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    Tornado stuns, damages Longview: ‘I started hearing a whoo, whoo, like a train…’ (VIDEOS)

    LONGVIEW, Wash. — A rare tornado in Western Washington struck Longview Thursday, causing widespread damage but no injuries. The National Weather Service said the tornado was an EF-1 with winds estimated between 86 and 110 mph. It cut a path through Longview 1.3 miles long and 200 feet wide, the NWS said. In the downtown area hit hardest by the tornado, crews worked Thursday night to fence off a heavily damaged building.  Part of the building already came crashing down […]


    ON CAMERA: Police try to ID ‘persons of interest’ in brazen Capitol Hill burglary

    SEATTLE — Two men seen on surveillance camera who may have been brazen burglars walked door-to-door in a secure apartment building on Capitol Hill, even talking to the people who live there, and no one saw a thing. The burglary happened at the apartments at 19th and Mercer Thursday afternoon. But the message is it could happen anywhere. “I got home Thursday night and I came to just a place that was completely ransacked; all the cupboards were open; the […]

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    Former substitute teacher for Northshore elementary schools charged with child porn possession

    KIRKLAND — A former substitute teacher for elementary schools in the Northshore School District was charged Monday with three counts of first-degree possession of child porn. Kurtis Kasner, 72, was arrested after computer technicians allegedly uncovered child pornography on his computer that he had brought to them for repair. Kasner remains in custody in lieu of $500,000 bail. According to court documents, police said Kasner was asked during the police interrogation when he started looking at images of children? He […]


    12s line the street to welcome Hawks home

    Nearly three dozen 12s turned up Sunday night at SeaTac international to welcome the Seahawks back home after a difficult loss to the St. Louis Rams. There are no fair weather fans in Seattle just die hard 12s, supporting their super bowl champions even in defeat but make no mistake this loss hurts… a lot. “I think today’s loss, It hurt a lot more than Dallas. This is a game we should have won and we came out in the […]

  • The man with the cap can be seen in this surveillance video using a stolen credit card taken in a Mukilteo car prowl.

    Suspected car-prowl thief in Mukilteo caught on video: Do you recognize him?

    MUKILTEO, Wash. — Austin Rivers, 18, had just moved to Mukilteo from Utah to get a fresh start — but then a thief broke his car window and stole his new credit card and other items. Rivers is working and planning to go to school, too. But life became a lot harder since the car break-in last month. “I thought maybe they took my sound system, because I had a very expensive sound system, well, they just took a credit […]


    High school football player facing two rape charges quits team, still in classes

    HOQUIAM, Wash. — At 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, Tyler Smith, who wears number 71, was a force to be reckoned with on the football field, but prosecutors allege he used his size to overpower and rape two girls. According to court documents, Smith was arrested Sept. 26 in the middle of football practice at Hoquiam High School. Investigators say the latest incident happened back in July when Smith allegedly raped a girl on the tailgate of his pickup. […]

  • Trooper Guy Gill:  Tree, light pole, & lines down blocking the ramp from SR-410 to Traffic Ave.

    Wild October weather wreaks havoc across Western Washington

    SEATTLE — Get used to the rain this week… The first sustained fall storm moved into the area Monday afternoon. First, there was light rain on the Eastside early Monday afternoon, then more rain on I-5 just north of Seattle and more still in downtown Everett. It’s times like this when drivers start to really worry for the first time this fall. “When I’m on the freeway I definitely slow down and take precautions, be careful. I always have children […]


    Road rage victim: Last thing I remember is seeing a pair of clenched fists approaching from my driver side mirror

    SEATTLE — It was a violent Road rage attack. 32 year old Kris Craig was beaten unconscious. “Uh, yeah the vision itself is fine it’s just it’s kind of swollen shut. I needed stitches in my chin. It was split open. My lip was busted open in multiple places, chipped a tooth,” road rage victim Kris Craig said. The attack happened last night just after eight. Kris Craig was driving right around the corner from his home to get a […]

  • Lynnwood police hunt for clues in string of after-dark armed robberies

    LYNNWOOD — Police are investigating a string of armed robberies in Lynnwood, all perpetrated against people walking after dark. The robberies began a week ago in Lynnwood. The details to each robbery are as follows: Sept. 25 — A 33-year-old Granite Falls resident was walking alone around 9:50 p.m. in the 17600 block of 36th Avenue West. Police said he was approached by two black men in their late 20s. The men held out a gun and demanded his cellphone. He […]