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Human remains, black box found from plane stolen by Seattle airport employee
© Ted S. Warren, APLaw enforcement officials stand at a staging area, Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the ferry terminal in Steilacoom, Wash., near where a Coast Guard spokeswoman said the agency was responding to a report of a smoke plume and possible plane crash. Earlier in the evening, officials at Sea
A serial killer stalking Tacoma’s homeless? Police and medical examiner say they’re not aware of it
The rumor posted on Facebook over the weekend is grim: 10 homeless Tacoma residents killed in the past two weeks, their throats slashed.It sounds frightening, but so far, no evidence has emerged to give it validity.“We haven’t had anything like that,” said Tacoma police spokeswoman Loretta Cool, who
Suicidal airline worker who stole, crashed plane identified as former Alaska football star; family says he was warm, kind, and gentle
In a statement, the family says Richard Russell, whose nickname was “Beebo,” was warm, kind and gentle. They say says this is a complete shock.
Washington State Fair Hiring Event On Tuesday
PUYALLUP, WA - Want to work at the state fair this season? A concessions company is hosting a hiring event on Tuesday for multiple positions at the fair.
Taylor Smith photos: Washington woman who pushed Jordan Holgerson off Moulton Falls Bridge unrepentant
Pictured, Renton, Washington teen, Taylor Smith who pushed teen girl Jordan Holgerson 60ft off Moulton Falls Bridge.
3 people stabbed in Kent; 2 in critical condition
KENT, Wash. -- Three people were injured in a stabbing in Kent early Sunday morning.Police and medics were called to the 12400 block of SE 278th Place in Kent just after 6 a.m., according to dispatchers.All three victims were taken to local hospitals. Two people were said to be in critical condition
City Council confirms Carmen Best as Seattle police chief
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan selects Carmen Best as the police department's next chief on July 17, 2018. (Photo credit: Chief Carmen Best)SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council unanimously voted to confirm Carmen Best as Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department on Monday.“Congratulations to Chief
Milton restaurant closes for suspected norovirus outbreak after 3 diners report illness
The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department closed The Milton Lodge on Monday (Aug. 13) for a suspected norovirus outbreak. The restaurant will be closed for at least 24 hours so that staff members can clean the restaurant and discard food, which are typical practices for a suspected outbreak.The res
FBI recovers man's body and black box from wreckage of stolen plane
On Sunday, the FBI recovered the body of a man whostole a plane from Sea-Tac Airport. Officials also recovered the flight data recorder from the wreckage on Ketron Island.The FBI's Seattle Field Office released the following statement Sunday: "The FBI has recovered the flight data recorder and compo
Officials find human remains in wreckage of plane stolen from Seattle-Tacoma airport
"While the focus of our investigation thus far has centered on Richard Russell, 29, of Sumner, Washington, the FBI is awaiting the results of a review by the Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office," FBI Seattle said in a statement.
Firefighters battle more than flames after Ketron Island plane crash
The next step for the department is to go over their operation and see what could have been done better, but according to the chief, there were few flaws to be found.
Stabbing in Kent sends 3 to the hospital
Three people were injured in a stabbing in Kent, Wash. on August 12, 2018. (KCPQ)
Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief
Related HeadlinesSea-Tac stolen plane crash: Data recorder, human remains foundOfficials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilotFBI recovers flight recorder, Richard Russell's remains from stolen…
Will clouds obscure your view of the Perseid meteor shower?
This year, thePerseid meteor showerwill be particularly spectacular because the moon will be a thin crescent and will set early leaving a dark canvas for the meteors. According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, the shower should feature 60 to 70 meteors per hour at its peak.
Crash reported after plane stolen from Seattle airport
pilot at the airstairs of an Horizon Air Bombardier DHC-8 Dash 8-400 Q400 parked on the apron with tug attached, baggage conveyor-belt truck, a DHC-8 Dash 8-200 and tail-fin of an Hawaiian Airlines Boeing... more
Alaska Airlines reports 'unauthorized take-off' at SeaTac airport in Washington state
Alaska Airlines planes are seen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash., Oct. 30, 2013. (Reuters)An unauthorized person reportedly took control of a jet Friday evening and took off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Waqshington state, though authorities have not yet confi
Tacoma murder suspect returned to U.S. after decade on the run
The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Jesus Richard Mederos was arrested last year in Cuernavaca, in the Mexican state of Morelos, to face charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Robert Tapia in October 2006. He also faces a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecutio
Fire damages commercial building in Kent
KENT, Wash. -- A commercial building in Kent was damaged by an early Sunday morning fire.A witness spotted the flames just after 4 a.m. at the building in the 7400 block of S. 212th Street and called 911. Firefighters arrived to find flames in one corner of the building near the front door and in th
'A mystery to me': Flight instructors puzzled how man got stolen plane off the ground
RENTON, Wash. -- Investigators are still looking into how Richard Russell, a man with no pilot's license, was able to get a twin-engine turbo prop plane off the ground after stealing it from Sea-Tac Airport.
Unauthorized takeoff from Sea-Tac does loops, crash lands near Tacoma
A 29-year-old man had an unauthorized take-off in a plane from Sea-Tac International Airport on Friday night, and circled the area for a short time. The Horizon Air plane reportedly chased by fighter planes and may have crashed in North Pierce County, just south of Tacoma on Kerton Island. Witnesses