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1,200+ marijuana plants seized from grow houses in Newcastle, Renton
NEWCASTLE, Wash. - Officers with the Newcastle Police Department and Strategic Enforcement Team detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office seized 1,200-plus marijuana plants and 14 pounds of processed marijuana on Thursday while executing search warrants in Newcastle and Renton. Click here to
Human heart left on board prompts Southwest flight to return to Seattle
SEATTLE - Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left onboard. The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the cap
12-year-old injured in Renton hit-and-run
A 12-year-old boy from Renton is recuperating Thursday night after he said he was a victim of a hit-and-run. Julian Early was walking with a friend on Queen Avenue in Renton Wednesday afternoon when he said a black SUV came out of nowhere and knocked him to the ground.
A dozen-plus things to do in and around Tacoma this weekend and next
“White Christmas” presented by Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Nov. 23-Dec. 16. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tacoma Musical Playhouse, 7116 Sixth Ave., Tacoma. Adult, $31; military, student and senior, $29; child (12 and younger) $22. 253-565-6867. tmp.org.
Jimi Hendrix Gets Post Office Named For Him In Renton
RENTON, WA - It's totally appropriate if you have to fight crosstown traffic to get to the post office on Northeast 4th Street in Renton. On Wednesday night, the U.S. Senate (unanimously) passed a measure that would rename the building the "James Marshall 'Jimi' Hendrix Post Office Building." The me
Teens get more sleep with later school start time
When Seattle Public Schools announced that it would reorganize school start times across the district for the fall of 2016, the massive undertaking took more than a year to deploy. Elementary schools started earlier, while most middle and all of the district’s 18 high schools shifted their opening b
Why A Repeat DUI Offender Was Able To Drive, Hit Cyclist
RENTON, WA — Taylor Goehring was on her bike, waiting in the center turn lane of Rainier Avenue for her boyfriend to catch up when the car plowed into her. The driver was too intoxicated to notice. He continued driving, Goehring lodged in his windshield, according to court documents. When the driver
Southwest Airlines flight turns around after crew members discover human heart onboard
A Southwest Airlines flight was forced to turn around after crew members found a human heart onboard that was meant to be delivered to a hospital. Southwest Airlines Flight 3606 was en route to Dallas from Seattle on Sunday when the heart was located on the plane, Seattle Fox affiliate Q13 News repo
Car Drives Off Embankment In Northeast Renton
RENTON, WA - A car drove over an embankment Tuesday night in northeast Renton, leaving at least one person with critical injuries, according to Renton firefighters. As of 8 p.m., firefighters were working to free the trapped person from the car.
More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz
SEATTLE (AP) - High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle. That's the finding of a study on later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to discover whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night. They al
Suns owner threatening to move team to Seattle or Las Vegas if arena deal falls through, per report
Ever since the Seattle SuperSonics left the Pacific Northwest to become the Oklahoma City Thunder, there have been rumors about when Seattle would get an NBA team again. Now, we have another one to add to the list. According to a report from Laurie Roberts, Suns owner Robert Sarver is threatening to
Two suspects in custody after brief lockdown at Issaquah High School after report of gun
A lockdown at Issaquah High School has been lifted after police took two suspects into custody after reports of a gun at school Wednesday morning. There were no shots fired. Issaquah Middle School and Clark Elementary were also on modified lockdown as a precaution, but the lockdown was lifted shortl
Teen Critically Injured In Renton Shooting
RENTON, WA - A 16-year-old from Auburn was shot and seriously wounded Sunday evening at an apartment complex off SR 900. Two other people were with the teen when one person opened fire on their car around 6:30 p.m.
Neo-Nazi Skinheads Mourning Death of White Supremacist Leader Beat Black DJ
Eight self-confessed members of a neo-Nazi skinhead group have been arrested on suspicion assaulting a black DJ at a bar just north of Seattle, Washington. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven men and one woman in connection to the joint hate crime investigation they opened with the
King County To Change Force Policy To Include Pointing Gun
WOODINVILLE, WA - The King County Sheriff's Office will change its use-of-force policy to include pointing a gun. The change stems from an incident where a Woodinville detective pulled a gun on a motorcyclist during a 2017 traffic stop.
Three lanes blocked on I-5 northbound after car strikes guardrail
The three left lanes of I-5 northbound are blocked near South 188th Street near SeaTac, after a car struck a guardrail. Washington State Patrol and medical aid are on the scene to assist. WSDOT does not currently have an estimate for when the accident will be cleared.
At least one hurt in Renton drive-by shooting
RENTON, Wash. — The Renton Police Department reported at least one person was hurt during a drive-by shooting Sunday night. The shooting happened on the 600 block of Southwest 5th Court. Renton police tweeted about the shooting just before 8:30 p.m.
3 takeaways from Seahawks' Week 14 win over Vikings
The Seattle Seahawks took care of business Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings to the tune of 21-7, although most of the scoring action occurred in the final minutes of the game.
Woman Hit By Bike On Rainier Remains In Coma
RENTON, WA - The 23-year-old bicyclist who was hit Friday night on Rainier Avenue by a possibly impaired driver remained in a coma Monday morning, according to her family. Taylor Goehring's mother said that her daughter is in an induced coma due to her injuries.
A Dick’s Drive-In will be closer to Tacoma than ever before. It opens this week.
The first Dick’s Drive-In Restaurant south of Seattle opens this week. The Kent Dick’s location opens 10 a.m. Wednesday. It will be the seventh burger restaurant for the 64-year-old Seattle chain.