Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

Category: General news

The latest news curated from around Puget Sound.

September 2, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Sheep moved to protect them from wolves

SPOKANE  (AP) — A Stevens County sheep rancher has moved about 1,800 sheep to protect them from a pack of wolves that have killed at least two dozen of the animals this summer.

The Spokesman-Review reported Monday that Dave and Julie Dashiell decided to move their sheep to safety rather than wait for state wildlife officials to track down and kill up to four wolves from the Huckleberry Pack, which hunts north of the Spokane Indian Reservation.

The ranchers tried numerous strategies to end the attacks.

Jamie Henneman, spokeswoman for the Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association, said they had a full-time herder, four guard dogs, range riders and extra help from state employees, but wolf kills kept mounting.

“There’s a point where you’ve got to decide, do you leave and hopefully stay in business, or do you stick around until there’s just nothing left,” she said.

More

Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Department of Fish and Wildfire, environmental groups, sheep killed

September 2, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Spanaway couple caught in Ocean Shores rip current

The Associated Press OCEAN SHORES — A husband and wife from Spanaway barely survived a rip current at an Ocean Shores beach. KBKW reports emergency responders answered a 911 call on Monday afternoon and found a 44-year-old man on the beach having difficulty breathing. He said his wife was caught in a rip current and he went to…

More

Comments | More in General news | Topics: Ocean Shores, rescue, rip current

September 2, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Everett railroad protest ends with 5 arrests

The Associated Press Update at 2:42 p.m.: Five people have been arrested after demonstrators blocked railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett. Railroad spokesman Gus Melonas says two women and three men were taken to the Snohomish County Jail after refusing to leave a protest of train shipments of oil and coal…

More

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Burlington Northern Santa Fe, demonstration, Everett

September 1, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Hiker injured near Spada Lake dies

A 56-year-old man injured Sunday while hiking near Spada Lake near Sultan died overnight from his injuries before rescue teams could reach him, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The hiker injured his head after the fall, according to the sheriff’s office, which dispatched search-and-rescue units. The hiker was found Sunday about eight miles northeast of…

More

Comments | Topics: hiker, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Spada Lake

September 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Small fuel spill disrupts Edmonds-Kingston ferry

A fuel spill of less than 15 gallons halted the Edmonds-Kingston ferries for six hours Monday morning, because officials feared boat movement would churn the diesel. Fuel was being transferred between tanks in the ferry Walla Walla, docked at Kingston, when the crew discovered the spill. The Coast Guard received a report of the spill at about…

More

Comments | Topics: Edmonds-Kingston, oil spill, Washington State Ferries

September 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Kenneth Bae’s sister: CNN interview shows his deteriorating health

Kenneth Bae’s sister, Terri Chung, said a CNN interview with her brother and two other Americans who are being held in North Korea shows her brother’s health deteriorating rapidly. She again called for U.S. government officials to help secure his release. The CNN interview, broadcast Monday morning, came as a surprise to the news crew, which…

More

Comments | More in General news | Topics: Kenneth Bae, terri chung

August 31, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Drones banned at Olympic National Park

The Associated Press Olympic National Park officials have banned the use of drones within park boundaries. The ban was approved by Superintendent M. Sarah Creachbaum last week, following a directive from the National Parks Service that ordered superintendents in its 401 parks to write rules prohibiting the launching, landing or operation of unmanned aircraft in their parks. Each…

More

Comments | More in General news | Topics: drones Olympic National Park

August 31, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Dust storm leads to about 50 vehicles in collisions near Kennewick

The Tri-City Herald Kennewick — Authorities estimate about 50 vehicles were involved in multiple collisions on Interstate 82 Saturday afternoon amidst blowing dust. Nine people were taken to Tri-City hospitals, but none had life-threatening injuries, said Capt. Devin Helland of Benton Fire District 1. “For as many cars as were damaged and hit, it was remarkable that…

More

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: 50 vehicles, dust storm, Kennewick

Next Page »