ALASKA AIRLINES VIRGIN AMERICAAlaska Airlines to drop Virgin America name and logoSEATTLE (AP) - Alaska Airlines says as part of their merger with Virgin America they will drop the Virgin America name and logo.Alaska Airlines said in a news release Wednesday that the combined company will retire the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019.
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RAPE CHARGESMan accused of holding woman in home, repeatedly raping her(Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/)PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A 37-year-old man has been charged with rape after a woman who lives near Bremerton told police that he held her against her will for two months and repeatedly assaulted her.The Kitsap Sun reports Joshua Allie was charged Tuesday in Kitsap County Superior Court.
SPOKANE RIVER-BODYCrews recover body from Spokane RiverSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say emergency crews recovered a body from the Spokane River after a report that a person went into the water at Spokane Falls.The Spokane Police Department said in a news release that officers and firefighters responded to a report Monday afternoon of a person going into the water from a footbridge to Canada Island.A body was later located downstream in the river.
AP-US-TRUMP-TRAVEL-BAN-LAWSUITS-THE-LATESTThe Latest: Judge rejects request to clarify travel orderHONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has rejected the Justice Department's request for clarification on his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.
COMMISSIONERS APOLOGIZEFire commissioners apologize after racial remarksEVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Two members of the Snohomish County Fire District Board of Commissioners who made racially insensitive comments about Mexican laborers avoided disciplinary action by voting against the idea.Commissioners Bob Meador and David Chan on Friday each voted no, resulting in a 2-2 tie and the action failed. One member of the five-member panel was absent.
CHILD'S DENTAL DEATHHealth Department opens investigation into dental deathVANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Health has opened an investigation into the case of a 4-year-old southwest Washington boy who died after a dental procedure.KGW-TV reported Friday the health department has 170 days to complete the investigation.
FLOODING-YAKIMAMandatory evacuations ordered as floodwaters rise in Yakima(Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com)YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say 40 units of a Yakima apartment building were being evacuated as floodwaters flow onto some city streets.The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the Lake Aspen Apartments were being evacuated Thursday evening near Lake Aspen Business Park.
JAIL INMATE-TBSuburban Seattle jail inmate diagnosed with infectious TB(Information from: KCPQ-TV, http://q13fox.com/)KENT, Wash. (AP) — Health officials say an inmate at a county jail in Suburban Seattle was diagnosed with infectious tuberculosis and had been in contact with at least 66 other inmates and staff between Nov. 20 and March 1.
DEPUTY SHOOTS MANPierce County deputy fatally shoots man outside Fife motel(Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com)FIFE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an undercover sheriff's deputy fatally shot a man outside a motel south of Seattle in Fife after the man allegedly drove into another deputy.
SEARCH WARRANT-ACLU CHALLENGEWarrant for Facebook pipeline protest data droppedBELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A sheriff's search warrant in northwestern Washington that sought private Facebook data as part of an investigation into a Dakota Access oil pipeline protest has been withdrawn after an American Civil Liberties Union challenge.
OFFICER SHOOTS SUSPECTBellingham officer shoots, kills suspect who stabbed manBELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Bellingham police officer has shot and killed a suspect who had stabbed another man.Bellingham police Lt. Danette Beckley tells Seattle news station KOMO-TV that witnesses called 911 Sunday afternoon over a fight on the street and then saw a man stab another in the neck.
CARPET KNIFE ATTACKEverett man following fatal knife attack on woman(Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com)EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have charged an Everett man with second-degree murder and first-degree assault following a knife attack that killed a 78-year-old woman and injured her 62-year-old daughter.The Daily Herald reports that court papers filed Friday list the charges against 31-year-old John Dimitri Kuljis.
TRUMP TRAVEL BAN-WASHINGTONFederal judge not ready to rule on blocking new travel banSEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle who issued the order halting nationwide implementation of President Donald Trump's initial travel ban says he won't immediately rule on whether his restraining order applies to the new travel ban because of procedural reasons.
AP-US-TRUMP-TRAVEL-BAN-THE-LATESTThe Latest: New US travel ban blasted as like the originalSEATTLE (AP) — Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson says President Donald Trump's revised travel ban has "the same illegal motivations as the original."Ferguson on Thursday asked a federal judge to block the new order by ruling a temporary restraining order against the first ban to also to the revised executive order.
RAILROAD LANDMINEOfficials to close part of I-5 to remove old land mineJOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Officials planned to close part of Interstate 5 near Joint Base Lewis-McChord early Thursday for removal of what appeared to be a buried land mine.Officials with JBLM said in a news release said that railroad workers unearthed the old unexploded munition while working on tracks along the interstate Wednesday.