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Golden State Killer faces his victims in 1st day of hearings

Victims after victim lined up on Tuesday to describe Joseph DeAngelo as a “sick monster,” “horrible man” and “subhuman” who stole their innocence and changed their lives during a more than decade-long reign of rape and murder that earned him the nickname of the Golden State Killer.

Murder is never rote with ‘Hunt a Killer’

Murder is hot right now. “My Favorite Murder” is one of the most popular podcasts in the country. The crime drama “Sherlock” remains a must-see on Netflix. The “murder hornet” has entered Washington state.

Hunt is on in Washington for giant, bee-killing hornet

The Asian giant hornet, the world’s largest hornet and an invasive species first documented in the state late last year, can attack and kill a honeybee colony in a few hours. The state Department of Agriculture confirmed the first two sightings of the predator in December, and reported two unconfirmed but probable sightings.

Report of ‘animal serial killer’ prompts 10,000 calls, emails to Tacoma Animal Control

Thousands of people across the country have called Tacoma Animal Control in the past few weeks, most of them with identical messages about an alleged animal killer in an East Tacoma neighborhood. There are so many calls — some 10,083, as of Wednesday, said Joe Satter-Hunt, Tacoma Animal Control supervisor — it’s interfering with Tacoma Animal Control’s work.

Studies give insight on plight of orca whales

Two studies and a state report released this month build on the efforts to understand what’s impacting the region’s endangered Southern Resident orca whales and what steps could be taken to help save them.

EPA won’t approve warning labels for Roundup chemical

The Trump administration has instructed companies not to warn customers about products that contain glyphosate, a move aimed at California as it fights one of the world’s largest agriculture companies about the potentially cancer-causing chemical.

German nurse who murdered 87 patients given life sentence

Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able to resuscitate them. Sometimes he succeeded in bringing them back, but in at least 87 cases they died, making him what is believed to be modern Germany’s most prolific serial killer.