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BC-Washington News Coverage 8:30 am

March 20, 2019

Good morning. Our news coverage plans Wednesday. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694.

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY KILLED

BADGER POCKET, Wash. — A sheriff’s deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop. The Kittitas Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that at 7:37 p.m. on Tuesday deputies attempted to stop a vehicle related to a driving complaint. The suspect fled, resulting in a pursuit. DEVELOPING. AP Photos.

SPORTS

BBA--MARINERS-ATHLETICS

TOKYO — Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 680 words. AP Photos.

BBA--MARINERS-ATHLETICS-SCENE

TOKYO — Talk about a serious home-field advantage. Ichiro Suzuki had it on a night to celebrate all things Ichiro — “Ichiromania” in other words — as he started for the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in MLB’s opening game of the season. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 530 words. AP Photos.

BKC--NCAA-WEST REGION PREVIEW

SALT LAKE CITY _ Gonzaga’s team this season has been called more talented than the one that reached the NCAA title game two years ago. The Zags get their chance to prove it starting Thursday against Fairleigh Dickinson. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

_FORMER DEPUTY-WIRE FRAUD: Ex- deputy in Washington state sentenced for stealing $33K.

_HOSPITAL STROKE LAWSUIT: Lawsuit: Hospital failed to perform MRI before stroke.

_TRAIN DERAILMENT: 23-car derailment by Ritzville shuts down Union Pacific line.

_SEATTLE SHOOTING: Gunman wounded by Seattle officers after firing at police.