SEATTLE (AP) — Fish-farming company Cooke Aquaculture has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a Clean Water Act lawsuit following the collapse of one of its net-pens in 2017. The Seattle Times reports that the settlement with the nonprofit Wild Fish Conservancy still needs the approval of a federal judge, but the money would pay for legal fees as well as Puget Sound restoration projects.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Wildlife rehabilitation facilities are seeing an increase in owls being hit by vehicles north of Seattle. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the increase is something Sarvey in Arlington and Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on San Juan Island see each fall. Wolf Hollow Education Coordinator Shona Aitken says 14 of 17 owls treated at the center this fall were hit along Highway 20 and Memorial Highway, and in the Big Lake, Bow, Mount Vernon and Sedro-Woolley areas.
SEATTLE (AP) — Police say a driver hit four pedestrians on Seattle’s Aurora Avenue, killing one and injuring the others, and then tried to flee. The Seattle Times reports the woman was driving north near North 40th Street when she struck the pedestrians around 1 p.m. Friday, according to Seattle Police spokesman Patrick Michaud.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say one person died after a fire ripped through a mobile home in south Mount Vernon. The Skagit Valley Herald reports the Mount Vernon Fire Department was called to a fully involved house fire at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Chief Bryan Brice said.