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Lime to close down app-based car-rental service in Seattle

Sep. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lime will shut down its app-based car-rental service in Seattle by the end of the year to focus on electric mobility, calling the endeavor a "great learning experience" in an email to users. The Seattle Times reports the company will start reducing the number of green and white Fiat cars in...

Man charged in Seattle light rail station shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Prosecutors say a 20-year-old followed his alleged victims down to the lower level of Seattle's Westlake light-rail station and opened fire as bystanders ran from the scene. One man was killed and two others wounded in the Sept. 13 shooting. The Seattle Times reports Bryce Hardy of Seattle...

Woman arrested after making false report of shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Police in Lacey say a report of a shooting that drew a large police response to 15th Avenue Northeast was a false alarm. The Olympian reports a woman in her 50s was arrested Thursday on suspicion of giving a false report. Police say the woman called emergency dispatchers at 11:55 a.m....

Hiker injured by falling tree

Sep. 20, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

VERLOT, Wash. (AP) — A 69-year-old hiker was injured when a falling tree struck her on the Lake 22 trail east of Granite Falls, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. The Everett Daily Herald reports the woman had suffered neck and back pain and couldn't walk back to trailhead Wednesday....

Cowlitz Fire battalion chief dies in line of duty

Sep. 19, 2019 10:43 PM EDT

KELSO, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died in the line of duty in southwestern Washington. The Kelso Police Department said Thursday that Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue battalion chief Mike Zainfeld died Thursday. Police have not released further details surrounding his death. Zainfeld's body was...

Pac-12 Game of the Week: Can Utah break the Coliseum Curse?

Sep. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Utah hasn't won against the Trojans in Los Angeles in more than 100 years. Yep, that's right, more than a century. The Utes' last win came in 1916. But No. 10 Utah (3-0) has a chance in its Pac-12 opener to not only break the...

Seahawks relying on linebackers more, and for a good reason

Sep. 19, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner usually is not shy about promoting his position, noting that sometimes linebackers can get lost in the attention typically lavished on pass rushers getting sacks and defensive backs making interceptions. So while the Seahawks' linebacker trio is getting a little bit of...

Wounded Saints face unbeaten Seahawks in early NFC showdown

Sep. 19, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In his 13 seasons in charge New Orleans coach Sean Payton has always had one constant by his side. Nearly every game. Nearly every snap. It's almost always been Drew Brees on the other end of the receiver, listening to what Payton is saying, and for the most part tormenting opponents. And...

107 DNA swabs from people with convictions destroyed

Sep. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say over 100 DNA swabs from people with misdemeanor convictions were inadvertently destroyed by Seattle Police Department evidence warehouse staff members. The Seattle Times reports officials discovered the mistake earlier this week and the department announced it Wednesday evening....

Washington state man convicted of murder after second trial

Sep. 19, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state jury has convicted a man of murder after his second trial in the case. The Everett Herald reports that 27-year-old Encarnacion Salas acknowledged stabbing 40-year-old Jesse Cardenas Lopez but said he was acting in self-defense in 2014. Court documents say Salas...