January 2, 1990 |
The Green River Task Force of police assigned to solve the deaths and disappearances of dozens of women is being cut to a unit of seven, The Seattle Times reported. King County police will take over the investigation, which once involved 56 agents of local, state and federal law enforcement, the paper said. The remains of 41 of 49 women reported missing from January, 1982, through March, 1984, have been found, but the killer or killers remain unidentified.
December 29, 2013 |
USC Coach Steve Sarkisian has already hired three former Washington assistants, and he is apparently adding two more. Marques Tuiasosopo has accepted an offer to coach tight ends at USC, the Seattle Times' Adam Jude reported Sunday night , citing multiple unnamed sources. USC also is expected to announce the hiring of defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox, Jude reported, citing sources. Tuiasosopo was Washington's quarterbacks coach last season and was the Huskies' interim coach for their Fight Hunger Bowl victory over BYU on Friday.
September 24, 2012 |
Six boys, ages 14 and 15, broke out of a maximum security juvenile detention facility near Snoqualmie, Wash., on Saturday night after knocking out a female staff member, authorities said. Police recaptured them on Sunday after spotting them in a nearby woods from a helicopter. The boys had been locked up on charges of assault, possession of firearms and burglary, the King County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press; now they'll face charges of assault, unlawful imprisonment and escape.
April 9, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- For the city of Seattle, Amazon.com has long been the 500-pound gorilla. But it isn't on fine display at the zoo, where the city can preen and show off the $48-billion-a-year company to visitors. Rather, the company is more like King Kong in the jungle, a powerful, largely invisible and vaguely threatening presence. Started in 1994 in the Seattle suburbs, the online retailer is one of the city's biggest downtown tenants, spread across a dozen buildings in the city's up-and-coming South Lake Union neighborhood.
October 26, 2013 |
It became known as the Wah Mee massacre: 14 people were bound, robbed and systematically shot in the head. Seattle police arrived and found the victims lying face down in pools of blood. One survived the Feb. 19, 1983, rampage, but 13 died. What happened at the Wah Mee Club -- the name means "beautiful place" in Chinese -- remains the deadliest mass shooting in Washington state history. And this week, the Washington Department of Corrections decided to release from prison a man convicted in connection with the Wah Mee killings.
April 22, 2014 |
A Boy Scout troop in Seattle that was chartered in November lost its affiliation with the national organization last week after refusing to remove a scout leader who is gay, Boy Scouts of America said. Geoffrey McGrath first announced his sexual orientation in 1988. But last month, his personal life caught the Boy Scouts' attention. McGrath had answered a news reporter's question about his sexual orientation during an interview about his troop, and the reporter in turn checked in with Boy Scouts officials.
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August 12, 1997 |
A Washington state schoolteacher who last month pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old student whose child she bore in May said she had hoped to hide her family identity throughout the ordeal because her father, former Orange County Republican Rep. John Schmitz, is dying of cancer. "It's a tragedy that this came out about me before his death," Mary Kay LeTourneau, one of Schmitz's eight children, told the Seattle Times in an emotional interview from jail in Kent, Wash. "He has cancer.