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In brief: Area businesses set up donations for mudslide victims

More businesses are dedicating money this week for victims of the massive mudslide in Snohomish County.

The announcements include:

• Pizza Hut restaurants in the Seattle, Spokane and Columbia Basin areas will donate 50 percent of all pizza sales today and Thursday, the company said in a news release. Proceeds from the two-day effort will be given to the American Red Cross to be used in support of the relief efforts.

• STCU is one of a number of Northwest credit unions collecting funds to support recovery efforts, now through April 9. Money raised will go to the American Red Cross. Donations can be made at any STCU branch, or by calling (800) 858-3750. STCU notes that donations through the credit union are not tax-deductible.

  • Walgreens announced the company will make a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross Oso Mudslide Relief Fund and will collect customer donations at its stores in the Northwest.

Addy Hatch

Pellet gun found at police shooting site

The weapon recovered from the front yard of a home at 1527 W. Grace Ave. where a robbery suspect was shot and killed by police last week was a pellet gun, according to court documents.

Police also recovered 11 .223 shell casings and three .45 shell casings, four bullets and several pieces of a cellphone, documents say.

Police state in court documents that they began negotiating with Stephen C. Corkery over a loudspeaker at 6:30 p.m. on March 26.

He responded for 10 minutes through an open front door of the house before coming outside with a gun in his hand. Witness video shows police officers opening fire on Corkery within seconds of him coming outside.

Police have identified Corkery as a suspect in several of 11 recent armed robberies.

Five officers fired their weapons during the incident, according to court documents. Police spokeswoman Monique Cotton said the officers will likely not be identified until the end of the week.

Nina Culver