KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

KIRO Newsradio Newsdesk

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Prolific Seattle-area smash-and-grab ATM thieves formerly arrested for murder

60 robberies involving trucks driving into local stores to steal ATMs and cash registers may be solved with the arrest of two men at a Tukwila motel Friday morning.
3 days ago

Unspecified ‘threat’ forces Everett Community College into lockdown

Everett Community College's main campus is in lockdown over a threat sent via email, Everett Police Department tells KIRO Newsradio
7 days ago

Snohomish CO recommends masks as parts of Western WA cross into ‘high’ COVID transmission

Snohomish County's health director is asking people to wear masks again as parts of Western Washington report upticks in COVID cases.
10 days ago

Entomologist optimistic that Whatcom County’s giant hornets will be eradicated in next few years

We're still two months out from the start of Asian giant hornet trapping season, but already the State Department of Agriculture is feeling hopeful.
11 days ago

21 years after leaving Puget Sound for Chicago, Boeing to relocate headquarters to Virginia

Boeing will move its headquarters from Chicago to the Arlington, Virginia area, just outside Washington D.C.
11 days ago

FBI, Skagit County seek runaway juvenile last seen in Hamilton

The FBI’s Seattle Field Office and the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance to locate Melody J. Thompson, 13, from Hamilton, WA.
12 days ago

Seattle Public Schools keep First Student bus service despite hundreds of violations

Seattle school district extended its contract with bus service company, First Student, despite 600 safety/procedural violations over the last two years.
17 days ago

USPS replaces fleet with gas-powered over electric vehicles, prompting Washington AG lawsuit

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is taking Postmaster DeJoy to court over allegedly violating environmental law.
18 days ago

Seattle police illegally ignored COVID mask rules

A civilian oversight board says some Seattle police officers routinely and illegally ignored state and city mask mandates.
19 days ago

Man accused of killing Everett police officer requests competency assessment in not guilty plea

The man accused of killing Everett police officer Dan Rocha has pleaded not guilty to aggravated first-degree murder, citing the need for a competency assessment.
21 days ago

Pierce County deputy killed in the line of duty honored with Tacoma memorial concert

Tickets are now on sale for a concert in honor of fallen Pierce County Sheriff's Deputy, Dom Calata.
21 days ago

Second murder suspect arrested in connection to string of armed pot shop robberies

A second teen suspect in a fatal, marijuana store robbery in Tacoma is now under arrest.
27 days ago

Masking rules no longer in effect at Sea-Tac Airport, Paine Field

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has confirmed it will not require masks in airports and on airlines.
28 days ago

Sound Transit reworks communications system after 6-hour closure of two light rail stations

Sound Transit is reworking how it communicates with light rail passengers after a technical glitch with its fire-safety system closed two light rail stops for roughly six hours Thursday.
1 month ago

Return to mask mandate not in Washington’s ‘best interest’ right now, says state epidemiologist

Despite COVID-19 cases rising statewide, health officials say that mandates related to masks or vaccines aren't likely to return anytime time.
1 month ago

Broad daylight shooting outside Ballard Food Bank sends one to the hospital

A convicted felon fires two shots outside of the Ballard Food Bank, sending one victim to the hospital.
1 month ago

As Washington overdoses continue to rise, half of OD-linked deaths attributed to fentanyl

New data shows the number of people dying from drug overdoses continues to rise, and many of those deaths are linked to fentanyl.
1 month ago

‘Going to take some time to ramp up,’ concrete suppliers say of deliveries after strike ends

While formerly striking concrete drivers have agreed to end their strike, the suppliers say that additional time is needed before deliveries can resume.
1 month ago

Workers at Marysville Starbucks go on strike over lack of staffing, working conditions

Employees at a Starbucks in Marysville are on strike, citing what they say have been unfair working conditions and a lack of adequate staffing. 
1 month ago

‘Time to change tactics:’ Striking concrete drivers unconditionally offer to resume deliveries

Upwards of 300 striking concrete delivery drivers are offering to go back to work until a new contract is settled.
1 month ago

Seattle loses nearly 3,000 rental properties in less than a year

Seattle has lost nearly 3,000 rental properties between May of last year and January of 2022. Those properties constitute roughly 10,000 units in total.
1 month ago

Crew shortage cancels inter-island San Juan ferry service through Sunday

Since Thursday afternoon's 4:15 sailing from Orcas, all inter-island San Juan ferry services will be stopped until Sunday morning.
1 month ago

Golf club-wielding vandal smashes King County Courthouse windows

An individual wielding a golf club smashed dozens of King County Courthouse windows Wednesday morning.
1 month ago

FBI offers reward after 100 incidents near Sea-Tac where lasers have been pointed at planes

Since March, planes around Sea-Tac have documented more than 100 separate incidents involving lasers. The FBI offers $10,000 reward for suspects.
1 month ago