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Sam Campbell is a reporter with KIRO Newsradio, having previously covered the latest breaking news for the Portland metro area at Before moving to the Pacific Northwest, he worked as a military news reporter with the USA TODAY Network at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Sam brings experience from news stations across the country, including New York City and Columbus, OH. He graduated from the Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism in 2017. When he's not working, he's hiking, playing video games or searching for the best dumpling spot in Seattle.

Asylum-seeking refugees relocated once more to spot off Highway 167 in Kent

Sandwiched between the remains of a budget hotel and Highway 167, a group of more than a hundred refugees plead for housing.
17 days ago

King County Sheriff: Watch for scam phone calls pretending to be law enforcement

Have you gotten a call from someone claiming they're a cop with an arrest warrant for you? Then you may have been targeted in a local scam.
29 days ago

Protesters at UW encampment harass, shine laser in eye of photojournalist

A FOX 13 photographer was harassed and had a laser shined in his eye while filming near the pro-Palestinian UW encampment this week.
1 month ago

UW’s ‘W’ sign besmirched with red paint by pro-Palestinian protesters

The University of Washington (UW) sign has been covered in red paint in an apparent act of pro-Palestinian protest.
1 month ago

‘It was chaotic:’ Ballard bodega burns in suspected gas explosion

A beloved café and deli in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood is in shambles after an explosion Thursday morning.
2 months ago

‘Our smoked salmon is just that good:’ Thieves steal 100 pounds of Seattle fish

Thieves made off with thousands of dollars and over 100 pounds of smoked salmon from a Central District fish market on Sunday.
2 months ago

Break-in of North Seattle motorcycle dealership causes heavy damage

A North Seattle motorcycle shop is repairing heavy damage to its front door, foundation and windows after thieves smashed their way into it.
2 months ago

Tons of water flooding road underneath Highway 99 from burst pipe

A pipe has burst underneath Highway 99 in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood and is spewing tons of water onto the roads.
2 months ago

Woman, 83, killed, 2 more injured in crash on SR 525 involving kidnapping suspect

One person was killed and two more were injured after a kidnapping led to a crash in Snohomish County Thursday night on SR 525.
2 months ago

Driver flees on foot after causing I-5 rollover crash, wanted by police

The Washington State Patrol is looking for a Nissan driver who allegedly caused a rollover crash on I-5 near Kent.
2 months ago

In Plain Sight: Criticisms, questions raised about controversial nonprofit We Heart Seattle

We Heart Seattle's approach on homelessness has gained the nonprofit attention — but much of it is highly critical.
2 months ago

In Plain Sight: Questions surround We Heart Seattle, King County policies

Despite doubt being cast on the ethics of We Heart Seattle, its volunteers were the ones to find the person's remains on city land.
3 months ago

In Plain Sight: Critics claim We Heart Seattle destroys homeless peoples’ property

Criticisms have been leveled against We Heart Seattle and some activists and workers say the nonprofit has gone too far.
3 months ago

In Plain Sight: How controversial nonprofit We Heart Seattle uncovered human remains

We Heart Seattle's initial cleanup of a city park was interrupted by a grim discovery when their volunteers found decaying human remains.
3 months ago

Closed-door hearing for SPD officer caught laughing after Kandula’s death delayed

A hearing where Seattle Police Department officer Daniel Auderer would have pleaded his case to leadership has been delayed.
3 months ago

Road rage on SR167 ends in gunfire, troopers search for suspect

A driver on State Route 167 near Renton opened fired at another driver next to him after an argument between the two, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) said.
3 months ago

Military helicopter crashes on JBLM after ‘mishap,’ two crew onboard

A military Apache helicopter crashed on the grounds of JBLM with two soldiers on board Tuesday morning.
3 months ago

‘Decades of headaches’ end: Montlake turn lanes onto SR-520 expected to ease congestion

Montlake turn lanes should ease congestion around one of the busiest interchanges in Seattle ending five decades of “circuitous” workarounds.
3 months ago

Family escapes burning Kent home, firefighters save man on roof

Firefighters rushed to a burning home in Kent early Wednesday morning, saving a person from the roof of a house fire.
3 months ago

Security guard stabbed, suspect barricades inside Beacon Hill apartment

SWAT officers surrounded a complex in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood after police said a man stabbed a guard barricaded himself inside.
3 months ago

Burien police officer not enforcing city’s new camping ban

A Burien police officer backed down from enforcing the city’s camping ban after being confronted by a former city council member.
3 months ago

‘Dogs in crisis’: English Bulldog shot, 8 puppies rescued in Pierce County

Ten dogs, including eight puppies and an English bulldog that was shot in the face, were rescued from homes within three days.
4 months ago

Deputies did not pursue Burien hit-and-run suspect before fatal crash

The Jeep’s driver was pronounced dead in the hit-and-run and a child in the back seat was "severely injured," the court documents stated.
4 months ago

‘I have authority:’ Burien City Council member confronts homeless outside condo

Burien City Council member Linda Akey is facing scrutiny after a video was posted of her confronting homeless people outside of her home.
4 months ago