CRIME WATCH DAILY: A family at war, a very suspicious death and a controversial forbidden romance. Was Tim McNamara's death a suicide or was it murder? The answer to that question certainly depends on who you ask. One shot to the back of the head. But was it suicide or something else?Read More
KING 5: It has now been one year since the devastating crash on the Aurora Avenue Bridge where a duck boat crashed into a tour bus killing 5 and injuring dozens more. Many of the people on the tour bus were international students from North Seattle College who were checking out the city on one of their first days in America.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: Jamco America employee Kenneth Ott died a month after a seat-belt air bag exploded in his face last fall.Read More
KING 5: Tracy Nessl talks with KING 5's Linda Byron in her home in Soap Lake, Washington. Belize has issued a warrant for Nessl's arrest for allegedly murdering Tim McNamara, her uncle and the man she considered to be her husband.Read More
KING 5: Last September's crash of a Ride the Ducks amphibious tour boat and a bus loaded with college students on the Aurora bridge killed five and injured more than 60 others.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: Michelle Mallari, who was wounded by gunfire last week in a Renton movie theater, said she didn’t realize she had been hit by a bullet until she reached the lobby.Read More
KOMO NEWS: A 40-year-old woman was seriously injured Thursday when she was shot in the chest inside a Renton movie theater, police said.
The shooting happened at around 8 p.m. at a movie theater at the The Landing in Renton during a showing of the film "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi."Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: After news reports of foreign student Phuong Dinh’s slow recovery and soon-to-lapse medical coverage, state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and North Seattle College both say they’ll help her obtain ongoing insurance coverage.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: Phuong Dinh, 18, and her lawyer say the initial response of aid has since subsided. On a sunny day in September, 18-year-old Phuong Dinh snapped photographs from her window seat in a charter bus filled with other North Seattle College students as it motored across the Aurora Bridge.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: A Redmond couple is suing the owners of Redmond Town Center, alleging safety violations at a children’s play area contributed to the death of their 2-year-old daughter, who ran into the street and was killed by a motorist in July.Read More
YAKIMA HERALD: The Grandview School District has settled a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of a deaf student for $1 million, attorneys for the student announced Tuesday.Read More
KOMO NEWS: A 2-year-old girl was struck and killed by car in Redmond Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened just before 5 p.m. at the Redmond Town Center, according to Redmond Police. The child was with a caregiver and darted out in front of an approaching car as it was coming to a stop, said Cmdr. Charles Gorman with Redmond Police.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: A worker for a Boeing supplier has died from injuries caused when a passenger-seat air-bag inflater accidentally discharged during installation on the Everett flight line last month.
Ken Otto, a technician for Jamco America, which supplies Boeing with aircraft interiors, died Sunday, said Jamco spokeswoman Shelley Rich.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: Four survivors of a 2012 tree-fall crash that killed parents Cheryl and Tim Owen near Stevens Pass are far from being completely healed physically and emotionally.
The couple’s once-athletic daughter, Jessica Owen, 29, mostly relies on a motorized wheelchair and hopes to teach again. Daughter Jaime Owen Mayer, 26, who leans on a cane to walk, feels robbed of decades more she could have had with her parents. Their son-in-law, Steven Mayer, 27, walks with forearm crutches and has several more surgeries ahead of him. Self-described mama’s boy Jeremy Owen, 23, still isn’t used to not getting checkup calls from his mom.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: Four family members who survived a 2012 accident in which a huge tree fell onto an SUV on Highway 2 near Stevens Pass will receive $10 million from the state, in a tentative settlement announced by the family Friday.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: Claims that could turn into a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the state were filed Tuesday by a Bothell family that lost two parents when an ice-heavy tree struck their SUV east of Stevens Pass in December.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: After a grand fir about 125 feet tall snapped east of Stevens Pass and fell onto a Bothell family’s SUV on Dec. 21, officials at the state transportation department spoke of the accident as a rare and tragic occurrence that would have been hard to foresee.Read More
EVERETT HERALD: Amy Davis dutifully checked the road conditions before getting into her pickup truck for the long drive east across Stevens Pass last Friday.
“I thought we were free and clear,” the Marysville woman said.
The roads, it turned out, were fine.Read More
KOMO NEWS: Two people were killed and four others in the same family were injured when their SUV was struck by a falling tree near Stevens Pass on Friday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol said.
Timothy Owen, 58, of Bothell was driving a 1999 Chevy Suburban in the eastbound lane when the large tree fell around 1:20 p.m., troopers said. Owen and his wife, Cheryl Reed Owen, 56, were killed.