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  • Deputies investigating deadly road rage shooting in University Place

    UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – A man is dead after a road rage incident in Lakewood escalated into a shooting Wednesday night, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. The shooting happened along Chambers Creek Road West in University Place after police say a 48-year-old man got out of his truck with a gun after a confrontation on the road. A 42-year-old man in the car behind the truck also got out and fired, killing the 48-year-old. The details of the […]

  • Owner of 49 dogs rescued from suspected Tacoma dogfighting ring won’t get them back, judge rules

    TACOMA, Wash. – The owner of dozens of pit bulls found locked in crates inside a Tacoma garage will not get them back after a Pierce County judge’s ruling on Thursday. A Piece County judge just ruled a man suspected of animal cruelty will not get his dogs back. — AJ Janavel (@ajjanavelnews) January 16, 2020 After being tipped off by neighbors on December 18, authorities discovered 48 dogs living in deplorable conditions, with some of the pit bulls suffering […]

  • US 2 fully reopened across Stevens Pass after snowstorm

    GOLD BAR, Wash. — Officials say US 2 has fully reopened across Stevens Pass. A 30-mile stretch of the highway was closed between Gold Bar and the Stevens Pass summit on Sunday after heavy snowfall caused trees and power lines to fall. The Washington Department of Transportation said crews spent Thursday clearing the final downed power lines and hazardous trees from the highway and then plowed and treated it. UPDATE Thursday, Jan. 16: The final portion of US 2 between […]

  • Microsoft: $250M more for affordable housing in Seattle area

    SEATTLE — One year after Microsoft announced it was committing $500 million toward affordable housing in the Seattle area, it’s upping that by half. Jane Broom, the company’s senior director of philanthropies, said in a blog post Wednesday the additional $250 million will provide a line of credit to help the Washington State Finance Commission finance about 3,000 additional units of  affordable housing. The company says it’s encouraged by the momentum for addressing homelessness in the region, but that it […]

  • Thousands lose power after another round of wet, heavy snow blankets Hood Canal, North Sound

    The heaviest accumulations were seen in Skagit and Whatcom counties and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Hood Canal. Areas around Bellingham and Port Angeles were hit hard, with more than a foot of snow reported in some spots.

  • High Wind Warning: Gusty winds cause power outages, blowing snow

    The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning from 1:00 to 10:00 p.m. Wednesday for the Cascades, the Cascade Foothills and east Puget Sound lowlands. Sustained easterly winds of 30 to 40 mph were expected with gusts of 50 to 60 mph were possible.

  • Group gathers supplies, donations for communities stranded along US 2

    Communities stranded along a 30-mile stretch of U.S. 2 that's been closed for days should see some relief soon: Volunteers gathered in Gold Bar Wednesday morning to collect food, water, fuel and other supplies for those affected by major snowstorms.

  • Highway reopens after jackknifed semi closes I-90 westbound east of North Bend

    UPDATE: The interstate has reopened.  NORTH BEND, Wash. — Westbound I-90 is closed at MP 38, just east of North Bend, due to a jackknifed semi. WSP says it happened before 10 a.m. There’s no estimated time for when the highway will reopen.

  • 80-year-old woman accidentally shot by diner at Western Washington restaurant

    OAK HARBOR, Wash. — An 80-year-old woman is recovering after she was accidentally shot while eating at an upscale Western Washington restaurant. The accidental shooter – a 57-year-old man – was arrested for suspicion of reckless endangerment Friday in Oak Harbor. Police said his concealed carry pistol inadvertently went off and hit the woman. Police received calls of the shooting at Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway during the dinner hour, Oak Harbor Police Chief Kevin Dresker said. According to police, the man […]

  • Seattle burglar slips on snowy pavement, drops thousands in cash

    A masked man broke into a University District movie theater's safe and almost made off with thousands in cash -- until he slipped on snowy pavement while running away.

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