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Seahawks hope Lockett will be ready for Sunday vs. Philly

Nov. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes wide receiver Tyler Lockett has a chance to play this week despite spending two nights in a Bay Area hospital with a leg injury following Seattle’s win over San Francisco a week ago. The Seahawks returned to practice on Monday...

Man accused of stabbing death held on $2 million bail

Nov. 18, 2019 7:05 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The man suspected of stabbing a convenience store owner to death during a robbery last month has been ordered held at the Pierce County Jail on $2,050,000 bail. KOMO reports the suspect, 24-year-old Marcus L. Williams, 24, pleaded not guilty Monday to the murder of In Cha Choe, owner...

Inslee, Brown meet to revive I-5 bridge replacement

Nov. 18, 2019 6:01 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an agreement Monday to work together to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge that connects their two states. The Columbian reports that the governors’ action reinvigorates a goal to replace the twin spans, which opened...

Hospital: Mold outbreak linked to infections since 2001

Nov. 18, 2019 3:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Children's Hospital said Monday it believes a mold outbreak that has sickened seven patients, one fatally, since summer 2018 is linked to mold-related infections dating back nearly two decades. Five children died from infections linked to Aspergillus mold in operating rooms at...

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake reported near Coulee City

Nov. 18, 2019 2:48 PM EST

COULEE CITY, Wash. (AP) — A magnitude 3.5 earthquake has struck the region near Coulee City and Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington state. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network reported the earthquake about 8:48 on Monday morning. KREM-TV reports the earthquake was reported about a mile underground....

Bank groups sue Washington state over tax increase

Nov. 18, 2019 2:45 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two bank association groups have sued the Washington Department of Revenue over a measure passed by the Legislature that will increase business taxes on large, out-of-state financial institutions. The Washington Bankers Association and American Bankers Association filed the lawsuit in...

Correction: Tribe-Whaling story

Nov. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Nov. 14 about the Makah Tribe’s effort to resume whaling in Washington state, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Makah is the only tribe with a treaty right to hunt whales. While the Makah is the only tribe whose treaty specifically mentions a right to hunt...

Congress members ask feds to monitor Washington state river

Nov. 18, 2019 1:58 PM EST

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Members of the Washington state congressional delegation have asked the federal government to monitor the Cowlitz River to protect communities from flooding. The Longview Daily News reports Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Democratic U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty...

Man killed in Seattle after being struck by rail car

Nov. 18, 2019 1:39 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when was struck by a rail car in Seattle's Industrial District. KOMO reports police and medics responded to the scene around 9:10 a.m. Monday after receiving reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train. The victim was found with severe injuries. Medics...

Investigators seeking cause of Washington state fatal fire

Nov. 18, 2019 1:01 PM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are searching for the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a Washington state woman. The Yakima Herald reported Sunday that 57-year-old Renee Leighty died in Yakima Nov. 12. Firefighters pulled Leighty from the burning structure and performed CPR at the scene. Yakima...