OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A conservation group is offering a $7,500 reward for help solving the case of an endangered gray wolf found shot to death on Feb. 9 in Stevens County. A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement official told the Spokesman Review that the wolf died from gunshot wounds. Gray wolves are…More
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Humane Society is offering $5,000 in reward money, hoping somebody turns in the perpetrators behind animal cruelty cases in southwestern Idaho. In one, mallard ducks in Meridian were hit this month by darts from what was apparently a blowgun. Though the ducks didn’t die immediately, they may not survive if they’re…More
Management at Sodo’s Esquin Wine & Spirits have a message for the people who made off with more than $600,000 worth of high-end wine last week: There’s a good reason wine lovers pay for temperature-controlled storage lockers.
“What the thieves may not know,” Esquin spokesman Dan Miller said in a statement today, “is that with these cold temperatures we’re seeing in the region, if they haven’t properly stored the wine they stole, it could quickly become worthless, particularly if the wine freezes, making their whole criminal operation all for” naught.
Esquin hopes to get the wine back, hopefully in the same condition it was in when it was stolen.
Wine experts say wine should be stored in the dark, at around 55 degrees. Just as high temperatures are harmful to wine, subfreezing temperatures — like the ones the Seattle area has seen all week — are also damaging.
While the effect of temperature on wine depends on a number of factors, Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Managing Editor Joe Czerwinski said in an email that, typically, “Wine freezes around 23 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the alcohol content. Once frozen the wine will expand and often push the cork out therefore breaking the seal and spoiling the wine.”
Police have arrested one suspect and are seeking a second. The stolen wine — more than 200 cases valued at $648,000 — remains missing, police said today.More
GRANITE FALLS — A reward raised by family and friends of two women gunned down while hiking six years ago in Granite Falls is about to expire. KOMO-TV reports the case still has no suspects in the deaths of Mary Cooper and her daughter Susanna Stodden. They died while hiking on Mt. Pilchuck. The husband and father…More
The Associated Press LONG BEACH — PETA is offering $5,000 for help in catching whoever drove into a flock of shore birds on the beach in southwest Washington and killed 92 of them. KING-TV reports the dead Sandpiper-type shorebirds called “Dunlin” were found Thursday north of the Cranberry beach approach on Long Beach. Wildlife Center of the…More
The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of a male suspect tied to at least seven bank robberies in Bothell, Monroe and Woodinville. Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $6,000. The robberies took place between Jan. 30 and…More
Detectives with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department are asking the public’s help in finding Scott Mitsuo Kagawa. The body of Kagawa’s wife, Rita Kagawa, was found June 26 near Yelm, Thurston, County, and authorities believe her husband is responsible for her death. A first-degree murder warrant has been issued for his arrest. Kagawa, 49,…More
The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A man who wrote a letter pointing to Christopher Scott Wilson as the suspect in a Wenatchee slaying is claiming a reward of up to $38,000. Theo A Keyes wrote a letter to police telling them that Wilson had once begun choking another girl. That led officers to take a DNA sample…More
The Associated Press The family of a Kent woman who was found dead last month floating in Puget Sound is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of her killer. KING reports anyone with information can call Seattle police or Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. The body of 51-year-old Greggette Renee Guy was…More