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  • How to tell if your sore throat is allergies, a cold or the flu

    Warmer weather and longer days mean allergies are getting into full swing, even though we still have weeks to go in flu season.  That means a lot of people are sniffling and sneezing – but not all of them are contagious.  And if you take the wrong kind of medication, you could be letting yourself in for a lot of extra misery. The National Institute of Health says a virus, whether it’s a common cold or the flu, should go […]

  • Push to update Washington cyberstalking law

    The Washington legislature is considering a proposal to toughen anti-cyberstalking laws. House Bill 2129 would modify existing state law by replacing the word “cyberstalking” with “cyber harassment.” The proposal would also make it a misdemeanor to send “lewd, lascivious, indecent, or obscene” messages or pictures to someone who doesn’t want them.  Sending repeated or anonymous messages to someone who doesn’t want them would also be considered a crime.  Even if the victim doesn’t respond to the messages, the sender could […]

  • Snow and social media lead investigators to serial burglary suspect

    Snow and social media are credited with helping lead law enforcement to a serial burglary suspect accused of stealing from King County homeowners for months. The King County Sheriff’s Office says someone started breaking into garages, sheds, and other outbuildings in the eastern part of the county in August 2018.  But it was just last week that someone spotted the suspect walking near Dulthie Hill Park, recognized him from social media posts, and called 911. When law enforcement arrived, the […]

  • Back-to-back crashes on I-5 cause long commute times in Tacoma

    UPDATE: I-5 reopened in both directions just after 7 a.m. Wednesday. Drivers in and around Tacoma will need to plan a lot of extra time to get to work Wednesday morning.  A semi truck crashed near SR-16 just after 3:30 in the morning, blocking all northbound lanes and two southbound lanes of I-5. According to Washington State Patrol, the crash happened when a semi was driving too fast for rainy conditions on I-5 South and crashed into the concrete jersey […]

  • Investigation underway after man found dead in White Center

    WHITE CENTER– A man is dead and King County Major Crimes is investigating after an anonymous caller reported a man shot on 15th Avenue SW in White Center, near Steve Cox Memorial Park, early Wednesday morning.  Investigators found the 51-year-old victim’s body in the parking lot of a restaurant. Deputies responded to an anonymous call of a male shot at 10400 BLK 15 AVE SW, White Center. 51-year-old male located with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was pronounced […]

  • Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Kent

    Kent police say a man suspected in a hit and run led officers on a chase early Monday morning, which ended with shots fired and the suspect fatally injured. Officers say the hit and run happened in Auburn, and Auburn police chased the suspect to Kent, where Kent police stopped him on Canyon Drive, not far from French Field.  Kent police say the man fired a gun at officers, and an 8-year police veteran fired back, injuring the suspect. Officers […]

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    Heading for the hills? Take an avalanche safety course first

    Before you head to the backcountry, you need to learn everything you can about avalanches. Starting December 29, Northwest Avalanche Center is offering free safety courses at White Pass Ski Area, with potentially life-saving information about how and where avalanches happen, how to manage your risk, and how to spot the signs of an avalanche before it happens. The classes are free, but you do need to sign up in advance. You can do that here. The classes are from […]

  • Recycling wrapping paper? You might actually be adding to a landfill

    Christmas has come and gone, and for many families that means a pile of leftover wrapping paper, gift bags, greeting cards, and holiday decor.  Even if the paper is clean and dry – most of it can’t be recycled. Wrapping paper should not go in the recycling bin unless you specifically purchased recyclable paper.  The same goes for tissue paper, ribbon, and bows.  Even things life gift boxes, bags, or cards that would normally be recyclable have to go in […]

  • Cheese stockpile hits historic high

    America’s cheese stockpile is bigger than it’s ever been, with about 1.4 billion pounds of cheese stashed away in cold storage.  It’s not that nobody wants cheese – we do!  In fact, it’s estimated that Americans ate more than 30 pounds of cheese each in 2017. There are a couple of problems though. First of all, dairy farmers are producing more than we can eat. Usually that would be no problem – but with China and Mexico both imposing trade tariffs […]

  • Deadly crash closes SR-164 ahead of Tuesday commute

    A deadly crash has shut down SR-164 near the White River Amphitheater, west of Enumclaw. Washington State Patrol says a Kia and a Ford F-150 crashed just before 1:00 Tuesday morning, sending the truck into a power pole.  Two people in the Kia died at the scene, and another two passengers in the Kia were hospitalized. The driver of the truck was also taken to the hospital. It’s unclear how long SR-164 will be shut down for the investigation, but […]

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