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Fire closes Everett toy store; no one hurt

EVERETT — Fire in a stock room closed the Everett Toys R Us store Friday morning.The fire was reported around 7:30 a.m. at the toy store off Everett Mall Way.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Local News

Glacier Peak arson probe continues after 9 months

SNOHOMISH — Nine months later, the arsonists haven’t been caught.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Local News

Storm hit Index particularly hard, bringing down hundreds of trees

EVERETT — Well, the dry spell is over.That much was clear after last week's massive storm of water and wind.Snohomish County is collecting damage reports from property owners,...

Date: 11/26/2015 | Local News

ISIS sparks $50 billion boost in Europe's defense spending

LONDON — Europe's defense industry is set to reap a $50 billion windfall as the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks on Paris prompt governments to ramp up spending on military capabilities spanning cyber security to fighter jets, armored vehicles and drones in an effort to defeat Islamic...

Date: 11/25/2015 | Business Wire

Man burned in duplex fire caused by candle

EVERETT — A man suffered burns Monday night in a fire.The fire was reported about 8 p.m. in a duplex near the intersection of Center Road and Fourth Avenue W., south of Everett.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Local News

Agency: 19 people ill in E. coli outbreak tied to Costco

SEATTLE — Nineteen people in seven states, including Montana, Utah and Colorado, have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to chicken salad bought at Costco, federal health officials said Tuesday.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Northwest

Spokane approves $250,000 for defense in jail death case

SPOKANE — Spokane officials have set aside $250,000 in legal fees to defend the city against a $6.5 million wrongful death claim by the family of a man who choked on his own vomit while being booked into the Spokane County Jail.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Northwest

Turks shoot down Russia warplane near border

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies.

Date: 11/24/2015 | Nation & World

Wildfire reforms still needed

This is how persistent wildfires can be: It was only last week — mid-November — that a wildfire in the Olympic National Park's rainforest, which had been burning since May, was finally extinguished by a series of storms that dropped several feed of rain.The...

Date: 11/24/2015 | Editorials

Regional water supply back to normal, utilities say

EVERETT — Recent heavy rains in October and November have refilled regional reservoirs and streams enough so that Puget Sound cities are deactivating their water shortage response plans.

Date: 11/23/2015 | Local News

Deputy hurt after patrol car hit by stolen car in Burien

BURIEN — A King County deputy suffered minor injuries after his patrol car was hit by a stolen vehicle in Burien.KING-TV reported the stolen vehicle ran a red light and ran into the deputy on Sunday afternoon.

Date: 11/23/2015 | Northwest

From Pearl Harbor to Paris, we’ve seen these tragedies before

On that terrible Friday the 13th, when ISIS attackers murdered at least 129 people in Paris, I tried not to watch. Instead of going home to a night of cable news, I went to Seattle to hear a musician friend play a live...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

State audit of Darrington reveals lack of oversight in 7 areas

DARRINGTON — There are problems with how the town’s money is managed and how its information is tracked, according to a state audit released last week.

Date: 11/22/2015 | Local News

BNSF takes accident prevention, preparation seriously

Freight rail is the backbone of the Northwest economy, and for well over a century, Burlington Northern Santa Fe has proudly and safely brought goods to and from Washington. We move the things we use every day — from the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the construction...

Date: 11/22/2015 | Commentary

Ravensdale marks 100 years since mine disaster killed 31

RAVENSDALE — Thirty-one faces, each in its own oval frame, stare silently out from a black-and-white photo display.Some are clearly workmen, wearing helmets with lights. Others are in jackets and ties, some with fedoras tipped at a jaunty angle.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Northwest

All power nearly restored in Snohomish County following storm

EVERETT — Linemen worked through near-freezing temperatures Saturday night to restore power to a few hundred Snohomish County PUD customers who have been without electricity since heavy wind and rain hit the area earlier in the week.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Local News

Crash at Paine Field damages twin-engine prop plane, no injuries

MUKILTEO — A twin-engine propeller plane came crashing to the ground shortly after taking off at Paine Field Saturday morning. The plane’s pilot and passenger were not injured in the accident, Paine Field Fire Chief Jeff Bohnet said.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Local News

American, 19 others die in attack by terrorists in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali — Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French special forces, swarmed in to retake the building and free many of the terrified captives. At least 20 people, including one American,...

Date: 11/21/2015 | Nation & World

Americans fearful of a major terror attack in the U.S.

WASHINGTON — Fear among Americans about terrorist attacks on U.S. soil have risen sharply a week after a major assault in Paris killed 130, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, which finds a majority believing that the country is at war with “radical Islam.”

