Second suspect in double-murder in University Place arrested

TACOMA, Wash. — The second suspect in a University Place double murder has been arrested, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Deputies were able to locate and arrest the suspect with the assistance of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office as he was coming out of a business in Snohomish County Thursday night, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. In early June, another man was arrested in the May 14 deaths of 19-year-old Adrian Valencia and 22-year-old Wilberth Acala. […]

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Cruise ship that departed Seattle stops in Alaska with reported norovirus outbreak

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska. KTOO public media reports 73 people have reported getting sick on the Holland America cruise ship MS Zaandam, which left Seattle on June 17 on a 16-night cruise to Alaska and back. The ship, which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew, was in Juneau on Friday. The ship is expected to make additional stops in Alaska before […]

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Kent trail murder: Man charged with killing girl he had been dating after luring her into woods

SEATTLE — A 19-year-old Federal Way man was charged with first-degree murder Friday for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old girl he had been dating in the head along a Kent trail and stealing her purse, car and cellphone. Giovanni Herrin was ordered held in the King County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. He is accused of fatally shooting Karyme Barreto-Sabalza, 17, once in the side of the head in the Salt Air Vista Park in Kent on June 16. […]

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Cops: Old-fashioned police work, sophisticated technology solved 32-year-old Tacoma murder

TACOMA, Wash. — Police say DNA evidence left on a restaurant napkin was the pivotal piece of evidence they needed to solve a three-decade-old murder case of a sixth-grader that eluded them for decades. In 1986, people were stunned by the news that 12-year-old Michella Welch had been raped and killed near Puget Park in Tacoma. Michella was at the park playing with her siblings and went home to get them lunch. A short time later the siblings found Michella’s […]

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Father, son in genie lift shocked by power lines, causing outage in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. — A father and his 5-year-old son were shocked when a genie lift struck power lines Friday afternoon in Everett. An Everett Fire Department spokesperson said both were taken to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. The boy was listed in serious condition. Investigators did not immediately know why the father and son were in the lift near Colby Ave & California St. Snohomish PUD was called to the scene to restore power. Update: Patient relationship is father and son.. We […]

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Trump threatens 20% tariffs on European autos

(CNN) — President Donald Trump escalated his threat to apply new tariffs on European autos Friday. “Based on the Tariffs and Trade Barriers long placed on the U.S. and it great companies and workers by the European Union, if these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S.” he wrote on Twitter. “Build them here!” he declared. The threat came the same […]

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Supreme Court: police need a warrant to track your phone. Usually

The Supreme Court on Friday said the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual’s location through cell phone records over an extended period of time. The ruling is a major victory for advocates of increased privacy rights who argued more protections were needed when it comes to the government obtaining information from a third party such as a cell phone company. The 5-4 opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the four most liberal […]

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Supreme Court: police need a warrant to track your phone. Usually

The Supreme Court on Friday said the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual’s location through cell phone records over an extended period of time. The ruling is a major victory for advocates of increased privacy rights who argued more protections were needed when it comes to the government obtaining information from a third party such as a cell phone company. The 5-4 opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the four most liberal […]

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