Wind-buffeted Seattle sailor safe
A 66-year-old Seattle man who failed to show up at his destination while sailing in the Hawaiian Islands has been found after two weeks at sea.
The Coast Guard says Ira Foreman arrived safely at Honokohau Harbor on the Big Island on Sunday.
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Officials say Foreman was blown off course by strong winds during what was supposed to be a one-day voyage from Kauai to Oahu.
Foreman was reported missing Dec. 24, six days after he was due at Keehi Lagoon on Oahu. Last Thursday, the Coast Guard suspended a four-day search for Foreman after covering 209,000 square miles.
He contacted his ex-wife by cellphone Saturday and said he had encountered strong winds but was never in distress.
Suspect arrested in shooting death
A man sought in the shooting death of his neighbor in Milton-Freewater has been arrested across the Washington state line in Walla Walla.
Walla Walla County Sheriff John Turner said a deputy saw a pickup carrying 49-year-old George West Craigen on Sunday and, once more officers arrived, pulled it over.
Both Craigen and the driver, Jason Stiller of Milton-Freewater, were taken to jail. There was no word on when they will be in court.
Authorities say 60 people were involved in the search for Craigen after Friday morning’s shooting of Cecil “Rob” Carter, who was hit several times.
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