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  • Teeing off on parking, traffic problems in advance of U.S. Open

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — In four months, thousands of golf fans will converge on University Place for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course. But it looks like they won’t be converging by car. This week the University Place City Council agreed to a major parking ban affecting more than 3,000 homes around the golf course. “It’ll be a circus,” said Christie Nelthrop, a neighbor who lives near the golf course. “Just like a circus.” About 30,000 people a […]

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    Detective who faced alleged cop killer: ‘I thought I was going to die’

    SEATTLE — The Seattle detective who came face to face with an alleged cop killer says he’s lucky to be alive. “I thought I was going to die,” Gary Nelson said Monday at the murder trial of Christopher Monfort. Monfort could face the death penalty if convicted in the death of Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton. Nelson told jurors he was at Monfort’s apartment complex based on a tip that there was a car there that matched the description of […]

  • Mike Henery, a partner in this new pot shop in Parkland, says, “We wanted everybody to be able to walk in here, and immediately feel comfortable in purchasing legal marijuana,” (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

    Owners of Parkland pot shop defying ban in Pierce County; store opening Saturday

    PARKLAND, Wash. — Ted Wetherbee is tired of renting an empty space in Parkland, so, despite a ban on retail marijuana stores in Pierce County, he and his partner, Mike Henery, are opening their pot shop and art gallery on Saturday. “We wanted everybody to be able to walk in here, and immediately feel comfortable in purchasing legal marijuana,” Henery said Friday in their shop, The Gallery. Customers may feel comfortable. The county could be itching for a fight. Pot […]

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    Carnation murder case: ‘I knew she was eventually going to hurt someone’

    SEATTLE — In the Carnation murder case, a woman who has not yet faced a jury is now the focus at her boyfriend’s trial. Joe McEnroe could face the death penalty in the killings of Michele Anderson’s six family members. He has admitted to police his part in shooting and killing his girlfriend’s family, including pulling the trigger on her young niece and nephew. But on Thursday, jurors heard from another one of Anderson’s former boyfriends, Marc Mann. He called […]

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    ‘Yes, it was premeditated': Jurors hear daughter admit to killing her family in Carnation

    SEATTLE — Jurors in the Carnation murder trial of Joe McEnroe heard the taped confession of his former girlfriend, Michele Anderson, on Wednesday. The two are accused of killing six members of Anderson’s family in Carnation seven years ago. In a bid to avoid the death penalty, McEnroe’s defense team wanted to show jurors that he was pressured into helping Anderson. On tape, when detectives ask Anderson why she and McEnroe carried guns to her parents’ home on Christmas Eve […]

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    School overcrowding: Puyallup’s controversial plan to make room

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — The Puyallup School Board voted Monday night to move ahead with a plan to put some sixth-graders into junior high schools next fall, to relieve elementary school overcrowding. “They’re going to grow up even faster,” said Tara Harper, a parent of a child at Zeiger Elementary, where the first sixth-graders will be affected next fall. “I don’t agree with that.” School officials say desperate times call for desperate measures. At Zeiger, 830 students are crammed into a […]

  • This is some of the flooding in Hoquiam on Cherry St. It was taken from Beacon Hill.

    Hundreds of volunteers help Washington flood victims

    ABERDEEN, Wash. — The clean-up continues in Grays Harbor County from a storm that hit all the way back on January 5th. It dumped ten inches of rain over 24 hours causing more than thirty landslides in Aberdeen alone. On Saturday, the community rallied around more than 100 homeowners who still need help. “It’s been a nightmare,” said James Freman, a homeowner in Aberdeen. “I woke up in the morning with water in my house and I look outside and it`s […]

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    Carnation family murder scene recreated in courtroom

    SEATTLE — During the Carnation murder trial in King County, an unusual move — prosecutors recreated the crime scene in a courtroom. It’s the recreation of a living room, down to the drapes, sofa, and chairs. The jury has seen pictures of the scene and video. But by recreating it, they actually get  chance to move around the room and get an even better idea of what happened there. It’s all part of the murder trial of Joe McEnroe. He’s […]

  • Britt Sweeney on the stand Wednesday. (KCPQ)

    Murdered officer’s partner takes stand, says ‘I felt I was absolutely being hunted’

    SEATTLE — Police officer Britt Sweeney took the stand in the trial of an accused cop killer, offering emotional testimony to how she feared for her life as she and her partner, Tim Brenton, took gunfire in their patrol car. “I felt I was absolutely being hunted,” Sweeney said of the shooting that left Brenton dead. Christopher Monfort is accused of ambushing Brenton, 39, and Sweeney in their patrol car on Halloween night 2009. He pleaded not guilty to aggravated […]

  • A romance for the ages: Woodinville couple celebrates 65th anniversary

    SEATTLE — Faith and Myron celebrated 65 years of marriage recently at Aegis Living, assisted living and memory care facility, in Seattle.