SUMNER, Wash. (AP) — Officials say two pedestrians were struck and killed by Sound Transit trains in separate incidents in Sumner and Kent, and a third person may have been hit in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports a train headed from Lakewood to Seattle hit a person around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pierce County. Spokeswoman Rachelle Cunningham says a second person was fatally struck by a train in Kent that was headed to Seattle from Tacoma around 5 p.m.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham farmer has agreed to pay $6,750 to settle a federal complaint that he discharged animal waste into a restored creek, killing about 300 fish _ including threatened steelhead. NOAA Fisheries said Tuesday that Harold Carbee discharged waste into Anderson Creek during a period of at least 12 hours in May 2018. A local resident noticed the discharge and called authorities.
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima County has 18 confirmed cases of hepatitis A, a number authorities say will likely increase in the weeks and months ahead. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports all cases are all tied to people experiencing homelessness and those using illicit drugs.
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A man has been reunited with his cat more than two months after she slipped out of his car at an eastern Oregon rest area. The East Oregonian reports Antonio Martinez stopped at the Deadman Pass rest area east of Pendleton during his move from Texas to Beaverton. He says that’s when his tabby cat Korra slipped out. Last week, a motorist headed home to Aberdeen, Washington, stopped at the rest area and spotted Korra. Robert Holt says he used a ham sandwich to lure the feline into his car.