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Train crashes into semi-trailer; no serious injuries - Goskagit
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say no one was seriously injured when a passenger train crashed into a semi-trailer at a Tampa Bay area crossing. A Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office news release says the semi was preparing to turn into a Plant ...
Snohomish County considers implementing criminal justice tax - Goskagit
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Snohomish County officials are considering asking voters to approve a new criminal justice sale tax in response to a growing drug problem and complaints about property crimes. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1rTjKrA) that ...
Letter: Times and people to remember - Goskagit
I suspect most generations can point to dates when national events changed their lives. I assume for many of our ancestors it was July 4, 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Perhaps for later ancestors it was April 12, 1861, and the ...
Man dies after being struck by police vehicle - Goskagit
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has died after being struck by a marked patrol vehicle in Ocean City, Maryland. The Ocean City Police Department says that the incident occurred Tuesday morning as the 67-year-old man attempted to cross the ...
23 Seattle landlords face discrimination charges - Goskagit
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Office for Civil Rights has filed charges against 23 landlords after a series of sting operations revealed that they discriminated against people posed as prospective renters based on family status, disability and use of ...
Tunneling machine a third of the way to viaduct reopening - Goskagit
SEATTLE (AP) — State transportation officials say the tunneling machine known as Bertha is about a third of the way toward the 385 feet needed before the Alaskan Way Viaduct can reopen. KCPQ-TV reports (http://is.gd/kFI4Gb) the machine had tunneled 131 ...
Company recalls frozen vegetables linked to listeria - Goskagit
SEATTLE (AP) — A Pasco, Washington, company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people. One person from Maryland and one from Washington have died but health officials do not consider ...
Ted Cruz had 3 rallies planned in Washington - Goskagit
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee hopeful Ted Cruz had planned to be in Washington state this week but the Texas senator has suspended his campaign. Cruz announced his decision Tuesday after losing Indiana's Republican primary.
Mexican officials searching for missing Seattle woman - Goskagit
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they are searching for a Seattle woman who disappeared while backpacking in southern Mexico. Authorities in the state of Oaxaca have issued an alert for information on Jenney Chen, saying she was last heard from ...
Restaurant set to reopen one year after fire - Goskagit
Puja Sharma sat at a picnic table Tuesday at Skagit Riverwalk Park, recalling the day her restaurant, Taste of India, burned to the ground. “We put our heart and soul there,” Sharma said. “A lot of work went down with the fire.” Sharma and husband ...
Feds: Pilot's inability to fly in clouds caused crash - Goskagit
SEATTLE (AP) — The crash of a small airplane into Washington's Cascade Mountains last July that killed the pilot and his wife and sent their teenage stepdaughter on a harrowing survival trek was caused by the pilot's decision to fly during bad weather ...
Tuesday's Prep Schedule/Scores - Goskagit
Mount Vernon at Western 4A Conference Tournament, Walter Hall Golf Course, Everett, 2 p.m. Burlington-Edison at Northwest Conference tournament, Grandview Golf Course, Custer, 3 p.m. Mount Vernon at Western 4A Conference Tournament, Snohomish Golf Course ...
Gypsy moth spraying done, state to set traps this summer - Goskagit
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — State agricultural officials have finished spraying parts of Western Washington to kill leaf-eating gypsy moths. Now, they plan to set out thousands of traps this summer to see whether those treatments worked. The Department of ...
Regulators increase proposed penalty against Ride the Ducks - Goskagit
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state regulators have approved a new settlement agreement with a Seattle tour company involved in a deadly crash last year, increasing the penalty to $308,000 after saying a previous amount was inadequate. The Utilities ...
Defense: Bellingham driver in fatal crash was sleep-deprived - Goskagit
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Attorneys for a Washington man on trial for vehicular homicide say a sleep disorder, not drowsy driving, led to the fatal crash. The Bellingham Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1Z8GI8g) that prosecutors and defense attorneys agree ...