SEATTLE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SEATTLE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) WNBA: Utah’s Michelle Plouffe drafted by Seattle Storm in second round http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57819385-89/plouffe-utah-didn-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/57819385-89/plouffe-utah-didn-season.html.csp">WNBA: Utah’s Michelle Plouffe drafted by Seattle Storm in second round</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tony jones</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:46:26.243-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Michelle Plouffe didn’t even see the moment her basketball life changed. It’s true, ESPN broadcast the WNBA Draft on Monday night. But the network conducted so many live interviews that Plouffe never noticed her name quietly scrolling across the television screen while holding a selection party with her friends and teammates. “I think I saw it the second time around,” Plouffe said. “I was surprised because I didn’t realize it. I waited until it came back around. Then we all started to celebrate....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57819385@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:46:26 MDT MLS: Clint Dempsey scores twice to lead Seattle over FC Dallas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812647-77/seattle-dallas-dempsey-goal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57812647-77/seattle-dallas-dempsey-goal.html.csp">MLS: Clint Dempsey scores twice to lead Seattle over FC Dallas</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T22:12:41.007-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Frisco, Texas • Clint Dempsey scored twice to lead Seattle Sounders FC to a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night. Dempsey scored the winning goal in the 85th minute when he fired a shot from inside of 6 yards into the center of the net. He had three goals in his last game in Seattle’s 4-4 tie with Portland. Seattle handed Dallas its first loss of the season. Seattle tied it 2 on an own goal by Dallas’ Stephen Keel in the 75th minute. The goal came after Dempsey attempted a cross from th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578126472014-04-12T22:12:41.007-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-12T22:12:41.007-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57812647@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 22:12:41 MDT Former Utahn killed by Seattle police after bank robbery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803154-78/police-seattle-spafford-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803154-78/police-seattle-spafford-bank.html.csp">Former Utahn killed by Seattle police after bank robbery</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T15:50:53.365-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 03:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former Utah man was killed by police in Seattle on April 3 after he allegedly robbed a bank with a fake gun, according to the Seattle Times. Cody Willis Spafford, 26, was shot multiple times after brandishing a knife and running toward a Seattle police detective, the newspaper reported. Police said Spafford — wearing “lots of makeup,” a fake nose, a dark wig and women’s clothing — used a toy handgun to rob a Wells Fargo bank, the newspaper reported. Shortly after, Spafford was spotted by polic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57803154@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:50:53 MDT Unclear Washington landslide lawsuits could win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779834-68/landslide-county-property-victims.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779834-68/landslide-county-property-victims.html.csp">Unclear Washington landslide lawsuits could win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GENE JOHNSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T22:55:01.734-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the “potential for a large catastrophic failure” of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River. Another noted plainly that it “poses a significant risk to human lives and private property.” The danger was so apparent that Snohomish County officials mulled buying out the properties of the residents who lived there. Instead, the county continued to allow the construction ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577798342014-04-05T22:55:01.734-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T22:55:01.734-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779834@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 22:55:01 MDT Boy Scouts removes gay troop leader in Seattle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760801-68/mcgrath-troop-scouts-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57760801-68/mcgrath-troop-scouts-gay.html.csp">Boy Scouts removes gay troop leader in Seattle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T18:20:01.694-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 06:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • The Boys Scouts of America has removed an openly gay troop leader in Seattle, saying he made an issue out of his sexual orientation. The organization told Geoff McGrath in a letter Monday that it “has no choice” but to revoke his registration after he said he was gay while being profiled by NBC News. “Your statement is in direct violation of the BSA’s leadership qualification,” said the letter from the Boy Scouts’ Office of General Counsel in Irving, Texas. It noted that there would no...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57760801@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:20:01 MDT Washington asks for federal help with deadly mudslide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57755793-68/monday-disaster-inslee-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57755793-68/monday-disaster-inslee-federal.html.csp">Washington asks for federal help with deadly mudslide</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T19:47:02.453-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 07:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darrington, Wash. • Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration. In seeking additional federal help following one of the deadliest landslides in U.S. history, Inslee said about 30 families need assistance with housing, along with personal and household goods. The estimated losses include nearly $7 million in struct...