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Zillah Educator Named Teacher Of Year, Five Die in Federal Way Shooting – Northwest News Roundup April 22

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

Zillah Science Teacher namedNational Educator of The Year

ZILLAH, Wash. (AP) — A science teacher from Zillah High School in Washington’s Yakima Valley has been named national teacher of the year. Jeff Charbonneau is state teacher of the year and was announced as the national winner today by the Council of Chief State School Officers. The 35-year-old Charbonneau teaches chemistry, physics, engineering and architecture.

Federal Way Police Continue Fatal Shooting Investigation

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — After searching a Federal Way apartment complex, police say there are no more victims or suspects in a shooting that left five people dead. Officers shot one person to death when he reached for a gun. Police say there is no threat to the public. They have not yet said what led to the Sunday night shooting.

Cold Dry Weather Coming to Eastern WA, Possible Freeze Warnings

SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters expect drier weather the next few days in Washington, with higher high temperatures but a chance of freezing tonight in parts of Eastern Washington. The Weather Service issued a freeze warning until tomorrow morning for areas that include the Yakima Valley and lower Columbia Basin.

Oregon Officials Detonate Pipe Bomb

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff’s office says bomb experts safely detonated a pipe bomb found in a field in a rural part of the county Saturday. Deputies were told by a 56-year-old man that he had found the device. The sheriff’s office says it does not know who left it in the field.

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