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SEATTLE CARJACKING

Teen boys accused of assaulting woman during carjacking

(Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/)

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police say two teenage boys have been arrested after assaulting a woman during a carjacking.

KING-TV reports the carjacking occurred Saturday afternoon.

Police say the woman was driving through the Highpoint neighborhood when the 14- and 15-year-old boys got into the running vehicle.

Police say the teens pushed the woman out and drove away after assaulting her.

Detective Mark Jamieson told The Associated Press the woman sustained minor injuries.

Police say officers spotted the car leaving. Police say the teens ditched the vehicle near a playfield and ran across a field where a soccer game was underway.

Officers caught one of the boys and two others stopped the other teen.

The teens were taken to the Youth Services Center and are being investigated for robbery.

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IDAHO CREEK CRASH

Idaho man dies after crashing vehicle into creek

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Bonneville County Sheriff's officials say a 70-year-old man has died after crashing his vehicle into a creek.

Officials say Ted Bromley of Bonneville County died in the crash off Fall Creek Road.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday.

According to officials, hunters came upon the vehicle in the creek bed and could see a deceased person trapped beneath it and submerged in the water.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash, which occurred sometime during the night.

OREGON UNIVERSITY-NOOSE

Noose found at Oregon Health & Science University

(Information from: KOIN-TV, http://www.koin.com/)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials at Oregon Health & Science University are investigating the placement of a noose found in a secure area of campus.

KOIN-TV reports the noose was found looped over a construction cone Thursday.

It was the second time a noose was found recently at a Portland campus. A noose was found two weeks ago at Chapman Elementary School.

Nooses often are seen as symbols of hatred because of their association with lynching.

At OHSU, campus police removed the noose.

Officials say surveillance cameras did not capture the area where the noose was found. Investigators also are reviewing who had access to the area.

OHSU officials say in a statement the posting of the noose "is abhorrent, and we recognize that the symbol can be traumatic to members of our community."

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EVERETT-POLICE SHOOTING

Man fatally shot by deputies near Everett

(Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com)

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities in Snohomish County are investigating the death of a man who was shot by sheriff's deputies in an apartment near Everett.

The Daily Herald reports the shooting occurred Saturday night in the 100 block of 124th Street SE.

The Snohomish County Multiple Response Team says deputies were responding to reports of a man who was acting suicidal, had a knife and had stabbed himself.

Authorities say the 44-year-old man advanced toward responding officers, and less lethal rounds were initially used. Officials did not say what kind of less-lethal rounds were used.

Officials say the man continued to approach, and shots were fired.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The Snohomish County medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death and identity of the man.

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BOISE TRAFFIC FATALITY

Boise police say driver dies after crashing into tree

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police are investigating the death of a driver who crashed into a tree at an intersection.

Police say the male driver died at a hospital, where he was taken following the single-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of North Orchard Street and West Fairview Avenue.

Police say the driver was the only occupant in the vehicle and no one else was injured.

According to police, the driver was heading east on Fairview when his vehicle veered into westbound lanes, then through the intersection at Orchard before slamming into the tree at the northwest corner.

ROCKIES SNOWPACK

Early season snowfall boosts snowpack across the Rockies

(Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com)

DENVER (AP) — The early season snowstorms that hit the Rocky Mountain region this fall have boosted snowpack levels between two and three times the average.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows snow water equivalent above 150% and 200% of average throughout Idaho, northern Colorado and western Montana. Those levels are also scattered across Wyoming and parts of northern Utah.

The highest snowpack levels are in northern Colorado, with some areas reporting three times the normal snowpack for early November and ski resorts opening earlier than usual.

The Denver Post reports that the snowpack statewide is 212% of average, though parts of southwestern Colorado are below average.

Even with the snow, most of Colorado and Utah and part of Wyoming is experiencing dry or drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monito r.

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