State recovers $495,000 in stolen unemployment benefits with ‘innovative’ legal strategy

An estimated $640 million in fraudulent unemployment claims were withdrawn from the Washington Employment Security Department over the course of the pandemic. The Washington Attorney General’s office announced Monday that it has succeeded in repossessing some of that money with an innovative legal strategy. Asset forfeiture dates back to the colonial era when port authorities … Read more

‘Too Much Rain Today’: Child Unimpressed by California Floods

A powerful atmospheric river and bomb cyclone drenched Northern California on October 24, with the National Weather Service issuing flood warnings. The downpour broke the one-day rainfall record for downtown San Francisco, while also making it the area’s second-wettest October on record. Some rainfall totals passed the one-foot mark. The National Weather Service said heavy … Read more

Seattle police looking into series of reported shootings from over the weekend

The Seattle Police Department is investigating a series of reported shootings that took place across the city over the weekend. King County shootings in first nine months of 2021 surpass historic 2020 level The first incident took place just after 1 a.m. on Saturday, following reports of shots fired near Occidental Avenue South and South … Read more

How Much Rain Fell in the Bay Area? Weather Service Releases 48-Hour Rainfall Totals

The atmospheric river storm that drenched the Bay Area over the weekend delivered copious amounts of rain in several locations, including over a foot in one spot, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service posted eye-popping 48-hour rainfall totals Monday morning, highlighted by 16.55 inches recorded on Mount Tamalpais in Marin County. Saint … Read more

5 things to know for Monday, October 25, 2021

TORONTO — Sudan’s PM is arrested, social media could contribute to tic-like behaviours, and Chretien says Canada is headed into a ‘dark alley.’ Here’s what you need to know to start your day. 1. Sudan coup: Military forces arrested Sudan’s acting prime minister and other senior officials Monday, disrupted internet access and blocked bridges in … Read more

Storm Topples Trees, Drenches Highways in Contra Costa County

MARTINEZ (KPIX) — Sunday was a day — and a storm — to remember in the East Bay. It started with wind whipping through trees in Walnut Creek. Then the rain got serious. Travel on the highways became treacherous, keeping the CHP and tow trucks busy as they cleared one wreck after another. “It’s really … Read more