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Woman shot in head after exchanging gunfire with trooper

May. 27, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

CHEHALIS, Wash. (AP) — A woman was shot in the head late Tuesday night after exchanging gunfire with a Washington State Trooper along I-5 near Chehalis. KOMO-TV reports a Washington State Trooper stopped along Interstate 5 at mp 70 to help a woman when she pulled out a gun. The trooper and the woman...

State to try nonlethal measures after wolves attack cattle

May. 27, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Fish and Wildlife said Friday it won’t shoot wolves in a small pack that has attacked three calves in rural northeastern Washington. The three attacks in fewer than 30 days crossed the threshold for the department to consider lethal removal. The department said...

Indians wearing face masks as prevention against the coronavirus walk past a roadside bookshop in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. For a seventh consecutive day India reported a record single-day jump in new virus cases. India has been easing its lockdown, with domestic flights resuming Monday at a fraction of normal. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: India surpasses 150,000 virus cases

May. 27, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India surpasses 150,000 coronavirus cases with another...

A grizzly bear roams an exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo, closed for nearly three months because of the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Seattle. King County remains in phase one of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's four-phase plan to reopen Washington's economy. It's unlikely the Seattle zoo could open in the coming weeks based on criteria being studied by Washington state officials. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Study: King County needs to do more with testing, tracing

May. 26, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A new study says a comprehensive system of testing, contact tracing and quarantines will be needed to avoid a burst of new COVID-19 infections before King County can ease social-distancing restrictions. The Seattle Times reports the study from the Bellevue, Washington-based Institute for...

FILE - In this April 10, 2020 file photo, Missael Lopez, left, and Laura McIlrath Riel bundle asparagus at McIlrath Family Farm stand in Yakima, Wash., during the coronavirus outbreak. The state of Washington is implementing safety recommendations to battle a large outbreak of the coronavirus in the agricultural area in the central part of the state (Evan Abell/Yakima Herald-Republic via AP, File)

Virus outbreak targeted in agricultural Washington county

May. 26, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington is implementing safety recommendations to battle a large outbreak of the coronavirus in an agricultural county in the central part of the state, officials said Tuesday. Yakima County, a major food producer, has recorded about 3,000 cases of the virus among its...

69 fruit plant employees, 15 close contacts test positive

May. 26, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The number of employees at a Vancouver, Washington, fruit processing facility who have tested positive for COVID-19 is now up to 69. Clark County Public Health said Tuesday that another 15 people identified as close contacts of those cases have also tested positive. KGW reported...

New details released about Kitsap County Jail inmate death

May. 26, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — New details have been released in an ongoing investigation about the death of a Kitsap County Jail inmate charged with first-degree murder after six corrections officers were involved in restraining him before his death. Sean Michael Howell, 28, was booked into the jail on May 8...

Woman killed, man critically injured in shooting at motel

May. 26, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman was killed and a man was critically injured in a shooting outside a North Seattle motel early Tuesday morning, according to Seattle police. KOMO-TV reports officers were called to the Everspring Inn on Aurora Avenue just after 3 a.m. for a reported disturbance in the parking lot...

Rental bikes removed from Seattle during Lime-Jump merger

May. 26, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A San Francisco-based transportation company has prepared to redeploy rentable bikes in Seattle after it took over a rival bike renting company in a merger. The announcement came after Uber, which owned Jump, led a $170 million investment in Lime, resulting in Lime acquiring Jump's...

UW Medicine to furlough about 4,000 workers

May. 25, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — UW Medicine announced furloughs of about 4,000 members of its unionized workforce in spite of the healthcare-system’s position at the forefront of COVID-19 response efforts both locally and globally. KOMO-TV reports the decision comes a week after the healthcare-system announced that...