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Local woman turns 99 years old, recounts flying planes in WWII

komonews.com — Family will tell you Dorothy Olsen is one in a million. The history books go even further, naming her one of roughly 1,100 female pilots who flew planes during World War II. "I was just doing what I loved. And I was lucky," Olsen said, sitting in her living room in University Place.

S. Seattle murder victim ID'd as local high school student

komonews.com — SEATTLE - Family members identified the South Seattle teen killed by a relative on Sunday as 14-year-old Christy Phu. Phu was a freshman at Chief Sealth High School in West Seattle. The school principal sent a letter home to parents on Monday "with great sadness and a heavy heart," writing, "I know we will come together to...

'She'd turned purple. Her lips were blue:' duo rescues stranger from near-drowning

komonews.com — FALL CITY , Wash. -- The two men knew there was trouble when the stranger stopped moving. They didn't know her, but noticed she wobbled while walking out onto a large log over the Snoqualmie River Saturday after. She jumped in anyway, said Nikolas Vasquez, a witness, then flailed a few times in the water.

"We want to be a leader:" Bellingham Police mandating body worn cameras

komonews.com — BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Uniformed patrol officers in the city of Bellingham are now required to wear body cameras as part of a policy that went to effect July 1. The move makes the Bellingham Police Department one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the state of Washington to require body-worn cameras.

Police: Olympia skateboarder shot twice after argument with motorist

komonews.com — OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Olympia police say a Monday night altercation between two men in a car and two skateboarders ended violently when a passenger in the car opened fire on a skateboarder, hitting him twice.The incident happened at about 8:15 p.m. at the inte

Vandalized, broken into, squatted in: Seattle home fetches $467k & is too dangerous to ent

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- On the surface, the Central District home had a bit of curb appeal: a traditional fireplace, a detached two-car garage, and in walking distance to trendy cafes and mass transit. And yet the 116-year old house at 805 23rd Avenue was so unsafe, even the listing agents wouldn't go inside.

"We're just getting invited to the table:" King Co. to boost LGBT-owned businesses

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- The kitchen at City Catering in South Lake Union was at a fever pitch. A woman sliced oval-shaped bread loaves into pieces large and small. A man nearby worked on radishes, trimming and separating the vegetables. Another worker molded meatballs and placed them aside.

Local father on life support after freak car-vs.-deer-vs.-car accident

komonews.com — SEATTLE -- In life, Eric Ward has been all about helping others.The 42-year-old father regularly opens his home for others to stay, his wife said. He took in a niece and raised her as his own child, alongside three others. He spends his days in appliance r

'The problem is out of control:' man collects hundreds of dirty needles behind local mall

komonews.com — MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- The thick brush behind a busy Walmart is an unusual place for an urban hike. It doesn't seem to faze Rico Fernandez, who's traded climbing poles for a garbage picker and a backpack for two large plastic buckets.

Workers tackle, zip tie, detain suspected wire thief in Snohomish County

komonews.com — Tackled, tied up, and detained. Police say that was the recipe three men used to nab a suspected wire thief in Marysville Thursday. It started with a 911 call from the office complex at 3925 88th St NE, officers wrote in their report. The caller told dispatchers they had the suspect "contained on the ground...
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Jul 23, 2016

@ElisaJaffe "now filling in for the role of Elisa Jaffe's husband this weekend… Lindsay Cohen!"

Jul 23, 2016

Cont'd: flight operated by Compass Airlines. @PortlandPolice tell @abc 2 runways were closed during investigation, no other flights impacted

Jul 23, 2016

Delta flight from #Seattle to San Diego diverted to Portland "out of an abundance of caution," says @abc. Result of a "security concern."

Jul 22, 2016

Side note: if @HillaryClinton wins, has anyone decided what Bill's acronym will be? FMOTUS? (Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue.)

Jul 22, 2016

RT @HillaryClinton: I'm thrilled to announce my running mate, @TimKaine, a man who's devoted his life to fighting for others. -H https://t.co/lTVyfztE5Z

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