April 8, 2013 |
SEATTLE - Seattle Police Chief John Diaz said Monday he was retiring, leaving a department rocked by a federal investigation into excessive force and criticized for ill-planned responses to tumultuous May Day protests last year. Diaz, 55, said he was leaving as the department had achieved an 11% reduction in major crime over the last four years and made “significant progress” in a reform plan developed with the Justice Department to address findings that officers too often resorted to unnecessary beatings and shootings.
December 29, 2000 |
Workers at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, one of the city's two strike-hit newspapers, ended a 38-day strike by approving a new contract, but wrangling over who could return to work, and when, threatened resolution of the walkout at the Seattle Times. The P-I contract offers a smaller hourly wage increase than the guild had wanted but increases company contributions to health plans. The hang-up at the Times is over back-to-work provisions.
December 14, 1996
I went to my files and pulled out my copy of the 1937 Third Annual Compton Invitational Track and Field Meet and there it was, just as I remembered. . . . Pole Vault Assistant--Pete Rozelle. When a vaulter knocked the bar off, Rozelle put it back up. VINCE REEL Claremont As a former sportswriter with the Seattle Times, I am familiar with the selective memory difficulty that plagues the profession. I refer to your writers who have canonized Pete Rozelle as the patron saint of the NFL. Is this the same Pete Rozelle who did everything in his power to deny recognition to that "other" league, the AFL?
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.
March 27, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Wash. - The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill's foot lacks the strength to fight the pull of gravity. Rain and logging add to the river's offense. In this deep-seated recess, landslides are inevitable. They send sediment surging into the river, deforming it for years until the cycle repeats. DOCUMENTS: Warnings about landslides in Snohomish County This ongoing battle exploded Saturday in a catastrophic geological event as a wall of mud, trees and rocks slammed into the river below, blocking the flow.