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    Seattle City Council approves Carmen Best as SPD chief

    The Seattle City Council has approved SPD's Carmen Best as the city's next police chief. The placement comes after a bumpy road en route to leading the Seattle Police Department.
  • LISTEN: Inflight audio from from stolen Horizon airplane

    Inflight audio of Richard "Beebo" Russell and Sea-Tac Airport officials provide insight into the man who took a Horizon turboprop airplane and crashed it Friday night, Aug. 10, 2018.
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    What happened to Richard ‘Beebo’ Russell between Alaska and Washington

    Richard "Beebo" Russell grew up in Alaska, but moved around and got married before he ended his life in Washington when he stole a passenger airplane and crashed it on a Puget Sound island.
  • Authorities identify woman killed in Ridgefield house fire

    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 23-year-old woman who died in a house fire in southwestern Washington state. The Columbian reports the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the woman as Stefany Cutler-Ffitch, who died of smoke inhalation Wednesday in Ridgefield. The fire was reported to authorities shortly before 4 a.m. When firefighters […]
  • Lowrie drives in 4 to back Manaea, A’s hold off Mariners 7-6

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jed Lowrie drove in four runs to back Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics held off a late Seattle rally to beat the Mariners 7-6 on Monday night in a matchup of AL West contenders. Manaea (11-8) pitched into the eighth and bounced back from a season-low 2 2/3 innings against […]
  • Washington state man sentenced for girlfriend’s death

    PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A Bremerton man accused of strangling his girlfriend was sentenced to nearly six years in prison. The Kitsap Sun reports 59-year-old Richard Heller was sentenced Monday in Kitsap County Superior Court after pleading guilty in July to second-degree manslaughter in the death of 66-year-old Perleen Bode in January 2017. Investigators […]
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    Cougar Creek wildfire is now more than 26K acres, only 5 percent contained

    Nearly 1,100 firefighters are tackling the Cougar Creek Fire which has grown to more than 26,000 acres with only 5 percent containment. The blaze is now spawning additional spot fires.
  • Wildfire north of Spokane burns 3 homes, forces evacuations

    KETTLE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning north of Spokane destroyed at least three homes and threatens over one hundred more. The Spokesman-Review reports that Boyd’s fire which started Saturday near Kettle Falls quickly moved up a slope away from the city and grew Monday morning to about 3 square miles (8 square kilometers). […]
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    Seattle council approves plan to save The Showbox

    Seattle council members unanimously voted to expand the Pike Place Market Historical District to include the Showbox.
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    Experts: How, why ‘Beebo’ Russell was able to easily take a plane from Sea-Tac

    Experts weigh in on factors that led up to the theft of a Horizon Dash 8 Q400 airplane and the tragic crash at the hands of a suicidal employee -- Richard "Beebo" Russell.
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Army says a Green Beret from Joint Base Lewis-McChord died from injuries sustained in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan on his fourth combat deployment. The News Tribune reports 36-year-old Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion was on patrol in Helmand province when he was wounded by an improvised explosive device […]
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    Mary’s Place opens its first permanent shelter in Burien

    After long operating temporary homeless shelters, Mary's Place opened their first permanent home in Burien this week.
  • Seattle council confirms Best as new police chief

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has voted unanimously to confirm Interim Police Chief Carmen Best as the city’s permanent police chief as it tries to sustain reforms designed to eliminate biased policing and unnecessary force. Best was chosen by Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and was confirmed Monday. She’s a 26-year veteran of the […]
  • The Latest: 9th District race to feature 2 Dems in November

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on the Washington state primary (all times local): 3:51 p.m. The 9th Congressional District will have two Democrats on the ballot in November. Democrat Sarah Smith secured advancement to the November ballot after Monday’s ballot updates from King and Pierce Counties. She’s hoping to unseat Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. […]
  • Democrat Schrier advances in Washington’s 8th District

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District. The race is one of three GOP-held congressional districts in Washington that Democrats are hopeful of capturing […]

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