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Man shoots at aggressive dog, strikes neighbor in leg

May. 19, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man who tried to shoot an aggressive dog instead fired a shot that hit his neighbor. KOMO-television reports the shooting occurred shortly after 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Federal Way. Police say a man tried to shoot an aggressive pit bull in the area. A bullet hit his neighbor...

Judge sentences man for assaulting incapacitated woman

May. 19, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A West Seattle man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman who suffered a stroke after a car crash has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison. The Seattle Times reports 43-year-old Chayce Hanson was convicted last month of rape, assault with sexual motivation, felony hit-and-run and...

Experts: Cheaper methods possible to treat Hanford waste

May. 19, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Two methods could be developed to treat some of Hanford's radioactive tank waste that would cost significantly less than vitrifying it, or turning it into a stable glass form at the Hanford vitrification plant, according to a draft report by a panel of experts. The Washington state...

Kayakers find man's body floating in Yakima River

May. 19, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating after kayakers found a man's body in the Yakima river. The Tri-City Herald reports that the kayakers called 911 on Saturday afternoon to say they had seen the corpse floating in the river. Benton County Sheriff Jerry Hatcher confirmed to some media outlets...

Cron, Schoop homer twice in Twins 18-4 rout of Mariners

May. 19, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' offense has been rolling all season. They had their best game yet Saturday night against the Seattle Mariners. C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs and Byron Buxton had a grand slam as the Twins cruised to an 18-4 victory. Miguel Sano also homered for the...

Mount Rainier's Paradise Inn reopens after $25M renovation

May. 18, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — The 79-room annex at Mount Rainier National Park's Paradise Inn has reopened after a $25 million renovation. The annex reopened Friday after a 19-month closure, The News Tribune reported . The building is almost a century old and accounts for more than half of the...

Report: Price of housing in Twin Cities region skyrocketing

May. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The price of housing in the seven-county Twin Cities region is more expensive than cities such as Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee and St. Louis, Missouri, according to a newly released report using U.S. Census Bureau data. The Family Housing Fund study indicated the region is on a...

Man pleads guilty in fatal Everett apartment fire

May. 18, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An Everett man who set an apartment complex on fire in 2017 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and arson, for killing a woman in the fire. The Daily Herald reports 41-year-old William Matthews pleaded guilty Friday. Seventy-six-year-old Elsie Flynn died in the Dec. 21, 2017 fire at...

Officials confirm 6th measles case in Washington outbreak

May. 18, 2019 6:25 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials are investigating a sixth confirmed case of the measles in a western Washington outbreak involving people who spent time at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Public Health - Seattle & King County said Friday a woman in her 40s who lives in King County tested...

Pérez shuts down Mariners, Twins keep rolling with 7-1 win

May. 18, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In his first season with Minnesota, Martín Pérez has rewritten the scouting report of his tendencies on the mound. By doing so, he's become a challenge for batters to solve, especially for teams that saw plenty of Pérez when he was with Texas. The Seattle Mariners became the...