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EVERETT HERALD: On the way home, the Kingers’ vehicle was struck head-on while traveling Highway 522, near Fales Road. The Kingers, both in their 70s, died from their injuries, as did Isabella Bednarski, the other driver’s baby girl. That was in 2014.
SEATTLE TIMES: The jury determined that Ride The Ducks International bore 67 to 70 percent of the responsibility for the 2015 crash and Ride The Ducks of Seattle was 30 to 33 percent at fault in the crash that killed five people and injured more than 60 others.
SEATTLE TIMES: Skylar Seward was 15 in 2013 when the car she was riding in swerved left and went off the roadway on Interstate 5 near DuPont, Pierce County, colliding with an unprotected concrete pillar in the freeway median.
SEATTLE TIMES: Rapper Nelly was arrested on investigation of second-degree rape on Saturday after a woman called 911 and reported she was sexually assaulted on a tour bus in Auburn, south of Seattle.
KIRO 7: The family of the two victims killed in the Bellevue Chimney condominiums fire wants to hold the man who police say started the fire accountable. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Christo Fournarakis and his wife, along with the Chimney Homeowner's Association.
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: The long and impactful career of Paul Stritmatter JD'69 proves you don't have to live in a large metropolis to make it big. Hoquiam, Washington, population 8,405, is perhaps best known for its annual Loggers Playday, at which lumberjacks from around the Northwest face off in events ranging from axe-throwing and log-chopping to speed-climbing and double-hand bucking.
THE NEWS TRIBUNE: A police officer directs traffic after an accident. As he signals vehicles through an intersection, a driver doesn’t understand he’s supposed to stop and crashes into a vehicle the officer had waved through. Is the city who employs the officer responsible for the wreck, or does state statute protect the government from liability? That’s what a lawsuit filed by a couple in Pierce County Superior Court will decide.
SEATTLE TIMES: Michelle Mallari, who was wounded by gunfire last week in a Renton movie theater, said she didn’t realize she had been hit by a bullet until she reached the lobby.