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    Chobani ordered to yank ads dissing rivals

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A judge on Friday ordered Greek yogurt maker Chobani to pull an advertising campaign that takes aim at its rivals for using artificial preservatives and sweeteners. Two separate but related court cases pit Chobani against Dannon and General Mills. The two companies are Chobani’s biggest competitors: General Mills makes Yoplait, and Dannon makes Light & Fit Greek Yogurt. At issue was a Chobani campaign called “Simply 100” that touted Chobani’s natural ingredients while jabbing at rival […]

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    Monster sinkhole swallows Highway 101 in Oregon

    Harbor, OR –  A monster sinkhole shut down Highway 101 on the south Oregon coast Thursday.    Just look at the size of this thing! It’s got to be at least 50 feet deep, and it’s swallowed up the entire road, along with part of a parking lot.   It’s in Harbor, Oregon, about 100 miles north of Eureka, California. The Oregon DOT says drivers will have to take a detour – through at least the first week of February.    They […]

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    How a multimillion-dollar Bellevue home will help kids with cancer

    BELLEVUE, Wash. —  An amazing new home is going up for sale on the Eastside.   Q13 Cares teamed up with the St. Jude Dreamhome Showplace in Bellevue to cut the ribbon on the multimillion-dollar home Thursday night. It was built with the finest materials and craftsmanship.  The builders thought of everything — from the giant soaking tub upstairs to the marble counters in the kitchen.  It’s even got a temperature-controlled wine cellar. But the best part – is  all the […]

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    Penthouse denies reports print magazine is shutting down

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Penthouse denied reports that the magazine is folding and said it will continue to have all the nudes fit to print. Several news outlets reported late last week that the porn magazine was shuttering its print operations to go all-digital. The New York Post followed up Tuesday night with a story saying that Penthouse managing director Kelly Holland was scrambling to piece together a “last-minute buyout” to save the print edition. Holland says none of it […]

  • Franklin High School Music Teacher Geoff Ogle watches Sophomore Xue Xin Xu try her new violin.

    Local students get new musical instruments, thanks to generous donation

    SEATTLE — Christmas came a little early to music students at Franklin High School this year.  StubHub partnered with the ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation’ to donate $15,000 worth of musical instruments to the Seattle school. Music teacher Geoff Ogle unveiled the new instruments, surprising students with them Monday night.  They include a brand new baritone sax and brand new tuba – each of which costs about $5,000. Ogle says it’s hard for the community to raise such a large amount […]

  • Argument over a beer leads to murder

    TACOMA — An argument over a beer ended in a deadly shooting in Puyallup, according to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office. Eric Contreras, 22, is charged with murder for allegedly shooting 21-year-old Victor Zaldivar in the chest at a party. Prosecutors say several men claiming to be members of the ‘Playboyz’ street gang were at a party on 40th Avenue East in Puyallup Saturday night.  One of them asked the victim for a beer, and he refused. The gang members […]

  • Marijuana market could grow faster than smartphones

    SEATTLE — Recreational marijuana is legal in Washington and in Colorado and some predict other states are going to jump on the bandwagon. The Huffington Post reports that legal marijuana market is growing so fast that it could soon outpace the expansion of the global smartphone market.  Researchers found as much as $1.43 billion worth of legal marijuana will be sold this year and think sales will hit $2.34 billion in 2014. The newspaper says that’s a growth rate of […]

  • Man accused of terrifying family in Steilacoom home invasion

    STEILACOOM — A Pierce County man is accused of breaking into a Steilacoom family’s home and threatening to kill them, according to the Pierce County prosecutor.  Ryan Strayer, 20, is charged with burglary, assault, and illegal possession of a gun. A mother and her two children live in the Steilacoom apartment.  Strayer had been friends with the son and was upset because the son had not been spending time with him, police said.  The son told police he thought Strayer […]

  • Runaway Marysville girl found on street in Fife; 3 arrests made

    FIFE — Police have arrested three people in a Fife motel — a man on a charge of promoting sexual abuse of a minor and two women on drug and prostitution charges — after they found a 15-year-old Marysville runaway girl who had been staying with them and under the influence on the street, police said Friday. On Wednesday, Fife police officers “were on routine patrol when they contacted a female in the 3400 block of Pacific Highway E. for […]

  • Former youth baseball coach sentenced to 25 years for child porn

    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. — A family law attorney and former youth baseball coach was sentenced in federal court Monday to 25 years in prison for producing and possessing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan. David Engle, 50, of Maple Valley, who was arrested in November, earlier pleaded guilty to the charges. Engle first came to the attention of authorities who were investigating an international movie production company that operated a website offering DVDs and streaming videos. The materials […]