Northwest News

1 dead following shooting involving Seattle police

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say a female suspect is dead following a shooting involving police Sunday morning.Police said on Twitter that they're not searching for anyone else. No officers were injured.It was not clear what lead up to the shooting, which occurred near Magnuson Park in northeast Seattle.Detectives are investigating.

17-year-old who killed twin has charges dropped

COULEE CITY, Wash. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped charges of manslaughter and assault against a Washington 17-year-old who is accused of fatally stabbing his twin brother. The charges against Shawn Watcher were dropped after prosecutors determined he stabbed his twin…

Authorities bust drug trafficking ring in Washington, Idaho

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Federal agents with the help of local police have arrested 18 people accused of being involved in a drug trafficking ring.The Spokesman-Review reported ( ) Friday that the suspects are from Washington and Idaho. Authorities raided 15 houses.Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich said investigators recovered more than 20 weapons in addition to large amounts of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

Northwest hop acreage estimated to increase by 6%

MOXEE, Wash. - Washington, Oregon and Idaho are on pace to set another record in hop acreage, but reports indicate supply is catching up to demand.The USDA's National Agriculture Statistics Service estimates the three states will harvest 54,135 acres this…

Gov. Inslee statement on shooting in Virginia

Governor Jay Inslee has issued a statement following the shooting in Virginia involving members of congress. "This morning's news was a shock to wake up to. Trudi and I, along with all Washingtonians, send our thoughts to Congressman Scalise, the…

Transgender man files restroom complaint against library

SEATTLE (AP) - A transgender man has filed a complaint with the Seattle Office for Civil Rights against the Seattle Public Library for refusing to let him to use the only private restroom in its downtown building.Ryan "Comet" Alley filed the complaint Monday over the refusal involving a bathroom reserved for families.Alley refused to stop filming the encounter Wednesday with a library security officer, who asked him to leave.

Bellingham man sentenced after girlfriend paralyzed

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - A Bellingham man who assaulted his girlfriend and paralyzed her from the neck down has been sentenced to a year and nine months in prison.The Bellingham Herald reports ( that 58-year-old Terry Lynn Haskett received the sentence Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree domestic violence assault and felony harassment.