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In brief: Marysville-Pilchuck football team practices at Seahawks facility

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks welcomed the Marysville-Pilchuck High School football team to practice at their facility Tuesday following last week’s deadly shooting at the school.

Student Jaylen Fryberg, who opened fired at the school’s cafeteria on Friday, killing two students and injuring three others before killing himself, was a popular freshman who played football and was crowned homecoming royalty days before the shooting.

The Marysville-Pilchuck football team was scheduled to play against Oak Harbor High School in a district championship. After the shooting, Oak Harbor offered to take second place. On Monday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll invited both teams.

Carroll called Oak Harbor’s gesture “extraordinary,” adding “we wish that we could do something to ease the pain of all the people that have been troubled.”

Man fined for dumping rotting mink carcasses

PORTLAND – The state of Oregon has fined a crab fisherman $13,370 for dumping more than a ton of rotten mink carcasses into the Brookings-Harbor marina last spring.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality said Tuesday the fine was levied against Charles Vincent Case for polluting state waters.

Pam Blake of the department’s water quality program in Coos Bay said the port asked Case to get rid of the carcasses, which he was using for bait, because of freezer problems. He planned to dump them out at sea, but they ended up in the harbor.

The fine is not related to criminal charges facing him. Curry County Circuit Court said Case is due to be sentenced Nov. 6 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor pollution charge.

Mushroom hunter finds skeleton in woods

GOLD BEACH, Ore. – A mushroom hunter discovered a human skeleton in the woods along the Chetco River in southwestern Oregon.

The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday a search of the area turned up an ID, but the person named had never been reported missing. A backpack, clothing and a bicycle were nearby.

Kory Leach, of Klamath Falls, found the skeleton on Sunday while hunting for mushrooms in area known as the Steel Bridge, about 20 miles east of Brookings, and notified the Sheriff’s Office.

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