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Family of Federal Way HS athlete who died after conditioning workout files suit against district

The family of a Federal Way High School teen, who died after a workout on campus, is suing the school district. Last summer, 16-year-old Allen Harris collapsed and died suddenly after a conditioning workout at the school.


Reason to wake up early on Saturday: Tickets go on sale for Tacoma Rainers first 2019 home games

Starting Saturday at 10 a.m, you can buy tickets to see Tacoma’s boys of summer at Cheney Stadium. The tickets for the first homestand of the year are available online at www.milb.com/tacoma. The Rainiers, after playing five games in Sacramento, host El Pason on April 9 for three games and then host


Kent police looking for man in connection to theft

The Kent Police Department posted on Facebook Friday surveillance photos of a man and a car. The post states Kent PD needs your help identifying the subject in these photos who may have been involved in a theft. He is associated with the vehicle in the photo. Anyone with any information is asked to


Tax for parks would cost King County homeowners more

King County Executive Dow Constantine said he may consider a run for governor if Jay Inslee runs for president. For now, Constantine is busy with his work in King County. He recently proposed a new parks levy to replace the current one voters approved in 2013 that expires this year.


King County Metro changing how it handles bus riders who don’t pay

King County Metro is changing how it handles bus riders who don’t pay. The changes to the fare violation program eliminate sending violators to court or to collections. It also reduces the fine for not paying a fare from $124 to $50. If the fine is paid within 30 days the fee is cut in half, to $25.


Federal Way's finest dining Pimienta Bistro shows us how to make lobster and prawn linguine

SEATTLE — Pimienta Bistro transports anyone who comes through their doors into a world of fine dining. The restaurant's Latin/European fusion menu gives customers access to a unique mix of flavors they aren't likely to find anywhere else.


He killed a house guest who was getting a drink of water. Now he’s off to prison

Jeffrey Mitchell said his brother had taken a liking to the man who ultimately killed him. Scheldon Cato, 35, had taken Robert “Bobby” James Anderson Jr. under his wing. “He was looking out for him,” Mitchell told a Pierce County court Friday at Anderson’s sentencing.


Snow continues to fall in part of Western Washington

NORTH BEND, Wash — Near North Bend, 8-year-old Jayden Fisher never imagined so much snow could accumulate so fast in his front yard. When asked about the couple of feet that remain piled up on the lawn, he said he's "kind of over it."


King County Executive Dow Constantine not ruling out run for governor

King County Executive Dow Constantine isn't ruling out a run for governor should Gov. Jay Inslee become president. Constantine told KING 5 Mornings he is "pleased" Inslee is considering a run for president, saying Washington state hasn't had a serious presidential candidate for some time. He also ap


King County detectives concerned about bank robberies escalating in violence

KING COUNTY, Wash. - The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to identify bank robbery suspects and a getaway vehicle after a string of robberies from Covington to Shoreline to the Renton area.


Who’s falling into homelessness, and how: King County hopes better data leads to better help

Tapeka Lewis has been in and out of homelessness so many times, she’s lost count. But she doesn’t forget the details. Age 12, escaping abuse at home, sleeping in an Othello neighborhood park at night. Age 19, when she was a new, first-time mother. More than once, when she was a mom of three and coul


Washington state considers staying on Pacific Daylight Time forever

When you switch your clock forward by one hour at the beginning of daylight saving time in two weeks, know this: it could be among the last times. Washington state lawmakers are considering several proposals to adopt year-round Pacific Daylight Time, ending the twice-a-year switch between it and Pac


More lowland snow possible for western Washington

SEATTLE -- Yes, we are tracking more snow in the forecast. With temps still well below normal (51/37) we are keeping an eye on lowland snow. I know! I know!. This weekend expect mixed showers through Sunday, like today. Some spots north may see more flurries than rain as well as places to the far so


Robbery 101: Don’t park the getaway car in a driveway where homeowners might block it in

They robbed a pizza restaurant but left their getaway car in an Edgewood driveway, which the homeowners blocked in because they suspected something was amiss. The holdup took place Sunday night in the 700 block of Meridian Avenue East.


Neighbors say illegal massage parlor raids helped clean-up Kent

KENT, Wash. — The soliciting prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft underscores the disturbing exploitation of girls and women across the country — including here in Western Washington.


Grieving parents say Washington’s wrongful-death law is unfair. They want changes

Olympia — Today, joggers, cyclists and people walking their dogs enjoy the wider highway overpass above Angeline Road in Bonney Lake, Rhonda Ellis said. “But if you go down below, you will see three people — my people — are no longer; only a reminder of that fatal day,” said Ellis, who lives in Anac


Family-friendly fun is brewing in Puyallup

PUYALLUP, Washington — It's only been in business for about a year. But Puyallup's CaskCades taphouse is already a popular all-ages destination for local beer lovers and their families.


Sex offender arrested in 2006 rape of Seattle 12-Year Old

On one of the busiest nights of the year in Downtown Seattle --- the night of the annual Torchlight Parade in 2006 -- a 12-year old girl was allegedly raped by an unknown man recently identified as Robert Joe Childs.


Damage to Holy Rosary Church in Tacoma leaves congregation's future unclear

The future of one of the oldest churches in the South Sound is now in jeopardy as part of the building is falling apart. Last fall, part of the ceiling fell from the top of the church. The damage raised enough safety concerns that the church will no longer allow anyone access to the inside. Services


Pedestrian struck, killed in Maple Valley

Deputies are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Maple Valley Friday evening. Investigators a woman was crossing the Maple Valley Highway at Southeast 253rd Place when she was hit by a car.