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  • Ex-Seattle cop sentenced to 23 years to life for child rape

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police sergeant who resigned in 2016 after his arrest for child rape has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. SeattlePI.com reports 46-year-old Daniel Amador was sentenced Friday for repeated sexual abuse of two children. Amador was convicted in June of first-degree child molestation, second-degree child rape, third-degree […]
  • Togo wolf pack responsible for killing cattle

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Members of the Togo wolf pack in the Colville National Forest of eastern Washington state killed one cow and injured another last week. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Togo pack is responsible for five depredations in the past 10 months, including two last November and one in […]
  • 34-year-old man lodged at Ephrata jail found dead

    EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 34-year-old man who was being held at Grant County Jail in Ephrata. The Columbia Basin Herald reports corrections deputies found Derek Batton of Soap Lake unresponsive in his bunk Sunday morning. Batton was pronounced dead by paramedics after unsuccessful attempts at CPR and other […]
  • State rejects request to immediately fill aging tunnel

    RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington will not allow the federal government to quickly shore up an aging tunnel containing radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons. The U.S. Department of Energy wanted to immediately start filling the tunnel, which is in danger of collapsing, with a concrete-like grout intended […]
  • Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn’t eat

    SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing young killer whale in the U.S. Northwest released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca but didn’t see her take any of the fish. The operation that dropped eight salmon from a boat Sunday is part of an extraordinary response […]
  • Classic car crashes into onlookers; 1 critically hurt

    THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say one person was critically injured after a classic car driver accelerated quickly in The Dalles, flipped over and struck several people who were watching nearby. KATU reports that The Dalles police responded to the incident around 10 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say the driver was in a 1955 Chevy […]
  • White House called toxins contamination ‘PR nightmare’

    HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the water his family unknowingly drank for years […]
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    Video: Team attempts to feed live salmon to ailing orca

    NOAA scientists say they spotted the ailing orca whale -- J50 -- Friday in Canadian waters. They report she appeared active and energetic.
  • Authorities suspect arson as cause of Yakima warehouse fire

    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say the fire that caused about $20 million in damage to a Yakima warehouse is suspected to be arson. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports a second blaze erupted at Fruit Packers Supply on Saturday morning, destroying two steel buildings, a pair of semitrucks and stacks of cardboard packing material. The Saturday […]
  • Sounders edge FC Dallas 2-1 for 5th straight victory

    SEATTLE (AP) — Nicolas Lodeiro’s free-kick goal in the 63rd minute was the winner as the Seattle Sounders defeated FC Dallas 2-1 on Sunday night for their franchise-tying fifth straight victory. Seattle (9-9-5) is unbeaten in eight matches to improve to seventh place in the Western Conference. Despite the loss, Dallas (12-5-6) still leads the […]
  • Storm’s magic number down to 1 with 81-72 win over Lynx

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 21 points, Breanna Stewart had 17 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Minnesota Lynx 81-72 on Sunday night. Seattle maintained its two-game lead over second-place Atlanta and reduced its magic number for the top seed in the playoffs to one. Seattle and Atlanta […]
  • Ohio man missing after planned hike near Mount St. Helens

    COUGAR, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an Ohio man who failed to return from a planned hike near Mount St. Helens in Washington state. The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office says friends last saw Matthew B. Matheny at 7 a.m. Thursday, when he borrowed a car and headed to the Blue Lake Trail. The […]
  • Healy, Mariners rally past Astros 4-3 in 10 for 4-game sweep

    HOUSTON (AP) — Ryon Healy hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, Mitch Haniger delivered an RBI double in the 10th and the Seattle Mariners beat Houston 4-3 Sunday to sweep a four-game series from the AL West-leading Astros. It’s the first time in franchise history that Seattle swept a […]
  • Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. The Center for Whale Research in Washington state says it watched the orca, known as J35, […]
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    Towboat crew dropped everything to respond to Ketron Island crash

    A towboat operator and his crew saw a stolen Horizon airplane shortly before it crashed on Ketron Island Aug. 10, 2018. It spurred them into action to see if they could help.

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