3 high school students killed in fatal Lynnwood crash; fourth teen injured | KOMO

LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Three high school students were killed and a fourth was injured after an SUV slammed into a parked semi trailer in Lynnwood early Wednesday morning. The three people who were killed were students at Jackson High School in Mill Creek. The survivor is a student at Cascade High School, the Everett School District says.

Source: 3 high school students killed in fatal Lynnwood crash; fourth teen injured | KOMO

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused foster son, child-welfare investigator found in 1984 | The Seattle Times

Records previously thought destroyed provide the clearest picture yet of the investigation of claims Ed Murray sexually abused his foster son.

Source: Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused foster son, child-welfare investigator found in 1984 | The Seattle Times

[Ed.: His political obituary has been written for a while, but perhaps it’s time that he leave public service. He’s done enough damage.]

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52, death investigated as possible suicide | KOMO

Rocker Chris Cornell, the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, and police said Thursday that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide. Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Cornell’s representative Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had performed a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit that night.

Source: Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52, death investigated as possible suicide | KOMO

Man fatally stabbed in Tacoma for gang initiation; 3 now charged | The News Tribune

Three men now are charged in the fatal stabbing of Samuel Cruces-Vasquez in Tacoma. His body was found outside his car, and police believe his death was part of a gang initiation for one of his friends.

Source: Man fatally stabbed in Tacoma for gang initiation; 3 now charged | The News Tribune

[Ed.: With “friends” like that I’d probably be thinking of going back to where I came from. Mr. Cruces-Vasquez now probably is getting exactly that, albeit involuntarily and quite unfortunately. Of course, we likely will never know if these local, friendly, neighborhood gang members are illegal aliens because it would be just downright insensitive for us to even ask about their legal status. Try that in countries to our south and you’d be in some dank, dark, sweaty prison cell until you confessed to all sorts of things you never did.]

Note: At least one of the suspects is a citizen of El Salvador based on the initial story: Man charged in fatal Tacoma stabbing said it was a gang initiation

Families of missing Destination crewmembers remember loved ones | KOMO News

SEATTLE – Beside the memorial statue at Fisherman’s Terminal in Seattle, notes and flowers lay in honor of the six crewmembers lost on the Destination fishing vessel, which vanished Saturday off Alaska. Meanwhile, far from Seattle’s calm waters, the families of those six crew members are grieving.

Source: Families of missing Destination crewmembers remember loved ones

[Ed.: Our heartfelt thoughts go out to the families of these six men who worked hard for a living, provided for their families and, no doubt, provided millions of meals to their neighbors in Washington, British Columbia and Alaska and seafood customers the world over. We’re sorry for your loss.]

Eli Seibold Fund

Larry O’Grady’s Family Fund

Kai Hamik (Amanda) Fund