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Kent mother charged in the death of her 2-year-old son

SEATTLE — A Kent mother has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son. Prosecutors allege Sandy Fernandez abused her 2-year-old son, Jose Fernandez , leading to his death. Photos and videos are now the only memories Kaylee Kravic has of Jose. “Everything he would...
KENT, WA
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Thieves use truck to steal kiosk from Ballard post office

SEATTLE — A group of burglars used a truck to steal a kiosk from a Ballard post office early Thursday morning, according to the Seattle Police Department (SPD). Police received a report that three men in a pickup truck used a chain to rip the front door off a post office on the 5700 block of 17th Avenue Northwest around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. They then sped away with a self-service postage station.
SEATTLE, WA

Lost ram finds home at Graham fire station

GRAHAM, Wash. — Graham firefighters rescued a lost ram wandering the streets last week. Although they're reluctant to give him a name. ”We’ve just been calling it the ‘Graham Ram,’” said Graham Fire & Rescue Captain Andrew Kolabis. “I think out of maybe out of fear of attachment we haven’t given him a name yet.”
GRAHAM, WA

Information for more than 18,000 MultiCare patients may have been compromised

TACOMA, Wash. — A hacker accessed private information for up to 18,615 MultiCare patients. According to MultiCare, third-party entity Avamere Health Services LLC discovered in early 2022 unauthorized access to its network's systems. The data breach impacts beneficiaries of MultiCare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program. "They discovered...
TACOMA, WA

West Seattle Bridge expected to reopen September 18

SEATTLE — After recently completing construction milestones, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced Thursday morning that the West Seattle Bridge is expected to reopen to traffic on Sept. 18. The department said all traffic restrictions on the Spokane Street Swing Bridge, also known as the West Seattle low...
SEATTLE, WA

Neighborhood garden hopes to deter future encampments near Aurora Avenue

SEATTLE — After a man was shot and killed at a homeless encampment off Aurora Avenue in Seattle, neighbors have taken their own approach to improve safety on their block. "We held an emergency meeting talking about how [the city is] planning on clearing the encampment. Well, what's going to happen when the crews leave? What can we do to make sure the neighborhood's safe? So, we hatched a plan of putting a garden in place of the tents as soon as possible," said neighbor Liza Javier.
SEATTLE, WA

Barn destroyed after suspects crash stolen vehicle in Renton

RENTON, Wash. — Police are investigating after a car stolen by suspects who broke into a Renton apartment complex crashed into a barn in Renton. The incident started around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when officers with the Renton Police Department responded to a report of a pizza delivery driver being robbed at a condo complex along Petrovitsky Road.
RENTON, WA

SDOT says the West Seattle Bridge will reopen September 18

SEATTLE — The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced Thursday that the West Seattle Bridge will reopen on Sept. 18, as long as repair work remains on track. The SDOT's last update on a target reopening date said they plan to reopen the "high bridge" portion of the bridge as soon as the week of Sept. 12.
SEATTLE, WA

Fremont dental hygienist prepares for relief effort in Ukraine

SEATTLE — Chelsea Fortier is a dental hygienist at Fremont Dental who said her 18 years of caring for patients has prepared her for an ambitious volunteer campaign. “It’s been a little bit forgotten about but this is a global issue," Fortier said. "It’s a dire and desperate situation.”
SEATTLE, WA

Feds take ownership of Tacoma's Union Station for $1

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma Union Station is now officially a federal building. Officials from the City of Tacoma and Washington, D.C. held a ceremony to celebrate the transfer of ownership on Wednesday. Speakers took a moment to highlight the history that Union Station has seen since opening in 1911,...
TACOMA, WA

Alaska Airlines taking a lead in using sustainable aviation fuel

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — The Inflation Reduction Act recently passed the Senate and the House could vote on the issue this week. Part of that act will include hundreds of millions of dollars to fund sustainable aviation fuel and practices. It’s one of the many pieces of legislation Washington Senator Maria Cantwell is working on to increase sustainability.
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