Most talked about KOMO News Seattle stories

Man rescued after falling or jumping off ferry near Vashon Is.

komonews.com — VASHON ISLAND, Wash. - A state ferry crew rescued a man who jumped or fell from the ferry Issaquah on Friday as it was pulling into Vashon Island, witnesses said. KOMO's Gregg Hersholt was aboard the ferry and watched as the crew quickly jumped into action and rescued the man within two minutes after he went into the chilly waters of Puget Sound.
Oct 31, 2014

Man rescued after falling or jumping off ferry near Vashon Is. [KOMO guy aboard witnessed rescue] komonews.com/news/local/Man… via @komonews

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies 1 week after Marysville school shooting

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- One of the teenagers wounded the Marysville high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said 14-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died Friday afternoon.

Police: Reports of gunman at Everett Boeing facility

komonews.com — EVERETT, Wash. -- A cadre of police officers surrounded a building at the Everett Boeing plant Thursday night after getting multiple reports of a gunman on the loose. Several people called police around 7 p.m. to report an armed man inside the facility, according to Aaron Snell with the Everett police department.
Oct 31, 2014

Search of Boeing plant for man with rifle turns up empty - bit.ly/1zl5eJL

Oct 31, 2014

Police: reports of man with gun at #Boeing found to be unsubstantiated. More coverage, #Boeing response at @komonews: komonews.com/news/local/Pol…

Oct 30, 2014

More details about the supposed "man with a gun" at @BoeingAirplanes factory. Police have found nothing. m.seattlepi.com/local/article/…

New bill would require keeping guns out of children's reach

komonews.com — EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has prompted a state representative to re-introduce a bill that would make it a crime to leave a loaded gun where a child could find it. Rep. Ruth Kagi of Seattle has proposed the bill in the past two sessions in Olympia without success.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @breakingseanews: New bill would require keeping guns out of children's reach: The shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has… dlvr.it/7NKQ57

Thieves break into 2 of 3 stations at small town fire dept.

komonews.com — BIG LAKE, Wash. -- Investigators are trying to figure out who broke into two of the three fire stations belonging to the Big Lake Fire Department, stealing life-saving equipment and causing thousands of dollars in damage to the small town Skagit County department.
Oct 31, 2014

ICYMI: thieves target small, Skagit County fire department, getting into two of their stations komonews.com/news/local/Thi… pic.twitter.com/syHczJbQTe

Photos: Animals have 'smashing' time with pumpkins

Oct 30, 2014

RT @komonews: Halloween is just around the corner and these animals are having a 'smashing' good time - bit.ly/1tmUOEP pic.twitter.com/E8r6NMf974

Police: Man armed with finger gun makes for ineffective robber

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- A man making a finger gun with one hand while holding his pants up with the other didn't make for a super-effective robber Monday morning in downtown Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department. According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking on Third Avenue near Pine Street around 6:40 a.m.
Oct 31, 2014

Seattle police would likje you to know that pointing your finger doesn't fool anyone into believing you have a gun. komonews.com/news/local/Pol…

Starbucks to baristas: Don't put a ring on it

komonews.com — Seattle-based Starbucks is telling baristas and other retail employees to refrain from wearing almost all jewelry, including engagement rings, while at work. The coffee giant says it is adhering to federal food safety guidelines, as it amps up food offerings at thousands of stores over the next five years.
Oct 30, 2014

Starbucks tells employees to stop wearing engagement rings, says bacteria can get caught in jewelry - bit.ly/107RXEY

Oct 30, 2014

This is weird. @Starbucks tells employees no jewelry with stones allowed, including engagement rings? komonews.com/news/local/Sta…

Oregon, Alaska now ground zero in legal marijuana fight

komonews.com — GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.

Blistering winds defy gravity, reverse waterfall's course

komonews.com — It's one of those videos you have to see to believe. It shows the Kinder Downfall waterfall in the UK as actually turning into a... water"rise"? -- as strong winds push the waterfall back skyward. It's apparently not that uncommon an event there. (And imagine when it happens and it's below freezing!)