Category Archives: Cops and courts

The Hunt for DB Cooper – The murder of Earl Cossey confirmed

by Bruce A. Smith  The murder of Earl Jay Cossey, aged 71, has been confirmed today by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. They also announced that the cause of death was blunt force to the head, and that the … Continue reading

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WSP asks for help from the public – seeking witnesses to early morning shootings on SR 16 and I-5

Editor’s Note:  The Washington State Patrol has contracted the Mountain News and other media outlets to ask for public assistance in an investigation into two shootings on local roadways early this morning.

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Diller to get some of his 39 horses returned

By Bruce A. Smith Dr. John L. Diller of Graham will be getting some of his horses back from the 39 seized by Pierce County in September, pending the inspection of his stables by animal control.  The equines were taken due … Continue reading

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Diller due in court to petition the return of the 39 horses; still no charges filed by DEA on drug allegations

~ By Bruce A. Smith  Pierce County Animal Control has announced that Dr. John L Diller has filed a petition for the return of his 39 horses seized by the PCAC in late September. 

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Update on the seizure of 39 horses in Graham – due process controversy grows

by Josh Magill; Special to the Mountain News  Tempers flared and feelings were hurt this past week over the recent seizure of 39 horses from a Graham farm that officials said contained “deplorable conditions.”  Many area residents are incensed that … Continue reading

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Seizure of 39 horses in Graham reveals massive DEA drug investigation

By Bruce A. Smith, with contributions from Josh Magill  The seizure of 39 horses from a 99-acre ranch on Meridian Ave in Graham is part a much larger – and vastly more serious – investigation of the horse owners being conducted … Continue reading

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Remembering the Mauck homicides – and Mitt Romney

By Bruce A. Smith  A couple of my Libertarian friends called me this week to discuss the murders of Brian and Beverly Mauck of Graham, WA back in 2007, and the role Mitt Romney played in their deaths.

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NPS Climbing Ranger killed on Mount Rainier during rescue effort; four others injured – UPDATES, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

  by Bruce A. Smith A climbing ranger at Mount Rainier National Park has died during a rescue attempt on the Emmons Glacier this afternoon, park officials announced Thursday evening, June 21, 2012.

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Eatonville Mayor Ray Harper embroiled in “Trail Funds” controversy

  by Bruce A. Smith  Eatonville’s mayor Ray Harper found himself squarely on a political hot seat Wednesday, April 18, when renowned conservative radio talk show host Dori Monson railed about the Town’s mis-use of funds donated for the purpose … Continue reading

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Strange accidents in Eatonville result in a hit and run; seriously injured bicyclist – plus stolen truck recovered

by Bruce A. Smith  Two unusual traffic accidents on SR 161 in Eatonville have resulted in a hit and run crash that sent one driver to jail and a second accident several days later put a 63 year-old bicyclist into … Continue reading

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