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Washington mudslide brings tales of heroism, loss

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:25

Robin Youngblood, right, smiles after embracing Snohomish County helicopter crew chief Randy Fay, who helped rescue her from the scene of a deadly mudslide days earlier, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Arlington, Wash. Youngblood was home when the mudslide hit, moving her house a quarter-mile where she was able to find her way out of the rubble. Sixteen bodies have been recovered, but authorities believe at least 24 people were killed. Scores of others are still unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — As the search for Washington state mudslide victims entered its fifth day Wednesday, rescuers and residents at the scene brought back tales of heroism, loss and the dangers that remain. Here are a few of their stories:


Washington mudslide brings tales of heroism, loss

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:25
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — As the search for Washington state mudslide victims entered its fifth day Wednesday, rescuers and residents at the scene brought back tales of heroism, loss and the dangers that remain. Here are a few of their stories:

Mudslide: 911 callers ranged from calm to frantic

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:23
SEATTLE (AP) — Audio recordings of 911 calls made in the moments after a massive, deadly mudslide struck the tiny Washington state town of Oso ranged from a frantic woman who reported people screaming for help to a caller who described her amazement that the landslide had pushed a house all the way across a highway.

White Pass - 3/26/2014 11:07:23 PM

White Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:21
White Pass US12
3/26/2014 11:07:23 PM

Temperature: 35 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet

Weather:
Overcast skies

Satus Pass - 3/26/2014 11:12:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:21
Satus Pass US97
3/26/2014 11:12:13 PM

Temperature: 45 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and dry

Weather:
Overcast skies

Stevens Pass - 3/26/2014 11:02:09 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:21
Stevens Pass US2
3/26/2014 11:02:09 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with ice in places

Weather:
Raining lightly

Blewett Pass - 3/26/2014 11:04:25 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:21
Blewett Pass US97
3/26/2014 11:04:25 PM

Temperature: 32 °F

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway is bare and wet with frost and ice in places

Weather:
Snowing lightly

Snoqualmie Pass - 3/26/2014 11:01:00 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:21
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
3/26/2014 11:01:00 PM

Temperature: 37 °F

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Roadway bare and wet

Weather:
Rain and snow mixed

Prayer service for Oso mudslide victims to be held in Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:18
A prayer service dedicated to those affected by the Oso mudslide will be held at St. John United Lutheran Church in Seattle Thursday evening.

Slide victim Robin Youngblood thanks her rescuer

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:18
Randy Fay will never forget seeing two women on a floating piece of a roof, where on Saturday he rescued Robin Youngblood and her friend, Jetty Dooper, from the Oso mudslide.

Adelson bid to ban Internet gambling gets boost

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:16
GOP super donor Sheldon Adelson, a casino billionaire, is out to ban Internet gambling.

Conn. governor signs bill raising state minimum wage

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:12
Connecticut raises minimum wage -- highest in nation.

Wednesday’s prep water polo results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:11
Water polo results for Wednesday, March 26

Wednesday’s prep lacrosse results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:10
Lacrosse results for Wednesday, March 27

Wednesday’s prep golf results

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:09
Golf results for Wednesday, March 26

Christie's lawyer to issue traffic scandal verdict

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:07
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to review a traffic-blocking scandal that has engulfed Christie's administration plans to release his findings.

Oklahoma judge strikes execution law over privacy

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:05
An Oklahoma judge voided the state's execution law Wednesday, agreeing with inmates that a "veil of secrecy" preventing them from seeking information about the drugs used in lethal injections violated their rights under the state constitution.