Several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil go up in flames after derailing in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The cars ruptured and dumped 60,000 gallons of crude oil into the James River. The cars were on a newer, supposedly safer design than the old DOT-11 cars due for phase-out.
A Kent woman was among three suspected supporters of a Somali jihadist group arrested Wednesday in an international sweep of suspected al-Shabaab backers.
A Bellevue doctor bringing in big money as an anesthesiologist is now suspected of working with his girlfriend to pimp women smuggled into the United States by sex traffickers.
Confessed SPU shooter Aaron Ybarra's journal contains scrawlings of a mentally disturbed man who wanted to exact revenge on humanity.
Police are investigating an early Tuesday morning robbery that reportedly involved three armed men breaking into a Hillman City family’s home. The family was sleeping at their home in the 4600 block of South Orcas Street about 3:45 a.m.
The senior pastor at Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll, has delivered a long summer video/letter to mega-church members in which he admits to conflict with “a group of largely anonymous former leaders,” acknowledges “hurt” and speaks vaguely of reconciling with critics.
A Portland-area musician caught faking a benefit concert while bilking investors out of a half million dollars didn't stop stealing from friends even after federal prosecutors busted him.
Planned Parenthood Votes is out with an endorsement of 53 candidates for the Washington State Senate and Washington State House of Representatives. All 53 are Democrats. It’s no surprise: PPV has become a virtual adjunct of the Democratic Party, backdrop for Sen.
An alleged drunk driver went on a haphazard spree through downtown Seattle Friday night, striking two vehicles head-on in a stolen Mustang before the car broke down near the Seattle Police Department headquarters.
President Obama can’t get House Republicans to move on hiking the minimum wage, but he is honoring as “Champions of Change” a bevy of American activists who have fought for economic justice at the state and local level.
The Tea Party backed White House bid of Rep. Michele Bachmann was giving off steam in the summer of 2011, but went cold in January’s Iowa Caucuses. She quite the race after a distant sixth place showing.
Before achieving national fame, ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin served as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, a strip mall city about 35 miles north of Anchorage. Sarah Palin: The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee gets a speeding ticket.
Police believe a 41-year-old Burien man killed his wife at the Kent-Des Moines Park and Ride Sunday and left her for dead, only to confess to cops about it later that night in Seattle.
Pelosi returned to "The Colbert Report" to talk about Middle Class Jumpstart.
Anderson Pooper has a lot of heart for a little dog. Partly paralyzed, the dachshund hit the track last week at Emerald Downs during a weiner dog dash at the Kent track.
Minutes before a 17-year-old girl was stabbed in the chest in Redmond Friday night, a 25-year-old man found shirtless at the scene texted his girlfriend. He was pleading with his 21-year-old girlfriend to see him.
A 45-year-old Seattle man was ordered held without bail Monday afternoon in connection with a double-homicide discovered in south Seattle during the weekend. Pedestrians discovered two dead bodies Saturday along the Duwamish River in the South Park neighborhood.
In what the agency called a “screw-up,” King County sheriff’s deputies shut down a busy Kent intersection for more than four hours Monday morning to investigate a reported suspicious package that turned out to be a dummy belonging to the sheriff’s office itself.
A 31-year-old man died Monday morning after a fall at a Bellevue College construction site. The fall occurred about 10:30 a.m. at the health sciences building on campus, where the man was working.
Seattle police arrested a man early Wednesday morning after two people inside a Capitol Hill QFC were threatened with a knife and treated to homophobic remarks, reports say. A man and woman were shopping about 1 a.m.
A transformer fire near the Seattle Center briefly knocked out power to the Seattle Center, including the Experience Music Project, KeyArena and Space Needle, Wednesday morning. Firefighters were called to the 300 block of Sixth Avenue North about 10:05 a.m., according to fire dispatch records.
Feds are cracking down on illegal hash oil production, a process that has led to several recent lab explosions.
President Obama landed in Seattle on Tuesday, the ninth trip of his presidency to the Puget Sound area, to raise money from big Democratic donors while holding no public events.
Seattle police are investigating how a Roosevelt house fire was ignited early Tuesday morning and believe the blaze was an arson. Fire crews were sent to the home at 2:09 a.m.
President Obama makes a rush hour foray into Seattle and the Eastside on Tuesday, once more holding no public events and raising money from donors who will pay up to $25,000 to see the 44th president and ask Obama a question.
A second bullet hole-riddled target has been found on Capitol Hill, tacked to a tree just two blocks from where a similar pockmarked target was found outside offices of the League of Women Voters.
Seattle police are investigating a robbery in which a 39-year-old man was cut outside his Lake City apartment building Sunday morning. The man was smoking outside his building about 2:30 a.m.
The bishops of America’s Episcopal Church will elect a new Presiding Bishop next July. Western Washington’s Bishop Greg Rickel is being sounded out as candidate for a top job that requires the wisdom of Solomon and the patience of Job.