Linzi Sheldon, KIRO 7

Linzi Sheldon


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Linzi:

KIRO 7 uncovers security concerns and more substation attacks in Washington

As federal prosecutors build their case against the suspects in the Christmas Day attacks on substations in Pierce County, KIRO 7 has new surveillance video and has uncovered more attacks in Washington state than even federal data shows. → Read More

Travel experts, airport officials offer advice on avoiding delays

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is expecting its busiest day of the Thanksgiving travel rush on Wednesday, and there are plenty of services—including a free one—that can cut down delays for travelers. → Read More

State tries to deal with psychoactive substances made from hemp

The products are made from hemp, not cannabis, but they can get people high. They promise they are ‘infused’ with cannabis but they are not allowed in any licensed cannabis stores, and some of them look very similar to popular candy like Skittles and Oreos. → Read More

Leaders ask for operations plan on King County vaccine rollout

SEATTLE — King County council members debated a move on Tuesday that would require the county executive to provide an operations plan on rolling out vaccines to the widespread community. “How are we going to get it done?” Council member Rod Dembowski asked. “Mobile vans, pop-up clinics, mass vaccination sites, and spread that over the days … it’s showtime right now. And we’ve got to have a… → Read More

Unemployed workers grapple with new overpayment notices and confusion

Unemployed workers say they’re being hit with new overpayment notices from the state, while others are still in limbo after exhausting their Extended Benefits and not knowing if the new federal relief package applies to them. Jamie Silva had to leave her job at the end of 2019 and was interviewing for new jobs when the pandemic began in early 2020. “just keep applying,” she said. “I have gone on… → Read More

FBI warns shoppers about new type of gift card scam

SEATTLE — The FBI Seattle is warning people tonight about scammers targeting shoppers who are purchasing gift cards. The growing trend comes as people purchase gift cards for the holidays, often putting them inside Christmas cards that aren’t opened for a couple of weeks. In that time, the FBI says, thieves are taking the cards’ balance to zero. Crystal Downes said her father, Steve Elf,… → Read More

CDC advisers recommend who should get COVID-19 vaccine first

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices decided 13 to 1 to recommend that health care workers and long-term care facility residents be the first group to get the COVID-19 vaccine. → Read More

CDC and Washington state officials look at shortening quarantine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering shortening the recommended quarantine period from 14 days to 10 days or fewer, and Washington state health officials said Monday that their epidemiologists are looking at it too. But it is not a decision to be made lightly; the shorter time period would likely require a negative COVID-19 test at the end of it, and tests are already in… → Read More

Health officials brace for post-Thanksgiving surge, hospitals postpone some surgeries

Health officials and Gov. Jay Inslee are preparing for the worst: a massive surge in infections after Thanksgiving. They pleaded again on Tuesday for people not to gather socially outside of their households. “From my observation, in December at some point, unless something changes, we very well could be in a situation with catastrophic loss of medical care in the state of Washington,” Inslee… → Read More

King County, state work to hire more contact tracers as they struggle to keep up with surge

The recent surge in cases is impacting local and state contact tracers who are struggling to keep up. The Washington Department of Health reported members of the Washington National Guard, who had worked on contact tracing for five months until earlier in November, have transitioned to new missions. The state said in preparation, it hired Mathematica, which partnered with Allegis and Comagine… → Read More

Vaccine volunteer reacts as early data shows Moderna vaccine is 94.5% effective

Biotech company Moderna announced its COVID-19 vaccine is nearly 95% effective, with some major advantages over other vaccines. But that success was only possible because some brave volunteers risked their own health to test it, including one Seattle-area man. “The fact that this is 94.5, almost 95% effective, is just outstanding,” Neal Browning said Monday. Browning is the second volunteer to… → Read More

Seattle police chief fires back at suggestion to lay off officers ‘out of order’

As the Seattle Police Department looks at the Seattle City Council’s demands to cut the department’s budget by 50%, police Chief Carmen Best fired back at a suggestion from Councilmember Lisa Herbold to lay off officers out of order of seniority as a way to preserve the jobs of people of color. → Read More

SPD shifts detectives, specialty units into downtown patrols post-shooting

The Seattle Police Department is moving about a dozen officers a day from other precincts and investigations to patrol downtown in response to the deadly shooting there Jan. 22nd. Detectives who would otherwise be working on cases in areas like robbery, homicide, and burglary are now doing short shifts on a rotating basis. Each of the five precincts are also lending their Anti-Crime Teams and… → Read More

Students still recovering after UW band bus crash

SEATTLE — Three students say they are still working to recover and to prevent future tragedies after the bus they were taking to the Apple Cup to perform as part of the Husky marching band crashed on I-90. “We were like: ‘Oh my God, what just happened? Did we -- are we OK? Did someone die? Are we alive, are we here?'” Monica Mursch said. “I smelled smoke,” Jacob Koreen said. “I wasn’t sure if it… → Read More

County leader proposes new security measures outside courthouse after attack

A County Council member is proposing the county fund its own additional security at the King County Courthouse after security concerns forced the closure of its Third Avenue entrance. → Read More

King County Courthouse to close entrance after multiple attacks happen outside

The Third Avenue entrance to the King County Courthouse will close beginning Tuesday after multiple attacks happened outside, and the Fourth Avenue entrance, which only used to be open part time, will now be the main entryway for people. → Read More

SPD reveals new hiring numbers as city approves $1.2M to help

The Seattle city council approved $1.24 million on Monday for the Seattle Police Department’s recruitment and retention efforts. → Read More

Dog missing in the Cascades found after 28 days

Against all odds, Seattle woman Sierra Eberly brought her dog, Snow Beau, home this week after he had disappeared in the Cascades for 28 days. → Read More

Drug-resistant bacteria 'growing problem' in local health care facilities

Antibiotic resistance, described as a “growing public health concern worldwide” by the FDA, is popping up in local health care facilities in Western Washington in the form of potentially dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria. → Read More

Tonight at 5: Information on ethics investigation into King County executive stolen in break-in

Seattle police are investigating after a downtown building was burglarized and data on an ethics investigation into King County Executive Dow Constantine was stolen. → Read More