Washington Governor Repeats Call For Auditor To Resign

insleepulpit2OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) —Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has sent state Auditor Troy Kelley a letter repeating his call for the embattled elected official to resign immediately following his indictment by a federal grand jury. Inslee spokesman David Postman says the letter was emailed Thursday night and then hand-delivered to the auditor's office Friday.

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Former Judge-Turned-Bus Driver Accused Of Slapping Student

schoolbusesSEATAC, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington state judge who now drives a bus for the Highline School District has been accused of slapping a 6-year-old special needs student.

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Family Rescued From Car On Beach Just Before Waves Flip It

OCEAN SHORES, Wash. (AP) — Police say officers rescued a family from a car that was stuck on a Washington state beach just before the surf flipped it over.

Radio station KBKW reports that a family from Kent had been driving their brand new Infinity on the beach at Ocean Shores, on the southwest Washington coast, Thursday evening when the tires sunk into the sand.

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3 People Indicted In Connection With 2 Hash Oil Operations

cop lights daySEATTLE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a south Seattle man and a Maple Valley couple in connection with two separate hash oil manufacturing operations.

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Overturned Semi Spills Millions Of Bees

bees overturnLYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) - A semi truck carrying honeybees scattered hundreds of hives when it overturned on a highway north of Seattle. Washington State Patrol Trooper Travis Shearer says the truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. Friday when it tipped on its side, dumping its load of 448 hives. WSP said about 26,000-30,000 bees were in each hive, meaning that just under 14 million bees were in the truck. The company that owns the insects sent beekeepers to recover as many as possible.

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Baby Shot In Head In Critical Condition

cop lightsSEATTLE (AP) - Police in the Seattle suburb of Kent say a 1-year-old girl was shot in the head as she sat in a car with her parents. Friday morning, a nursing supervisor at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said the baby was in critical condition, according to The Seattle Times. Kent police spokeswoman Melanie Robinson says the child was in a car seat in the back of a silver Chevrolet Impala and her parents were in the front seat when a black car pulled alongside around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Robinson says the driver and passenger of the black car opened fire, and then drove off.

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Big Spike In Whooping Cough Cases Concerns Health Officials

SEATTLE (AP) - State health officials say they're concerned about a big increase in whooping cough cases this year compared to 2014. KOMO-TV in Seattle reports that so far in 2015, the Washington State Department of Health says there have been 319 cases of whooping cough reported, compared with 49 reported cases during the same time in 2014. Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a serious disease that affects the respiratory system and is spread by coughing and sneezing. Authorities say it's important for people to get vaccinated - especially pregnant women. April 17, 2015