Everything you need to know about the 2-week Alaskan Way Viaduct closure & its region-wide impact

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    Get on the bus! Alternatives to driving during Viaduct shutdown

    On Friday morning, Seattle’s Alaska Way Viaduct shuts down for two weeks so the tunnel boring machine “Bertha” can dig beneath it. Closing the viaduct, which carries 90,000 cars a day, will create a traffic mess. To avoid that congestion, many of us are thinking about parking the car, and jumping on the bus. Metro Transit is adding 22 additional buses to help with the added rider, but if you’ve never taken public transit, here are a few tips. Plan […]

  • Drug suit simulates driving while high

          It is April 20, or 4/20, an infamous date when a lot of people light up in honor of marijuana. But if you do, there is new technology showing why you should hand off your car keys. The automaker Ford has developed a drug driving suit designed to show what it’s like to drive while under the influence of pot, heroin, and cocaine. It consists of several weights placed on on the arms and legs to effect balance […]

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    Pollution warning issued for sinking shrimp boat

    OCEAN SHORES, Wash  — State crews tried to tow a sinking shrimp boat back to shore Saturday, or at least offload some of the 3,000 gallons of fuel on board, but even during low tide, they say it was just too dangerous in the rough surf. Now the Coast Guard has issued a pollution warning as beachcombers and others report a strong smell of diesel up and down the beach. “It’s too bad for the fishermen, but of course the […]

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    No sign of missing Arlington couple after vehicles found with ‘extensive damage’ in woods

    DARRINGTON, Wash. — Detectives found no sign of a missing Arlington couple after discovering their two vehicles with “extensive damage” down an embankment in a remote, wooded area near Oso, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. Patrick Shunn, 45, and his wife,  Monique Patenaude, 46, of Arlington, have not been seen since late Monday and were reported missing by their neighbors on Tuesday afternoon. Investigators at the time that their two vehicles were missing, too. Their Jeep Wrangler and Land […]

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    Salmon fans, coastal towns brace for decision on fishing season

    WESTPORT, Wash. — On a recent morning in Westport, Butch Henry sat by himself in a normally crowded diner. Windy weather kept fishermen grounded that morning but he worries the empty diner, and empty streets around town could become the norm if the salmon season is cut back or even cancelled. “Westport is known as the salmon capital of the world,” said Henry. “The people of this town rely on that salmon season every year.” Henry is a commercial fisherman. […]

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    2 ‘dangerous’ men escape from Western State Hospital; one in custody

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — One of two “dangerous” men who escaped from a psychiatric hospital was taken into custody Thursday morning in Des Moines. Mark Alexander Adams (right) was picked up without incident and was taken back to Lakewood to be interviewed by detectives. Someone called police and reported seeing someone who looked like one of the escapees around 9:45 a.m. near Des Moines Gospel Church at S 220th St and 7th Ave. The other escapees, Anthony Garver, (left) is still wanted. […]

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    Tacoma police release composite sketches of suspects in 1986 murders of two young girls

    TACOMA — Investigators are doing something unusual as they look into two cold cases in Tacoma. They’re treating the murders of two children 30 years ago as if they just happened. In 1986, two young girls from Tacoma were sexually assaulted and murdered. 12-year-old Michella Welch and 13-year-old Jenny Bastian were killed just five months apart. Tacoma police are activating their Child Abduction Response team (CART), a joint effort by Tacoma Police, Pierce county Department of Emergency Management and the FBI. […]

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  • Joshua Weythman Baker, 27, of Shelton, has been identified as the suspect driver who shot at a Mason County Sheriff’s Deputy during a pursuit that began shortly after 11pm in the Agate area East of Shelton. (Mason County Sheriff's Office)

    Police searching for suspect accused of shooting at deputy during high-speed chase near Shelton

    SHELTON, Wash. — Authorities are searching for a driver who they say led police on a wild high-speed chase and shooting overnight near Shelton. Deputies say a 27-year-old Joshua Weythman Baker took off when an officer tried to pull him over around 11 p.m. Thursday on SR 3. Speeds hit 100 mph and the driver began shooting at the Mason County sheriff’s deputy, authorities said. The deputy was not hurt. The chase came to an end on E. Johns Prairie Road near SR 3 when […]

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    Two men killed in Pioneer Square shooting; police search for suspects

    SEATTLE — Seattle police are investigating a shooting that left two men dead early Wednesday in Pioneer Square. Officers were called around 5:30 a.m. to the 400 block of 2nd Ave. Ext. S. after receiving several reports of shot fired. When police arrived, they found one man who was already dead. Medics transported the other man to Harborview Medical Center where he later died. Witnesses told investigators they heard multiple gunshots and then saw people flee in a car. The circumstances […]