Archive for February, 2014

Embalmers find man kicking and screaming in body bag

Walter Williams, a 78-year-old farmer who had been pronounced dead at his home Wednesday night by a coroner, woke up inside the bag at the Porter and Sons Funeral Home in Lexington, Miss., about five hours later. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Time to worry about your 2014 taxes

You can do things now to reduce your 2014 taxes. By and large, the opportunity to reduce your 2013 tax bill went away at midnight on Dec. 31. The exception: You may be able to make a deductible IRA contribution for the 2013 tax year. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Top 5 deals in Western Washington (up to 95 percent off)

Today we watch out for your wallet with this huge list of viewer-voted deals Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Local company creates music using electric spark

A Seattle company has sparked a new way to listen to music. With a Kickstarter project to sell speakers that exceeded its goal within the first day, the arc plasma speaker is available for around $100. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Family support centers shut doors in Pierce County

Four Pierce County family support centers are closing at locations in Lakewood, Hilltop, Parkland and Puyallup. The funding cut is the result of the end of the Early Family Support Service (EFSS) contract with the state on Dec. 31st. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Chinese media outlet aims racial slur at Gary Locke

A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Friday that drew widespread public condemnation in China. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

SR 99 weekend closures in Seattle

Drivers headed into Seattle should expect extra traffic on Interstate 5 because the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed for its semiannual inspection, work related to the new State Route 99 tunnel and a 15k race on Sunday. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Standard & Poor's 500 index closes at record high

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is closing at a record high and has turned positive for the year. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US economy expanded at 2.4 percent in 4th quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, significantly slower than first thought, reflecting slower consumer spending than initially estimated. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

No sign of expansion at plant where UAW dealt loss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Friday marks the end of the two-week period within which U.S. Sen. Bob Corker promised Volkswagen would announce another line at its factory in Tennessee if workers rejected representation by the United Auto Workers union. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites