Seattle’s Homeless Crisis: Are tiny houses the answer?

SEATTLE– One of the root causes for our region’s homeless crisis is something we all feel: a lack of affordable housing. That’s one reason why Seattle can’t seem to break the cycle of homelessness. It’s something we see every day in the form of tent cities. Some are legal– most are not. Now there’s a new move to replace the tents with “tiny houses”. They’re converted sheds that give people a dry roof over their heads. We wanted to know […]

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Mount Vernon officer who had been shot in head describes what he saw while in coma

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — It’s been a year since now-retired Mount Vernon police officer Mike McClaughry was shot in the head while responding to a call. Since then, he’s made amazing strides in his recovery. But the 62-year-old has yet to regain his vision. In an interview Friday, McClaughry shared what he says was a spiritual experience while he was in a coma immediately following the shooting. “As I was floating around in this nether world, if you will — […]

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Customer finds side of cocaine with order of cheese sticks, police say

GRIFFITH, Ind. — A fast food restaurant in Northwest Indiana will remain closed until police figure out how drugs allegedly wound up in a customer’s order. A Broad Street Gyros customer called police Nov. 21 saying she thought there was cocaine in her takeout order. She told police she found a small baggie of white powder stuffed inside a plastic foam cup along with her cheese sticks, according to the Chicago Tribune. She added that, along with the owner, Carrie […]

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Yes, your wine glass keeps getting bigger

If you drink wine, there’s a good chance you measure intake by the glass. Here’s why that’s problematic: Modern wine glasses are seven times larger than those of centuries ago—and notably bigger than glasses that are just two decades old, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Cambridge analyzed more than 400 antique and modern wine glasses, including some of various British monarchs, and determined the average and median size of glasses has increased gradually since the […]

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Video shows coyote attacking dog in suburban Illinois backyard

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — A suburban Illinois couple have a warning for fellow pet owners after their dog was attacked by a coyote in their own backyard. It happened so fast: just moments after Boozer stepped outside, a coyote rushed in and circled the cairn terrier briefly before rushing in and clamping down on his head, dragging the 14-pound dog around the yard. The couple’s home surveillance camera captured the attack as the coyote dragged the dog around, until Barnaby Dinges’ wife ran […]

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Watch this 16-year-old’s absolute joy after getting accepted to Harvard

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. – A 16-year-old Louisiana high school student is going to Harvard, and by the time he gets there many of his classmates will have seen the viral video of him reacting to news of his acceptance. Congratulations and welcome to Harvard, Ayrton! 🎉 — Harvard Admissions (@applytoharvard) December 13, 2017 To say that Ayrton Little, from Breaux Bridge, celebrated with his classmates when he got the news of the Ivy League acceptance would be an understatement. You’ll have […]

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Walmart is letting workers get paid whenever they want

Walmart is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make payday come early for its employees. The company announced a new “Instapay” service for its 1.4 million workers. The service will allow Walmart workers to access, before payday, half of the wages they have already earned. They can withdraw that pay whenever they’d like to. Instapay is part of a personal finance app called Even, which lets hourly and salaried workers plan ahead for bills, make savings goals and helps them […]

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Best. Pageant. Ever. Watch as pre-school brawl breaks out over ‘Baby Jesus’

WHITE PINE, Tenn. —  An all-out pre-school brawl broke out over Baby Jesus at a Tennessee church’s Christmas pageant – and it just might be the cutest pageant you’ve ever seen. Two-year-old Teegan Benson was playing the role of the sheep in First Baptist Church of White Pine’s nativity scene. As the children’s choir was singing “Away in a Manger,” Teegan decided it was time to dance with the baby doll playing Jesus, so she grabbed the baby and starting […]

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Are you naughty or nice when it comes to holiday crime prevention?

Lynnwood, Wash.– While the holidays are a festive and happy time– there’s a darker side to the season. We hear David Rose on Washington’s Most Wanted telling us every week about ways criminals are looking to take advantage of us when we’re busy and distracted. And while you might know the obvious stuff– parking in well lit areas and putting your belongings in your trunk– there’s some stuff you might not know too. “This one has a bag in the […]

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Overlake Medical Center’s Angel Eye allows parents to see, talk to their babies in the NICU

BELLEVUE, Wash. —  Parents of newborns in the NICU at Overlake Medical Center can now see and talk to their babies anytime from anywhere in the world, thanks to new technology that’s called the Angel Eye. It’s a camera system and Overlake Hospital says they are the only facility on the West Coast to provide this kind of technology to every family in their NICU. New mom Ashley Pose says she loves to log in and keep an eye on […]

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