Seattle News

Jury Awards $100 Million-Plus to Victims of Seattle Crane Collapse

SEATTLE (AP) — A jury awarded more than $100 million Monday to some of the victims of a tower crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle in 2019. Workers were disassembling the 300-foot crane in strong wind gusts when …

Woman Gets 5-Year Term for Police Car Fires in 2020 Protest

SEATTLE (AP) — A woman who torched five Seattle police cars during a tumultuous protest that heralded a summer of unrest after George Floyd’s murder in 2020 was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Margaret Channon, 26, of Tacoma, …

Appellate Court Revives Lawsuit Over Tunnel Boring Machine Damage

The Washington Court of Appeals revived a lawsuit that seeks more than $85 million in damages to a tunnel boring machine that broke down while drilling for a downtown Seattle freeway project. The three-member appellate panel reversed a portion of …

Seattle Police Settle Wrongful-Death Lawsuit for $1.5M

SEATTLE (AP) — The City of Seattle will pay the family of Che Taylor $1.5 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit filed after two police officers shot and killed Taylor outside a Wedgwood neighborhood home. A federal judge …

Seattle Calls $650 Million PCB Settlement a ‘Gift’ for Bayer

Seattle scoffed at the $650 million Bayer AG agreed to pay to settle class-action claims by about 2,500 cities, counties and ports over pollution from polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, saying it plans to opt out of the deal. According to …

Businesses Sue Seattle Over ‘Occupied’ Protest Zone

SEATTLE — A collection of Seattle businesses, property owners and residents sued the city Wednesday over its tolerance of an “occupied” protest zone, saying officials have been complicit in depriving them of their rights to their property. The plaintiffs — …

Coronavirus Motel Ignites Clash at Epicenter of Seattle Outbreak

What started as a bold plan to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the Seattle area is quickly devolving into a Nimby battle. Officials in King County, Washington, the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., said this week …

Record Rain, Darkness: Seattle Braces for Floods, Mudslides

SEATTLE — Record rainfall and darkness has hit Seattle as a major storm begins to lift across western Washington on the first day of winter, though the region is still at risk for flooding, mudslides and avalanches. Friday became the …

Seattle Crash Victims’ Family Files $45M Claim

A $45 million claim has been filed by a family that saw two loved ones killed and two others severely injured in a Seattle traffic crash that prosecutors say was caused by a drunken driver. KOMO-TV reports that the family …

Seattle Sets Aside $15M for Seawall Compensation

Seattle has agreed to set aside $15 million to compensate businesses disrupted by the reconstruction of the waterfront seawall. The affected Washington state businesses had banded together, saying they feared the project could essentially ruin them. The Seattle Times reports …