October 22, 2012 in Region

In brief: Mom, daughter killed in crash

From Wire Reports
 

PROSSER, Wash. – The Washington State Patrol said a mother and her 14-year-old daughter were killed Saturday near Prosser when a flatbed pickup crossed the centerline and struck their vehicle.

Authorities said Ilda Islas, 44, and her daughter Alejandra Islas died at the scene on State Route 22 at Richards Road. A 5-year-old passenger in their vehicle, Francisco Islas, was taken to a local hospital.

The driver of the pickup, Jeremy Meyer, 21, of Mabton, was also taken to the hospital.

Troopers blamed the crash on inattention, and charges were under investigation.

Oregon anarchists tracked to Seattle

SEATTLE – A federal affidavit says the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force tracked Portland anarchists to Seattle, where they joined the May Day protest and are suspected of attacking the federal courthouse.

The Seattle Times reports the Oct. 3 search-warrant affidavit was mistakenly unsealed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Thursday and quickly resealed. It identifies six suspects, but none has been charged.

The Times says the warrant makes clear that state and federal agents were watching some members of the small group of Portland anarchists even before May Day. They’re suspected of committing crimes, including conspiracy, destruction of government property and interstate travel with intent to riot.

Jury alleges man sold phony airbags

YAKIMA – A federal grand jury has indicted a Yakima County businessman, alleging he sold thousands of counterfeit airbags online that were smuggled from China.

Jason Jordan, of Moxee, turned himself in last week and remains free while the case works its way through U.S. District Court in Yakima.

According to the Oct. 10 indictment, Jordan is accused of importing counterfeit airbags and airbag parts from China and assembling them at his home, where his business was based. Authorities alleged he avoided customs inspections and violated numerous federal trademarks.


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