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  • Federal Way woman asks community to help find hit-and-run driver who killed her brother

    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Federal Way police are still looking for a driver that struck and killed a man riding his bicycle along a highway and, for the first time, his sister is speaking out. The hit-and-run happened last Friday along Pacific Highway. First responders tried to save the man, 34-year-old Tyler Rolph, but he died from his injuries. His sister Tracy Rolph says she and her family are desperately hoping for a break in the case. “We are hurting […]

  • Fall and winter weather outlook: ‘Neutral’ phase means anything goes

    SEATTLE — Western Washington has had some wild weather lately, from the rare lightning storm over the weekend, to heavy rain and flooding on Monday. As we head into the fall and winter seasons, can we expect more? Long-range predictions point to conditions that may be favorable for intense rain and flooding in the coming months. The El Nino weather pattern is over and we have entered the “neutral” phase, which has produced major flood events in the Pacific Northwest. […]

  • Incredible viewer photos & videos of Saturday’s lightning show

    SEATTLE – A spectacular lightning storm lit up the sky across Western Washington Saturday night. Many viewers sent videos and images of the rare phenomena! Washington averages only 5-10 strikes per year but in Saturday’s event, the National Weather Service counted 2,200 lightning strikes between 6-11 p.m. That works out to 440 per hour. Electrifying storms sent fairgoers scrambling for cover at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup. Fans cleared the bleachers at the University of Washington Huskies football game […]

  • Study: Restoring Washington wetlands can fight climate change

    SEATTLE — A new study out of Western Washington University found restored wetlands stored a significant amount of carbon from the atmosphere, showing promise in the efforts to mitigate climate change. Dr. John Rybczyk and his research assistant Katrina Poppe compared the rate of carbon being captured and held in restored wetlands to unrestored wetlands. They partnered with The Nature Conservancy in 2011 to restore a 150-acre estuary in the Stillaguamish. They removed a levy that was once in place […]

  • Firefighter severely burned in Okanogan Co. wildfire

    SEATTLE — A Washington state firefighter is awaiting surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after being severely burned while fighting a wildfire in Central Washington over the weekend. Christian Johnson has been hospitalized in critical condition since Sunday. He is currently in a medically induced coma. Doctors are attempting to stabilize Johnson so they can perform surgery for skin grafts. Okanogan County Emergency Management says Johnson was airlifted to Harborview with second- and third-degree burns on 50 to 60 […]

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