Archive for April, 2014

Tech startup helps Seattle cab company enter mobile app fastlane

While ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft run into regulatory roadblocks in cities like Seattle, tech startup Flywheel is partnering with an Eastside cab company for its app-based solution. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Sheriff seeks witnesses in Skyway homicide

The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help solving a homicide. Leroy Henderson, 30, had been walking home from a nearby store when he was shot on April 27. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Oklahoma killer dies after botched execution

An Oklahoma death row inmate died of a heart attack Tuesday night more than 40 minutes after his execution was halted because the lethal injection of three drugs was botched. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Severe flooding swamps Florida Panhandle, Alabama

The National Weather Service said that more than five inches of rain fell between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday in Pensacola, surpassing the entire total rainfall from Hurricane Ivan in 60 minutes. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

2 trillion gallons of water falling today in eastern U.S.

Flood watches and warnings are in effect in 20 eastern states. The Florida Panhandle is hardest hit, with one spot in Pensacola, Fla., picking up more than two feet of rain in the past two days. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

New ferry fare increases take effect Thursday

Beginning May 1, ferry riders will pay more. The Washington State Ferries annual peak-season fare surcharges begin. There’s also a new fare hike that takes effect. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Calls for safety changes date back decades at Hanford

A series of vapor inhalation incidents at the Hanford site this year is raising questions about the safety measures workers are required to adhere to when performing tasks at the massive nuclear waste facility. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Customer service problem? Use this free app

Today one free app and website helps protect you from bad customer service. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Economy is expected to improve as year progresses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy likely stumbled at the start of this year, but there’s probably little reason to worry: Economists foresee a solid rebound with the end of a harsh winter. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Wal-Mart brings one-stop shopping to car insurance

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is bringing one-stop shopping to another area: auto insurance. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites