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1. 2 women killed in Lacey, suspect flees with kids, shoots self in Olympia after chase: One woman, 31, believed to be the suspect’s estranged wife, was transported from the scene and later died at a local hospital. The woman’s mother, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene.
2. Families evacuated, property damaged by large Rochester brush fire: Albert Kassel, who is leading the investigation for DNR, said the fire was human-caused. He said Thursday afternoon that a report on the fire’s cause will be released as soon as possible, but noted it was not linked to previous fires in the county this summer.
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4. These 3 businesses in Lacey sold alcohol to minors: The Viking on Martin Way, a Lucky 7 convenience store on Pacific Avenue, and the Safeway on Yelm Highway failed a Lacey Police Department-led alcohol compliance check Friday night.
5. Former Olympia High baseball star signs with Seattle Mariners organization: Fairchild, a 2013 Olympia High School graduate, signed with the Mariners organization on June 26, and was assigned to the active roster for their Arizona Rookie League team. The 22-year-old right-hander pitched two innings in his first game on Saturday.