Washington state wildfire smoke eases but flame risk rises

Aug 24, 2015

Washington state wildfire smoke eases but flame risk rises

The massive cloud of smoke is expected to lift over the wildfires in Washington state on Sunday, but as air quality improves fire behavior could become more erratic and intense, fire officials said. “It’s like a flue opening in a fireplace,” explained Suzanne Flory, ...

Winds fanning raging, deadly Pacific Northwest forest conflagrations

Aug 21, 2015

Winds fanning raging, deadly Pacific Northwest forest conflagrations

Crews battling a flurry of wildfires raging unchecked in the Pacific Northwest braced on Thursday for high winds forecast in the region a day after three firefighters were killed and four others were injured in Washington state. Authorities late on Wednesday ordered the evacuation ...

Raging Washington state mountain blaze claims three firefighters

Aug 20, 2015

Raging Washington state mountain blaze claims three firefighters

Three firefighters in Washington state were killed and four injured while battling a wildfire threatening the north-central town of Twisp, Gov. Jay Inslee said on Wednesday. The deaths came as a fast-moving wildfire forced authorities late on Wednesday to order the evacuations of Twisp ...

Nov 25, 2014

Cosby's show nixed in Washington state after sex assault claims

Embattled comedian Bill Cosby’s show in Yakima, Washington state, has been canceled, venue organizers said Monday, in the latest of several cancellations following decades-old sexual assault allegations that have surfaced in recent weeks. The Capitol Theatre said all ticket holders to the show, scheduled ...

Nov 6, 2014

Web photos purport to show slain U.S. woman's body

Graphic online photos that appear to show a slain woman before her body was found in Washington state were being reviewed Wednesday by detectives investigating her death, authorities said. Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson saw the photos on two websites along with a statement, apparently ...