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November 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

2,000 attend memorial for slain college student from Woodinville

The Associated Press MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Nearly 2,000 people attended a celebration-of-life memorial service for Parker Moore on Thursday evening in the gym at Linfield College. The 20-year-old from Woodinville was stabbed to death last Saturday in a random attack at a convenience store near campus. The suspect was shot and killed when he confronted police with…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Linfield College, Parker Moore

November 21, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Suspected DUI driver dies after hitting Bremerton church

Associated Press Police in Bremerton say a suspected drunken driver fleeing from an officer died early today in a crash in Bremerton. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle about 2 a.m. Friday but it sped off. The chase only lasted about a minute, police said. The fleeing car hit a building at a “T” intersection, and the…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bremerton, police

November 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Charging decision near for SPD cop who punched handcuffed woman

After more than five weeks of review, the King County Prosecutor’s Office says it is nearing a decision whether to file a felony assault charge against a Seattle police officer who punched a handcuffed woman and fractured her face during a domestic-violence call. As part of the review, prosecutors recently provided the case file…


Comments | Topics: City Attorney's Office, King County Prosecutor's Office, police brutality

November 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Group offers up to $5,000 reward for information on abused dog

A severely emaciated dog was found  in south Seattle last week and the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible, according to a release from the city of Seattle. The light-brown brindle male was…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: animal abuse, dog, Humane Society of the United States

November 20, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Sketchbook ‘in style of Picasso’ brings $112,500 at state auction

A sketchbook with drawings in the style of Picasso was auctioned for the Washington State Department of Revenue for $112,500. The sketchbook has not been authenticated as the work of the famous artist. The department did not want to spend the money to have it examined by an expert. The department says it was auctioned Thursday at…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news | Topics: picasso, sketchbook

November 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM

New ferry named Chimacum

BREMERTON — Chimacum was chosen as the name for the newest Washington state ferry because workers and the state Transportation Commission wanted to avoid any possible confusion that would arise from having another ferry that begins with S. The commission selected the name at its meeting Wednesday in Lakewood. Construction on the $123 million ferry begins this…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Chimacum, ferry, tribe

November 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Everett workers find 150-ton boulder, left behind by a glacier

Workers digging the underground garage for a new hotel in Everett struck something big last week about 30 feet below the surface. This week they had uncovered a boulder bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons. A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald it’s a glacial…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: boulder, erratic, Everett

November 20, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Snow, ice cause accidents across Eastern Washington

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | Winter storms made roads slick across Eastern Washington Thursday, triggering crashes that left one person dead. In Spokane, the first snow of the season caused at least 41 collisions. A fatal crash involving a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles occurred around 8:40 a.m. on State Route 2 near Deep Creek. The collision…


Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: passes, snow

November 19, 2014 at 6:20 PM

WSU revokes recognition for Phi Kappa Tau fraternity

The Associated Press PULLMAN — Washington State University has revoked recognition for the Alpha Kappa chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity following allegations of hazing and conduct violations. The Daily Evergreen reports that six violations of WSU’s Standards of Conduct for Students were brought against the fraternity after an investigation and appeals process. The violations included abuse…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Washington State University

November 19, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Seattle City Councilwoman Sawant arrested at wage protest

Update at 10:10 p.m.: A Working Washington spokesman said the organization expects the four people arrested for investigation of disorderly conduct during a wage protest to be released Wednesday night. Someone apparently posted bail for Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, spokesman Sage Wilson said. Original post: Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested after she failed to disperse…


Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news, The Blotter | Topics: $15 minimum wage

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