecutors say Deutsch fell asleep after putting the child in the freezer Saturday at their trailer in Roy. Doctors believe the baby will survive but they say it’s too soon to know potential complications.

Man Struck, Killed by Amtrak Train Near Everett

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Everett police say an Amtrak train traveling along the city’s waterfront hit a pedestrian last night, knocking the man into the waters of Possession Sound. Divers have recovered a body. KOMO-TV reports that police say the victim and two other people were walking on the tracks as the northbound train approached. Two of the men were able to get out of the way.

Environmental Groups Appeal Coos Bay Dredging Permit

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Environmental groups are appealing the state approval of a dredging permit for the Port of Coos Bay, where a Canadian company wants to develop a $7 billion terminal to export natural gas from the Rockies to Asia. The appeal was filed Tuesday with the Oregon Court of Appeals in Salem.

 

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