Paccar lands order for 3,000 new trucks

BELLEVUE – Paccar, one of the world’s biggest truck companies, has received one of the biggest orders in its 98-year history, a 3,000-truck deal that could be worth more than $300 million, the company said.

Interstate Equipment Leasing Inc. of Phoenix placed the order Friday with Kenworth Trucking Co., a Paccar subsidiary.

Kenworth said most of the trucks will be built at its Renton plant. It will begin shipping trucks at the end of this month.

The W900 sleeper cab trucks generally sell for $100,000 to $120,000 each, depending on options.

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Herron Island: Missing plane spotted in water

A private firm spotted wreckage Saturday morning at the bottom of Case Inlet that is believed to be a small plane missing for almost two weeks with two people on board. David Verstrate, 65, of Federal Way, was the pilot and his brother-in-law, Harold Bennett, 59, of Puyallup was the passenger on a single-engine Cessna 170 that failed to reach Auburn on a Feb. 29 flight from Sequim. Herron Island is in Puget Sound about 15 miles west of Tacoma.

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Renton: Orajel theft lands suspect in jail

Renton police arrested a 48-year-old Renton man early Wednesday after a market on NE Fourth Street reported that he stole Orajel mouth pain reliever worth $589 and allegedly assaulted an employee who tried to stop him. Witnesses got the license number of the suspected thief’s car. When police went to an apartment a few blocks from the store, the suspect fled out the back door. Other officers found him in a wooded area behind the apartments. He was booked into Renton jail.

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