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    22-year-old Lake Stevens man killed, 2 others seriously injured in head-on crash

    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — A 22-year-old Lake Stevens man was killed and two other people were seriously injured in a head-on collision Thursday afternoon on State Route 92 at Lake Drive Northeast. A westbound  car crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming pickup truck, police said, adding that it appeared the driver of the car swerved to avoid colliding with another vehicle that was stopped in the roadway and preparing to make a left turn. An adult […]

  • Nichole McCaslin was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday. (Photo: KPTV/Portland)

    Washington woman sentenced to 9 years in prison for fatal wrong-way crash

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (KPTV) — A woman who drove the wrong way on a Longview, Wash., street and hit and killed a man driving with his family will spend nine years behind bars. According to KPTV in Portland, Nichole McCaslin was sentenced in court Wednesday. She pleaded guilty last week to charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and third-degree assault. McCaslin was arrested in February after the collision involving four cars on Tennant Way. Police arriving at the scene were told […]

  • A northern pintail duck. (Photo: gallery.usgs.gov)

    Bird flu confirmed in wild birds in Whatcom County; USDA says no cause for public concern

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday confirmed the presence of two different strains of H5 avian flu virus in wild birds in Whatcom County, but said there was no immediate public health concern. “Both H5N2 and HFN8 viruses have been found in other parts of the world and have not caused any human infection to date,” USDA said. The department said HPAI H5N2 avian influenza was was discovered in northern pintail ducks and HPAI H5N8 strain was […]

  • Photo posted on Q13 FOX News Facebook page by Gary Lee.

    Arizona Cardinals fans have to be told not to sell their tickets for Sunday’s game? Really?

    SEATTLE — Apparently, the Arizona Cardinals fans have to be told NOT to sell their tickets to Sunday night’s critical game against the Seahawks for the top spot in the NFC West Division. At least that’s how it appears from this tweet from a FOX 10’s Troy Hayden in Phoenix: When this was posted on the Q13 FOX News Facebook page Tuesday night, some of the Hawks fans responded this way: – “Wasn’t the red sea parted?!?! Make way for […]

  • Erika Murray, 31, was indicted on nine charges in all, including murder, neglect, abuse, reckless endangerment, concealing a fetal death and even animal cruelty. She's being held on $1 million bail. (Photo via CNN, from WBZ)

    Months after 3 infants found dead in squalor, mom charged with murder

    (CNN) — It was a shocking and gruesome scene: Police officers in hazmat suits retrieving dead infants among “mounds of used diapers and feces” from a Massachusetts home in September. Three bodies in total were found amid the squalor at 23 St. Paul Street in Blackstone, a town on the Rhode Island border, and on Tuesday, their mother was charged with murder in the deaths of two of them. Erika Murray, 31, was indicted on nine charges in all, according […]

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    Sheriff: 51-year-old Mason County man shot, killed after fight with 80-year-old

    SHELTON, Wash. — A 51-year-old Mason County man was shot and killed Tuesday night after getting into an altercation with an 80-year-old man who was an acquaintance, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting occurred at a residence in the 100 block of W. Chappell Crossing, off of the Shelton Matlock Road, about 6 miles west of Shelton, a sheriff’s office spokesman said. The 80-year-old accused shooter did not appear to be injured and was cooperating with detectives, the […]

  • Panel Recommends Major Tax Law Changes

    Congress passes 1-year extension of state sales tax deduction for Washington

    WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday gave final congressional approval to a bill that will enable Washington state residents to claim local sales tax deduction on their 2014 federal income tax forms, Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said. The bill, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, now goes to President Obama for his signature. Washington is among eight states that don’t have an income tax and, therefore, taxpayers can’t claim a state income tax deduction on their federal returns, but […]

  • A car struck a bicyclist and then crashed into this fence and building in Puyallup, police said. (Photo: Puyallup Police Dept.)

    19-year-old charged with vehicular homicide in death of bicyclist in Puyallup

    TACOMA — Nineteen-year-old Kallie Marion James was charged Tuesday with vehicular homicide for allegedly driving through  a stop sign and striking a 66-year-old man as he rode on his bicycle in Puyallup Nov. 24. James was charged with vehicular assault on Nov. 26 and she posted $250,000 bail. The victim, pastor Eric Renz, died two weeks later. James pleaded not guilty to the amended charge Tuesday afternoon, and she remains out of custody on bail. Prosecutors said that on Nov. […]

  • Man accused of exposing himself to women in Burien

    BURIEN, Wash. — King County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who they say has been exposing himself to women in Burien. Watch the video report below: