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  • Kirkland rapist sentenced for attempt on girlfriend’s child

    SEATTLE — A Kirkland man is going to prison for trying to rape his girlfriend’s daughter. Ryan Firoved, 37, was found out when he bragged to his girlfriend about having sex with other children. Police set up a sting and arrested Firoved, a married father and a convicted child rapist, when he showed up at a Kirkland motel room expecting to have sex with his girlfriend’s child. Firoved  was already under investigation for the regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task […]

  • Votes in unsecured ballot box in Bellingham will count

    BELLINGHAM — The elections board in Whatcom County decided Tuesday to count the 86 ballots left unsecured in an open ballot box. According to the Bellingham Herald, the box at 106 E. Main St. in Everson might not have been locked properly Friday Nov. 1. The discovery wasn’t made until Saturday morning. Everson residents who voted using that ballot box can confirm that their ballots were received. They can call the county Election Division at 306-676-6742 or go to MyVote.wa.gov […]

  • Spooky attractions draw crowds to downtown Seattle

    SEATTLE — The Seattle waterfront is getting into the Halloween spirit. On Sunday, little ghouls and goblins got the chance to trick-or-treat at several downtown businesses. A special treasure map helped kids find several spooky Halloween activities and fun treats. Twelve businesses from the Ferry Terminal to the Old Spaghetti Factory participated. Seattle firefighters were there there to show off their trucks and gear, and hand out candy. The Seattle Aquarium also got in on the action with underwater pumpkin […]

  • Money doesn’t grow on trees, but gold does

    AUSTRALIA —  Scientists have discovered gold deposits growing on eucalyptus trees in Australia. The trees have extensive root systems that dig deep to find water in times of drought.  Some are striking gold. The gold concentration in the tree’s leaves is 80 parts per billion, and a mere 4 parts per billion in the bark. That means the gold isn’t visible to the naked eye. However, the findings could lead to new and more successful prospecting methods.

  • Driver runs over man who attacks his van, yells racial slurs

    SEATTLE –  A skateboarder was rushed to Harborview Medical Center Sunday night after a run-in with a driver in north Seattle. Police said the skateboarder blocked the path of a mini-van stopped at a traffic light near NW. 80th St. and 15th Ave. NW. around 5 p.m, and yelled racial slurs at the driver. The the skateboarder smashed the hood of the van and shattered its windshield with his skateboard, police said. The driver stepped on the gas, ran over the […]

  • Disney toy spouts trashy trucker talk

    KENT — A Kent family couldn’t believe their ears when they popped the batteries into a new set of Disney Princess Royal Walkie Talkies. As soon as their 9-year-old daughter turned them on, out came trashy talk, the family said. Apparently, the toy is set to the same frequency as one some truckers use to communicate. The little girl’s step-mother is horrified. “We picked up some things that she shouldn’t be hearing, or any child should be hearing,” Jennifer Childress, the […]

  • Seattle men clean up their look for a good cause

    SEATTLE —  Capelli’s Gentlemen’s Barbershop celebrated its 10 year anniversary at its South Lake Union location, by giving back to the community on Saturday. The shop offered $40 haircuts for $10, and gave all of the proceeds to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Seattle. The owners also held a silent auction to benefit the charity, with items such as: Seahawks tickets, season passes to local attractions, and getaways. One of the owners has battled Type 1 Diabetes since he […]

  • Man goes berserk in restaurant when denied free pizza

    SEATTLE — Seattle police arrested a man on Aurora Avenue Wednesday for allegedly stabbing an employee at DaVinci’s Pizza and Pasta for not giving him a free pie. The man also followed through on threats to scatter trash through the restaurant, and throw their garbage cans in the road, police said. He apparently told workers that he was picking up a pizza for another man, who lives nearby, and receives free pizza on occasion. When officers arrested the man, he […]

  • Zoo lights attraction a concern for neighbors

    Seattle —  The Woodland Park Zoo flipped the switch on its new holiday event called WildLights Friday night. There are 375,000 LED lights on display thru January 1st, but not everyone is excited about the new attraction. Diane Duthweiler is the President of the Phinney Ridge Community Council and lives near the zoo.  She represents a handful of neighbors concerned about the new electric attraction nearby. “The thing we find problematic about WildLights is that it’s a 40 night event. At […]