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GIG HARBOR – A man and a woman were found dead in a home Thursday after neighbors heard a cry for help and found an injured man outside the house under a blanket, authorities said.

Investigators believe the couple – identified as husband and wife – died in a homicide-suicide but were not immediately sure who shot whom, Gig Harbor Police Chief Mike Davis said.

They were not immediately identified, but Davis said the man was 62 and the woman was 66.

The 48-year-old man who was wounded was apparently an acquaintance who had come to the house to intervene in a domestic argument.

After he was shot, he got outside, where a neighbor heard his screams for help and called 911 about 7:30 a.m., Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The wounded man was able to tell officers that he was shot by a man in the house and gave officers the name of the shooter, Troyer said.

Associated Press

Investigators at Washington State University are looking into allegations that campus Police Chief Steve Hansen may have used work computers to look at sexually explicit photographs, a school spokesman said Thursday.

“The investigation is nearly completed,” said WSU spokesman Rob Strenge. “We could have a report as early as next week.”

Hansen remains on the job, although he is reportedly in California this week, Strenge said. A voice mail message left at his office Thursday was not immediately returned.

Strenge said looking at sexually explicit pictures of women on a WSU computer would be a violation of the school’s code of ethics. Penalties could range from a reprimand to firing, depending on circumstances, he said.

Associated Press

A 20-year-old man was rescued Wednesday night after falling approximately 120 feet.

Logan Jeter fell from a rock he and a friend were scouting for a future rock climb. It occurred about 10 miles west of the White Pass summit, near Packwood.

Jeter’s friend flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

Jeter’s family was notified and responded to the scene prior to his being airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Both the victim and his friend are believed to be recreational rock climbers, officials said, although neither had any climbing equipment with them. Both are from the Packwood area.

The Olympian

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich will speak in Olympia today as part of a Washington campaign swing. He’ll be at Traditions Cafe, 300 Fifth Ave. SW, at 4:30 p.m.

Kucinich, an Ohio congressman who advocated U.S. withdrawal from Iraq during his 2004 presidential campaign, will also have stops earlier in the day in Seattle and Tacoma.

The Olympian

An unleashed dog was shot and killed Wednesday after lunging and snapping at a woman waiting at a bus stop, Lynden Police Chief Jack Foster said.

About 1:30 p.m., two boxers and a blue heeler approached a woman and charged at her several times, Foster said. She attempted to fight them off with her backpack until a passerby stepped between the woman and the dogs and kicked at the dogs until they started to run away, Foster said.

While the passerby was tending to the woman, the dogs returned and a boxer lunged at the passerby, who fired his gun in defense, Foster said.

The boxer died after its owners took it to a veterinarian, Foster said. The owners were able to get the other dogs home.

Bellingham Herald

A 42-year-old Chehalis man arrested Wednesday on suspicion of various child pornography charges reportedly had a digital camera focused on a playground 20 yards from his trailer.

Richard Wolfe was living in a camper trailer in the city of Chehalis’ Alexander Park, within 20 yards of a playground, Washington State Patrol Sgt. John Sager said. After the arrest, state troopers reportedly found a digital camera in the man’s trailer aimed at the playground, investigators said.

The State Patrol received a tip from an Internet service provider through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, leading to a search warrant.

Wolfe was arrested on suspicion of possessing depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct and on suspicion of dealing and bringing into the state similar depictions, officials said. He was taken to the Lewis County Jail.

The Olympian

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