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Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Serve and Continue to Serve

On this Veterans Day, the staff at The Skanner News honors all who have served and continue to serve in our nation's armed forces

FBI Reports Cybercrimes are Rising Because of Sophisticated Scams

Oregon man offers warning after he was scammed into giving away his family's life savings to criminals

Worker Who Yelled Racist Slurs at Black Customer Gets Jail

Audio and video showed a disturbing scene, said Deputy District Attorney Nicole Hermann

PSU’s Black Studies Department Marks 50 Years

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Noose Found at Oregon Health & Science University

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DEQ Extends Air Quality Advisory Due to Stagnation

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Forest Service Waives Fees in Honor of Veterans Day

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State Seeks Volunteers to Rank Investments in Washington’s Outdoors

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Portland, Oregon, paramedics learn self-defense amid attacks

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Sage grouse court order trims energy lease auction in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. land managers have withdrawn more than 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) of public land from a swath of eastern Nevada where oil and gas drilling leases are set to go to auction.The move came after a judge blocked a Trump administration attempt to curtail...

Junkyard Dawgs: No. 5 Georgia's stellar D a team effort

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart has coached some stellar defenses.This might be one of his best.Never mind the lack of star power."They've got some of those same traits as the good defenses I've been able to be around," the Georgia coach said Monday. "But this group probably doesn't have that...

No. 6 Georgia rides tough defense to 27-0 win over Missouri

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's defense didn't settle for just beating Missouri.The Bulldogs added to their growing collection of shutouts with a late goal-line stand.Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes to George Pickens and No. 6 Georgia posted its third shutout, dominating a Missouri...

OPINION

5 Ways Life Would be Better if it Were Always Daylight Saving Time

A Professor from the University of Washington says DST saves lives and energy and prevents crime ...

Importance of Educators of Color for Black and Brown Students

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Atatiana Jefferson, Killed by Police Officer in Her Own Home

Atatiana Jefferson, a biology graduate who worked in the pharmaceutical industry and was contemplating becoming a doctor, lived a life of purpose that mattered ...

“Hell No!” That Is My Message to Those Who Would Divide Us 

Upon release from the South African jail, Nelson Mandela told UAW Local 600 members “It is you who have made the United States of America a superpower, a leader of the world" ...

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Missouri, No. 6 Georgia bring strong defenses into key game

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ENTERTAINMENT

War epic 'Midway' bests 'Doctor Sleep' at the box office

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U.S. & WORLD NEWS

Mets' Alonso, Astros' Álvarez named Rookies of the Year

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Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

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Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

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Carol Cratty CNN

(CNN) -- The FBI is looking into the possibility that the fatal shooting of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie and the wounding of another agent may have been the result of friendly fire, a law enforcement official said Friday.

The official said investigators at the shooting scene, which is amid rugged terrain, have found no shell casings except those believed to have been fired by Border Patrol agents. The official stressed other evidence might yet be found.



Investigators are waiting for the results of ballistics tests, said the official, who was not authorized to speak on the record about the ongoing investigation.

Meanwhile, the head of the Department of Homeland Security was traveling to Arizona Friday, a day after Mexican authorities questioned two men in connection with the shooting near the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Mexican army handed the two over to local authorities in Sonora and they are being detained near the American border, the Mexican attorney general's office said Thursday. The two were in possession of drugs and guns when they were detained, said a source in the same office.

U.S. authorities said Ivie and the other agent came under fire after responding to a sensor that had gone off near Naco, Arizona.

Ivie, a 30-year-old Provo, Utah, native who joined the Border Patrol in January 2008, is survived by his wife and two young children.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other federal officials will meet with Ivie's family "to express their condolences," said department spokesman Matt Chandler.

Ivie is the 14th agent killed in the line of duty since 2008, including three this year.

He was killed near a border station recently named for Brian Terry, whose 2010 death led to the public disclosure of the botched Fast and Furious gun-smuggling sting, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

The agent who was wounded has not been identified. After the shooting, he was airlifted to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

He was released from the hospital Wednesday, said Jeremy Copeland, an agent with the Tucson Sector of U.S. Border Patrol.

In addition to Mexican authorities, the FBI is conducting a joint investigation with the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.

Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, said earlier this week that investigators were at the scene.

"Every time that a law enforcement person is either killed or shot or injured in the line of duty, we have to take a moment and think of our families and think of the heroes involved," Breuer said.

CNN's Rafael Romo and Eduardo Aragon contributed to this report.

 

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