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577557932014-03-31T19:47:02.453-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T19:47:02.453-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57755793@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:47:02 MDT More victims found on east side of mudslide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57753010-68/seattle-slide-east-finding.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57753010-68/seattle-slide-east-finding.html.csp">More victims found on east side of mudslide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN J. COOPER and LISA BAUMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T14:05:46.513-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 02:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darrington, Wash. • Crews searching through the muck and devastation wrought by Washington’s deadly mudslide are finding more human remains on the east side of the slide, near the town of Darrington. Steve Harris, a division supervisor for the search effort, said Monday that search teams are learning more about the force of the March 22 slide, and that is helping them better locate victims in a debris field that is 70 feet deep in places. “There’s a tremendous amount of force and energy behind t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577530102014-03-31T14:05:46.513-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T14:05:46.513-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753010@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:05:46 MDT Real Salt Lake’s Beltran joins Beckerman, Gil and Rimando on U.S. roster http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750025-77/lake-salt-beltran-roster.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57750025-77/lake-salt-beltran-roster.html.csp">Real Salt Lake’s Beltran joins Beckerman, Gil and Rimando on U.S. roster</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T23:37:04.585-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Real Salt Lake right back Tony Beltran has replaced injured Seattle defender Brad Evans on the U.S. roster for Wednesday’s exhibition against Mexico in Glendale, Ariz. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Sunday that Evans is recovering from a calf injury sustained during a game against Toronto on March 15. Americans players started gathering Sunday for the game, the last before the starting of the pre-World Cup training camp in mid-May. The roster: Goalkeepers: Bill Hamid (D.C.), Sean John...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577500252014-03-30T23:37:04.585-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T23:37:04.585-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57750025@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:37:04 MDT No national system to track landslide hazards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57749880-68/landslide-landslides-national-maps.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57749880-68/landslide-landslides-national-maps.html.csp">No national system to track landslide hazards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE and GOSIA WOZNIACKA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T16:35:39.507-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 04:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn’t even know the hillside could give way at any time. Unlike the warning systems and elaborate maps that help residents and officials prepare for natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes, there’s no national system to monitor slide activity and no effort underway to produce detailed nationwi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577498802014-03-30T16:35:39.507-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T16:35:39.507-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57749880@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 16:35:39 MDT Photos found at mudslide site; missing number drops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57749668-68/debris-saturday-site-farnes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57749668-68/debris-saturday-site-farnes.html.csp">Photos found at mudslide site; missing number drops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN J. COOPER and LISA BAUMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T11:12:57.218-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 11:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darrington, Wash. • Hundreds of family photographs and albums are among the personal belongings being recovered by crews searching for victims at a massive debris site left by the deadly mudslide in Washington state. More than a week after the slide destroyed a mountainside community north of Seattle, crews using heavy machinery and their bare hands continued their work. Late Saturday, authorities said the number of people believed missing decreased substantially, from 90 to 30. Officials previo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577496682014-03-30T11:12:57.218-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-30T11:12:57.218-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57749668@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:12:57 MDT A community ‘changed forevermore’ by deadly slide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748101-68/community-rain-darrington-debris.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57748101-68/community-rain-darrington-debris.html.csp">A community ‘changed forevermore’ by deadly slide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN J. COOPER and LISA BAUMANN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T18:31:29.397-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 06:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darrington, Wash. • The search by heavy equipment, dogs and bare hands for victims from the deadly Washington mudslide was going “all the way to the dirt” as crews looked for anything to provide answers for family and friends a week after a small mountainside community was destroyed. All work on the debris field halted briefly Saturday for a moment of silence to honor those lost. Gov. Jay Inslee had asked people across Washington to pause at 10:37 a.m., the time the huge slide struck on March 22...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57748101@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:31:29 MDT Death toll from Washington mudslide now up to at least 24 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733508-68/county-officials-area-landslide.