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Kitsap County prosecutor declines charges in jail death

Jun. 22, 2021 08:45 AM EDT

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The Kitsap County prosecutor said he won't file charges against corrections officers involved in last year's death of a mentally ill murder suspect at the jail. Prosecutor Chad Enright wrote in a memorandum that Sean Howell’s death could not...

$1M settlement reached in dairy worker overtime lawsuit

Jun. 22, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County Superior Court has approved a $1 million settlement that provides retroactive overtime pay for workers at a Lower Yakima Valley dairy. The settlement wraps up a class-action lawsuit filed in 2016 by Jose Martinez-Cuevas and Patricia...

Council OKs plan to spend $128M in COVID-19 relief funds

Jun. 21, 2021 22:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council has unanimously approved a plan for nearly $130 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds that will go to Seattle residents, programs and businesses. Most of the money will come from virus relief that President Joe Biden signed in...

Search for man in Lake Washington now recovery mission

Jun. 21, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Officials said the search for a man who fell into Lake Washington near Kirkland Sunday has become a recovery mission. The 32-year-old and two other men were on an inner tube being pulled by a boat near O.O. Denny Park when they fell into the water...

Motorcycle jumper died of blunt force trauma during crash

Jun. 21, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) — Motorcycle stunt jumper Alex Harvill of Ephrata, Washington, died from blunt force trauma to the torso after he crashed during a jump last week, according to Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison. In a statement issued Monday on a Grant County...

Sex offender sentenced to 10 years for possessing child porn

Jun. 21, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A registered sex offender was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography, federal prosecutors said Monday. Johnathon Umphlett, 31, of Arkansas, pleaded guilty in October 2020 to having images of children engaged in sexually explicit...

JT Brown retires from NHL, joins Seattle Kraken broadcast

Jun. 21, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken have hired former NHL forward JT Brown as the television analyst for their inaugural season, the team announced Monday. Brown has not played in the NHL since the 2018-19 season with Minnesota. He spent the past year playing with...

Seattle man sentenced for setting police car on fire

Jun. 21, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man has been sentenced to five years in prison for helping to set a police cruiser on fire and stealing an AR-15 rifle from another police car during the May 2020 unrest in Seattle. At the sentencing hearing U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones...

Road woes dragging on for Diamondbacks and Orioles

Jun. 21, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

The irony is that neither Arizona nor Baltimore has the worst road record in its league. That's of little consolation right now. The Diamondbacks have dropped 23 straight away games, setting a major league record. The Orioles aren't far behind with...

Long grand slam in 10th, Mariners sweep Rays in 4-game set

Jun. 20, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Shed Long Jr. hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning, lifting the Seattle Mariners over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Sunday for a four-game sweep. “I knew I won the game. I didn’t know it would be a grand slam off the bat,” Long said. “It...