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  • Jeff Simpson, Ed Murray accuser

    Mayor Murray accuser is ‘not playing anymore’; files $1M claim against Seattle

    Jeff Simpson, one of the men to accuse former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of rape filed a $1 million claim against the City of Seattle.
  • Federal prosecutor Tom Wales

    FBI: Seattle federal prosecutor may have been killed by hitman

    The FBI says it has information regarding the unsolved 2001 murder of Seattle federal prosecutor Tom Wales that suggests the shooting involved a conspiracy.
  • snow, frigid temps, cold

    Winter Weather Advisory expanded for lowland areas

    Don't be surprised if you continue to wake up to frigid temperatures for the rest of the week. Cold air expected to stick around.
  • trees

    Searching for Seattle’s trees o’ history

    In reality, there’s nobody who knows more about trees in Seattle than Arthur Lee Jacobson.
  • 3 decades later, charge filed in Richland contractor’s death

    PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Investigators say they have solved the killing of a Richland construction contractor more than three decades ago. The Tri-City Herald reports that Franklin County prosecutors filed a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against 54-year-old Theodore Milam, who’s already in the Spokane County Jail for several violent crimes dating to 1999. Investigators say […]
  • House investigation allegations against lawmaker

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — House officials are reviewing an allegation against a Democratic lawmaker for alleged inappropriate behavior. The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that the allegation against Democratic Rep. David Sawyer is being investigated by House counsel and the chief clerk. No other details about the allegation were provided. House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan said […]
  • Lawmakers introduce bill to circumvent public records ruling

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers who want to circumvent a recent ruling finding them fully subject to the state’s public disclosure laws on Wednesday introduced a bill that seeks to make some of their records public but would retroactively prohibit the release of other records being sought by a coalition of news organizations. […]
  • Jury convicts Washington state man of 45 criminal charges

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man has been found guilty of 45 criminal charges that accused him of torturing and threatening to kill a woman working as a prostitute. The Kitsap Sun reports a jury handed down the guilty verdicts Tuesday for 30-year-old Jeremy Blaine Fenney after about two days of deliberation. The […]
  • The Latest: $1 million reward for info about 2001 killing

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the unsolved 2001 slaying of a federal prosecutor in Seattle (all times local): 12:22 p.m. Federal authorities are offering up to $1.5 million for information about the unsolved 2001 slaying of a federal prosecutor in Seattle. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein joined other officials in Seattle […]
  • Seattle faces damage claim over ex-mayor abuse allegations

    SEATTLE (AP) — The former foster son of ex-Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has filed a claim for damages against the city, saying that last year it negligently failed to investigate his and other men’s allegations that Murray sexually abused them decades ago. The Seattle Times reports Jeff Simpson’s claim notice says he intends to eventually […]
  • Spanaway father shoots man prowling outside children’s room

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a father shot a burglary suspect outside of his home south of Tacoma in Spanaway. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department says the father spotted the suspect crotched in the window of his infant and toddler’s room early Monday. The News Tribune reports the sheriff’s office said Tuesday that the […]
  • Reward raised, new attention on US prosecutor’s 2001 slaying

    SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen years after federal prosecutor Thomas Wales was shot to death in his Seattle home, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday the unsolved case remains a top priority of the Justice Department. Rosenstein joined other federal and local law enforcement officials in a conference room named for Wales to plead for […]
  • Roads icy, schools closed after Pacific Northwest snowstorm

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Major highways in the Portland metro area are passable after a storm that dropped 3 inches of snow on Oregon’s largest city. But many roads, particularly those in neighborhoods, remain icy after a night in which temperatures dipped into the 20s. Many drivers decided not to take any chances, with traffic […]
  • Man shot in Seattle’s Central District

    SEATTLE (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting near Seattle’s Central District neighborhood. KOMO-TV reports it happened just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday near 25th Ave S. and E. Yesler Way, just a few blocks from Garfield High School. Seattle Fire says a 32-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition. So far […]
  • Washington death penalty

    Sister of murdered Monroe officer fights bill to abolish death penalty

    The Washington death penalty is up for debate in Olympia as lawmakers discuss whether or not to abolish the fatal form of punishment.

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