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    WSU sends warning to 1 million after hard drive with Social Security numbers, other info stolen

    PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University has confirmed that a hard drive has been stolen that could place up to 1 million students and others at risk of identity theft. It is sending out warning letters to those affected. The university, on its website, said it learned on April 21 that the hard drive had been stolen from a locked safe at its Social & Economic Sciences Research Center (SESRC). “The drive contained documents that included personal information such as […]

  • Body of missing Gold Bar man recovered from Skykomish River

    SULTAN, Wash. — The body of a 71-year-old Gold Bar man who had been missing since June 19 was found in the Skykomish River Thursday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The missing man, Olaf Eriksen, had dementia, the sheriff’s office had said. A fisherman in a boat called 911 after finding the body of a man in the water near the 27600 block of 170th Street SE at about 12:30 p.m, the sheriff’s office said. Eriksen’s body was recovered […]

  • Here’s what will be affected if there’s a state government shutdown at end of June

    SEATTLE — If the state Legislature doesn’t pass a state budget by the end of this month, when the current fiscal year ends, the government will be forced to shut down. The state estimates nearly 32,000 public employees will be sent home and many government services will stop. The Office of Financial management is showing us for the first time what exactly will be affected. Q13 News anchor Jamie Tompkins has more in this video report.    

  • Statewide traffic delays expected this weekend, WSDOT says

    SEATTLE – If your weekend plans include traveling on Interstate 90 between Seattle and Spokane, or using any of the highways in and around the greater Seattle area, prepare for traffic backups starting Friday  through Monday morning, the Washington State Department of Transportation said Wednesday. Last weekend, westbound travelers on I-90 between Ellensburg and North Bend experienced delays up to 90 minutes. On northbound I-5, drivers saw up to 60-minute delays between SeaTac and Tukwila. “We have a busy construction […]

  • Rollover accident on northbound I-405 after Coal Creek Parkway created 7-mile backup

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — A rollover accident on northbound I-405 after Coal Creek Parkway created a 7-mile backup on the freeway Wednesday afternoon, the Washington State Department of Transportation said. “If you have to travel, delay your trip,” WSDOT tweeted at 3:20 p.m. The rollover accident was blocking the three left northbound lanes. WSDOT said the northbound I-405 backup stretched all the way to State Route 167. The southbound backup was 5 miles, WSDOT said. But at about 4:05 p.m., WSDOT […]

  • Hundreds march, attend vigil honoring Seattle mom fatally shot by police; officers’ names released

    SEATTLE — Hundreds of people marched and gathered in Seattle Tuesday night to honor a 30-year-old pregnant mother of four who was killed by police officers Sunday. Family members of Charleena Lyles  outside her apartment in Magnuson Park spoke of her as a sweet, kind person. A woman named Tiffany, who said she was Lyles’ youngest sister, described Charleena as a woman full of life whose kids were her everything. “There’s nothing that she wouldn’t have done for her kids. […]

  • Sea creatures usually found in tropical waters show up off Washington coast

    SEATTLE — Cucumber-shaped sea creatures called pyrosomes have arrived off Washington’s coast — and they could mean trouble for the fishing industry. Their arrive is surprising scientists who are used to seeing them in tropical waters. “I’m familiar with them, but I’ve never seen them up here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m surprised,” one scientist said. Each one on its own is pretty small. But they can come together to create giant organisms that are more than 20 feet long. […]

  • 17-year-old ‘endangered runaway’ from Idaho boarded flight to Seattle, police say

    SEATTLE — Police in Post Falls, Idaho, said Tuesday a 17-year-old “endangered runaway” is possibly in the Seattle area after reportedly communicating on social media with someone in Western Washington. Mari Bennett-Cooper, 17, left home in Post Falls, Idaho, last Friday (June 16). “We have information leading us to believe she was communicating via social media with someone in the Seattle area and have confirmed she boarded a flight to Seattle from Spokane,” the Post Falls Police Department said in […]

  • Critically injured woman rescued after Jeep plunges 1,000 feet off cliff

    WILKESON, Wash. — Authorities were able to rescue a critically injured woman who had been in a Jeep that plunged about 1,000 feet off a cliff on the 520 Trail near the Evans Creek Campground in Pierce County, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said Monday. The male driver of the Jeep did not survive. The sheriff’s department said deputies received a call at about 5 p.m. on Saturday that a Jeep had gone over a steep cliff and that a […]

  • Two missing brothers from Auburn found safe

    AUBURN, Wash. — A 14-year-old boy with developmental disabilities took his 4-year-old brother from their home on 40th Place South in Auburn, but they were found safe early Tuesday on a bus to Algona, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. The two were last seen at about 3 p.m. Monday near their home in the 29600 block of 40th Place South. The sheriff’s office issued a “missing” alert at about 11 p.m. Fourteen-year-old Cody and his 4-year-old brother Andrew were […]