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    With 4th anonymous school threat in a week, police pushing for tougher penalties for hoaxers

    STANWOOD, Wash. — Another school threat and the disruption of classes. In an anonymous threat, someone named specific students in an Instagram post. Q13 FOX News on Tuesday talked to a student who says his girlfriend and friends were pictured and named in the ominous message. We are not identifying the student. “A lot of them did not come to school because of it,” the student said. Authorities say the anonymous post targeted 20 specific students. The post stated:  I […]

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    69-year-old local woman: Sex offender Michael Stanley assaulted me, I ‘just prayed for all I was worth’

    SEATTLE — Sex offender Michael Stanley, who fled to the Seattle area from Canada after cutting off his GPS ankle bracelet in 2013, was charged with burglary and rape Monday stemming from an attack last week on a Skyway woman in her home. The woman had hired him to work in her yard last summer, without realizing he was a registered sex offender. Stanley made headlines in October 2013, when he cut off his monitoring bracelet and crossed the border […]

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    Three area high schools threatened in one day, prompting lockdowns and class cancellations

    DES MOINES, Wash. — Des Moines police say a man called with the threat of a pipe bomb inside a bathroom at Mount Rainier High school. As bomb-sniffing dogs began to search the school, students were already evacuated. “They took us out to the baseball field. Police told us that it was getting serious, so they moved us farther out,” student Kyle Grillo said. “It was going to take a while so we decided to dismiss classes early,” Highline Public […]

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    Seattle schools confiscate marijuana edibles, pot lemonade from students

    SEATTLE — Teachers are catching more and more kids with marijuana in schools. “If we caught someone under the influence, it’s nine times out of 10 going to be marijuana,” Ballard High School Principal Keven Wynkoop said Thursday. In the Seattle school district, there were 131 marijuana violations in just five months. It’s not just high schools. More than a dozen middle schools caught students with pot. Seattle public schools confiscated all types of products, from marijuana lemonade to edibles […]

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    Lake Forest Park hit by rash of home break-in burglaries; victim says sense of security is gone

    LAKE FOREST PARK, Wash. — A rising number of home break-in burglaries in Lake Forest Park have residents concerned for their safety. Police Chief Steve Sutton says there were 12 burglaries in January and are still on the rise in February — that’s enough to rattle nerves in a normally safe community. In most of the cases, thieves broke in through the back by kicking in a door or shattering a window. “They are looking for something they can get […]

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    Experts: Hot housing market in Puget Sound area driven by 22-year low inventory

    BELLEVUE — The housing market in Puget Sound is rough. Some buyers are paying nearly $100,000 more than the list price for many luxury homes in this market. But that trend is all across the board, not just high-priced homes. Experts say when it comes to the housing market, the inventory is at a record 22-year low. “It’s very frustrating, I’ve been looking for two to three months now,” Luke Fiordalis said. Desirable homes sell in just days, with dozens […]

  • Amanda Foley appears in court on February 23, 2015. (KCPQ photo)

    Prosecutors: Stolen property used to post bail by man accused of leaving 3 kids in filthy Lake Stevens home

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — The Lake Stevens couple charged with criminal mistreatment and abandonment of their three young children pleaded not guilty on Monday. Mark Dorson posted bail in early February but prosecutors say a stolen telescope was used as collateral for bail money. So Dorson was taken into custody again after his arraignment. Amanda Foley has remained in jail since their arrest on Jan. 30. She shed tears at her arraignment.   Video taken inside the house on Jan. […]

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    Fourth measles case confirmed in Clallam County; day care won’t accept kids who aren’t vaccinated

    SEQUIM, Wash. — Another confirmed measles case in Clallam County was announced Friday. Health officials say a 14-year-old boy, sibling of the second case, contracted the virus. The boy was quarantined and had no contact with the public during his infectious period. But the increasing number of cases across Washington is alarming to many. One of the very first questions Bibity Bobity Child Care in Sequim will ask parents is whether  their kids are vaccinated. If they are not, they […]

  • Seattle’s Kshama Sawant arraigned on disorderly conduct charge stemming from wage protest

    SEATAC, Wash. — Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, charged with disorderly conduct for blocking a road during a protest over the minimum wage, told a judge Thursday she does not need a lawyer at her trial and will represent herself. In December, police arrested Sawant and several other minimum wage supporters for blocking a road during a protest outside Alaska Airlines headquarters. “This is not about disorderly conduct, it’s about minimum wage,” Sawant told the judge. Seatac voters approved a […]

  • Matthew Truax died of sudden cardiac arrest at his high school when he was 16. His mom is trying to get more defibrillators in schools. (Photo courtesy of family)

    Local mom on crusade to buy life-saving defibrillators for schools

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Melinda Truax’s son died of sudden cardiac arrest. Now, she is on a crusade to educate the public about heart health. Sudden cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack and most victims die before they get to the hospital. Medics say an Automated External Defibrillator could save many lives. Truax says if someone collapses in front of you, grab an AED. “Run for the AED. Worst case scenario, you have to put it back on the […]