Date: 11/21/2015 | Nation & World

VW cheating software may be on more vehicles, EPA says

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal widened Friday as the Environmental Protection Agency said that software allowing six-cylinder Volkswagen diesel engines to cheat on pollution tests is on more models than originally thought.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Business Wire

Progress made on U.S. 2; crews working to restore power to all

EVERETT — Repair crews are working night and day to restore power to thousands of Snohomish County PUD customers still without electricity after Tuesday's devastating windstorm.The Public Utility District hopes to have power...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

Bicyclist who was struck and killed by truck identified

EVERETT – Traffic detectives with the Everett Police Department are investigating a hit-and-run collision that killed a bicyclist Thursday evening.The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the 12600 block of 19th Avenue SE.Bicyclist Garth W. White, 41, died at...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

Bicyclist dies in crash involving deputy in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Authorities say a female bicyclist has died in a collision with a Lane County deputy driving a patrol vehicle in Eugene.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Runner dies in collision with Amtrak train in Tacoma

TACOMA — Police say a man in his 30s died after he was hit by an Amtrak train in Tacoma.Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool says the man was with a running club when he was hit Thursday night in a railroad crossing near Ruston Way.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Investigation continues into fatal Camano Island fire

CAMANO ISLAND — An investigation continues into the death of a man whose body was pulled from a house fire on Camano Island on Wednesday.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

Chromium cleanup nearly finished at Columbia River site

KENNEWICK — Workers have removed about 129 tons of concentrated chromium form the soil along Washington State’s Columbia River.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Rain finally extinguishes wildfire in Olympic National Park

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Precipitation in Olympic National Park has finally extinguished a wildfire that had been burning since May.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

Small amount of Hanford radiation spread by storm

RICHLAND — Hanford workers are searching for radioactive contamination after a Tuesday windstorm spread some radioactive particles from a waste burial ground.

Date: 11/20/2015 | Northwest

20 killed in attack at Mali hotel; 2 jihadis also killed

BAMAKO, Mali — Heavily armed Islamic extremists seized dozens of hostages Friday at a Radisson hotel, but Malian troops, backed by U.S. and French special forces, swarmed in to retake the building and free many of the terrified captives. At least 20 people, including one American,...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Nation & World

PUD still hard at work

No estimates of when thousands will get power back

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Big repair job

U.S. 2 to Stevens Pass could be closed until Wednesday

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Male body found after Camano Island house fire

CAMANO ISLAND — A man’s body was found after a Wednesday fire at a home on Sundown Lane on Camano Island, officials said.

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

VW faces costly options to fix polluting diesel cars

DETROIT — When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.It can install a bigger exhaust system to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, or it can retrofit a chemical treatment process that...

Date: 11/19/2015 | Business Wire

With new FEMA money, county can buy all Oso mudslide tracts

OSO — Snohomish County is now positioned to offer buyouts to all property owners directly affected by the Oso mudslide, now that a second federal grant has come through.

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Man in car could only watch as massive tree barely missed him

EVERETT — Allen Pinkham found a spot to watch Tuesday's storm whip the waterfront. Sitting in his Honda Civic at

Date: 11/19/2015 | Local News

Pilot warned doomed jet about poor weather on approach

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Before a British Aerospace Hawker jet crashed last week, killing all nine onboard, a plane ahead of it successfully landed at the Akron Fulton International Airport — but basically warned the approach would be tricky because of low clouds, according to a preliminary accident...

Date: 11/19/2015 | Nation & World

ISIS releases picture of bomb it says downed Russian plane

CAIRO — The Islamic State group has released a photo of the bomb it says was used to bring down a Russian passenger plane in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula last month, killing all 224 people on board.

Date: 11/18/2015 | Nation & World

Storm knocked out power to half of PUD's customers

EVERETT — The afternoon surge in Tuesday's windstorm sent debris, branches and even whole trees crashing into power lines around Snohomish County, plunging more than 150,000 customers into darkness.The storm was one of the most devastating in

Date: 11/18/2015 | Local News

New stormwater fees set to address flooding, drain problems

EVERETT — A new stormwater fee is set to appear on next year's tax statements for about 4,800 property owners in unincorporated Snohomish County.That and other changes to stormwater fees

Date: 11/17/2015 | Local News

Portland silhouettes mark traffic-related deaths across city

PORTLAND, Ore. — More than 100 silhouettes have been put up across Portland to mark deaths from car crashes.KOIN-TV reported that the silhouettes are marked with dates of death and SafeStreetsPDX.

Date: 11/16/2015 | Northwest

Talking to your children about terrorism

Recent events in Paris, Beirut and Egypt disturb our sense of security and safety. It's impossible not to experience the impact of these terrible and senseless acts of violence.Adults are glued to news stations, the Internet, and radio, reading and hearing about the events...

