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Officials hope swift punishment will deter probation violators

The young woman insisted she hadn’t smoked marijuana recently. A urine test given by her probation officer came back positive for the substance, but she was sure it must have been traces left over from before she completed her rehabilitation program. Stacy Garcia, who conducts probation violation hearings for the Washington Department of Corrections, didn’t buy it.

Sex offender arrested after stop

A sex offender released from federal prison last month is accused of raping a Spokane prostitute in an attack that was discovered by a state trooper. Derrick Ross Vargas, 24, was arrested early Friday after a Washington State Patrol trooper stopped him for driving with a broken taillight and a woman jumped out of the truck and yelled, “He raped me!”

Air National Guard troops return to warm welcome

Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martin had his own cheering squad when he returned home Thursday from six months of guarding the Baghdad airport. “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry,” Debbie Nadeau chanted as she and four co-workers pumped one-letter signs that spelled “J-E-R-R-Y.”

Air National Guardsmen return from Iraq

Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jerry Martin had his own cheering squad when he returned home Thursday from six months of guarding the Baghdad airport.