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    Gov. Inslee calls for safety measures in response to oil train dangers

    SEATTLE — Gov. Jay Inslee says there is a urgent need to bolster preparedness and response efforts against oil train spills. The governor says this requires action by the state and the federal government.  This comes at the same time the Department of Ecology released a report containing recommendations, both legislative and budgetary, in dealing with oil trains and possible accidents. Inslee wants to see more safety measures put in place for the transportation of Bakkan oil on rail lines […]

  • Bremerton elementary school volunteer accused of sexually assaulting a young child

    BREMERTON — Police have arrested a 51-year-old volunteer at Crown Hill Elementary School on suspicion of child rape. A mother who lived in the man’s home with her two young daughters expressed shock. “That’s crazy, yeah, it’s crazy,” said Brandy Welch after learning the suspect, Stephen Jabs, who was arrested Thursday, had been accused of sexually assaulting a young girl in March. Parents alerted investigators about some photos Jabs claimed to have taken showing young girls in compromising positions. Welch […]

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    Thieves steal thousands in jewelry from Salvation Army

    SHORELINE — Thieves broke into a new Salvation Army store that was days away from opening — stealing 10,000 dollars worth of jewelry. Store employees worked Sunday afternoon and sometime during the night the thieves pried off the lock on a door and went straight for the jewelry. Captain Timothy Rockey with the Salvation Army says it was heartbreaking to find the jewelry missing. “It was really devastating to our staff and to our volunteers because we need the product to […]

  • Broncos fans living in Seahawks territory?! Good luck with that… (VIDEO)

    SEATTLE — We know this is Seahawks country 12s, but what’s it like being a fan in enemy territory? One Broncos fan is being featured in ESPN commercials after the team’s humiliating defeat in the Super Bowl.

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    Woman attacked by gunman in Lakewood’s Fort Steilacoom Park

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A 52-year-old woman in Fort Steilacoom Park reported she was grabbed from behind by a man who had a gun, but she screamed and the attacker then pushed her down and ran away, Lakewood police said. A witness heard the screams and ran over to help the victim, police said. “The area was searched by a Police K9 unit and the WSP (Washington State Patrol) Airplane, but the suspect was not located,” the Lakewood Police Department said […]

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    GOTCHA! Marysville police use online tool to track down suspects in church burglaries

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — The suspected burglars who ransacked St. Philips Episcopal Church in Marysville in August were caught weeks later with the  help of an online site. Two suspects broke into the church twice in a three-day period, stealing at least $25,000 worth of items ranging from computers to silver and brass.  Some of the items were used during worship and were 60 years old. “It was a bit like getting punched in the gut — after having been (punched) […]

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    Have you had jewelry stolen on Vashon Island? Sheriff’s office may have it

    VASHON ISLAND, Wash. — The King County Sheriff’s Office is holding a special viewing of jewelry recovered from thefts during the past couple of years. Detectives laid out the jewelry on several tables Tuesday. The estimated value was in the thousands.  The jewelry was recovered from several investigations spanning a two-year period.  Some was taken from thieves while others were recovered from pawn shops from Seattle to Tacoma. All of the jewelry on display was taken from residents on Vashon […]

  • VIDEO: Seattle police try something new to deter crime on Capitol Hill

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    Black bear spotted around Tacoma finally caught near the Dome

    TACOMA — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife captured a 220-pound black bear near the Tacoma Dome at about midnight Wednesday, officials said. Fish and Wildlife had been tracking the female black bear since the department began receiving reports of sightings Friday.  With the help of several 911 calls, officials were able to get a good idea where the bear was and moved in. “Released the dog; the bear tried to run away and ran into a fence that […]