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SAFE INJECTION SITES
NEW YORK — As communities debate trying to stem overdose deaths by allowing safe havens for people to take heroin and other narcotics, needle exchange programs are quietly providing a model of sorts: bathrooms monitored by intercom, so someone can intervene to stop an overdose. Officially, they aren’t the more full-fledged and controversial facilities — often called safe injection sites — that cities including New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle are seeking to open and that already operate overseas. At the same time, some counties and cities have pre-emptively banned injection sites, and federal officials have said they’re illegal. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,200 words. With AP Photos and Video.
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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-BETHEL TOUR
BETHEL, Alaska — Two Seattle Seahawks toured a town in western Alaska to promote health and wellness and learn about Yup’ik culture. Offensive linemen Joey Hunt and Jordan Roos were in Bethel for about nine hours Wednesday, stopping at the hospital, a youth center and the Lulu Herron Elders Home, KYUK-AM reported. SENT: 290 words.
—INMATE-ESCAPE ATTEMPT: A King County detention center is increasing security on a murder suspect after he attempted to escape custody.
—EMBEZZLING-DISAPPEARANCE: Authorities say a man whose body was pulled from an Idaho lake after disappearing during a boating outing died of a Benadryl overdose.
—IMPAIRED DRIVING-NOT GUILTY: A judge found a Snohomish County driver not guilty of being impaired by methamphetamine in a crash that killed two young cousins.
—POST OFFICE FIRE: Investigators are trying to figure out what sparked a fire at the Lake Stevens post office.
—OFFICER SHOOTS PIT BULL: An off-duty Tacoma police officer working security at a grocery store shot a pit bull that allegedly tried to bite him.
—FLOOD EROSION DAMAGE: A county in northwestern Washington state is purchasing three properties that were damaged from erosion.
—DRIVE-BY SHOOTING-SENTENCE: A Washington state judge has reduced the life sentence for a man convicted in a drive-by shooting when he was a teenager.