Adam Mertz, Q13 FOX News

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Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Adam:

Seattle Police Department releases audio after 2 officers shoot, kill woman

SEATTLE -- A police dash cam recording system captured audio of two officers shooting and killing a 30-year-old woman who had a knife, according to Seattle Police. → Read More

Semi crash causing major delays on northbound I-5 in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. - An accident involving a semi-truck blocked northbound I-5 causing huge backups during the Friday morning commute. State troopers shut down the lanes and diverted traffic off South 38th Street near the Tacoma Mall. → Read More

Manhunt underway after 1 injured in overnight shooting at Marysville apartments

MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- A 39-year-old man was shot in the parking lot of a Marysville apartment complex early Thursday morning, according to Marysville Police. Neighbors heard gunshots near the Wishing Well Apartments off 88th Street NE and State Avenue around 3 a.m. → Read More

Summer roadwork: Snohomish County repairing over 100 miles of roadway

SNOHOMISH COUNTY -- It will soon be a smoother commute for drivers through Snohomish County. Road crews are working to resurface 109 miles of roadways this summer. “Our goal is to hit those roads when they are still in good condition so that we can maintain that life,” said Doug McCormick with Snohomish County Public Works. → Read More

Volunteers honor those who served in the military

Volunteers placed small American flags at the headstones of those who served in the military at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. On Memorial Day, each of the 5,000 white marble upright markers in the Veterans section received a flag. → Read More

Local nonprofit helping families cope with loss of a baby

BUCKLEY, Wash. -- Jessica and Dustin Barnes had the chance to say hello before saying goodbye to their baby daughter. “People ask me how many kids I have and I tell them I have three. I have two here and one in heaven and that’s hard,” said Jessica Barnes. → Read More

Troopers say semi-truck slammed into broken down car on I-5; driver killed

LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- A driver was killed after his car broke down in the middle of Interstate 5 and a semi-truck slammed into the back of it early Monday morning, according to Washington State Patrol. Troopers say the car was wedged under the semi-truck. → Read More

‘This is a tragedy:’ Police say innocent couple injured in South Seattle shooting

SEATTLE -- Police are searching for the shooters who opened fire sending bullets into the car of an innocent couple driving in South Seattle. Paramedics rushed the husband and wife to Harborview Medical Center with gunshot wounds early Thursday morning. Seattle Police Lt. → Read More

Seattle cleaning up homeless camps along I-90

SEATTLE -- Outreach teams will start helping homeless people move out of several encampments scheduled to be shut down due to recent crime and other safety hazards. → Read More

Tacoma business to partner with homeless shelter to provide youth job training

With young adults living on the streets, the city is moving forward with a new homeless shelter and teen drop-in center set to open next year. The facility will not only provide a warm place to stay but will also provide youth job training. → Read More

Seattle will soon charge for late-night street parking in Captiol Hill

Drivers will soon have to pay for late-night street parking in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The Seattle Department of Transportation is extending the paid street parking hours to 11 p.m. → Read More

Sidewalk project aims to make safer route to school for Dearborn Park Elementary students

SEATTLE -- A new sidewalk project is expected to make it safer for kids walking and biking to school. The Seattle Department of Transportation is building new sidewalks, curb ramps, and planting strips near Dearborn Park Elementary School. → Read More

Homeless people living underneath I-705 in Tacoma forced to leave

TACOMA -- A growing homeless camp underneath an overpass into downtown Tacoma will be shut down Tuesday morning. Notices were posted around the encampment under the I-705 overpass near East 26th Street letting people know they can no longer live in the area. → Read More

Seattle police searching for 2 suspects after deadly shooting in Rainier Valley

SEATTLE -- Officers took one suspect into custody and are now searching for two others in connection to a deadly shooting in the Rainier Valley overnight. Seattle Police found the body of an unidentified man in an alley near Rainier Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street early Wednesday morning. → Read More

Researchers testing earthquake alert system along the West Coast

SEATTLE -- A new version of an earthquake alert system will be tested in states along the West Coast. Washington and Oregon will implement an advanced prototype of the ShakeAlert early warning system currently used in California. → Read More

Golf course water hazards could help prevent flooding in North Everett

EVERETT -- A new multi-million dollar golf course project could be the solution to a flooding problem in North Everett neighborhoods. The city is moving forward with a flood prevention plan that includes adding a new pond and expanding an existing one at the Legion Memorial Golf Course. → Read More

Seattle police: Two brothers injured in collision in South Park neighborhood

Two brothers were rushed to the hospital after their car collided with a tree in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood early Tuesday morning, according to police. → Read More

‘People have a perception that the park is unsafe:’ Seattle’s Freeway Park Association considering changes to attract visitors

SEATTLE -- Thousands drive underneath it every day, but they might still need to ask for directions to find the largest public park in downtown Seattle. At 5.2 acres, the Jim Ellis Freeway Park covers a section of Interstate 5 near the convention center. → Read More

Man rushed to hospital after shooting outside Marysville store

MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- Paramedics rushed a 20-year-old man to the hospital after he was shot early Friday morning in a grocery store parking lot. Police blocked off a section of the Albertsons parking lot at the Marysville Town Center Mall. → Read More

Des Moines Police: Officer shot and killed man with machete

DES MOINES, Wash. -- An officer shot and killed a man who refused to drop a machete, according to Des Moines Police. Just after midnight, police responded to a disturbance at a home near South 234th Street and 17th Place South. → Read More