5 things to know Wednesday

primary results 2022; body found at UW; shooting at a gas station in Auburn; Seahawks quarterback situation; The accused Jayapal harasser has posted bail.

2022 primary election results

Turnout for the primary election was over 27 percent on Election Day in Washington state, according to data from the Secretary of State.

Of the 4,803,509 registered voters in the state, 1,334,140 returned their ballots by 5 p.m. on August 2. A total of 17,045 were challenged, 1,262,623 were accepted.

Officials released a first round of election results Tuesday night. This feedback comes from ballots that were submitted ahead of time and tabulated.

The counties will release additional results in the days following the election as more ballots are counted. Additional results are usually released daily. Continue reading

Body found on unmarked trail near University of Washington

The body of a man in his 40s was found Tuesday on an unmarked trail in the Union Bay Natural Area near the University of Washington campus.

The body appears to have been there for a day or two before it was discovered, according to University of Washington police. The body was discovered by a passerby.

Police said there were no signs of trauma and no third-party negligence was suspected. Continue reading

Auburn gas station attendant shoots and kills suspect trying to rob store

A gas station employee in Auburn shot dead a suspect who was attempting to rob the store late Monday night, authorities said.

A spokesman for the Auburn Police Department said an employee at the Shell gas station at 201 Auburn Way South shot and killed the suspect just after 11:45 p.m. The suspect died in the parking lot, police said.

Investigators found a bullet hole in the gas station’s window, which closed after the fatal shooting. Police cleared the scene around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Continue reading

What’s the long-term answer as quarterback for the Seahawks?

When the Seattle Seahawks handed over the trade for Baker Mayfield this offseason, it signaled a clear intent for the organization.

The cost of acquiring Mayfield, a former No. 1 pick, was just a 2024 conditional draft pick or, in other words, a fourth-round pick at best.

Trading Mayfield would have been a golden opportunity to add a potential future quarterback, but Seattle chose to stand with Geno Smith and Drew Lock, a pair widely viewed as backup quarterbacks masquerading as starters . Continue reading

The Seattle man’s bail was set at $150,000 after he allegedly shouted expletives outside US Rep. Jayapal’s home

A Seattle man charged with the crime of stalking after he allegedly stood outside the home of US Rep. Pramila Jayapal and yelled expletives while wielding a pistol, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday.

A King County Superior Court judge set Brett Forsell’s bail at $150,000 during Forsell’s hearing on Tuesday.

King County prosecutors requested bail for $500,000, arguing that Forsell “is likely to commit an act of violence if he is free in the community,” according to court documents. Forsell reportedly told investigators he would return to Jayapal’s home once he was released.

The judge granted the King County Attorney’s Office request for GPS tracking with victim notification, alcohol monitoring, a stalking protection order, and home surveillance if Forsell posts bail. Continue reading

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