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Orcas in Puget Sound; Moving family recover stolen U-Haul; Thanksgiving meal demand increases; Plane crash victims ID'd; Tis the season for scams.

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Southern Resident Orcas spotted in Salish Sea for more than two weeks

All three Southern Resident killer whale pods have been in Puget Sound for over two weeks, which hasn't happened in recent memory, according to the Orca Behavior Institute. 

The pods have been spotted from south Puget Sound all the way north to the Campbell River in British Columbia, the institute wrote on Facebook

The presence of the whales is a good indicator that there are enough fish for the orcas to feed on. Read more

Moving family recovers box of newborn memories from U-Haul stolen first night in Marysville

Thanksgiving in a hotel is not what the Chandler family was expecting for their first holiday in Marysville.

It had been a tough few days for the Chandler family who arrived in Marysville Monday after a seven-day drive from Mississippi. 

But on Monday, their first night in their new city, that was all taken.

“That night, around one in the morning, the U-Haul was stolen,” said Chandler. “The officer said he did it in under ten minutes.”

But there was one box, the Chandlers prayed they would find. Read more


Seattle shelters seeing increased demand for Thanksgiving meals

For the first time since 2019, hundreds of volunteers will gather across Union Gospel Mission's five Puget Sound locations to prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals to people experiencing homelessness. 

Inflation impacts combined with the shelter still coming out of the pandemic are causing an increase in demand.

Between meals served inside the dining room and those served through outreach programs, an expected 1,000 Thanksgiving dinners were served. Read more


Snohomish County plane crash victims identified

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner identified the four victims of a deadly plane crash on Nov. 18.

The four victims include: David Newton, 67, of Wichita, Kansas; Nathan Precup, 33, of Seattle; Nate Lachendro, 49, of Gig Harbor; Scott Brenneman, 52, of Roy. The group consisted of two test pilots, a flight test director and an instrumental engineer.

The Cessna 208B, which was on lease to Raisbeck Engineers, left Renton around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 18. It crashed in an agricultural field around 10:20 a.m. while maneuvering near Harvey Airfield in Snohomish. Read more

'Tis the season to scam': Kent police warn of USPS scam preying on victims

Tis the season to scam, according to the Kent Police Department.

The department warned its residents of a "somewhat legit looking" scam text or email that has been reported.

The scam starts with a notice from the United States Postal Services, saying they have a problem with the mailing address. The Kent Police Department said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that the "graphics are good and it almost fooled a few of us."  Read more

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