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  • Number of young homeless vets triples in past 2 years

    SEATTLE — Between 2007 and 2010, Nick McCallon served two tours in Iraq.  Transitioning back into civilian life was one of the most difficult things he’s had to do. “It’s really like trying to start life all over again.  I lost everything I had just trying to pay the bills,” said McCallon. With no job prospects, Nick quickly became homeless. “Living in my car brought me down to a whole new level I didn’t think I could get to,” said […]

  • Former King County deputy gets 366 days in jail for pimping wife, drug dealing, theft

    SEATTLE — Former King County sheriff’s deputy Darrion Holiwell changed his plea to guilty Monday and was sentenced to 366 days in jail for promoting prostitution, theft and drug dealing. Holiwell, who was arrested June 19 when he was still a deputy, apologized in court. “Darrion Holiwell violated his oath, the trust of his fellow deputies, and the trust of the citizens of King County”, said King County Sheriff John Urquhart said on July 15 when he fired Holiwell.  “He […]

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    Teacher, father of 3 pleads not guilty to dealing, possessing drugs

      TACOMA — A teacher and father of three pleaded not guilty in Pierce County Superior Court Friday to unlawful drug possession and delivery charges. Police say Brian Bennett, 33, a seventh-grade teacher at Drum Intermediate School in University Place, admitted to detectives that he smoked heroin at school in his car in the parking lot and left school to sell Oxycodone pills. Court documents said Bennett told detectives he sold the drugs because he was “going through a divorce […]

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    Infant deaths, dangers: Some day cares fail to follow safe-sleep guidelines

      SEATTLE — Three parents, three babies who died.  All tragedies that happened at licensed day cares in Washington. Michele Frank’s 18-month-old baby girl, Jaclyn, died after being left unattended in a crib in a closed bedroom. Jaclyn stood up, and reached out for a blinds cord hanging from a nearby closet. She became entangled in the cord and strangled. In Kyle and Amanda Uphold’s case, their day care provider swaddled their 5-month-old daughter, Eve, put her to sleep in […]

  • What can you do if you see child or pet in distress in hot car?

    SEATTLE — On Tuesday afternoon, with temperatures in the low 80s, Amber De La Cruz saw a dog inside an SUV in a Safeway parking lot in Newcastle. “I came around and see the windows are cracked maybe an inch on the driver and passenger side and see this dog jumping back and forth inside the car barking and barking,” De La Cruz said Wednesday. She called 911, but said the dispatcher told her to go into the nearby stores and […]

  • Hundreds flock to Seattle’s first recreational pot store; City Attorney buys weed, too

    SEATTLE — Just after noon on Tuesday, Seattle’s first recreational marijuana store — Cannabis City — opened for business in the industrial Sodo district. First in a line of about 250 people was Deb Greene, a 65-year-old grandmother who got her spot at 3 p.m. Monday and camped out there — 21 hours before the shop was to open. “It’s like a candy store, like chocolate. You can’t get enough,” Greene said, beaming, as she finally got to enter Cannabis […]

  • First retail pot store set to open at 8 a.m. in Bellingham

      BELLINGHAM — At 8 a.m. Tuesday, 2020 Solutions on Iron Street in Bellingham will open its doors to the some of the first retail marijuana customers in Washington. “I’m pretty certain we’ll have a line of very excited customers,” said Aaron Nelson, vice president of sales, who estimates they will have enough product on hand to serve 1,000 buyers. “We’ve had a great outpouring of support from the neighbors. Everyone we’ve talked to is beyond excited we’re here in […]

  • Police: Man crawls through window, sexually assaults mom sleeping with daughter

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — At about 3:30 a.m. Friday, Lakewood police got a call about a sexual assault at a mobile home park in the 5000 block of San Francisco Avenue. “A female victim was sleeping in her bedroom with her young daughter. The window to the ground floor bedroom was unlocked. The suspect crawled in, took her out to the living room, sexually assaulted her,” said police Lt. John Unfred. The woman was able to distract him and run outside […]

  • Facebook page selling drugs, alcohol to teens?

      SEATTLE — Snohomish County moms Lisa Warren and Megan Dascher-Watkins keep up with crime in their community and want their kids to be safe online. Recently, they got a tip about a disturbing group on Facebook. It’s called ‘Hella Whack Nights’ and is an online marketplace where adults appear to be openly selling drugs and alcohol to teens. “Facebook is the dealer’s best friend. You don`t have to worry about having a drug house and someone coming in and […]

  • Taxpayer waste? Contractor paving road, tearing it up, repaving it to avoid fees

      SEATTLE — Neighbors in the Blue Ridge area of north Seattle are fuming over a construction paving project that will tear up a road twice. “I think that’s a huge waste of taxpayer money,” resident Jan Gravemaker said Wednesday. “There is no winner in this game because the project will just take longer.” The North Beach CSO Control Project is already a two-year, $24 million construction project to add a new sewage overflow tank just above Puget Sound. The […]

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