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  • Seattle City Council hears from public about fatal shooting by police

    SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of Seattle residents including members of Charleena Lyles family, demanded change from Seattle city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month. The full Seattle City Council attended the hearing Tuesday evening at the University of Washington, which the Seattle King County NAACP called for last week. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Mayor Ed Murray didn’t attend, which prompted criticism from the Lyles family and others. “Too many deaths […]

  • South Everett parents tackle suspected drunken driver after accident near children

    EVERETT, Wash. – Neighbors in South Everett tackled a suspected drunken driver after they said he came within feet of running over their children. The hit-and-run happened on Sunday night, said Everett Police spokesman Aaron Snell. A 27-year-old driver is reported to have jumped a curb on 13th Avenue West and Holly Drive, lost control, and crashed into a maple tree. “The tree saved the kids and all of us here,” said Sankung Darboe, who tackled the driver so he […]

  • Man found shot to death in his home in University Place

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — A man in his 50s was found shot to death in his home in University Place, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday. A sheriff’s detective at the home in the 2100 block of Sunset Drive West identified the victim Thursday night as Mark Myers. Detective Ed Troyer said the victim was shot to death. Detectives believe this happened sometime between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday. Some neighbors came by to walk the man’s […]

  • Tacoma neighbors rally against a second transitional homeless site

    TACOMA , Wash. — Neighbors along Pacific Avenue in Tacoma held a community meeting on Wednesday night to make sure the city knew their backyard should not be considered for a homeless site. Tacoma declared a homeless state of emergency last month, and have since tried to open different emergency shelter sites around the city to deal with the growing homeless population. One of those sites is on Portland Avenue, another site is on Puyallup. The city says it’s not […]

  • Unprecedented snowpack causing summer danger for hikers in Washington

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The official start of summer is being plagued by a never-ending winter, say rescue workers in Snohomish County. Unprecedented snowpack is causing dangerous conditions on trails in the mountains, and that’s pouring into local rivers. Rescuers said they don’t see it going away; in fact, they’re preparing it to last all season. “The hiker got into the parking lot, everything looked fine, the weather was nice, then got up above the snowline,” said Randy Fay, Snohomish […]

  • Police shooting victim was ‘failed at every single level,’ neighbor says

    SEATTLE — A day after the shooting of a 30-year-old pregnant mother of four by Seattle Police, neighbors tell Q13 News they are distraught. “I think she was let down by everybody. I think she was let down by us as neighbors,” said Lhorna Murray. Murray lived right below Charleen Lyles and her children at Sand Point. “She loved her kids fiercely and she had a lot of struggles,” she said. Many of Lyles’ struggles have been documented. She was […]

  • ‘She had a little yoga mat, looked the part’: Victim says thieves stole car keys at Seattle studio

    SEATTLE – A high-end yoga studio client believes she was targeted by a pair of career criminals in Lululemon out to steal cars. “I feel like it wasn’t the first time, it couldn’t have been the first time,” said Shea Norton. “This was an orchestrated event. There’s no doubt about it.” Norton said she was headed to the 9:15 p.m. class at Shefayoga in Greenlake on Monday night, when the two women in front of her who were dressed for […]

  • Space Needle to get $100 million renovation, including floor-to-ceiling glass (VIDEO)

    SEATTLE — The Space Needle is about to undergo a major multi-year renovation, bringing floor-to-ceiling glass to both the observation deck and restaurant. The privately funded Century Project is a historic renovation effort designed to preserve the 55-year-old icon. The project will open up even clearer 360-degree views of Puget Sound with floor-to-ceiling glass in the interior and exterior of the Observation Deck. The restaurant level will be reimagined with a “first-of-its-kind rotating glass floor revealing downward views of the structure […]

  • Lynnwood man gets pepper-sprayed trying to stop thieves from breaking into his car

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. – A car theft victim is lucky to have escaped relatively unharmed after he tried to stop thieves from breaking into his car Thursday morning. Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives would later learn that one of the three suspects is a convicted felon, with warrants out for his arrest. Shari Ireton, with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, said that suspect, arrested for robbery, used pepper spray against the car’s owner, and even fought deputies when confronted. “Who thinks that […]

  • Chris Hansen brushes off mayor’s KeyArena plan: ‘We have the best site, best location’ in Sodo

    SEATTLE – Investor Chris Hansen said his proposed sports arena in the Sodo district has not been benched after Mayor Ed Murray endorsed the Oak View Group to renovate KeyArena. He said Seattle just needs to “sit back and be patient,” expecting the promises OVG made will fall apart on their own. “I’ll tip my cap to Tim and the Oak View Group if they actually are able to solve the problems that are around there (KeyArena) and get the […]