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    Heartbroken family pleads for help in finding killer of 19-year-old in Federal Way (VIDEO)

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — A heartbroken family is asking for help in finding the killer of 19-year-old Jeffrey McLaren, who was gunned down in the parking lot of a Federal Way apartment complex on April 3. Witnesses saw the suspect run off, but K-9 units couldn’t track him. “We want someone to be brave and step forward and help solve this crime. He was killed for no reason. He was shot and left to die in a parking lot all […]

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    Sheriff: 80-year-old woman shoots, kills suspected home invader who stabbed husband

    SULTAN, Wash. — An 80-year-old Sultan woman shot and killed a 25-year-old man who had broken into the house and was stabbing her husband Thursday night, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said the husband was stabbed multiple times in the abdomen. He was airlifted to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center and was in stable condition. The woman called 911 at about 8:30 p.m. from the home in the 13700 block of Woods Lake Road and said […]

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    Police in Spokane fatally shoot man with knife

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Police say Spokane officers fatally shot a man who approached them with a knife. Police said that just after 7 p.m., dispatch received a call of suicidal male in the 100 block of south State Street. Three officers arrived and attempted to make contact with the man, who was leaning against a building. He turned to face officers and was holding a knife to his own chest, police said. But then the man started to approach […]

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    23-year-old Central Kitsap man arrested in 3 recent luring attempts in Bremerton, police say

    BREMERTON, Wash. — Police said they arrested a 23-year-old Central Kitsap man as a suspect in three separate luring cases that occurred in past few weeks. “He has been arrested and jailed on probable cause felony harassment, indecent exposure and stalking,” Bremerton police said in a news release. The suspect was not identified because he has not been formally charged yet. Bail was set at $75,000. Police said he is expected to appear in court Friday. EARLIER Q13 NEWS STORY […]

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    Group holds rally against Initiative 1515 that it says targets transgender people (VIDEO)

    SEATTLE — A local group is launching a campaign to stop an initiative it says targets transgender people. On Thursday, the group called Washington Won’t Discriminate held a rally urging voters to oppose I-1515, which it says looks to repeal the state’s non-discrimination protections for transgender people. Last year, lawmakers passed new regulations allowing people to access bathrooms and locker rooms based on they gender they identify with. A group called Just Want Privacy filed I-1515 against that plan, saying […]

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    New passenger terminal planned at Everett’s Paine Field (VIDEO)

    EVERETT, Wash. — Air travel in and out of Snohomish County is about to get easier. On Thursday, Propeller Airports unveiled plans for a new passenger terminal at Paine Field in Everett.

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    Seattle police, downtown businesses prepare for possible May Day protests, violence (VIDEO)

    SEATTLE — Hundreds of police officers are expected to be on the streets of Seattle Sunday for May Day protests, and downtown businesses are being told to take tables and signs off the sidewalks and add extra security. On past May Days, young protesters wearing masks have clashed with police and broken store windows and keyed cars parked on city streets. The violence typically comes hours after the peaceful, organized marches held earlier in the day by labor unions and […]

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    Pierce County deputy arrested for allegedly forcing woman to have sex or face arrest

    TACOMA — A Pierce County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with custodial sexual misconduct for allegedly forcing a woman to have sex with him in return for him not taking her to jail on outstanding warrants. Deputy Joey  D. Tracy, 34, has been on paid administrative leave since November 2015, sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said, adding that he is no longer being paid after his arrest Thursday. He was booked into the Pierce County Jail. His arraignment is […]

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    Jaya, a 13-year-old Sumatran tiger, dies at Point Defiance Zoo

    TACOMA — Jaya, a 13-year-old female Sumatran tiger, who came to Tacoma as a cub and gave birth to her own four litters of cubs, died Thursday afternoon at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, the zoo announced. Jaya had been in critical condition since Tuesday. When her condition further worsened Thursday afternoon, zoo veterinarians, led by head veterinarian Dr. Karen Wolf, made the decision to humanely euthanize her. “Jaya’s liver and gastrointestinal tract weren’t functioning correctly and she was battling an […]

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    King County Executive orders inquest into fatal Seattle police shooting of Che Taylor on Feb. 21

    SEATTLE — King County Executive Dow Constantine ordered an inquest Thursday into the fatal shooting of Che Andre Taylor by two Seattle police officers in the Wedgwood neighborhood on Feb. 21. Taylor, 47, died after being shot as he was bending down in an open car door in the 2200 block of Northeast 85th Street. Seattle police said two officers were investigating a suspicious car in the 2200 block of NE 85th Street when they encountered the man who was “clearly armed” […]