CBS Seattle’s Top Stories Of 2013
Part of the bridge span collapsed into the water after a trucker hauling a load of drilling equipment bumped against the steel framework. Traffic had to be diverted for nearly a month while a temporary replacement bridge was built.
Two teens are charged with beating 88-year-old Delbert Belton to death with flashlights. Belton survived the Battle of Okinawa. The suspects are both charged with first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.
Seattle police said a man showed up at a gun buyback event in January and bought the military weapon for $100 from another person there.
The Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge made headlines when it asked a man wearing Google Glass to leave. The restaurant said it’s concerned about other customers being photographed without knowing it.
In a documentary, the Seahawks quarterback described how he was saved at the age of 14 after his father died.
When troopers arrived at the scene of the accident north of Spokane, they found Margaret and Floyd Nordhagen still in the wreckage holding hands.
1. 911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About To Be Sexually Assaulted There Are No Cops To Help Her Due To Budget Cuts
Budget cuts only allowed the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office to remain open Monday through Friday, so when a woman called to report that her ex-boyfriend was breaking in to her home and she was afraid he’d harm her, the dispatcher said, “I don’t have anybody to send out there.”
The Idaho company started selling a new line of bullets coated with pork-infused paint, making them unclean under Islamic law.
Investigators believe the combination of hand sanitizer and static electricity may have caused the girl to catch fire. She suffered third-degree burns.
Top Political Stories
Kshama Sawant backed raising the minimum wage to $15; called for rent control and a tax on millionaires. She unseated 16-year incumbent Richard Conlin and started making waves right away by saying Boeing’s union members should “take over the factories.”
In April, a bill was proposed that would have allowed employers to ask for a worker’s Facebook or other social media passwords. In May, Gov. Inslee signed a bill making Washington the eighth state to make it illegal for employers to ask potential hires for that information.
Seattle police bought two small drones through a federal grant, but Mayor McGinn ended the program after people protested. The unmanned aerial vehicles were returned to the vendor.
Seattle police gained national attention this year when the department announced officers would be handing out bags of Doritos at Hempfest with information about the state’s new marijuana laws. The PR stunt even earned a feature on The Colbert Report.
Dennis Rodman attempted to help get a Lynnwood man released from prison in North Korea when he tweeted the country’s leader Kim Jong Un to “do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose.” Bae was captured in November 2012 and is still being held in North Korea.
Ryan Asdourian’s day job is as an executive at Microsoft, but he moonlights as Blitz, the Seattle Seahawks’ mascot and has been suiting up since 2006.