- Fire at Washington state oil refinery sends smoke across sky Updated: May-06-15 2:43 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A crude oil fire at the U.S. Oil and Refining Co. burned for almost two hours Wednesday, sending plumes of black smoke over the Port of Tacoma, but it didn't cause any injuries, according to a company spokesman.
- City to break ground on low-income housing project Updated: May-06-15 1:31 pm
TOPPENISH, Washington - About 150 more low-income families will have affordable housing as officials prepare to break ground next week on a $7 million project.
- Investigation: Bothell mayor did not violate ethics rules Updated: May-06-15 1:28 pm
BOTHELL, Washington - Bothell' s mayor did not violate ethics rules when he bid to purchase the Wayne Golf Course back nine for his private company, according to an independent investigation released to the City Council.
- Health officials close recreational shellfish harvest Updated: May-06-15 1:14 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - State health officials have closed all recreational shellfish harvesting on beaches in northern Whatcom County after tests found unsafe levels of a biotoxin.
- 8 women, 1 man arrested in sting at Idaho casino Updated: May-06-15 12:31 pm
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Eight women and one man were arrested during a two-night law enforcement operation targeting prostitution at the Coeur d'Alene Casino.
- State board approves land transfer Updated: May-06-15 11:07 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state board of Natural Resources has given the OK for two land transfers that will allow about $7 million to flow into public school construction projects statewide.
- Community honors Idaho officer fatally shot on patrol Updated: May-06-15 9:56 am
SPOKANE, Washington - Hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil for a veteran police officer who was shot and killed while patrolling a northern Idaho neighborhood, some traveling from out of state and others paying tribute to the sacrifice of a lawman they didn't know.
- Tree-pruning safety classes planned to reduce injuries Updated: May-06-15 9:25 am
TUMWATER, Washington - State safety regulators say the tree care and pruning industry is one of the most dangerous jobs in Washington.
- Whatcom health officials say 42 sick from E. coli outbreak Updated: May-06-15 6:13 am
LYNDEN, Washington - The Whatcom County Health Department says no new cases of E. coli should come after the recent outbreak at the Milk Makers Fest.
- Man guilty of killing 6 apologizes before jury deliberations Updated: May-06-15 6:13 am
SEATTLE - On the last day of testimony in the penalty phase of his Seattle trial, a man convicted of killing six members of a Carnation, Washington family in 2007 apologized to his victims.
- King County Jail inmate dies; 2nd death in 3 days Updated: May-05-15 10:01 pm
SEATTLE - King County corrections officials say a 31-year-old inmate at the county jail in downtown Seattle died after having an apparent seizure.
- Signed offer on little Seattle house that $1M couldn't buy Updated: May-05-15 8:56 pm
SEATTLE - The story of the little house that $1 million couldn't buy appears about to have a new chapter.
- Shellfish managers allow 4 days of razor clam digging Updated: May-05-15 7:44 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state officials have approved four days of razor clam digging on the several ocean beaches.
- Former Pasco cop pleads innocent to rape Updated: May-05-15 6:07 pm
PASCO, Washington - A former Pasco police officer has pleaded innocent in Franklin County Superior Court to charges he raped a woman at his Pasco home in November.
- Victims of Havre stabbings are MSU-Northern students Updated: May-05-15 5:45 pm
HAVRE, Montana - Three Montana State University-Northern students were badly injured in a weekend stabbing at an off-campus apartment, Havre police said.
- Man who recruited teens for bank robberies gets 10 years Updated: May-05-15 5:41 pm
SEATTLE - A man who recruited teenagers to participate in Washington state bank robberies has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
- Lacey man pleads not guilty to kidnapping informant Updated: May-05-15 4:35 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - A Lacey man charged with kidnapping and threatening a county Task Force informant has pleaded not guilty.
- Lawmakers say mental health improved, critics disagree Updated: May-05-15 3:58 pm
SEATTLE - Lawmakers say the Legislature made significant improvements during the 2015 session to provide services for Washington's mentally ill, but critics say some of the bills passed in an effort to fix a system sharply criticized by the courts could make matters worse and lead to more litigation.
- 3 lanes reopen on northbound I-5 through downtown Seattle Updated: May-05-15 3:20 pm
SEATTLE - The Washington State Department of Transportation says three lanes of Interstate 5 through downtown Seattle have reopened. A multi-vehicle crash that authorities say was caused by driver inattention had closed the freeway for nearly an hour during morning rush hour.
- Rangers claim Kickham off waivers, move Rua to 60-day DL Updated: May-05-15 3:17 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers have received left-hander Mike Kickham on a waiver claim from Seattle and assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock.
- Standoff between police, suspect ends with man's death Updated: May-05-15 2:29 pm
KENNEWICK, Washington - Police are investigating the shooting death of a Kennewick man police say has a long history of violence against women.
- $1M for 2 new community health centers in Washington Updated: May-05-15 2:08 pm
SEATTLE - The federal government has announced $1 million in grants to support two new community health centers in Washington state.
- Group asks judge to send Seattle elephants to sanctuary Updated: May-05-15 11:19 am
SEATTLE - The Elephant Justice Project has gone back to court to try to stop two former Woodland Park Zoo elephants from being sent to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
- Federal judge dismisses Lake Quinault ownership lawsuit Updated: May-05-15 10:11 am
TACOMA, Washington - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to revoke the ownership of Lake Quinault from the Quinault Indian Nation.
- Construction resumes after fallen concrete slab kills family Updated: May-05-15 8:19 am
BONNY LAKE, Washington - Construction on the freeway has resumed but criminal charges are unlikely in the Bonney Lake construction accident that killed Josh, Vanessa and Hudson Ellis.