5 things to know Thursday

Opening statement during Troyer’s trial; Extensive weather advisory; Commemoration of murdered students; Joe Kent filed for a recount; Many ski resorts are open

The opening statement in the criminal trial of Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer was released Wednesday.

In her opening remarks, Assistant Attorney General Barbara A. Serrano said clear evidence that Troyer lied to police that night. Serrano said that although Sedrick Altheimer was used to being questioned due to his job as a news anchor, that night was a lot different.

Meanwhile, Troyer’s attorney, Anne Bremner, dismissed the state’s claims, saying it was merely a misunderstanding between Troyer and Altheimer.

Bremner went on to allege that Altheimer shouted “I’ll get you out” at Troyer, alleging that Troyer interpreted the statement as a death threat. Read more


Extended, extended winter weather advisory

Lowland areas west of Washington could see up to 3 inches of snow accumulate through Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service has issued a winter weather advisory for the entire region. It is in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday. Read more

Winter weather predictions lead to school delays throughout the area.

Check for school delays and closures

Murdered University of Idaho students remembered in campus vigil

The University of Idaho held a vigil Wednesday night for four students who were murdered in a nearby off-campus home in early November.

Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were all found stabbed to death with a fixed blade knife in a home on King Street on Sunday, November 13. Three women lived in the home. , while Chapin’s parents reported that he had stayed that night with Kernodle, his girlfriend.

Stacy Chapin expressed condolences to the other families affected and spoke of how the University of Idaho felt it was the right place for Ethan and his siblings, who are triplets, to begin their period. the next part of their life.

She went on to say that she and the rest of Ethan’s family are now focused on sharing his legacy and talking about the impact he’s made in his short 20 years.

She said her main message was to urge all those present to spend time with their loved ones.

Stacy Chapin said: “We are forever grateful for spending so much time with him. “Make sure you spend as much time as you can with those people, because time is precious and it’s something you can’t get back.” Read more

Joe Kent says he’s filing for an official recount in District 3

Republican congressional candidate Joe Kent says he will soon file a recount request in the race for Washington’s 3rd congressional district after announcing last week that he would begin fundraising for this possibility.

Some organizations predicted that Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez would win the seat almost two weeks ago.

Gluesenkamp Perez leads Kent with 2,629 votes, a difference of 0.84%. The counting and “processing” of the ballots ended on Tuesday and confirmed numbers were sent to the Washington Secretary of State’s office. Read more

Stevens, Snoqualmie, White through Friday’s opening for the ski season

The Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass, and White Pass plan to open for at least limited activity on December 2.

The announcements follow the opening of Crystal Mountain, Mission Ridge and Mount Baker in November.

The opening of Stevens Pass is weather dependent.

Snoqualmie is expected to open to limited activities for Summit and Ikon card holders, with access to lift tickets starting December 3.

White Pass is scheduled to open on December 2. Read more

RELATED: Western Washington Forecast

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Edmund DeMarche

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