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3 credited with saving woman from burning car in Spokane

Jun. 12, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters in Spokane are crediting three passersby with rescuing a woman from a burning car after a rollover crash. The Spokane Fire Department said the crash happened Thursday night and that the driver was trapped in the car. ...

Forks pays $333,000 to family of man shot, killed by police

Jun. 12, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

FORKS, Wash. (AP) — The City of Forks has paid $333,000 to settle a civil-rights lawsuit filed by relatives of a man who was shot and killed by police in 2016 after an officer allegedly escalated a welfare check into a deadly confrontation. The lawsuit filed by the...

Man guilty of manslaughter for crash that killed 2 teens

Jun. 12, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Woodland, Washington man has been found guilty of manslaughter and other crimes for killing two Sweet Home, Oregon teens in a head-on drunk driving crash. A 12-member jury found 22-year-old Austyn Hillsman guilty of two counts of second-degree...

2 dead, 2 hurt in shooting in White Center near West Seattle

Jun. 11, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

WHITE CENTER, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead and two are injured in a shooting that happened just south of Seattle in White Center. The King County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened in the commercial area Friday afternoon. A spokesperson...

Lawsuit: ICE detained US citizen for a week in Tacoma

Jun. 11, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A naturalized U.S. citizen from Mexico is suing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying the agency held him in detention for a week even though he had his passport with him and repeatedly insisted he was an American. The Northwest Immigrant...

High school fined over racist conduct at basketball game

Jun. 11, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

CONNELL, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has fined and put on probation a high school in eastern Washington state over racist conduct at a girls basketball game. Connell High School was fined $1,000 after student fans at Connell High...

Mariners get back reliever Graveman after COVID issue

Jun. 11, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Seattle Mariners reliever Kendall Graveman is back with the team after being on the injured list following a COVID-19 scare. The 30-year-old right-hander, who had been out since May 23, was activated Friday before the Mariners opened a three-game series...

Gonzaga to require COVID-19 vaccines for students

Jun. 11, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga University is joining the list of schools that will require students to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in campus activities this fall. Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh made the announcement Thursday in...

Company drops plan for $2.3B methanol plant in Washington

Jun. 11, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A company backed by the Chinese government on Friday ended its seven-year effort to build one of the world’s largest methanol plants along the Columbia River in southwestern Washington, following a series of regulatory setbacks and a long debate over its environmental...

2-year sentence for man convicted of insider Amazon trading

Jun. 11, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who admitted using inside information from his wife about Amazon to trade the company's stock has been sentenced to 26 months in prison. Viky Bohra, 37, received the sentence Thursday for illegally trading Amazon stock after...