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  • 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, […]

  • Fourth person charged in case of Randle boy found beaten to death, buried in Lewis County

    CHEHALIS, Wash. — A fourth person has been charged in the case of a 16-year-old Randle boy who was beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave in Lewis County last month. Emma Brown, 20, of Glenoma, Wash., a girlfriend of one of the defendants accused of killing the boy, was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. The body of Benjamin Eastman was found buried in a shallow grave in Lewis County last month. His […]

  • 2 motorcyclists killed in fiery collision with car in Shoreline

    SHORELINE, Wash. — Two motorcyclists were killed Wednesday night in a fiery collision with a car on State Route 104 at 1st Avenue NE in Shoreline, the Washington State Patrol said. Witnesses said the motorcycles were traveling at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash. The State Patrol said two of three motorcycles in a group hit a car that was turning left. The motorcyclists were ejected, and one was hit by a second vehicle. The third […]

  • Lake Stevens man pleads guilty to using fake FBI badge in robbery, attempted robbery

    SEATTLE — A Lake Stevens man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to using fake FBI credentials in the names of fictional characters or famous fraudsters to commit seven federal felonies. Steven Fisher, 44, was charged by federal prosecutors last October with one count of robbery, five counts of impersonation of a federal officer and one count of attempted robbery. Sentencing is set for for Oct. 1. According to records, Fisher gained access to the secure area of a small […]

  • Grant County cancels mandatory evacuations as brush fire caused by ‘lost tire’ is under control

    TRINIDAD, Wash. — Grant County ordered mandatory evacuations Tuesday night as a new brush fire endangered about 20 to 25 homes near the Columbia River, a sheriff’s office spokesman said. But about 90 minutes later, the fire was brought under control and the evacuations were canceled. “LEVEL 3 EVACUATION ORDER FOR Mansfield Road north of Crescent Bar Road. Wildfire. LEAVE NOW!” the sheriff’s office said in a tweet. The sheriff’s office spokesman said the Crescent Bar Fire is west of […]

  • Oklahoma woman stunned by $1M cable bill, mystery auto-payments

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Dianne Hampton thought someone was playing a joke on her when she opened her cable provider’s app and saw a nine-digit outstanding charge. “Am I seeing the commas correctly?” the Oklahoma woman remembered thinking after signing into her Cox Connect App to pay her bill for internet service. No, her eyes weren’t playing tricks on her. “You stare at it [and] it’s like you’re hypnotized by this,” she said. “And, then, you go, ‘No, I don’t think […]

  • Cruise ship passenger dies after going overboard near Strait of Juan de Fuca

    SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew on Tuesday recovered a 73-year-old  cruise ship passenger who had gone overboard near the Strait of Juan de Fuca. He later died. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center watchstanders received communication from the cruise ship Seven Seas Mariner reporting the man had gone overboard at approximately 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Coast Guard said its helicopter crew reported the man was unresponsive when they recovered him and transferred him to local emergency medical […]

  • Murray quickly opposes Kavanaugh nomination; Cantwell says ‘grave concerns’ with pick

    Murray quickly opposes Kavanaugh nomination; Cantwell says 'grave concerns' with pick

  • Police investigating possible attempted abduction of 2 girls in Tumwater

    TUMWATER, Wash. — Police said Monday they were investigating a possible attempted abduction of two 13-year-old girls on Trails End Drive in Tumwater on Sunday. “Two 13-year-old girls told officers that two male suspects pulled up behind them as they were walking home from a neighborhood park,” police said in a news release. “The suspects got out of their vehicle and the victims noticed one wearing a mask and the other was covering his face. The teens began running and […]

  • Closing Ceremony: Special Olympics USA Games ‘an experience of a lifetime’

    SEATTLE — A week celebrating the spirit of competition and inclusion culminated Friday night at the closing ceremony for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. At Seattle’s Lake Union Park, it was a night of music and festivities as 4,000 athletes and coaches from across the country were honored for their successes. A touching moment occurred when two men, one from Bremerton, traded jerseys after competing with their teams for the gold medal in Unified Softball — that’s a sport […]