Former lifeguard and state trooper pull driver from submerged car: Talk about remarkable efforts to save someone. It happened near Ellensburg on Saturday. A passing motorist, who happened to be a former lifeguard, and a trooper swam 50 feet out to the car, which was submerged in a pond so only the roof could be seen. The windows and doors were locked, so the trooper used his baton to break a window. The man in the car was pulled out and taken to the hospital. No word on his condition.
A closer look at minimum wage proposal in SeaTac: The city is proposing a hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Long Beach, Calif., voters took similar action. The California results suggest a “living wage” ordinance in SeaTac wouldn’t be as good as advocates hope or as bad as critics warn. Would you vote for increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour? Vote in our poll. Mobile users can vote here.
Train fatalities: Here’s a sad series of events. Three hit by Amtrak trains in separate incidents since Thursday
Wild animal cruelty on Bainbridge: A raccoon had to be euthanized after it was found near death in an illegal trap in a popular park on the island, and a heron was found with a gunshot wound, according to our community news partner, Inside Bainbridge. Come on, people.
Uh-oh, does someone know something about this winter weather we don’t know? King County snowplows to be scarce this winter
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:
- Ducks keep Washington firmly in their shadow with trademark dominance | Jerry Brewer
- ‘Bionic man’ walks, breathes with artificial organs, limbs
- Oregon finally wears down Huskies in fourth quarter
- Tears fade, expletive flies when killer hears sentence
- Police use pepper spray as young Bellingham crowd riots
Nick Provenza: 206-464-2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org