SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters say heavy rain and rising temperatures are expected in western Washington state beginning Tuesday and continuing into Thursday or Friday. KOMO-TV reported the National Weather Service predicts the area could receive about the same amount of rain as the previous week. The agency says most of the Puget Sound lowlands are likely to experience between 1 and 3 inches of rain Tuesday through Friday. Forecasters also predict 3 to 5 inches along the coast and 4 to 8 inches in the Cascade Mountains and along the western slopes of the Olympic Mountains.
SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of using a truck and a backhoe to break into two Washington state gun stores and steal dozens of firearms has pleaded guilty to federal charges. The Seattle U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday that 39-year-old Joey Maillet faces up to 10 years in prison for the thefts. Prosecutors said only four of the guns have been recovered _ all in British Columbia, either at crimes scenes or on criminal suspects. Maillet stole nearly 40 guns from Fred’s Guns in Sequim and All American Armory in Bow last spring.
UNDATED (AP) — Authorities say two bodies found Tuesday in rural King County are believed to be those of a pair of teenage hikers who were last seen days ago in Enumclaw, Washington. The King County Sheriff’s Office said Austin Grote, 18, and his girlfriend, Alicia McCaskill, 17, have been missing since Saturday. The teens were last seen at a Safeway in Enumclaw. Search teams have been looking for the teens since Sunday. Authorities say the medical examiner will issue formal identifications and determine cause of death. Police said there was no sign of foul play.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two suspects in a downtown Seattle shooting that left one person dead and seven others injured won’t fight their transfer in custody to Washington state following their arrests during the weekend in Las Vegas. Marquise Tolbert and William Tolliver stood in shackles before a judge Tuesday and each said they won’t contest extradition to Seattle. That’s where a third suspect who police said was injured in the Jan. 22 shooting has been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm. Tolbert and Tolliver weren’t represented by attorneys. They were arrested Saturday leaving a casino hotel near the Las Vegas Strip.