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    Washington fires Bob Ernst as women’s rowing coach

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington has fired women’s rowing coach Bob Ernst after 42 years in a variety of roles with the Huskies rowing program. Athletic director Scott Woodward announced that Ernst had been “relieved of duties.” Assistant coach Connor Bullis will take over as interim coach. Ernst first took over the Washington women’s program in 1980 and won six national titles, the last coming in 1987. He took over the men’s program after the 1987 season and won a pair […]

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    Teen who killed another driver while trying to commit suicide in car crash sentenced to 6 years

    LEBANON, Ore. — A teenage girl who was trying to commit suicide when she crashed head-on into another car, killing the driver, was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison. KPTV in Portland said Kathryn Schilz, who was 17 at the time of the crash, was driving a Mitsubishi when she crossed the center line of Airport Road and hit a Subaru head-on in April. The driver of the Outback, Tonya Thompson, 40, of Lebanon, was pronounced dead at the […]

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    Really? Thieves steal ‘Habitat for Humanity’ truck in Tukwila

    TUKWILA, Wash. — It’s the holiday season, but that didn’t stop thieves in Tukwila. Someone stole a truck full of donations from right outside the Habitat for Humanity’s new building in Tukwila. “We are here to help people and support the mission of building homes and making sure that people have a place to live where they can raise their families,” said Gail Luxenberg, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Seattle and King County. So staff were shocked when thieves stole […]

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    Bankruptcy Court approves sale of 47 Haggen stores, including 11 in Washington

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Haggen announced Wednesday that U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware confirmed the sale of 47 of its stores, including 11 in Washington. Albertsons won their bids for 10 of the 11 stores in Washington. Yoke’s Foods Inc. won the Liberty Lake store. The Puget Sound Business Journal said that in some cases, the company won the stores for as little as $1.  It said the Albertson’s acquisition will have to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission, which required […]

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    High winds topple trees, power lines; about 18,000 without electricity, mostly on Kitsap Peninsula

    SEATTLE (AP) — Utility officials say crews were working through the night to help restore power to thousands of customers west of Seattle after another round of strong winds. The gusts over 50 mph on Tuesday felled trees and power lines and mostly affected the Kitsap Peninsula, where Puget Sound Energy reported about 200 outages affecting more than 40,000 customers. As of 5:30 a.m. there are more than 130 outage locations in the Kitsap area impacting approximately 18,000 customers. — […]

  • Seattle Seahawks Running Back Marshawn Lynch attends an in-store appearance for the launch of BEASTMODE x PSD at Champs at Bellevue Square on November 13, 2015 in Bellevue, Washington.  (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images for PSD Underwear)

    Surgery or rest for Marshawn? Conflicting reports come out, but appears he’ll be out for weeks

    SEATTLE — ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing a source, reported Tuesday night that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch needs “a couple weeks to see how he does” and “to see if he can recover” from his abdominal injury. This came after Lynch met in Philadelphia earlier Tuesday with specialist Dr. William Meyers and it was believed he might have to undergo season-ending surgery for what could be a sports hernia. The Seattle Seahawks released no update on Lynch. But then NFL Network’s Ian […]

  • Authorities say Laquan McDonald, 17, was armed with a 4-inch knife when Officer Jason Van Dyke confronted him. The teen did not comply with "numerous police orders to drop the knife," the officer's lawyer, Daniel Herbert, told the Chicago Tribune, when Van Dyke opened fire. McDonald died after being shot 16 times.

    Chicago releases dash-cam video of officer shooting 17-year-old [WARNING: GRAPHIC]

    ***WARNING: VIEWERS MAY FIND THE CONTENT IN THE VIDEO ABOVE DISTURBING.*** CHICAGO (WGN)  — Hours after a Chicago police officer was ordered held without bond on a first-degree murder charge, the city released a shocking police dash-cam video that captured the white officer opening fire on an African American teen on a Southwest Side street, striking him 16 times and killing him. The video is about six minutes long and appears to show 17-year-old Laquan McDonald running down the middle […]

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    Newborn gorilla ‘flourishing’ at Woodland Park Zoo

    SEATTLE — A newborn gorilla at Woodland Park Zoo is “flourishing” days after her birth, but her mom still isn’t showing as much interest as the zoo would like to see, the zoo said Monday. The gorilla was born Friday to 19-year-old Nadiri, a lowland gorilla and first-time mom. After giving birth, Nadiri walked away to the other side of the den.  Attempts made this past weekend to introduce Nadiri to her baby “have not been successful,” the zoo said. […]

  • A search was launched for Orca T77A after the 19-year-old male was seen entangled in a rope and float. The orca was spotted Monday and was clear and free. (Photo: Maya's Legacy Whale Watching via Pacific Whale Watch Association)

    Good news: Killer whale entangled in rope and float 3 weeks ago seen as clear and free now

    SEATTLE — An orca spotted three weeks ago entangled in a rope and float was seen and photographed Monday as being free and clear, the Pacific Whale Watch Association said. A photo taken off the Thetis Island-Chemainus Ferry in Stuart Channel, B.C., on Nov. 4 prompted an urgent search by the association and the Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans for orca T77A, a 19-year-old male transit apparently entangled in what may have been a crab pot. After three weeks, […]