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Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI

komonews.com — RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) - Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey. Riverdale police tell NJ.com that 23-year-old Brian Chellis was found passed out in a car early Friday morning wearing an Elf on the Shelf costume. Lt.

All-terrain wheelchair connects disabled woman with outdoors

komonews.com — SOLDOTNA, Alaska (AP) - On her wooded property outside of Soldotna, Jill Erickson had a hill which, until recently, she had never been to the top of. Erickson, a physical therapist, has been paralyzed from the waist down for 35 years and uses a wheelchair for transportation, which severely limited her outdoor mobility.

Burglar breaks into Safeco, steals baseball memorabilia

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- Seattle police say they've arrested the man who broke into Safeco Field early Thursday morning and made off with bags of Mariners memorabilia, including a game-worn Edgar Martinez jersey. Police say a burglar hopped a fence at the ballpark at about 4 a.m.
Dec 20, 2014

ICYMI: Cops nab thief who swiped memorabilia from Safeco Field. bit.ly/1zImrei

Army wraps up probe into Sgt. Bergdahl disappearance

komonews.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and leaders were briefing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel this afternoon, officials said Friday. Details about the probe's conclusion have been closely held.

High confidence warm autumn to continue as a warm winter

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- As December attempts to set the record for warmest one in at least the 69 years at Sea-Tac and perhaps the warmest even counting the Federal Building back to 1890, the news as we turn the page to official winter is not good for skiers.
Dec 19, 2014

Weather Blog: High confidence warm autumn to continue as a warm winter in #Seattle & Northwest komonews.com/weather/blogs/… pic.twitter.com/Sk6T1zB8Pg

Seahawks Gift Guide

komonews.com — Thank goodness for the Seahawks! Not only are they a great team and super entertaining tomorrow - the wealth of Seahawks-themed EVERYTHING in this city makes gifting very, very easy. Take a look at some of our favorite Hawks gift items.

Twelve Beards of Christmas

komonews.com — SEATTLE - Movember has come and gone but its spirit lives on in "Decembeard". In early November, photographer Stephanie Jarstad considered a project to support men's health and prostate cancer awareness. "Rather than just photographing bearded men, I wanted to do something quirky and fun," said Jarstad.

EPA to step in on fish consumption water rules

komonews.com — SEATTLE (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it plans to come up with updated water quality standards for Washington partly tied to how much fish people eat - in case the state doesn't do it by next year.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @invw: EPA to step in on fish consumption water rules, @AP_Phuong reports j.mp/1C9qEek

Woman's love triangle turns into international court battle

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- It started as a sordid love triangle. Then there was internet trash talk about the "other woman." Now it's developed into an international court battle with human rights implications. But one local woman could wind up in jail and the safety of several other people in Saudi Arabia could be in jeopardy.
Dec 20, 2014

Do human rights in Saudi Arabia outweigh a right to privacy in social media? komonews.com/news/local/Lov…

Jury: Puyallup jail can film inmates using the bathroom

komonews.com — PUYALLUP, Wash. -- The City of Puyallup did not violate anyone's right to privacy when jail staff filmed inmates in various states of undress, according to a Thursday US District Court verdict. Last year 12 people -- mostly women -- argued their constitutional right to privacy was violated when jailhouse video captured them undressing or using the bathroom.
Dec 18, 2014

Jury rules against 12 individuals who alleged privacy violations when jail filmed them going to the bathroom - bit.ly/1wpcuCL

Review: 'The Interview' deserves to be seen

komonews.com — That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It's with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's North Korean farce.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @komonews: Curious what "The Interview" was really about? AP writer got to review it before movie pulled: komonews.com/news/entertain… pic.twitter.com/iEE4Pr1Jfm