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Police: Man fatally shot during argument

NEWPORT — Police say one person was fatally shot and a suspect has been arrested in the coastal town of Newport.

Newport police say officers were called to a home Wednesday for a man that had been shot.

Police say officers found 59-year-old Tony Larsen dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Officers arrested 65-year-old Steven DeMauro, who lived at the residence and had remained at the scene. Police say investigation shows DeMauro shot Larsen during an argument.

Police say DeMauro was lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on investigation of murder. It wasn’t known if he has a lawyer.

Washington plans

to spray for gypsy moths

Two small areas of northwest Washington likely will be sprayed with an insecticide to stop an outbreak of gypsy moths, including a type native to Asia never before detected in the U.S.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture said it tentatively plans to release Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki over a small city on Puget Sound called Woodway, and an Everett neighborhood called Boulevard Bluffs.

Officials say a Hokkaido gypsy moth trapped in Woodway this summer was the first Hokkaido moth caught in the U.S.

Three hybrid Asian gypsy moths were caught in Boulevard Bluffs.

Gypsy moths native to Asia are more mobile than European varieties and are considered more of a danger to spread.

Before finalizing plans to spray next spring, the department will conduct environmental reviews and consult agencies including the USDA.

— Bulletin wire reports

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