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  • Sara Vanwyk, sister of Erica Anderson, described finding out that her sister and her children had been killed. (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    Emotional testimony in penalty phase of Carnation murder case: ‘I am destroyed’

    SEATTLE — Relatives of the six members of a family who were shot to death in Carnation in 2007 gave emotional testimony Tuesday on the first day of the penalty trial of the man convicted of their murders. Last Wednesday, Joseph McEnroe was convicted of killing Wayne and Judy Anderson; her brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Erica Anderson, and the young couple’s children, Olivia, 5, and Nathan, 3. Michele Anderson, the daughter of Wayne and Judy Anderson, sister of Scott […]

  • Two-year-old Kaden Lum was shot and killed in Bremerton Saturday, March 28, 2015. (Photo courtesy of family)

    Detectives desperate for suspect information in Bremerton double murder

    BREMERTON, Wash. — Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives are working round the clock to try to find the person responsible for killing two people, including a 2-year-old boy. The sheriff’s office says Saturday morning’s shooting deaths do not appear to be a random act. But as of Monday, detectives had little information on a suspect. Neighbors are worried and desperate for information after Heather Kelso and her roommate’s 2-year-old son, Kaden Lum, were shot and killed. “That`s very frightening,” neighbor Catherine […]

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    Parents want to identify youths attacking boy on camera in Everett

    EVERETT, Wash. — Bullying caught on camera. Parents in Everett want to identify a group of young people attacking another boy. The video posted online is difficult to watch. The teen in a black backpack is outnumbered and cornered. The students picking on him repeatedly ask for a cap. The kid tries to walk away several times until someone hits him on the side of the face with a skateboard. Then the same student with the skateboard punches him in […]

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    Why did it take 9 hours to open SR 99 in Seattle after truck crash? Blame the fish

    SEATTLE — It took just one overturned semi loaded with fish to shut down the Alaskan Way Viaduct and paralyze southbound traffic in Seattle. Frustrated drivers say Tuesday evening’s gridlock was unbelievable. City leaders on Wednesday said they sympathize but that they were up against a complicated cleanup. “People were cutting lanes and cutting in front of each other,” driver Hemant Kawale said of the traffic nightmare. “It was crazy madness,” driver Alexandra Greenwald agreed. The gridlock caused Greenwald to […]

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    More women asking for genetic testing; health officials call it the ‘Angelina Jolie effect’

    SEATTLE — Actress Angelina Jolie is going public about a recent health scare and the drastic move she took to fight the odds. In a New York Times Op-ed column, the actress announced she recently underwent preventative surgery for ovarian cancer. Two years ago, the actress revealed she had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Now she’s admitted to having a complex surgery that removed her ovaries and Fallopian tubes. She says a recent test came back negative for […]

  • Defendant Joseph McEnroe being led into King County Superior Court.

    Jury deliberations to begin today in 2007 Carnation mass murder case

    SEATTLE — In closing arguments in the trial of Joseph McEnroe, the prosecution told the jury Monday that premeditation was behind the murder of three generations of one family in Carnation. The defense said, however, it was mental illness. “The number of (gun) shots show premeditation,” King County deputy prosecutor Scott O’Toole said of the murder that took place more than seven years ago. The victims were shot a total of 14 times, he said. Angry over money, prosecutors say, […]

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    Pike Place Market vendors fear oil trains will explode beneath iconic landmark

    SEATTLE — The hustle and bustle of Pike Place market is what vendor Sharon Shaw treasures. “I was appointed the mother of the market several years ago,” Shaw said Friday. She worries the landmark and the thousands who visit every day could be a risk. “It doesn’t take anything to do a derailment and then it’s an explosion,” Shaw said. Up to three trains hauling highly flammable Bakken crude oil rumble by each day,  passing under the market and through […]

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    Parents urged to talk to kids about dangers of inhaling common household items

    SEATTLE — It’s national poison awareness week and experts are urging parents to talk to kids about inhalant abuse. Things like keyboard dusters and hair spray are being abused. Teenagers are sniffing household products to get a rapid high. is also warning parents about the dangers of helium. Many people have inhaled helium from a balloon to get a good laugh. But one Oregon mom says her daughter, Ashley Earp, died after inhaling helium from a tank. Many parents […]

  • Metro bus after it was hit by overhead sign on SR 5200 Bridge Tuesday night. (Photo: Facebook from Mari Kuster)

    Source: Crane may not have lifted load properly, causing accident on 520 bridge that injured 8

    SEATTLE — An investigation was launched Wednesday into the construction accident at the State Route 520 bridge that sent an overhead sign crashing down on a Metro bus, injuring eight people. The Washington State patrol said a crane dropped a large steep pipe that hit an overhead highway sign, which then crashed down on the bus. The Washington State Department of Transportation announced that the contractor, Flatiron Construction, on Wednesday suspended all construction work while an investigation is under way. […]


    Shelton man who said he accidentally shot wife arrested for manslaughter

    SHELTON, Wash. — A Mason County judge found probable cause Tuesday to hold a 68-year-old Shelton man who said he accidentally shot his wife while cleaning his pistol on a likely charge of manslaughter/domestic violence. The judge set bail at $75,000 for Gary Crandell. Arraignment is set for March 30. Gary Crandell told detectives he accidentally shot his wife, Jeannie, 67, in the chest while cleaning his pistol in the kitchen of their home Monday night. In the arrest affidavit […]