News

This screenshot from Auburn Police Department bodycam footage shows an officer about to fire his weapon and kill dog on May 13, 2022.

Auburn police shoot dog, and owner claims it wasn’t justified

See videos of attack as well as bodycam footage of officer firing at dog.

 

File photo.

King County Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce amid rash of dispensary robberies

The multi-agency task force will cooperate to find ways to improve safety in the cash-only industry.

 

U.S. Department of Justice logo.

Renton man sentenced for killing of woman in Olympic National Forest

Authorities say the he brutally beat to death the California woman who he was having an affair with.

 

Screenshot from ORCA website

New ORCA system launches for regional transit across the Puget Sound

Overhaul includes new website, mobile application and digital business account manager.

Screenshot from ORCA website
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 4): Foster mom wants accountability in Auburn cop’s upcoming murder trial

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen. Photos courtesy of FBI

FBI arrests Auburn couple after 11-day manhunt

The couple was previously convicted for fraud and skipped sentencing on April 29.

Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen. Photos courtesy of FBI
FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Dozens of King County Sheriff’s Office employees left jobs instead of getting vaccinated

This added on to the existing number of vacancies in the department.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Environmental microbiologist Dr. Natalie Prystajecky with some of her staff members at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Photo: Submitted

Wastewater testing for COVID-19 coming to Interior Health

Testing can tell whether cases are rising or falling in a community

  • May 11, 2022
Environmental microbiologist Dr. Natalie Prystajecky with some of her staff members at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Photo: Submitted
King County logo

King County audit finds backlog of property tax exemption applications for seniors, people with disabilities, and disabled veterans

The auditors found that program expansions lead to three-times the amount of applications.

King County logo
Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)

AG announces $518 million settlement from pharmaceutical companies over their role in opioid crisis

Most of the settlement money will be used to mitigate the opioid crisis in Washington.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson (Screenshot from video press conference)
King County Local Dive podcast
King County Local Dive podcast
t

WSP looking for witnesses to a shooting on Highway 18

Shots fired at truck April 29 in Auburn

t
Photos courtesy of FBI
Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.

FBI searching for Auburn couple convicted for fraud, skipped sentencing

The two were last seen leaving a Federal Way hotel on May 1.

Photos courtesy of FBI
Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen.
Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi Inslee, listen to challenges faced by teachers on May 4 in Renton. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)

Inslee visits Renton High School to proclaim Teachers Appreciation Week

Amid teacher shortage, Renton pilots program to fast-track students into educators for the district.

Gov. Jay Inslee and his wife, Trudi Inslee, listen to challenges faced by teachers on May 4 in Renton. (Cameron Sheppard/Sound Publishing)
A flow chart showing the protection order process (Screenshot from King County Auditor’s Office report)

County auditor finds barriers to access, inequities in outcomes for people seeking protection orders

The auditors made several recommendations to improve the protection order process.

A flow chart showing the protection order process (Screenshot from King County Auditor’s Office report)
Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)

Patti Cole-Tindall is named new King County Sheriff

A hearing and confirmation process for the appointment is set to begin on May 18.

Patti Cole-Tindall (Courtesy of King County)
Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.

JUDGED BY XII (Episode 3): Behind the decision to charge a police officer with murder | King County Local Dive

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
Police lights (File photo)
Police lights (File photo)
tsr

How unintended consequences led to King County’s removal of a Green River levee

Officials say the levee destroyed wetland habitat critical for salmon over 60 years.

tsr
The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo

COVID levels rise to ‘medium’ transmission risk in King County

No new restrictions, recommendations or regulations were suggested by health officer Jeff Duchin

The Enumclaw library passes out free at-home rapid COVID tests last January. Sound Publishing file photo