Stories tagged: investigation
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Once the flames are out, Yakima County fire investigator Chris Pedersen gets busy figuring out why the fire started
Yakima County Fire Marshal Chris Pedersen is the local equivalent to Sherlock Holmes, with two key differences: She investigates fires, not crimes; and she doesn’t have a Watson – at …
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 3 p.m.
A video of a man climbing a barrier at the Los Angeles Zoo and then slapping a hippopotamus on its rear end has sparked a criminal investigation by the LAPD, …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 1 p.m.
Republican Rep. Matt Manweller has been fired by Central Washington University effective immediately following the completion of an outside investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
More than 10 months after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, police say they are closing their investigation without answering the key question: What drove a gunman to …
Mon., July 30, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
FEMA official harassed women, hired some as possible sexual partners for male employees, agency chief says
The personnel chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency – who resigned just weeks ago – is under investigation after being accused of creating an atmosphere of widespread sexual harassment …
Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
An outside investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by a state lawmaker in his role as a professor at Central Washington University has been completed, but university officials said the …
Tue., July 24, 2018, 2:45 p.m.
An Idaho Department of Correction officer is being investigated for allegedly contacting a former female inmate via social media after viewing photos of her body taken when she was admitted …
Tue., July 24, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the alleged assault of Burien Mayor Jimmy Matta as a possible hate crime after he reported being attacked Saturday night by an unidentified man …
Wed., July 11, 2018, 12:24 p.m.
A failure in the Warm Springs Lodge’s sprinkler system exacerbated fire, smoke and water damage to the building during a massive fire that broke out April 18, the Ketchum Fire …
Tue., July 3, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Ex-congressional IT staffer reaches plea deal that debunks conspiracy theories about illegal information access
Federal prosecutors concluded an 18-month investigation into a former congressional technology staffer on Tuesday by publicly debunking allegations – promoted by conservative media and President Donald Trump – suggesting he …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Yakima County Fire Marshal Chris Pederson often arrives after firefighters have started putting out the blaze. But the minute she gets there, she talks to the firefighters first on the …
Wed., May 16, 2018, 12:23 p.m.
An explosive package targeted an office in a Southern California medical building, causing a blast that left a woman dead and three other people injured, two officials told The Associated …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
A top state election official apologized on Tuesday for wrongly stating a Republican gubernatorial candidate was under investigation.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is working to confirm that a surveillance video taken in Fort Bragg, California, shows Jen Hart the day before her family’s SUV was found at …
Thu., March 29, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
They were known as the Hart Tribe, a free-spirited family of two women and their six adopted children who raised their own food, took spontaneous road trips and traveled to …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook’s privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including allegations a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm got data inappropriately from millions of Facebook users.
Mon., March 26, 2018, 8:48 a.m.
Israeli police on Monday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as his wife and son, in a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant, one of a slew of …
Sun., March 25, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
The agency that investigates and prosecutes wrongdoing by Pennsylvania lawyers wants the state Supreme Court to punish Penn State’s former general counsel and a prosecutor who helped convict Jerry Sandusky …
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
The finance manager at the Spokane County Jail, Arlington Richards, was placed on paid administrative leave Monday pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 6:22 p.m.
Investigators recovered a flight data recorder and a GoPro camera Tuesday as they tried to determine the cause of a deadly helicopter crash in the East River and figure out …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:16 p.m.
President Donald Trump at last broke his silence Wednesday to explicitly denounce domestic violence in the wake of allegations that a top White House aide had abused two former wives. …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Former U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team coach John Geddert is facing a criminal investigation after complaints were filed following the sentencing of disgraced ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, who molested girls …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
New witnesses have emerged in the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood, prompting investigators to deem it a “suspicious death” and name her former husband, 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner, a …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:22 p.m.
Apple is cooperating with U.S. government inquiries into its secret slowdown of older iPhones, further complicating its efforts to move past an issue that irked customers whose devices bogged down.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Two federal agencies have dispatched teams to investigate the California crash of a Tesla Model S electric car that may have been operating under its semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system.
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
Amarillo police are investigating a burglary in which thieves lifted about 4,000 antique lighters.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 7:16 p.m.
U.S. safety regulators are investigating whether some older Goodyear motor home tires can fail and cause crashes and possibly deaths.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Montana’s congressional delegation wants an independent investigation of the Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 9:37 a.m.
Seattle police are investigating after robbers smashed display cases and took valuable items from Ben Bridge Jeweler in downtown Seattle.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
More than 40 former U.S. attorneys and Republican and conservative officials are pushing back against efforts to discredit the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.