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July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Man charged with manslaughter for slapping Sea-Tac Airport co-worker who died

A 27-year-old Federal Way man was charged today with first-degree manslaughter after he struck a co-worker at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday and the co-worker later died. According to court documents filed in King County Superior Court, Taumailelei Mapusua Jr., an employee of Integrated Airplane Service, got into an argument over a piece of equipment with the…


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July 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Man arrested after fight at Sea-Tac Airport results in death

A fight Saturday over a piece of equipment at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport resulted in the death of one man and the arrest of a second, King County prosecutors said. According to an airport spokesman and documents filed in King County Superior Court, a 27-year old cargo service contract worker got into a dispute with an employee of Korean Air…


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July 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Plane returns to Sea-Tac Airport with chanting passenger

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Officials say a man who was loudly chanting on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Hawaii made the other passengers uncomfortable and prompted the crew to return and drop him off with law enforcement at Sea-Tac Airport. Airlines spokeswoman Nancy Trott says the captain made the right decision for safety Wednesday…


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July 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

How hot is it? Record-breaking hot in Seattle today

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. | Things are heating up. At 5:40 p.m., the temperature reached 94 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. ORIGINAL POST | The start of July brought a temporary blast of hot air to the Seattle area with a record-high temperature of 93 degrees on this afternoon, according…


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June 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Sea-Tac airport workers could get $13 an hour by 2017

From staff reporter Zahra Farah The Port of Seattle Commission introduced a proposal today to raise the minimum wage to $11.22 in January and $13 in 2017 for airfield-support workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The wage increase would affect about 3,000 employees, including those who check in passengers, handle cargo and baggage, and workers such as wheelchair…


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June 18, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Man accused of making bomb threat against ex-girlfriend’s Sea-Tac flight

The Associated Press SEATAC — A Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman says a 26-year-old Seattle man accused of making a bomb threat against a Southwest Airlines flight his ex-girlfriend was taking has been arrested. Spokesman Perry Cooper says Port of Seattle police, Seattle police and federal authorities investigated after a telephone threat was made to Southwest Flight 149,…


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May 22, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Court: Sea-Tac workers can sue over lunch menus

Washington’s Supreme Court narrowly voted to reinstate a lawsuit by workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport caterer who complained the lunches provided by their employer violated their religious beliefs. In doing so, the court found that, under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), employers must make reasonable accommodations for religious practices. Federal law, under Title VII, already requires this…


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May 13, 2014 at 11:14 AM

No injuries after Sea-Tac Airport jetway drops 6 feet

Update at 1:04 p.m.: An airport spokesman says the jetway did not collapse, but lowered slowing like a tire deflating. Update at 11:50 a.m.: A Sea-Tac Airport spokeswoman said passengers aboard a Phoenix flight to Seattle were getting off the plane when the jetway leading to the terminal dropped 6 to 8 feet this morning. “What…


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May 8, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Bird that collided with Alaska Airlines plane was bald eagle

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A bird that died in a collision with an Alaska Airlines plane last month was a bald eagle. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says Thursday the bird was identified by biologists as an “immature bald eagle.” The April 25 mid-air collision forced the Montana-bound plane to return to Sea-Tac, where it…


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April 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Plane returns to Sea-Tac Airport following bird strike

An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was forced to return to the airport this afternoon after it struck a large bird, according to a spokesman. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said Flight 2460 was bound for Bozeman, Mont., when it reported the bird strike shortly after takeoff at 1:45 p.m. The pilot turned the twin-engine plane around and…


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