Date: 11/16/2015 | Life

Syrian refugee policy takes focus in U.S. 2016 politics

WASHINGTON — The bloody attacks in Paris are putting the Syrian refugee crisis at center stage in U.S. politics as migrants from that war-torn country surge toward the West and security concerns rise.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Nation & World

ISIS waged ‘act of war,’ French president says

PARIS — French authorities Saturday said the horrific rampage of bullets and explosions that left 129 dead in Paris on Friday was carried out by suicide bombers connected to the Islamic State who broke into three groups with a single objective: to kill as many people as...

Date: 11/15/2015 | Nation & World

Heavy rains, rising rivers lead to rescues in Silvana, Monroe

SILVANA — Snohomish County emergency crews kept an eye on rising rivers as rescuers helped families escape flooded areas.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Local News

Foo Fighters, Natalie Portman cancel events in Paris

NEW YORK — The Foo Fighters, Natalie Portman, U2 and other entertainers have canceled events in Paris following deadly terrorist attacks in the city.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Entertainment

Dem candidates clash on domestic, foreign policy

DES MOINES - A Democratic presidential debate here Saturday that began with a sobering discussion of the escalating terrorist threats from Islamic State militants quickly turned to a sharp ideological clash on domestic issues that included regulating the banking industry and gun...

Date: 11/14/2015 | Nation & World

Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns 129 dead

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil since World War II: coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across Paris that left 129 people dead and 352 injured.

Date: 11/14/2015 | Nation & World

DOT to make running ads on its website permanent

OLYMPIA — Four years after the Department of Transportation started selling ads on its website on a trial basis, agency leaders are ready to make the practice permanent.They've drafted a bill they hope lawmakers will approve in the 2016 session to give permanence to an...

Date: 11/14/2015 | Local News

Flood warnings issued

Rivers in the county are rising; most are expected to crest today

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Sultan girl, 17, killed in high-speed U.S. 2 crash

MONROE — A 17-year-old Sultan girl was killed Thursday night in a high-speed crash on U.S. 2 just east of Monroe.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Boy, 14, charged in wreck that killed 10-year-old in Lakewood

TACOMA — A 14-year-old has been charged with driving a car that crashed and killed a 10-year-old passenger while four boys went joyriding in Washington state.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Northwest

Suspected driver arrested in deadly Bellevue hit-and-run

BELLEVUE — Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Bellevue.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Northwest

Ready for a drenching? Storm closes in

EVERETT — Wet and windy is the forecast for the next couple of days.A storm expected to arrive Thursday evening could last into Saturday, said meteorologist Johnny Burg with the National Weather Service in Seattle."We're expecting a lot of rain and...

Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News

Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash near Snohomish

SNOHOMISH — A Mill Creek man remained at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Thursday after a crash the day before.The 39-year-old was listed in satisfactory condition, hospital officials said.

Date: 11/12/2015 | Local News

A natural conversation

Conference centers on future of farms, forests, food

Date: 11/12/2015 | Home and Garden

Jury awards $21.5 million to man injured by cruise ship door

SEATTLE — A federal jury in Seattle has awarded $21.5 million in damages to an Illinois man who was injured by an automatic sliding-glass door on a cruise ship.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Northwest

After rains, region dials back water alert

EVERETT — Recent rains have improved the region’s water supply and the cities of Everett, Seattle and Tacoma are rolling back their drought advisory to its lowest level.

Date: 11/11/2015 | Local News

Underage driver arrested in wreck that killed 10-year-old

LAKEWOOD — A joyride by a group of boys who took a parent’s car ended in tragedy when the 14-year-old driver lost control and slammed into power pole, killing a 10-year-old passenger and leading to his arrest, authorities in Pierce County said.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Northwest

Snohomish woman cited for negligent driving in fatal crash

SNOHOMISH — Detectives have closed their investigation into a fatal T-bone crash on Highway 9 in Snohomish on April 19.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News

Report: Forest restoration work not keeping pace with demand

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Forest Service says it has increased the pace and scale of its forest restoration work since 2011, but progress waned this year and the agency risks following further behind without more resources.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Nation & World

10-year-old dies in Lakewood car crash with underage driver

LAKEWOOD — Police say a 10-year-old boy was killed in a vehicle crash involving a 14-year-old driver in Lakewood.Lakewood Police say the teenage boy took his family’s car without permission Monday afternoon with three other boys, ages 14, 11, and 10.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Northwest

1 killed, 1 hurt in early morning crash near Bothell

BOTHELL — One man was killed and another seriously injured after a one-car crash early Monday near Bothell.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Local News

Future of ice caves

After a deadly summer, the trail to Big Four is likely to reopen

Date: 11/09/2015 | Local News

Climate change could leave 100 million poor

STOCKHOLM — Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of malaria and other diseases, the World Bank said in a report Sunday.

