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    Bellevue man in deadly 2013 crash charged with vehicular homicide

    EVERETT — A 55-year-old Bellevue man has been charged with vehicle homicide for a 2013 crash on Highway 529 in which his passenger was ejected from the car and killed, the Everett Herald reported Monday. Tests revealed that Shawn Wilburn’s blood alcohol was over the legal limit, court papers said. He also tested positive for morphine, which can be attributed to how the body metabolizes heroin, the Herald said.   Police said Wilburn was high when he lost control of […]

  • The business of beer: Local company offers next-day bottle delivery

    SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The glass is definitely half-full for beer drinkers in Washington. The largest online craft beer store,, is now offering lower prices and next-day delivery on bottles and growlers in the Evergreen State. According to The Snohomish Times, the change is a way for the company to toast its customers, after selling its 200-thousandth bottle. “We want to thank Washington’s beer lovers for making this exciting journey possible,” LetsPour CEO Raghav Kher told the paper. “this just […]

  • 17-year-old seriously injured in Seattle crash

    SEATTLE — A 19-year-old was arrested for vehicular assault for a crash on Crown Hill that left a 17-year-old with life-threatening injuries, Seattle police said. The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Thursday. at the intersection of 3rd Avenue NW and NW 90th Street. Investigators say the 19-year-old was driving an SUV northbound on 3rd Avenue NW when it collided with another car, two adults and a teen. The teen was seriously hurt and rushed to Harborview Medical Center. The other passengers […]

  • Homeless for a price? $2K for a tour

    SEATTLE — A website called “Real View Tour” is offering people a chance to live like a homeless person in Seattle for three days and two nights. The cost? A mere $2,000. The website calls it “a private course  in applied homelessness.” According to the website, the tour guide, Mike, is a 44-year resident of Seattle, who wondered how homeless people survived. On the website, he writes: “I learned that homelessness is nothing to fear; albeit nothing to aspire to […]

  • Pregnant Sammamish native, newlywed husband killed in crash

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A pregnant schoolteacher from Sammamish and her newlywed husband died Sunday in a North Carolina car crash. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, William Reid, 26, and Jamie Soukup Reid, 25, were killed when their hired driver lost control of his car while taking the couple to the airport. The couple had been married less for than three months. They had met in an education master’s program at the University of Pennsylvania and were attending a friend’s wedding […]

  • Grounded: Military jets out of Tacoma air show

    SEATTLE — Federal budget cuts will keep military jets out of Tacoma’s Freedom Fair air show next week. As a result of sequestration, the Department of Defense canceled all military involvement in air shows across the country this summer — it’s the same reason the Blue angels will not fly at Seattle’s Seafair. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, this year’s Freedom Fair will feature several returning acts and some new ones, too. But staples of the annual event — […]

  • Police search for arsonist who torched church, store

    CENTRALIA — Arson investigators in Centralia are asking for the public’s help solving a pair of costly crimes after they say someone set fire to a church building and a store early Friday morning. Around 3:30 a.m., firefighters rushed to the Church of the Nazarene on West First Street. Authorities say the fire started at a house on the church’s property. Ten minutes later, about a mile away, investigators say someone set a fire at the Center Western Store on Lum Road. Investigators […]

  • Interview: How to eat healthy and avoid empty calories

    SEATTLE — Nutritionists say not watching your snacking can pack on the pounds. If you consume an 600 extra calories in snacks a day, and don’t work it off, it can turn into a pound of fat every six days. It takes most people five miles of walking on a treadmill to burn off those calories. Nutritionist Deborah Enos talked Friday about healthy ways to snack.

  • Interview: Susan Enfield on setting higher goals for students

    SEATTLE — Are Washington schools selling students short by setting timid goals? Susan Enfield, superintendent of the Highline School District, speaks about an op-ed piece she wrote for The Seattle Times.

  • Interview: Reducing the number of deadly DUI crashes

    SEATTLE — With several recent accidents involving alleged drunken drivers, many are asking what can be done to keep drunks from getting behind the wheel? Lt. Rob Sharpe, the impaired driving section commander with the Washington State Patrol, talked about the issue Friday.

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