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  • Puyallup River overflows banks; other flood warnings; national park closes (PHOTOS)

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — The Puyallup River overflowed its banks Tuesday and flooded some low-lying areas. Pierce County reported Tuesday afternoon that it had responded to 29 sites where water was on roadways. The Riverwalk Trail from Veterans Park to west city limits was closed  due to flooding. Mount Rainier National Park was closed and staff and visitors evacuated as steady rain and melting snow exacerbated flooding issues Tuesday. The National Weather Service also issued flood warnings for multiple Pacific Northwest rivers […]

  • Seattle police in riot gear blocking protesters from an entrance to Interstate 5 Tuesday night. (Photo: Tina Patel/KCPQ-TV)

    Protesters fill streets across country as Ferguson protests spread coast to coast

    (CNN) — From New York to Los Angeles and up to 170 cities in between, protesters flooded the streets Tuesday to denounce a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of black teen Michael Brown. Some demonstrations blocked bridges, tunnels and major highways. But unlike the violence that erupted in Ferguson on Monday night, the protests across the country Tuesday night were largely peaceful. New York A massive protest wound its […]

  • Will Lautzenheiser, a former professor of film production and screenwriting, lost his limbs in 2011 after a battle with a severe streptococcal infection. But he received two arm transplants in Boston. "To have come here and to have received this gift is really astonishing to me." Here, Lautzenheiser meets with members of the plastic surgery transplant clinical care team in June 2014 at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

    40-year-old lost all his limbs, but now he’s walking and celebrating his 2 new arms

    (CNN) — A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank you’s at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital as he showed off his two new arm transplants. Will Lautzenheiser sat next to the doctors from Brigham and Women’s Hospital who spent almost nine hours in surgery with him last month. “To have come here and to have received this gift is really astonishing to me, and it’s obviously life changing,” he said. Lautzenheiser, a former professor of film production […]

  • Protesters blocking traffic in downtown Portland Tuesday night. (Photo: KPTV/Portland)

    Ferguson protesters block traffic on highways, bridges in Portland; arrests made

    PORTLAND (KPTV) — Large groups protesting the grand jury decision in Ferguson  blocked highway traffic and bridges in Portland on Tuesday night and some arrests were made, FOX 12 Oregon reported. The rally began at 4 p.m. at the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct at Southwest Third and Madison. By that time, hundreds of people were already surrounding the building, while speakers addressed the crowd about Officer Darren Wilson not facing criminal charges in Missouri for the shooting death of […]

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    Car plows through one Lacey business … and doesn’t stop there

    LACEY, Wash. — A car plowed through one Lacey business and then continued into a second one Tuesday night, the Lacey Fire Department said. The Lacey Police Department tweeted, “Tiki Tattoo 4008 Pacific Ave was the second business this car just drove through! Please don’t drink and drive…” The other business was a repair shop. Lacey Fire said a patient was transported to St. Peter’s Hospital. The person’s condition was not released.  

  • Sherman asks cardboard Doug Baldwin questions in dig at NFL for fining Lynch

    RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman put on a little skit Tuesday with a cardboard WR Doug Baldwin to take a dig at the NFL brass for fining Marshawn Lynch $100,000 for not speaking to the media. Sherman said the NFL fines players for not speaking to the media — but they don’t pay players $100,000 to speak or to advertise the NFL.  

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    Ferguson cop Darren Wilson: I had to shoot him

    (CNN) — Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he was sorry for the loss of life when he shot unarmed teen Michael Brown in August but that his conscience is clear because he was simply doing his job. The interview, conducted Tuesday and scheduled to air Tuesday night, is the first by Wilson, who had not been seen in public since the Aug. 9 shooting. The death of Brown sparked violent demonstrations in the days after […]

  • I-5 briefly shut down as Seattle protest over Ferguson decision turns violent; more marches planned

    SEATTLE — A Seattle protest march over the Ferguson decision turned violent Monday night, with marchers throwing rocks, bottles, cans of food, and large fireworks at police officers trying to prevent them from walking on Interstate 5. Seattle Police reported that 5 people were arrested during the demonstrations. No injuries were reported. About 200 young people had joined the protest against the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of black teenager […]

  • About 100  demonstrators continue to sing, chant and dance in protest outside the White House hours after the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced in Missouri in the early morning hours of November 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

    Protests over Ferguson decision spread across nation

    (CNN) — Screams of outrage. Crowds marching down streets, blocking intersections and interstates. Fists raised in silence. As the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced Monday night, protesters around the country — who had begun to gather hours earlier — responded in solidarity. In New York, a roving crowd wound its way through the city, surging to more than 1,000 in Times Square before heading toward the Upper West Side, CNN’s Miguel Marquez tweeted. Earlier in the evening, about 200 […]