Date: 11/09/2015 | Nation & World

Family in hospital recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning

ISSAQUAH — Authorities say a family of six is recovering in the hospital from carbon monoxide poisoning after a van was accidentally left running in their garage.KING-TV reported that fire officials were called to the Issaquah home Saturday morning because someone was...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Northwest

1 dead, 2 injured in Oregon crash south of Reedsport

REEDSPORT, Ore. — One person has died and three others were injured in a head-on crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 101 about four miles south of Reedsport, Oregon.

Date: 11/08/2015 | Northwest

Pedestrian injured in Everett hit-and-run

EVERETT — A woman suffered serious injuries when a vehicle struck her in a hit-and-run accident at 12th Street and Broadway on Saturday evening, Everett police said. The circumstances were unclear, including what type of vehicle may have been involved.

Date: 11/07/2015 | Local News

Train hits pedestrian in Puyallup

PUYALLUP — Police say a pedestrian has been hit by a freight train in Puyallup.The News Tribune reported the collision happened at about 7:30 p.m. Friday in the downtown area where tracks cross Meridian Street.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Car race on I-5 in Federal Way causes multi-vehicle crash

FEDERAL WAY — Two cars racing on I-5 in Federal Way caused a crash that involved several vehicles.KOMO-TV reported that the hit-and-run crash happened Friday morning. Both racing drivers fled the scene.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Leaking peroxide in semi-truck sickens workers in Kent

KENT — A leaking container in a semi-truck sent two people to local hospitals after they and three others were exposed to fumes.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Man who fatally struck Sedro-Woolley market owner pleads guilty

MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man charged with driving the SUV that fatally struck the co-owner of a Sedro-Woolley market has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Northwest

Britain: Evidence suggests Russian jetliner was downed by bomb

LONDON — Evidence suggests a Russian jet that crashed over Egypt’s Sinai desert may have been brought down by a bomb, the British government said Wednesday, suspending flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula as a precaution.

Date: 11/04/2015 | Nation & World

Toxin from vast algae bloom off West Coast found in wildlife

SEATTLE — Tests on dead or dying marine wildlife show the animals were exposed to a vast bloom of toxic algae that flourished off the West Coast this summer, federal biologists said Tuesday.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

Snohomish woman identified as motorcycle crash victim

EVERETT — Officials have identified a motorcyclist who crashed and died on the U.S. 2 trestle last month as Sonja M. Diirell, 40, of Snohomish.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Local News

Mason County deputy totals patrol car during heavy rain

SHELTON — A Mason County sheriff’s deputy totaled his patrol car and suffered a serious cut to his head after crashing on the way to a burglary in the Grapeview area.

Date: 11/03/2015 | Northwest

2 injured when man accidentally fires rifle at gun show

GARDEN CITY, Idaho — Two men were injured at an Idaho gun show Saturday morning after a vendor from Washington state accidentally fired a rifle, Ada County Sheriff’s officials said.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Man dies after multiple hornet stings near Cle Elum

CLE ELUM — Officials say a 60-year-old from North Bend man has died after being stung multiple times by hornets.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Timber company loses bid to avoid Oso mudslide litigation

OSO — A timber company that argues its logging over the years had nothing to do with the deadly Oso mudslide will have to make its case before a jury, a judge has ruled.Grandy Lake Forest...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

Suspected drunk driver injures himself, family of 5 in Maple Valley crash

MAPLE VALLEY — The King County Sheriff’s Office says a Gig Harbor man is suspected of driving drunk when he ran a red light and slammed into the rear of a vehicle carrying a family of five.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

4 boats sink in candle-sparked fire at Seattle marina

SEATTLE — Four boats sank and six others were damaged in an early morning fire at a Seattle marina.The fire department reported Monday that the blaze was caused by an unattended candle.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

13 hospitalized during Washington’s FreakNight festival

TACOMA — Authorities say 13 people were hospitalized during Washington’s FreakNight electronic dance show.The News Tribune reported that spokesman Joe Meinecke says Tacoma Fire evaluated 107 patients Saturday night and nine were taken to the hospital.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Man who crashed into gas pump in Seattle dies

SEATTLE — A man who crashed his pickup truck into a gas pump that burst into flames has reported that the man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center after he crashed near Boeing Field on Friday night.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Toxic algae warning issued for 5 Thurston County lakes

