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  • At least one person killed in double shooting in Kent

    Two people were shot at The Markeplace at Lake Meridiana strip mall at 12922 SE Kent-Kangley Road, authorities said.

  • Mason County sheriff: High number of wildfires ‘suspicious,’ sets up task force to investigate

    SHELTON, Wash. — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday they believe the 15-plus wildfires they’ve had in a short period of time are “suspicious” and they’re putting together a task force to investigate. Spokesman Ryan Spurling said there seems to be too many fires in a short period of time, even for hot, dry weather conditions. He said they’ve had more than 15 fires in a short period, including four Monday night. There’s enough similarities at some of the […]

  • Bail set at $750,000 for woman suspected in hit-and-run that killed grandfather in Kitsap County

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — The woman accused in the deadly hit-and-run that killed a grandfather in Kitsap County appeared in court Tuesday. Ali Rochelle Giannini is facing one count of hit-and-run death. Investigators say she told a friend she fell asleep at the wheel and veered off the road Saturday morning, hitting and killing 61-year-old Michael Keaton near Port Orchard. Bail for Giannini was set at $750,000. Deputies said Keaton, who retired from the Navy, was walking against traffic and […]

  • Kent backpacker missing in Mount Rainier National Park found safe

    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. — Rescuers found a missing 41-year-old backpacker from Kent safe in Mount Rainier National Park after a three-day search, the park said Monday. The park service said family members reported Phillip Kezele missing Saturday morning, after he failed to return from an overnight backpacking trip to the park. Kezele camped Thursday night at Cataract Valley backcountry campsite, according to witnesses, and was last seen in Spray Park on Friday morning. He began his hike at […]

  • Some local GOP lawmakers in Congress break with Trump over Russia election meddling

    SEATTLE — Two of the four Republican members of Washington state’s congressional delegation broke with President Donald Trump over his Vladimir Putin comments in which he appeared to back the Kremlin’s denial of U.S. election interference over the word of America’ own intelligence agencies. Most of the Washington congressional delegation reacted with outrage to Trump’s suggestion that he believes Putin’s denial of interfering in the 2016 elections. Trump’s comments were a remarkable break with U.S. intelligence officials and the Justice […]

  • Structure, vehicle destroyed by brush fire along SR 512 in Pierce County

        PARKLAND, Wash. — A large brush fire temporarily forced the closure of westbound State Route 512 at Portland Avenue late Friday afternoon and destroyed one structure and a vehicle. “The fire has spread approximately half a mile and reached a home in area,” Trooper Guy Gill said in a tweet. “Troopers and Fire are on scene. EB lanes of 512 are open.” Thanks @CentralPierce for helping us open one lane of W512 at Portland! Remember to #SlowDown for […]

  • 5 children rescued from water off Seattle’s Discovery Park; one in critical condition

    SEATTLE — Five children aged 10 to 11 who were part of a day camp were rescued from the the water near Discovery Park Friday, but one was in critical condition and another was serious, the Seattle Fire Department said. The other three were in stable condition, spokeswoman Kristin Tinsley said. The children were among more than 100 at a day camp who were swimming in the water off  Discovery Park, officials said. The Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman said they […]

  • Bat found in restroom at Cottage Lake Park in Woodinville: Did you have contact with it?

    SEATTLE — Public Health Seattle & King County is asking anyone who may have handled a bat in the Cottage Lake Park men’s restroom in Woodinville on Thursday or Friday to call Public Health or your doctor in case of potential rabies. The bat was captured but “released by park staff so we do not know if it has rabies,” Public Health said in a news release. “If you had any contact with a bat in a restroom in Cottage […]

  • State issues first emergency suspension of marijuana producer license

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — For the first time, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board on Friday issued an emergency suspension of a marijuana producer license and said it will seek a permanent revocation. The license of Refined Cannabinoids in Tacoma was suspended. It is located at 3303 S. 35th Street in Tacoma. The emergency suspension is effective for 180 days, during which time the board will seek a permanent revocation of the license, the board said. “Acting on a complaint, […]

  • Little girl loses beloved ‘Blinkie’ out of window on highway, resulting in two-vehicle, no-injury accident

    PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. — A father’s ill-conceived attempt to quickly retrieve his daughter’s beloved “Blinkie” after she accidentally tossed it out of his pickup truck resulted in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 20 just outside of Port Townsend, the Washington State Patrol said. No one was hurt. “Blinkie suffered some road rash, but is in good hands,” Trooper Chelsea Hodgson tweeted afterward. The father was driving home after picking up his 2-year-old daughter from day care in Port Townsend, […]