Northwest briefly: State won’t charge attorney running for office

  • Sun Jun 6th, 2010 11:04pm
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PORT ANGELES — The state Attorney General’s office will not file charges against a Port Angeles attorney who is running for Clallam County prosecutor and had been accused of sexual misconduct by one of his former clients.

The Peninsula Daily News reports that the state’s office said there was a lack of evidence to charge David Fox with anything.

Fox had been accused by 26-year-old Justin Mason of masturbating in front of him at an attorney-client booth at the county jail. Mason also says Fox coerced him into showing his genitals and that the attorney provided him with drugs at the jail.

Seattle: 1 killed, 1 hurt in shooting

A 21-year-old man has died and a 44-year-old man has been wounded with life-threatening injuries after shots were fired in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood early Sunday.

Police officers patrolling the neighborhood heard several gunshots around 2:45 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived on the scene, police found two men lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds.

One was pronounced dead at the scene; the other was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Officers detained several people fleeing from the scene, but no suspects have been identified or arrested.

Oregon: 2 rescued from Mount Hood

Searchers located a father and son who called for help while climbing Mount Hood, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officials said a 49-year-old man told emergency dispatchers about 10 a.m. Sunday that he and his 17-year-old son were lost in whiteout conditions at the 8,100-foot level.

Capt. Kevin Layng, a sheriff’s spokesman, says the two were tired, wet and cold, but otherwise unhurt.

The pair had started their ascent about 10 p.m. Saturday and reached the summit. High winds and limited visibility disoriented them and stopped their descent.

The pair were located about 5 1/2 hours after calling for help.

Associated Press