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Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Washington’s legal limbo on life jacket requirements

MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. – Many of us will likely head to our region’s lakes and rivers to keep cool this holiday weekend. First responders tell Q13 News the water’s temperatures across our region are still cold enough to be dangerous for you and your family. But do you have to wear a life jacket? It turns out the laws are not so cut and dry and at least one first responder thinks they should be required whatever kind of vessel you use. And they reminded the public that the best way to stay safe on the water is with a life jacket, even if it’s not required. A new loaner life jacket program at Lake Wilderness Park aims to keep your kids safe on the water. Thanks to several public and private organizations, a rack of loaner life jackets are available for anybody who wants one – all for free. “If we could keep one person from drowning, we wanted to make sure we provided that,” said Tyerman. Washington State Parks also sponsor similar programs across the state. “There is no better thin..

Gov. Jay Inslee sign $43.7 billion budget

With less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion state operating budget Friday in time to avoid a partial government shutdown. His signature … Click to Continue »

Kevin Lee: Domestic violence assault, rape suspect wanted in Seattle

WANTED IN SEATTLE — Seattle Police are asking for the public’s help to find Kevin Michael Lee II. King County Prosecutors have charged the 29 year old with Rape 2nd Degree-Domestic Violence and Assault in the 2nd Degree-Domestic Violence. A $150,000 warrant has been issued for his arrest. Detectives say he told the victim, “You’re really going to get it,” before attacking her. “She actually let him in. They had been friends but had broken off the relationship. During this time, it was very obvious to her that he had been drinking. All of a sudden he grabbed her. He shoved her around the apartment by choking her and then that led to the point where he actually took her in a bedroom where he forced sex upon her. It’s very vicious assault,” said Ret. Det. Myrle Carner with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. The victim told police Lee choked her at least 10 different times and at one point said, “I’m going to rip your airways out of your throat.” Detectives say after Lee passed out, the vi..

Baseball capsules: Cincinnati Reds blank depleted Chicago Cubs – Fri, 30 Jun 2017 PST

Scott Feldman held the Chicago Cubs’ depleted lineup to two singles over seven innings Friday night, and Adam Duvall hit a three-run homer, powering the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 home victory.

UN chief: Essential elements of Cyprus peace deal understood

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says there’s now a “clear understanding” about what’s needed to reach an agreement reunifying ethnically divided Cyprus. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Saturday that the recognition of the “essential elements” of a possible accord emerged from a meeting Guterres had with the rival sides during high-level peace talks in Switzerland. Guterres met Friday with Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in an attempt to give the three-day-old talks a momentum boost. He also met with diplomats from Cyprus’ “guarantors” — Britain, Greece and Turkey. Disagreements over Cyprus’ future security arrangements remain a key stumbling block. Dujarric says Guterres remains “fully engaged” in the process. Officials say the negotiations are likely to continue all next week. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, bro..

Murder Mystery: $10,000 reward offered to help solve 4th of July holiday killing of...

KILLER WANTED IN LONG BEACH — One of the best and busiest places to celebrate The 4th of July weekend in Washington state is at Long Beach in Pacific County. Thousands hit the sandy 28-mile stretch to party, celebrate our nation’s independence, and enjoy the fireworks. But two years ago — the beach became the scene of a brutal murder: 36 year old Jeff Beach was attacked on July 3rd and airlifted to Portland, where he died the next day. Two years later, you can only imagine the heartache this holiday weekend now brings his family and friends — especially knowing his killers have still not been caught. So now, Crime Stoppers and Jeff Beach’s family are giving anyone with information on the case a huge incentive to come forward – a $10,000 reward. Keith and Laurie Beach say their son loved baseball and softball. “Jeff’s position was 3rd base. Jeff played ball, varsity ball in high school, played softball with teams that have gone to national tournaments.” We recently talked to Jeff’..

Unclear how useful voter data will be for Trump commission

A request for detailed information about every voter in the U.S. from President Donald Trump's voting commission is getting a rocky reception in the states. Some of the nation's most … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Gov. Jay Inslee sign $43.7 billion budget

The Latest on budget deliberations at the Washington state Legislature (all times local): 11: With less than an hour to spare, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new two-year $43.7 billion … Click to Continue »

Little Rock Police: Several injured after nightclub shooting

LITLLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Police say they are investigating a shooting at an Arkansas nightclub that left multiple people injured. They say via Twitter that the shooting early Saturday morning at the Power Lounge appears to have happened following a dispute at a concert. Police say they do not “believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident.” No further information was immediately available. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Still the King: Richard Petty reaches 80, still at the track

Richard Petty heard someone shout for the King to stop as his golf cart sped past rows of RVs parked at the Pocono Raceway infield. Petty couldn't ask his driver … Click to Continue »

Christie, Legislature facing murky path beyond shutdown

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature are set to return to work to try to resolve the state's first government shutdown since 2006 and the first under … Click to Continue »

Mariners club four home runs in 10-0 win over Angels – Fri, 30 Jun...

Ariel Miranda gave the Mariners an outstanding start on the mound, and the Seattle offense – which looked somewhat dormant during the now-snapped, four-game losing streak to end the recent homestand – came to life in a 10-0 win over the Angels.

Congo declares end to Ebola outbreak after 4 deaths

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health minister has declared an end to the country’s Ebola outbreak. Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement Saturday that Congo has officially gone 42 days with no new recorded cases of the deadly virus. The health minister says the outbreak killed four of the eight people infected. Officials announced the outbreak in May, saying it began in Bas-Uele province in Congo’s remote northeast in the Likati zone, some 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) from the capital, Kinshasa. The World Health Organization called it the eighth outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in Congo since 1976. None was connected to the massive outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone that left more than 11,300 dead. That outbreak was declared finished a year ago. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Shutdown averted as $43.7 billion state budget passed and signed – Fri, 30 Jun...

Legislature passes 2017-19 operating budget and a major revision to the property tax system on the last day of the fiscal year to stave off a partial government shutdown.

520 bridge tolls going up Saturday

Toll rates on the state Route 520 floating bridge will cost drivers a bit more after Friday.

Summer weather for the 4th of July…

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Woman killed as Indian troops battle Kashmir rebels

Police say a woman has been killed and several others injured during anti-India protests and clashes in Indian-controlled Kashmir that erupted after government forces launched an operation against rebels in … Click to Continue »

Romania: Police detain 21 Iraqi migrants near Hungary border

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police have detained 21 Iraqi migrants hiding in a corn field near the Hungarian border who say they were trying to reach the visa-free Schengen travel zone. Police say officers discovered the group walking through the field near the village of Pilu in western Romania on Friday evening, stopped them and took them for questioning. The group was made up of 12 men, three women and six children, the youngest 2 years old. The statement says some of the people detained had already requested asylum in Romania. Police say the migrants reported that they were trying to reach the Schengen zone. Hungary is a member, while Romania isn’t. Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Mariners break skid with a bang in 10-0 victory over Angels

Robinson Cano drove in five runs Friday night, just like he did the last time he and the Mariners played at Angel Stadium. This one turned out better. The Mariners … Click to Continue »