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May 24, 2013
14:51 // 10 months ago
Washington state was given a C in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2013 infrastructure report card and a C- when it came to the state’s bridges. The group said more than a quarter of Washington’s 7,840 bridges are considered structurally deficient of functionally obsolete
No fatalities in I-5 bridge collapse in NW Wash. - CBS News (via robot-heart-politics)

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2:17 // 10 months ago
From the Seattle Times twitter page, another view of the bridge collapse in  Washington. Check out more of the Times’ coverage over this way. (via @BreakingTweets)

From the Seattle Times twitter page, another view of the bridge collapse in  Washington. Check out more of the Times’ coverage over this way(via @BreakingTweets)

0:25 // 10 months ago
nbcnews:

Bridge collapses in Washington state — cars, people in water
(Photo: Gina Cole / Skagit Valley Herald)
A bridge along Interstate-5 in Washington State collapsed on Thursday evening, leaving at least two cars and some people submerged in water, according to Washington State Patrol.
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The bridge had structural deficiency issues and was considered “functionally obsolete” twice in the past two decades. However, that’s not exactly a surprise, as 759 of the state’s bridges actually score lower on the deficiency scale than this one in the state of Washington.

nbcnews:

Bridge collapses in Washington state — cars, people in water

(Photo: Gina Cole / Skagit Valley Herald)

A bridge along Interstate-5 in Washington State collapsed on Thursday evening, leaving at least two cars and some people submerged in water, according to Washington State Patrol.

Read the complete story.

The bridge had structural deficiency issues and was considered “functionally obsolete” twice in the past two decades. However, that’s not exactly a surprise, as 759 of the state’s bridges actually score lower on the deficiency scale than this one in the state of Washington.

0:02 // 10 months ago
April 28, 2012

As we mentioned earlier, police in Washington state have concluded an exhausting standoff with a man ensconced in an elaborate mountain bunker, which he himself built. Described as a “survivalist,” Peter Keller, 41, was wanted for the murder of his wife and daughter, who were found shot over last weekend. Authorities were tipped off to the existence of the bunker by the boyfriend of Keller’s daughter, who said she’d told him her father was stockpiling supplies in the wilderness. After entering his mountainside hideaway, authorities found Keller’s dead body inside, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photos released by the King County Sheriff’s Department)

16:55 // 1 year ago
13:54 // 1 year ago
April 22, 2012
Japanese tsunami debris washes up in U.S.: A number of items washed away by last year’s deadly Japanese earthquake and tsunami were recovered in Washington state’s Olympic National Forest during an annual beach clean-up. “A majority of the pile is water, pop, juice bottles with Japanese stamps, marks and labels,” said volunteer Martha Anderson, who took the above photo. Click for more.

Japanese tsunami debris washes up in U.S.: A number of items washed away by last year’s deadly Japanese earthquake and tsunami were recovered in Washington state’s Olympic National Forest during an annual beach clean-up. “A majority of the pile is water, pop, juice bottles with Japanese stamps, marks and labels,” said volunteer Martha Anderson, who took the above photo. Click for more.

18:58 // 1 year ago
April 10, 2012
msnbc:

When a school bus driver in Milton, Wash. lost consciousness on the way to school Monday morning, two seventh-grade boys jumped to action, KING 5 News reported.
Footage from the bus’s surveillance camera shows the driver suddenly seizing, his hands flailing and his eyes bulging as they rolled back into his head.
Image: NBC News

Smart kids. Crazy rescue.

msnbc:

When a school bus driver in Milton, Wash. lost consciousness on the way to school Monday morning, two seventh-grade boys jumped to action, KING 5 News reported.

Footage from the bus’s surveillance camera shows the driver suddenly seizing, his hands flailing and his eyes bulging as they rolled back into his head.

Image: NBC News

Smart kids. Crazy rescue.

8:40 // 2 years ago
February 13, 2012
15:39 // 2 years ago
February 8, 2012
Nothing like this has ever happened before — one of these supervised visits. I’m really shocked. I can hear the kids crying but he still wouldn’t let me in. … This could be life-threatening. He went to court on Wednesday and he didn’t get his kids back. I’m afraid for their lives.
Washington state child-services worker Elizabeth Griffin-Hall • Making a desperate 911 call in the moments before Josh Powell set off an explosion, killing both him and his two children. Powell, the husband of missing woman Susan Powell, reportedly took a hatchet to his two sons before the explosion, which took place after Griffin-Hall took the children for a supervised visit, but Powell locked her out of the home. Voicemails that Powell left before the explosion seem to confirm the explosion was intentional. Powell had lost custody of the children last week.
11:04 // 2 years ago