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  • Thanks to community effort, seriously injured deputy airlifted back to Seattle

    SEATTLE — Thanks to a huge community effort, King County sheriff’s Sgt. Wing Woo — who was seriously injured in a surfing accident in Maui — is being airlifted back to Seattle on a medical plane. He is expected to arrive at Renton Municipal Airport at 12:30 a.m. Friday and to be taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. The community, at last check, had donated $121,000 to help him — surpassing the goal of $100,000 sought to help cover the […]

  • Puyallup City Councilwoman slams colleagues over homeless issue: ‘I’m appalled’

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — Pierce County on Tuesday gave the homeless  campers along the Puyallup River 30 days to pack up and leave, which has prompted concern among some that the transients will now move into the city of Puyallup. A budgetary item on the homeless was added to the end of the City Council agenda Tuesday night, and at least one member thought that was giving the issue short shrift. Council member Heather Shadko had her say — she blasted […]

  • Safety meeting held in Puyallup on how to deal with active shooter situation (video)

    PUYALLUP,  Wash. — What should you do in an active shooter situation in a mall, a school or at a public event? A safety training seminar for the public was held Wednesday in Puyallup. Chris Francis of Q13 News was there and filed this video report.

  • Police: Teenager handling gun in home accidentally shoots himself, dies

    SEATTLE — A teenager accidentally shot himself while handling a gun and died in his West Seattle home Wednesday night, police said. When officers went inside the home in the 6000 block of High Point Drive SW, they found a male in his late teens dead from a gunshot wound. Police say witnesses reported he was handling the gun, but weren’t sure what he was doing with it. There were other people in the house and in the room when […]

  • Trump wins state primary, calls into Lynnwood rally; Clinton takes non-binding Democratic vote

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Donald Trump handily won Washington state’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday, even as he shared the ballot with three other candidates who had already dropped out of the contest. As counties started posting their results shortly after 8 p.m., Trump took a commanding lead with 76 percent of the vote, followed by John Kasich and Ted Cruz, with 10 percent each. Ben Carson garnered 4 percent of the vote in early returns. Even though Trump is the […]

  • Lakewood camera shop gets hit by shoplifters again — but suspects caught on video

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A local camera store was hit again by thieves — they walk right in and then leave with merchandise. It’s happened a  half-dozen times in the past three years at Robi’s Camera Center in Lakewood. By getting the word out, they’re hoping someone can help identify the suspects. “We never get use to it; the emotions run high, the anger runs high,” said Tod Wolf, manager of Robi’s. “Some sort of grabbing of camera equipment and dashing […]

  • Nearly 100 turn out at Bellevue City Hall to protest new power project

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Nearly 100 people turned out at City Hall Tuesday night to protest a huge project to put in taller power poles. Puget Sound Energy said the new poles are desperately needed. The first issue, critics of the project say, is safety — the power project with new high voltage lines will span 18 miles and traverse through 29 different neighborhoods. But PSE said they’re just expanding what they already have. Chris Francis of Q13 News has more […]

  • Police in Shoreline arrest suspects in Lynnwood gun shop theft

    SHORELINE, Wash. — Police on Wednesday night arrested the suspects in the theft of a Glock handgun from a Lynnwood gun shop on State Route 99 last Friday. “Earlier this evening, Shoreline Detectives developed a lead on suspects that stole a pistol from a Snohomish County gun store,” the Shoreline Police Department said Wednesday night on its Facebook page. “They contacted the suspects in the Richmond Beach area and one complied while the others ran into a nearby house” in […]

  • Girl suing Tacoma officer talks of incident; video shows her being pulled down by hair, tased

    TACOMA – The family of a Tacoma girl is suing a Tacoma police officer after a video was released that appears to show him pulling her off her bike, throwing her to the ground by her hair and deploying a Taser on her. Officer Jared Williams was working off-duty as a security officer at the Tacoma Mall on May 24, 2014, when the incident happened. Lawyers for Monique Tillman, who was 15 at the time, tell Q13 News she was riding her bicycle […]

  • Vandals damage 2 granite Chinese lion ‘treasures’ in Tacoma park

    TACOMA — Police are looking for the vandals who damaged two granite Chinese lion statues in a Tacoma park. “I was sad, frustrated and, in fact, puzzled,” said Lihuang Wung. “Why would anyone make the effort?” Two granite lions — carved out of single stone — guard the Chinese ‘Ting’ or pavilion on the Tacoma waterfront, part of the Chinese Reconciliation Park. Engineers from Fuzhou, China — one of Tacoma’s sister cities — built and dedicated the pavilion in 2011. […]

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