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K9 track leads King County sheriff's deputies to serial burglary suspect

ISSAQUAH, Wash. - A 49-year-old serial burglary suspect is in custody after a K9 led deputies on a 2.5-mile track into woods on the eastern edge of the King County Grand Ridge Park, the King County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.


King County ME’s office trying to identify homeless woman who died of exposure

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The King County Medical Examiner’s Office is seeking the public’s help to identify a woman who died in King County. The unidentified person, drawn in a sketch released by King County, was presumed to be homeless and found dead outdoors on January 12 in the 700 block of 1st Street,


King County Sheriff's Office searching for missing 64-year-old woman

BURIEN, Wash. - The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding 64-year-old Robin McDougall. Detectives said McDougall was last seen around 9 a.m. Sunday near 13700 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien.


Man killed in head-on crash with semitruck in Fife is identified

A man who died Tuesday in a head-on crash with a tractor-trailer in Fife has been identified as Jacob Tracy. Tracy, 26, of Federal Way, was driving north on 70th Avenue East when he lost control of a minivan around 5 a.m. and crossed into oncoming traffic.


Sounder trains moving after problems stopped nationwide communication

Sounder service between Tukwila and Lakewood is operational once again following a nationwide communication issue. Train # 1512 (6:46 a.m. Lakewood departure) stopped at Auburn.


Slog PM: Five People Died During Seattle Snowstorm, Covington High School Kid Sues Washington Post for $230 Million

Seattle is providing free transit for low-income citizens: Not all low-income citizens, don't be crazy. But some people living in Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) properties will receive free transit from Seattle's ORCA Opportunity program. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the program expansion today dur


Man accused of shooting ex-wife outside Lakewood motel told her ‘You made me do this’

A man suspected of chasing down his ex-wife outside a Lakewood motel last week told her ‘You made me do this’ before he shot her six times, court documents say. A warrant has been issued for the 43-year-old man, who was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree murder and two counts of second-degr


After eating meth, Bonney Lake man's bizarre behavior forced a plane to land, records say

A Bonney Lake man allegedly ate methamphetamine before boarding a plane, which was forced to land after the man refused to stay in his seat and talked about having a gun. Douglas Braden Smyser, 21, had been kicked out of a sober living house in Seattle and decided to check into a drug rehabilitation


Viral disease at Humane Society of Tacoma means cats can’t be adopted for two weeks

Cat adoptions are temporarily halted at the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County after several felines were found to have a highly contagious viral disease. Employees discovered on Friday that some of the kitties up for adoption had feline panleukopenia, which affects the cat’s intestinal tra


Local and statewide meetings to set fishing regulations coming up

The future of local salmon fishing and the impact of declining orca populations on local waters will be up for discussion at an upcoming meeting. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife tells KXRO that state fishery managers have scheduled opportunities for the public to participate in settin


Couple’s puppy-leasing dilemma gets attention of state lawmakers

PUYALLUP, Wash. -- When Alyssa Carter got a Siberian Husky, she was looking for unconditional love. “I was mainly looking for a dog because of the kids,” Carter said. But Carter says what her family ended up with was a financial nightmare.


Federal Way police searching for robbery suspect

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - The Federal Way Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a recent robbery. Police said the suspect allegedly robbed the Metro mobile phone store in the 2100 block of SW 336th Street around 7 p.m. Friday.


Car windows smashed out in Des Moines, police say

DES MOINES, Wash. - Officers with the Des Moines Police Department are asking for information leading to the person or persons responsible for breaking out car windows overnight.


One dead after minivan, semi collide in Fife

FIFE, Wash. -- One person died and another was injured after a minivan collided with a semi in Fife early Tuesday morning. According to the Fife Police Department, officers responded about 5 a.m. to a crash on 70th Avenue East.


Puyallup police looking for eyeglasses thief

PUYALLUP, Wash. - Puyallup police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of stealing eyeglasses worth $1,000. Surveillance video shows the man entering and leaving a downtown Puyallup eyeglasses business on Jan. 31.


Social media extortion could become felony crime in Washington

Demanding money to remove false information posted about a person or a business on social media could become a felony in Washington. Under a bill heard Tuesday by a Senate committee, a person who experiences such a threat could have an easier time getting the social media platform to remove it.


Suspect found dead after opening fire at police during Kent standoff

KENT, Wash. - A suspect who opened fire at police during an hours-long standoff Monday at a Kent apartment building was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the apartment, police said.


Eyeglass Thief Caught On Camera; Can You Help ID Him?

PUYALLUP, WA - Do you recognize this man? Puyallup police say he is suspected of stealing more than $1,200 worth of eyeglasses from the East Main Vision Clinic on Jan. 31. Surveillance video from 2732 E. Main Ave. shows the man perusing the retailer shortly before 3 p.m. After a few minutes, the man


Monday’s standoff on W. James Street ends when suspect kills self

A man opened fire at police before killing himself during a standoff in the 200 block of W. James Street in Kent on Monday morning, Feb. 18. The incident resulted in a large police response, including a SWAT team.


Youth wrestlers strong in state tourney

Eight youth wrestlers won titles Sunday at the Washington Folkstyle State Championships in Tacoma. Winning titles were Sedro-Woolley Steelclaw’s Micayla Yates and Tyler Bryson; Vandit Wrestling Academy’s Anthony Gonzalez, Zakaria Hammou, Ryan Wilson, Sofian Hammou and Julie Wilson; and the Mount Ver