OLYMPIA — Officials have issued health advisories for five lakes in Thurston County that have tested positive for high levels of toxic blue-green algae.The Olympian reported that the advisories apply to Black, Deep, Long, Pattison and Scott lakes.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

Russian jet’s midair breakup a puzzle as airline flags mechanical impact

Investigators probing the crash of an Airbus Group jetliner in the Egyptian desert will focus on how a plane built to withstand extreme turbulence and equipped with devices meant to prevent flight maneuvers that might break it apart could have been ripped to pieces in midair.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Nation & World

Wildfire victims meet with teen who started Oregon fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Corvallis teen who admitted to starting the Chip Ross Park Fire in September 2014 is set to meet face-to-face with the homeowners and tenants affected by the fire.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Northwest

County mulls expansion of fees for surface-water management

EVERETT — About 4,800 people in unincorporated Snohomish County might be paying new surface-water-management fees starting next year.

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

Flood warning still up for Snohomish River

SNOHOMISH — Saturday’s flooding had mostly receded by Sunday afternoon as rivers continued to drop below flood stage.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Local News

Russians mourn victims of plane crash in Egypt

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — In a massive outpouring of grief, thousands of people flocked to St. Petersburg’s airport Sunday, laying flowers, soft toys and paper planes next to the pictures of the victims of the crash of a passenger jet in Egypt that killed all 224 on board in Russia’s deadliest air...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Nation & World

Police: Medical issue may have caused deadly New York Halloween crash

NEW YORK — Investigators of a horrific Halloween crash that killed three people including a 10-year-old girl are looking at whether a medical problem may have caused a motorist to smash into a group of New York City trick-or-treaters, police said Sunday.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Nation & World

Search on for ‘black box’ in wreckage believed to be El Faro

MIAMI — Sonar indicates that the wreckage believed to be the cargo ship El Faro landed upright on the ocean floor, which may aid efforts to recover the ship’s voyage data recorder, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said Sunday.

Date: 11/01/2015 | Nation & World

Russian jet broke up at high altitude over Egypt

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — The Russian jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from an Egyptian resort city broke up at high altitude, scattering fragments of wreckage over a wide area in the Sinai Peninsula, Russia's top aviation official said Sunday as search teams raced to...

Date: 11/01/2015 | Nation & World

Wet, blustery weather brings flooding, triggers warnings

GOLD BAR — Blustery weather rolled into the region overnight Friday and brought with it a lot of rain and flooding.Flood warnings were issued for the upper reaches of the Skykomish River, the Snohomish River near Monroe, and in the Stillaguamish River near Arlington.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Local News

Spokane man dies after vehicle hits moose on Montana interstate

CARDWELL, Mont. — Authorities say a 70-year-old man has died after his vehicle struck a moose on I-90 in southwest Montana and slammed into a semitrailer parked on the shoulder.Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle identified the victim as Terry Fitzhum of Spokane, Washington.

Date: 10/31/2015 | Northwest

Russian airliner crashes in Sinai; 224 are dead

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — A Russian aircraft carrying 224 people, including 17 children, crashed Saturday in a remote mountainous region in the Sinai Peninsula about 20 minutes after taking off from a Red Sea resort popular with Russian tourists, the Egyptian government said. There...

Date: 10/31/2015 | Nation & World

Storms, tornadoes lash Texas; death toll rises to 5

HOUSTON — Another band of strong storms and heavy rain spawned three tornadoes and dangerous flooding in east Texas on Saturday, with the death toll rising to five after Houston police found two bodies.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World

Inferno on 767 linked to fuel leak

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Based on the magnitude of the fire and billowing black smoke, aviation authorities initially said a Dynamic International Airways Boeing 767 suffered a fuel leak while on a taxiway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Thursday.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Nation & World

Sammamish woman gets 6 years for crash through home that killed 2

SEATTLE — A Sammamish woman who plowed her SUV through her lakefront home, killing two family members, has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

Seattle parks official warns public of seasonal owl attacks

SEATTLE — City officials say they’re not surprised that an owl recently went on the offensive at Seattle’s Discovery Park.Christopher Li says he was walking through the park on Wednesday evening when he suddenly felt sharp claws on the back of his head.

Date: 10/30/2015 | Northwest

No charges in September accident that killed Lake Stevens boy

LAKE STEVENS — Detectives on Thursday said they have completed their investigation into a crash on Highway 9 that took the life of a 17-year-old boy.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Darrington crash victim identified

DARRINGTON — A 21-year-old man who died in a car crash in north Snohomish County on Wednesday has been identified as Austin C. Hooper, of Darrington.

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

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