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    Seattle cops urged to double up while responding to calls in the wake of NYPD murders

    SEATTLE — After two New York City cops were gunned down in an ambush, the head of the Seattle Police Officers Guild said Monday that officers here are being told to double up — or have a backup — when responding to calls. “You don’t have to be a New York police officer to feel the anger and the pain,” guild president Ron Smith said. To honor the fallen officers in New York, local law enforcement officers here are wearing […]

  • Police say prolific car thief busted in Tacoma admits to stealing 700 vehicles

    TACOMA — He’s run from the cops at least four separate times but on Friday detectives say they caught a serial car thief in Tacoma. Police say suspect John Thornock, 24, is a felon who admitted stealing seven cars a week — or a total of 700 cars. Officers with the Auto Crimes Enforcement team in Pierce County first went to an apartment in the 1100 block of Ridgewood Ave with a warrant for Thornock. The suspect was not there, […]

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    Sammamish woman pleads not guilty to charges in crash that killed husband, son-in-law in home

    SAMMAMISH  — The woman accused of driving through her Sammamish home and killing her husband and son-in-law pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday. Carol Fedigan, who prosecutors said is addicted to alcohol, was released on $100,000 bail. Her next court date is Feb. 5. Prosecutors say that Fedigan had been drinking wine and had taken the sleeping aid Ambien when she went outside the home to move her SUV. She had her 3-year-old grandson on her lap. But instead […]

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    Flu spreads like ‘wildfire,’ Kirkland school calls off classes

    KIRKLAND — Flu season has arrived, but for one local school it’s already turned into an epidemic. Eastside Preparatory School in Kirkland is calling off classes for the rest of the week. School officials say the flu saying is spreading like wildfire. “We’ve seen an increase of 5 kids to 7 kids to 10 kids to 12 kids,” said Head of School Dr. Terry Macaluso. Now up to 20% of students are miserable with the flu. “This is muscle pain, aches, […]

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    Pioneer Square business owner angry over late notification of ground settling

    SEATTLE — The state has given a tunnel contractor permission to resume digging a pit to try to reach Bertha, the broken boring machine, so that it can be fixed and started up again. That work had stopped after engineers learned the soil in the area was settling. The Washington Department of Transportation said Tuesday the soil has stabilized and they feel it’s safe enough to resume excavating Bertha on Thursday. See related story here >>> But some business owners […]

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    Sinking soil near tunnel dig may have damaged water pipes, could cost millions

    SEATTLE — The Big Bertha boring machine that is supposed to be digging Seattle’s waterfront tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct is about a year behind schedule. But the timeline is taking a backseat to public safety concerns. The soil around the project near the viaduct is sinking. On Monday, Seattle Public Utilities told the City Council that the water pipes underneath First Avenue South near Pioneer Square may be damaged because of it. “The concern is these are […]

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    Storm causes damage in Woodinville; trees crash into homes, power lines

    WOODINVILLE — At the storm’s peak, more than a 100,000 Puget Sound Energy customers lost power Thursday night and early Friday. Most of the outages were restored by Friday afternoon, but certain spots were still without power and Woodinville was one of them. About four entire blocks of Avondale Road in Woodinville were shut down after trees fell on power lines. A lot of families lost power but Ginger Rowe has a bigger problem. “We heard the huge boom,” Rowe […]

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    Man found guilty of 2012 murder; juror says no evidence of road rage

    SEATTLE — A jury found 32-year-old Dinh Bowman guilty of 1st degree murder on Thursday for the 2012 murder of Yancy Noll. Noll was shot multiple times while sitting in his Subaru at the intersection of 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street. Bowman claimed he shot Noll because he feared for his life during a road rage incident but the jurors did not buy that story. One juror told Q13 FOX News after the verdict that many of the […]

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    Why is this mountain of apples rotting away in eastern Washington?

    SEATTLE — Distributors say the backup at the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma are causing an economic mess for Washington. When you are in the business of exporting goods overseas, time is money. “If the products don’t get there to market for the holiday season the sale won’t be replaced,” F.C Bloxom Company co-owner Bill Bloxom said. Bloxom buys everything from apples to onions from Washington growers and ships them through the ports to other countries. “This […]