Today’s partial solar eclipse is about to wrap up, and Seattle skies were just clear enough to see it for a time, before the rain set in again. In Seattle, the eclipse began at 1:35 p.m., peaked at 3 p.m. and ends by 4:20 p.m. If a break in the clouds should appear again in the…More
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The Associated Press Police in Blaine, near the Canadian border, found a car in a bank parking lot on July 2 that had been stolen in Miami just about two days earlier. The Bellingham Herald reports the thief was in a hurry. According to Google Maps, it would take 50 hours to drive the 3,400-plus miles…More
“Ninja cat,” read the headline of the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. Tara, a family cat in Bakersfield, went all samurai on Tuesday when a dog attacked its owner’s 4-year-old boy, Jeremy — charging, attacking and repelling the dog, which was described as an 8-month-old Labrador-chow mix. And now, Tara’s video has gone viral. Dad Roger Triantafilo posted…More
The Associated Press Sheriff’s officials say the animal that killed an employee this weekend at an Oregon animal sanctuary was a cougar, and an autopsy shows the woman died of multiple bite wounds. Dr. Christopher Young of the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday that 36-year-old Renee Radziwon of Portland had “devastating injuries in the critical…More
The Associated Press Summer may be in its final weeks, but forecasters say it will make itself felt with above-normal temperatures this week. The National Weather Service expects the highest temperatures — 15 to 20 degrees above average on Wednesday and Thursday. Highs are forecast in the 80s in Western Washington and 90s in Eastern Washington. Clouds are…More
The Associated Press Police say a woman entered a Spokane fire station, took an ax from a truck and smashed out two large windows. It happened about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Station 3 was occupied at the time and unlocked. The woman ran toward arriving police with the ax and they subdued her with a Taser. Police say the 30-year-old…More
The Associated Press The Yakima County sheriff’s office says a 29-year-old woman and 14-year-old boy who drowned together in Rimrock Lake didn’t know each other. A number of people were at the lake about 25 miles west of Yakima Saturday when the woman attempted to retrieve a floatation device that had drifted into the lake and the…More
The ship bearing Bertha, the enormous boring machine that will excavate the new Highway 99 tunnel in downtown Seattle, is on its final approach to downtown Seattle. If you’d like to find out where to go to get a glimpse of the 58-foot-diameter behemoth while under way, check out this marine tracking link. And…More
All three crew members on a Navy jet based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island were killed this morning when their aircraft crashed in Eastern Washington’s Lincoln County, Navy officials have confirmed.
The crew’s names will not be released until 24 hours after their families have been informed, said Lt. Aaron Kakiel in San Diego.
The crew was flying an EA-6B Prowler jet assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-129. It crashed about 8:45 a.m. into a field in an unpopulated area near the town of Harrington, about 50 miles west of Spokane.
The Navy said the wingman of the crashed plane reported that no parachutes were deployed.
The Prowler was “engaged in a low-level navigation training mission,” the Navy said. Whidbey Island officials said the cause of the accident was under investigation.More
The Associated Press Winds gusting to 49 mph early Tuesday partially broke the frigate USS Ingraham away from its mooring at Naval Station Everett. The ship swung about 90 degrees to the dock, but base spokeswoman Kristin Ching told KOMO it did not break free and there was no damage. The 450-foot ship was secured with the…More