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  • 400-acre Thurston County wildfire contained; 4 homes, 1 business, 2 barns lost

    ROCHESTER, Wash. — A large, fast-moving wildfire near Rochester on Tuesday destroyed one business, four homes and two barns and forced the evacuation of 50 to 100 homes,  authorities said. The Scatter Creek Fire also created a miles-long traffic backup on I-5 just north of U.S. 12 on Tuesday afternoon. Thurston County announced shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday that the fire was contained and the evacuations had been lifted. The county also said the fire had burned 400 acres and […]

  • CAPTURED: Lakewood Police arrest sex offender Curtis Sell; credit Crime Stoppers tip from WMW viewer

    CAPTURED IN PIERCE COUNTY Aug. 22, 2017 —  Lakewood police officers arrested a sex offender who they suspect is the naked man entering people’s homes and burglarizing some of them. Police said they acted on a Crime Stoppers tip and found Curtis Sell hiding in the attic of a home around 1 a.m. Tuesday. He had an outstanding felony warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. Sell was booked into the Pierce County Jail. He has also been charged […]

  • Swastikas and bomb threat prompt WSU dorm evacuation

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Dozens of students were evacuated from a dormitory at Washington State University after students reported vandals had scratched several swastikas and a vague bomb threat onto the walls. The Spokesman-Review says the graffiti was reported about 10 p.m. Monday. Police inspected Stimson Hall and found no evidence of explosives, and the students were allowed back in shortly after 2 a.m. WSU assistant police chief Steve Hansen says the Nazi symbols were etched into walls in stairwells […]

  • Girl missing near Mount St. Helens found in good condition

    COUGAR, Wash. — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl missing overnight near Mount St. Helens has been found and is in good condition. The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office says rescuers found Katrina Osborne, from the Kelso and Longview area, Tuesday morning near the Smith Creek Trailhead east of the volcano. Osborne had become separated from her family or friends Monday morning. Teams on the ground and in a helicopter began looking for her by early afternoon. Campers reported seeing her late […]

  • Climber who suffered critical injuries in fall near Gold Bar rescued

    GOLD BAR, Wash. — Crews rescued a 38-year-old climber who fell several feet onto a ledge and suffered critical injuries near Wallace Falls on Monday afternoon, the Snohomish Count Sheriff’s Office said. Search and rescue crews were dispatched after an emergency beacon was activated in Wallace Falls State Park, said Shari Ireton, communications director for the sheriff’s office. “The beacon was activated after a woman, who had been ‘canyoneering’ with others, lost control of ‘braking’ her climbing rope and fell several feet […]

  • 3 brothers aged 78, 79, 82 charged with possession of child porn

    SEATTLE — Three brothers aged 78, 79 and 82 were arrested at a North Seattle home and charged with possession of child pornography, the Seattle Police Department said Monday. Those charged were identified as Edwin Emery, Thomas Emery and Charles Emery, who police said had lived in the same home in north Seattle for about 50 years. “The defendants have no known conviction history, but are charged with collecting images depicting the misery of sexually abused children to satiate their deeply […]

  • Seahawks acquire OL Matt Tobin from Philadelphia in trade

    RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks on Monday acquired tackle Matt Tobin from Philadelphia and the Eagles’ seventh-round NFL Draft selection next year for Seattle’s fifth-round 2018 draft pick. The trade comes after tackle George Fant’s season-ending knee injury in Seattle’s preseason win Friday night over the Minnesota Vikings. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks were calling around the NFL all day Monday in search of O-line help. The Seahawks said Tobin, 27, played both guard and tackle for the […]

  • 1 policeman killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — One police officer was shot and killed and another gravely injured by gunfire while checking suspicious people in the central Florida city of Kissimmee, police said early Saturday. Three suspects were in custody and a fourth was being sought. Kissimmee police officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter were checking suspicious people in an area of the city known for drug activity when they were shot, Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O’Dell said at a news conference. They […]

  • 500-acre wildfire in Grant County forces mandatory evacuations, knocks out power to Quincy

    #MonumentHillFire please stay clear the area to allow FIRE services to arrive safely @GCSOKyleForeman @GrantCoSheriff pic.twitter.com/kfoJC3jJSV — Trooper Brian Moore (@wspd6pio) August 17, 2017 QUINCY, Wash. — A fast-spreading 500-acre wildfire forced mandatory evacuations northeast of Quincy and knocked out power to the city Wednesday night, authorities said. The Washington Fire Marshal said at least 10 homes were under mandatory Level 3 evacuations, and state mobilization had been approved to help battle the Monument Hill Fire. “Homes and crops threatened,” […]

  • Everett City Council passes ordinance forcing bikini baristas to cover up

    EVERETT, Wash. — The Everett City Council voted Wednesday night to make bikini baristas cover up while they’re working. The city is home to a few of the coffee stands. The new ordinance would impose a dress code on the scantily dressed coffee servers. For example, servers would have to make sure their pants go at least 3 inches below the buttocks. Everett Police said they’ve had problems at the stands and that they’re a drain on resources. But bikini […]