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  • Two injured in shooting in U-District; search underway for suspects

    SEATTLE — A man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition Friday night after a shooting in the 5200 block of 20th Avenue NE in Seattle’s University District, fire and police said. Another injured person took themselves to the hospital, police said. Police tweeted that suspects were outstanding. The Fire Department then said it had treated and rushed an adult male to the hospital in critical condition. The other injured person drove to the hospital. No other details were […]

  • Emaciated orca J50 may have a parasite that can bore into stomach lining, feds say

    SEATTLE — Initial findings from fecal samples taken from a southern resident orca pod that includes emaciated killer whale J50 found moderate levels of a parasite, a worm that can penetrate the stomach lining or bore into internal organs, NOAA Fisheries announced Friday night. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  Fisheries has launched an emergency plan to try to save the life of J50, a 3 1/2-year-old female orca that appears ill and emaciated. There are only 75 orcas left […]

  • Seattle rock band Alice in Chains to perform atop Space Needle

    SEATTLE — The rock band Alice in Chains announced Friday it is going to perform on the Space Needle’s revolving glass floor 500 feet in the air next Tuesday. The performance is to help promote the Aug. 24 release of their new album Rainier Fog. The quartet—vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, vocalist/guitarist William DuVall, bassist Mike Inez and drummer Sean Kinney—will be the first band to perform on the Space Needle’s new “Loupe,” the world’s first and only revolving glass floor 500 […]

  • With about 14 specially trained dogs, searchers will scour Vesper Peak again for missing hiker

    EVERETT, Wash. — With approximately 14 dogs, the Snohomish County sheriff’s search-and-rescue unit and volunteers on Saturday will scour the south side of Vesper Peak in the search for Samantha Sayers, the hiker who has been missing since Aug. 1. Sayers, 28, went on a day hike alone to Vesper Peak in the North Cascades on Aug. 1 and never returned. Previous searches for her have been unsuccessful. On Friday afternoon, K-9 search teams were transported to the south side […]

  • Immediate evacuations ordered for wildfire near Twisp

    TWISP, Wash. — Authorities on Friday issued immediate evacuation notices for about 40 homes being threatened by a wildfire in north-central Washington. The Crescent Mountain Fire is burning in subalpine fir, grass and meadows near the headwaters of the Twisp River west of Twisp. It was started by lightning on July 29. The fire had been holding a little less than 2 miles from the closest home, but authorities say it became more active on Friday, prompting the evacuation notices. […]

  • Naval Base Kitsap spills 80,000 gallons of sewage into Puget Sound; ‘no contact’ advisory issued

    Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton spilled 80,000 gallons of sewage into the Puget Sound over a two-week period, prompting the Kitsap Public Health District to issue a "no contact" advisory to the public for water in the Sinclair Inlet and beyond.

  • Hoquiam man found shot to death at boat launch in Grays Harbor County; suspect arrested

    MONTESANO, Wash. — A 30-year-old Hoquiam man was arrested for investigation of murder Thursday after another man was found shot to death at the Humptulips River boat launch in Grays Harbor County. Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office Chief Criminal Deputy Brad Johansson says the body of 35-year-old Andrew Detwiler, of Hoquiam, was found earlier Thursday near the Humptulips River along State Route 109 by a person who was fishing. Detwiler died from multiple gunshot wounds, Johansson said. Deputies have arrested a 30-year-old […]

  • Explosives device found near trail on Orcas Island; ATF offering reward of up to $10,000 for info

    SEATTLE — An explosives device was found near a hiking trail on Orcas Island, and the ATF is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible, the federal agency said Thursday. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said an island resident discovered the explosives device near a trail in the San Juan County Land Bank Turtleback Mountain Preserve on Aug. 6. “It is not known when the […]

  • Warning issued after 2 rabid bats found on sidewalk in Auburn

    AUBURN, Wash. — Two bats found on a sidewalk in Auburn on Monday morning have tested positive for rabies, and health officials on Thursday urged anyone who had contact with the bats to seek medical evaluation immediately. “Auburn Animal Control services were notified the morning of August 13 of two bats (1 dead, the other appeared sick) on the sidewalk near the corner of B Street NE and 3rd Street NE in Auburn,”  Public Health-Seattle & King County said. “The […]

  • Two women injured in drive-by shooting in Seattle; Gang Unit investigating

    SEATTLE — A young woman was shot in the arm and another female was injured in a drive-by shooting at 22nd Avenue and East Pine Street in Seattle’s Central District Wednesday, police and fire department officials said. The Seattle Fire Department said one woman was approximately 17 and she was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the arm. The Fire Department said the other woman was injured, but not from a gunshot. Seattle […]