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733508-68/county-officials-area-landslide.html.csp">Death toll from Washington mudslide now up to at least 24</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE and MANUEL VALDES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T12:24:34.477-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 12:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Wash. • Search and cadaver dogs and rescuers using small bulldozers and their bare hands on Wednesday looked for victims and survivors of a deadly mudslide as local officials said they did everything they could to keep the rural community safe in the years before the catastrophe. Snohomish County Emergency Management Director John Pennington said that following a 2006 landslide in the area, authorities took steps to mitigate risks and tell local residents about potential hazards. But ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733508@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:24:34 MDT Scientist warned of mudslide danger 15 years ago http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57727847-68/miller-report-landslide-debris.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57727847-68/miller-report-landslide-debris.html.csp">Scientist warned of mudslide danger 15 years ago</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE and MANUEL VALDES</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T14:59:38.472-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 02:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Arlington, Wash. • A scientist working for the government had warned 15 years ago about the potential for a catastrophic landslide in the fishing village where the collapse of a rain-soaked hillside over the weekend killed at least 14 people and left scores missing. As rescue workers slogged through the muck and rain in search of victims Tuesday, word of the 1999 report raised questions about why residents were allowed to build homes on the hill and whether officials had taken proper precautions...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577278472014-03-25T14:59:38.472-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T14:59:38.472-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727847@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:59:38 MDT Preliminary report on Seattle helicopter crash expected in five days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57701683-68/helicopter-komo-seattle-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57701683-68/helicopter-komo-seattle-crash.html.csp">Preliminary report on Seattle helicopter crash expected in five days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T07:56:02.116-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 07:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • The news helicopter had just stopped at a helipad to refuel on its way to another assignment when it crashed and burst into flames yards from the Space Needle in the heart of Seattle, killing the two men on board and seriously injuring a third man who was on fire when he escaped from his car. It may be months before federal investigators know what caused the chopper to plummet at a busy intersection, setting three vehicles ablaze and spewing burning fuel down the street during the Tues...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57701683@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:56:02 MDT Two killed when news chopper crashes near Seattle’s Space Needle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57697580-68/helicopter-crash-komo-news.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57697580-68/helicopter-crash-komo-news.html.csp">Two killed when news chopper crashes near Seattle’s Space Needle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MANUEL VALDES and PHUONG LE </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T13:28:17.533-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 01:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames Tuesday near Seattle’s Space Needle, killing two people on board, badly injuring a man in a car and sending plumes of black smoke over the city during the morning commute. The chopper was taking off from a helipad at the KOMO-TV station when it went down on Broad Street downtown and hit three vehicles, starting them on fire and spewing burning fuel down the street. Kristopher Reynolds, a contractor working nearby, saw t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576975802014-03-18T13:28:17.533-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-18T13:28:17.533-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697580@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:28:17 MDT MLS: Jermain Defoe scores twice as Toronto beats Seattle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57688794-77/toronto-seattle-defoe-sporting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57688794-77/toronto-seattle-defoe-sporting.html.csp">MLS: Jermain Defoe scores twice as Toronto beats Seattle</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T23:33:13.381-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • Former Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe scored twice in the first half of his Major League Soccer debut, and new-look Toronto FC held off the Seattle Sounders 2-1 on Saturday. Defoe’s debut upstaged the return of U.S. national team midfielder Michael Bradley to MLS in his first game for Toronto. Defoe and Bradley were the centerpieces of a major offseason makeover by Toronto that also included the acquisition of Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar on loan. All three made their season debut...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576887942014-03-15T23:33:13.381-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T23:33:13.381-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57688794@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 23:33:13 MDT Pearl Jam executive heading to prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57618244-68/goodrich-http-jam-management.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57618244-68/goodrich-http-jam-management.html.csp">Pearl Jam executive heading to prison</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-01T16:20:50.385-06:00">Updated Mar 1, 2014 04:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • A former executive with Pearl Jam is heading to prison for 14 months after being caught for bilking the band. The seattlepi.com reports (http://is.gd/DaUdP0 ) 55-year-old Rickey Charles Goodrich pleaded guilty to theft charges in December. He used his position as chief financial officer at Pearl Jam’s management company — Curtis Management — to steal $380,000 in the four years before he was fired in 2010. Seattle Police determined Goodrich’s thefts cost the management company $566,000,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57618244@www.sltrib.com Sat, 01 Mar 2014 16:20:50 MDT