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Anti-psychotic drugs ordered for man charged with murder

Aug. 17, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting a man inside Richland’s Fred Meyer store was ordered to take mental health medications. Superior Court Judge Joe Burrowes ruled Tuesday that Eastern State Hospital can require Aaron Kelly, 40, to take the anti-psychotic...

Heat returns to Pacific Northwest Wednesday, Thursday

Aug. 17, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hot weather is expected again Wednesday and Thursday in western Oregon and Washington state. Multnomah County, which includes Portland, will offer people places to stay cool Wednesday as temperatures potentially reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.7 degrees...

Rookies Cross, Lucas passing early tests on Seahawks O-line

Aug. 16, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Perhaps it’s a sign of how much the Seattle Seahawks are likely counting on their two rookie offensive linemen to contribute immediately. Several mornings during training camp there’s been extra meetings on top of the normal meetings for Charles Cross and...

Seattle QB Lock tests positive for COVID-19; out vs. Bears

Aug. 16, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and will miss the team’s preseason game against Chicago. The Seahawks issued a statement regarding Lock’s positive test about two hours following the end of Tuesday’s practice...

WA pays $2M to workers assaulted at psychiatric hospital

Aug. 16, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

A judge has ordered the state agency that operates Washington's largest psychiatric hospital to pay more than $2 million to four female health workers who were assaulted by a violent patient who targeted women. One of the nurses who filed the lawsuit, Bernia Garner, lost part of her...

Man who kidnapped woman sentenced to 10 years in prison

Aug. 16, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man who kidnapped a Washington woman with whom he had previously been in a relationship has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison and three years of supervised release. The U.S. Attorney’s Office — District of Oregon said James Cooley,...

Simon Fraser moves 4 football games from Canada to U.S.

Aug. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BURNABY, British Columbia (AP) — Simon Fraser will move four of its home football games across the border to Blaine, Washington for the upcoming season due to COVID-19 entry requirements to Canada, the school announced Tuesday. Simon Fraser plays at the Division II level and is...

Breanna Stewart earns AP WNBA Player of the Year honors

Aug. 16, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

Breanna Stewart is always looking for ways to improve her game. This season, her efforts culminated in more career milestones. The Seattle Storm forward led the WNBA in scoring for the first time in her career, averaging 21.8 points, and Tuesday she became the first player to repeat...

Boston seeks to ban fossil fuels in new buildings

Aug. 16, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston is seeking to ban fossil fuels from new building projects and major renovations, Mayor Michelle Wu announced Tuesday. The Democrat said the state’s largest city will take advantage of a key provision in the climate change bill signed into law by Republican...

Testimony continues in sentencing of Freeman school shooter

Aug. 16, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Testimony resumed this week in the sentencing hearing for a man who killed one classmate and wounded three others at Freeman High School five years ago. In September 2017, then 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe brought several firearms to school and opened fire on his...