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    6 tips for avoiding devastating ID theft

    SEATTLE — Social media can be a powerful networking tool, and connects people in unprecedented ways. But crooks are also using it, to take your money. Users lost more than $780 million to internet crime last year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center reports. That’s up nearly half from the year before. So how can you keep yourself safe online? The Better Business Bureau has these tips:  Post with care. Avoid sharing private information publicly. Steer clear of posting birthdates, family names and relatives’ information […]

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    Police: Child molester planted marijuana on teen, impersonated officer

    LAKEWOOD — A convicted child molester faces charges for planting marijuana on a teen and posing as a police officer, threatening to arrest her, Lakewood police said. Police say 28-year-old Jon Carrington was on house arrest and wearing an electric monitoring ankle bracelet when he approached the 14-year-old girl at the Lakewood Towne Center Transit Center on Aug. 6. The girl told police he came up behind her and started rubbing her back, reached into her purse and placed a small, crumbled up […]

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    Eat Chinese lately? Your credit card information may be in jeopardy

    SEATTLE — P.F. Chang’s China Bistro believes it may have been hit by credit hackers, and the personal information of diners at 33 locations across the U.S. may be at risk–including here in Washington. The Bellevue Square and Lynnwood restaurants are on the list of targeted restaurants. The Westlake Center location is not listed. The restaurant believes identity thieves targeted the local spots between April and June of this year. According to P.F. Chang’s, hackers may have obtained credit and debit cards […]

  • Charges: Cancer-stricken grandmother delayed treatment as grandson bilked her to pay for pills, prostitutes

    BURIEN–A 29-year-old self-admitted drug addict is facing charges of conning his elderly grandmother out of $334,000, and using the money to buy drugs and prostitutes, as she delayed cancer treatment in an effort — she thought — to help him. King County prosecutors allege Derek Bischoff told his 86-year-old grandmother he needed money to pay drug debts and bribe law enforcement. He told her he worked for a DEA officer out for revenge on drug dealers, and he had to give […]

  • Lifelong M’s fan finally meets her hero (PHOTOS)

    SEATTLE — A Bonney Lake woman got the surprise of a lifetime when she met her hero at the Safeco Field dugout. Joanna Hall has a number of disabilities including Cerebal Palsy and cataracts. She looks forward to attending a Mariners game once a year, on her birthday. She is undoubtedly the Mariners’ number one fan, according to her family. She knows all the players, her room is decked out in all things M and even records every single game, so she can re-watch […]

  • LIST: Top 5 LGBT-friendly cities in the nation

    SEATTLE — June 1 marks the start of LGBT Pride Month, and our state has made historic advances in same-sex marriage and equality regardless of sexual identity. But where does Seattle rank in the list of most LGBT-friendly cities in the U.S.? Finance blog NerdWallet has compiled its list of the most LGBT-friendly cities, based on the presence of the gay community, LGBT-friendly laws and opportunities, and safety and tolerance. It ranks Seattle as first in the nation as LGBT friendly! Seattle […]

  • JOBS REPORT: Employment numbers surge ahead in April

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest job and employment numbers released today by the U.S. Labor Department suggest a sharp rebound in economic growth, nationwide. According to the report, the job market added 288,000 jobs in April–the most in more than two years. The unemployment rate fell 0.4 percent to 6.3 percent–the lowest since Sept. 2008. About 9.8 million Americans are unemployed–down by 733,000. Americans out of work for more than 6 months also dropped by 287,000, to 3.5 million. The labor […]

  • Renton well water possibly poisoned by toxic chemicals, court documents show

    RENTON–A boat owner is facing felony charges after allegedly storing hundreds of gallons of toxic chemicals at a Renton junkyard that may have seeped into the local drinking water, King County Superior Court documents show. Prosecutors allege 51-year-old Rory Westmoreland stored toxic chemicals in 44 leaking metal drums–without a permit–in a Renton junkyard that he was in the process of buying, located on 192nd Avenue. County officials had visited and cited Westmoreland at the site three separate times before, for complaints of […]

  • CLEANER AIR: Six counties in WA get A’s, which one get’s a C?

    SEATTLE — A new report says the air we breathe is getting worse, and the number of people living in polluted areas is on the rise. The American Lung Association’s ‘State of the Air 2014‘ report released today shows, King County has seen a small increase in short-term soot pollution levels, compared to the 2013 report.  Experts say this is despite a  greater trend of lower particle pollution levels, nationwide. King County has also had fewer unhealthy days of long-term, high […]