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  • Donations fill Milton City Hall within 24 hours of devastating senior housing fire

    Donations have been flooding into the Milton City Hall in the wake of a fire at the Alder Ridge Senior Apartments that displaced 138 seniors on Tuesday night.

  • Fire sweeps through Auburn’s Heritage Building; officials believe everyone OK

    AUBURN, Wash. — Firefighters battled a large, three-alarm blaze in the Heritage Building at 134 East Main Street in Auburn Tuesday afternoon, but officials said they believed all occupants were out and safe. Valley Regional Fire’s Kelly Hawks declined to call the building a total loss, but said firefighters were pulled out of the building out of fear that the roof would collapse. At that point, while continuing to try to extinguish the fire, efforts were put into defending surrounding […]

  • Tow trucks kept busy because of snowy, icy roads

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — Christmas came right on time for tow truck drivers in our area. The icy conditions on Christmas Eve continued into Monday morning, making Christmas drivers a nightmare for many in areas like Kirkland. The fire department ended up shutting down roads after too many vehicles were left abandoned unable to make it up or down hills. The ice is melting, but come morning, the hills will return to an ice rink. “People, they don’t realize how bad […]

  • Exclusive video shows driver maneuver around body after fatal hit-and-run in Seattle

    SEATTLE – A hit-and-run is caught on surveillance video, giving a grieving family the proof they say they needed to know the driver saw what he or she had done and purposefully left the scene. The crime happened just after midnight on Sunday, December 3. Surveillance video shows a reddish maroon minivan strike 53-year-old Kao Saeteurn in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South, drive around his body and leave the scene. “I think I was expecting to see a […]

  • Southbound I-5 now open, after Amtrak crash sent rail cars plunging onto highway

    Two lanes of southbound I-5 at DuPont would be reopened at 5 p.m. Wednesday, and a third lane may be opened in time for Thursday's morning commute, transportation officials said.

  • Traffic is a mess, but southbound I-5 could be closed ‘several days’ due to train crash

    Crews have begun working to remove the Amtrak train that derailed Monday near DuPont, but transportation officials say the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 could be potentially be closed for “several days.”

  • WSDOT says southbound I-5 to remain closed through Tuesday morning commute

    DUPONT, Wash. – There’s no immediate relief in site for drivers trying to travel south to Olympia and beyond. WSDOT said Monday afternoon that southbound Interstate 5 will likely remain closed near Mounts Road through at least Tuesday morning, pushing back its earlier estimate that it would remain closed through Monday as a result of a fatal Amtrak derailment. WSDOT tweeted that the timeframe was “just an estimate,” adding that “a definitive time hasn’t been determined.” Gov. Jay Inlsee was […]

  • ‘2-3 years to live’: Breast cancer patients unite to change prognosis

    SEATTLE — Forty thousand women are expected to die from breast cancer this year, despite the push for mammograms, self checks and the parades of pink reminders the number has remained relatively unchanged for more than a decade. It’s that startling statistic that’s the new message coming out of a breast cancer conference this weekend in Seattle. “The statistics are not good — and you are not a statistic,” said Teri Pollastro. It’s that mantra she learned from her doctor when […]

  • New survey highlights the reason thousands are relocating to Seattle

    SEATTLE — Every week, a thousand people relocate to the Emerald City, making Seattle the fastest growing big city in America. A survey released Thursday gives insight into these “new Seattle” residents. Researches at Quinn Thomas said they wanted to answer several questions about the changing face of Seattle — learn their likes, dislikes, and see if there is anything long-term and newcomer residents can agree on. “I absolutely love it,” said Ryan McClure, a new Seattle resident. “The opportunities […]

  • Echo Glen celebrates 50 years of helping convicted kids turn their lives around

    A school in Snoqualmie celebrates 50 years, but it’s not just any school. It’s the last chance for convicted children to avoid becoming a prison statistic. Former students went back to Echo Glen Children’s Center on Wednesday — to say “thank you” to a place that changed their lives. “It was a struggle to wake up, it was a struggle to go to sleep, it was a struggle to wonder, what is my purpose here,” said former juvenile offender Elena […]