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SR 99 off-ramp opens near tunnel's south end

Weary morning commuters got some relief on Tuesday, when WSDOT opened the new northbound state Route 99 off-ramp to downtown Seattle. The ramp feeds into a new intersection at South Dearborn Street where drivers can go straight to Alaskan Way and the waterfront, or turn right to access First Avenue,


Man Stuck In Snow Calls For Help, Gets Arrested For Sexual Assault

A man from Hillsboro, Oregon, who allegedly lured a 13-year-old girl from Seattle and drove her to Oregon, was arrested Friday after their car got stuck in deep snow. Christopher Thomas Knox, 37, called Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office for help when his car got stuck and stranded on a state road in t


Early results for Washington's special election

Rain, sleet, and snow didn't stop Washington's special election Tuesday. Elections officials urged voters to get their ballots in early before a winter storm buried the Puget Sound in snow.


Will the Seattle City Council take action to protect seniors living in affordable mobile home parks? The clock is ticking

When Eloise Mickelsen moved to Halcyon Mobile Home Park 16 years ago, she did so with the understanding that the park wouldn’t be sold. The previous owner meant for Halcyon to remain a mobile home park for seniors, Mickelsen said.


Bremerton volunteers pick up shovels to help students get back to class

BREMERTON, Wash. — Thousands of students are due to go back to school in Bremerton on Tuesday, thanks - in part - to hard work from the community. The snow stopped several days ago but the digging has just started for some parts of the Kitsap Peninsula.


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


Crews respond after car plows into Bremerton home

BREMERTON, Wash. - Crews with Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue responded after a car was driven into a home on Friday. Central Kitsap Fire told KIRO 7 the driver drove into a home around 2:00 p.m. located at 600 NE Rosewell Drive in Bremerton.


‘Cold, miserable rain’ on its way to Seattle, with snow likely in the mountains and Bellingham area

A new weather system is moving into the Puget Sound region. But don’t panic. Yes, it will likely bring snow to the Cascade Mountains and areas near Bellingham, according to Dustin Guy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Seattle. Yes, there could be flakes in the sky even near Seatt


Turn in election ballots early to 'avoid possible delays' caused by snowstorm

Tuesday's special election falls amid a series of snowstorms in western Washington, and election officials are preparing for the worst. Elections officials issued a warning urging voters to return ballots early "to avoid possible delays" caused by snow conditions.


Kitsap County deputies ask for public's help in tracking down wanted fugitive

BREMERTON, Wash. - Deputies with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in tracking down 43-year-old Ivan A. Ingram. Ingram is described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.


2-alarm fire damages apartment in Bremerton, injures two

BREMERTON, Wash. -- Several crews responded to a 2-alarm fire in Bremerton early Tuesday morning that damaged four apartment units and injured two people. At about 1:40 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 1100 block of Wheaton Way to find the 22-unit building on fire. Two residents were taken


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.


Idaho teen makes $35K in 4 days by plowing Seattle snow

David Holston, 18, of Coeur d’Alene, has plenty of experience dealing with rough winters. So when the Seattle snow hit last week and the Puget Sound panicked, Holston crossed the mountains with his Dodge Ram and plow, and came in to scoop away the fear.


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


Kitsap County thaws out from significant snowfall

In Kitsap County, Tuesday brought temperatures soaring into the low 40s with a lot of snowmelt, after snow pummeled the west side of Puget Sound especially hard on Monday. While many side streets and rural roads, especially parking lots, remain filled with deeply-rutted snow, it melted off major and


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,


Snowmobile snaps rider’s leg in rollover crash at Mt. Baker

SEATTLE, Wash. — A Snohomish County man is recovering at Harborview Medical Center after a terrible snowmobile crash on Mount Baker broke his leg. “[I] hit a bad chunk of snow, and the sled with all that force rolled faster than you could think and snapped my leg,” he says.


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.


Cold February continues with ‘low snow’ levels expected through the weekend

SEATTLE -- Although most of western Washington is getting a reprieve from the snow, a few areas saw more accumulation Wednesday morning. The Strait of Juan de Fuca near Port Angeles, parts of the Hood Canal near Brinnon, and the Cascade foothills all got fresh snow overnight Tuesday and Wednesday mo


Snow Today In Puget Sound? Here's What The Forecast Says

SEATTLE, WA - Sure, you'll see snow today - if you either travel across Snoqualmie Pass or hike to the top of, say, Rattlesnake Mountain. There is snow in the forecast for the Seattle area on Tuesday and Wednesday, but forecasts say that it'll stay mostly above 1,000 feet. Most people in Puget Sound