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Ex-Washington state employee pleads guilty to pandemic fraud

Jun. 24, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A former employee of Washington state’s Employment Security Department pleaded guilty to three federal felonies for exploiting his employment for personal enrichment and fraudulently distributing at least $360,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits, prosecutors said....

Sergio Romo cut by Mariners as Ken Giles joins bullpen

Jun. 20, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Relievers Sergio Romo and and Roenis Elías were cut Monday by the struggling Seattle Mariners to make room for reliever Ken Giles and infielder Kevin Padlo. Romo and Elías were designated for assignment, Giles was activated from the 60-day injured list and Padlo...

Attorney General seeks to require sheriff to post $10K bail

Jun. 17, 2022 20:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Attorney General’s office is seeking to require Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer to post bail of $10,000 as a condition of continued release as he awaits trial on charges of false reporting. The motion filed Friday seeks to revoke Troyer’s...

Father, brothers accused of destruction in insurrection

Jun. 13, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say three members of a Puyallup, Washington, family have been charged with a series of misdemeanors for their role in the Jan. 6 insurrection. The Seattle Times reports the charges include counts of destruction of government property, disorderly...

Moore hits walk-off single, sending Mariner past Red Sox 7-6

Jun. 12, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dylan Moore hit a walk-off single to center field off Boston reliever Hansel Robles in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on Saturday night. The Mariners entered the bottom of the ninth trailing 6-5 after Seattle...

Western Washington rain set records with more to come

Jun. 10, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The rain that fell on the Seattle area Thursday was so much that records for the date were set across all six climate-reporting sites in the region, the National Weather Service of Seattle said. The Seattle Times reports 1.1 inches (2.8 centimeters) of rain was...

Washington justices: Race a factor in analyzing police stops

Jun. 09, 2022 20:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A person’s race and ethnicity must be taken into account when deciding whether they were free to leave an encounter with police, the Washington Supreme Court said Thursday in its latest decision seeking to counteract bias in the justice system. The unanimous ruling...

Anti-harassment order issued against Washington sheriff

Jun. 06, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An anti-harassment order has been issued against a sheriff in western Washington, requiring him to stay away from a Black newspaper carrier who is suing him over a confrontation last year. Pro Tem Judge Christine Chin on Monday cited “a course of conduct of...

Amtrak settles with ex-engineer in 2017 Washington crash

Jun. 06, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amtrak has agreed to pay an ex-engineer for his pain and suffering caused by a 2017 derailment when his train sped off a curve in DuPont, Washington, killing three people and injuring dozens. Minneapolis lawyer Fred Bremseth described the settlement as large, saying...

Washington trooper hit by vehicle, sustains minor injuries

Jun. 05, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State trooper sustained minor injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while investigating a collision Sunday in Pierce County, authorities said. Trooper Pedro Martos, 25, was standing at the scene of the collision on State Route 512 at about 3:15...