Everyone's a social media comedian these days but lets give Washington State Patrol trooper C. Thorson props for creating a pretty funny phony public service announcement for "Blinker Fluid." Ranks right up there with snipe hunting.
A fast as crews could clear the snow Saturday, 25-55 mph winds kept Hurricane Ridge Road closed due to accumulation. "It is like being sand blasted," said a ranger. The video shows the visitor center buried by snow and the camera movement was caused by high winds.
Seattle’s new SR 99 tunnel has a stacked roadway inside. Crews recently finished pouring the upper southbound roadway. Now the lower northbound road is under construction as shown in this time-lapse footage. Unlike the top deck, the lower surface is built with concrete panels constructed off-site, each one weighing 22 tons. The pre-made panels are trucked into the tunnel, lifted with a specialized crane and joined together to create a functioning highway. The tunnel was created by the huge drilling machine Bertha as part of the $3.2 billion Alaska Way Viaduct Replacement Program that is scheduled to be complete in 2023. Video courtesy of WSDOT.
A small plane towed a banner over downtown Seattle Monday that reads, "Hey Amazon, it's not you, it's us." The message is believed to be a jab from Little Rock, Arkansas, which recently pulled out of a nationwide search by the online giant to locate a second headquarters. The city is using its "breakup" to launching new branding campaign.
Now that the tunneling machine Bertha’s work is complete, it’s possible to fly a drone with a video camera from end-to-end inside Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel. In two minutes, you’ll see two miles of ongoing construction work. The upper roadway of the tunnel’s double-deck highway is more than 85% complete. Up next? Installation of the lower roadway, and all the systems it takes to operate a modern tunnel. Video courtesy of WSDOT.
A cougar visited the campus of Northwest Liberty School in Woodinville multiple times Friday, including one recorded on a surveillance camera. The noise startled principal Bob Hagin who was working in his office. "I check it out, only to see the cougar pawing at a window," Hagin wrote on Facebook. The principal said another window had a "lick mark on it." The Department of Fish and Wildlife were notified and assured the principal the animal would eventually move on. And it did.
Eagle Falls, a once-beautiful popular recreation area on the Skykomish River near Highway 2, has become an incubator for graffiti and vandalism. At 1p.m. on Aug. 5, volunteers have been invited to bring wire brushes to scrub graffiti from the heavily-tagged granite banks.
Though there is no single profile for school shooters, people at risk for hurting themselves or others often exhibit warning signs before committing acts of violence. Knowing the signs can help prevent crimes and get people the help they need.
A toy store in North Carolina proved that you don’t need to be in Pyeongchang to join in on the Winter Olympics action when they went curling with a BB-8 Star Wars droid. Staff at the family-run Dancing Bear Toys recorded this fun reenactment of the cult sport.
Once the biggest star on the planet, it's been a long time since Burt Reynolds headlined a motion picture. Now 82, he plays an aging, former movie star is forced to face the reality that his glory days are behind him. The release date for "The Last Movie Star" is March 30.
Porch bandits never cease to amaze. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman who snatched several packages from the same porch in El Dorado Hills, California. The video shows the woman grabbing boxes from a porch twice within an hour. For reasons which aren't apparent, she's wearing a coat and bra, but no shirt during her initial theft. Later, she ditches the coat and is seen wearing just her bra and pants. The weather that day was breezy and a cool 60 degrees.