What an absolute tragedy.
Dozens of tourists were sightseeing in Seattle on Thursday morning when a freak accident caused a duck boat to crash into a tour bus killing four and critically injuring a further 44.
Witnesses say an amphibious vehicle was merging into the left lane on the Aurora Bridge at about 11 a.m., when a mechanical issue forced the boat into oncoming traffic, slamming into a bus carrying 45 international students.
In addition to the two large modes of transportation, another two cars were involved in the accident.
At least two of the deaths reportedly occurred on the bus, which fronted a large majority of the damage, while it's still unclear where the remaining fatalities took place.
We wish everyone injured a speedy recovery and our thoughts are with the friends and families of those who passed.
[Image via Ted S. Warren/AP Photo.]
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Seattle mayor Ed Murray is taking his city to the next level in honor of LGBT Pride! On Tuesday, the openly gay mayor of the Emerald City transformed 11 crosswalks into rainbow masterpieces!
They are all located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood — which is known for being a gay-friendly area — and were installed just in time for the city's Pride Week celebrations.
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But the bright colors won't be washed away with the celebration!
Ed says that they are expected to last
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He made it!
We previously reported how a man from Seattle named Joey DiJulio was trying to raise money to travel to Philadelphia to attend a bachelor party that he was mistakenly invited to!
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Joey had originally gotten entangled in this situation after he was included on an email chain for a bachelor party for a man named Jeff Minetti because of a typo!
But when Jeff decided to invite the total stranger for real, Joey accepted and started planning his trip!
To help pay the cost of the trip Joey enlisted the help of GoFundMe and ended up raising an impressive
Tags: bachelor party, email, jeff minetti, joey dijulio, mistake, philadelphia, seattle, typo, viral news, wedding waltz
Shania Twain is just about the biggest country-pop star there ever was EVER.
The sexy singer just went on Good Morning America to make a big announcement…
She's kicking off a new world tour! After 11 years she's finally hitting the road again!
But it's bittersweet news because it's her farewell tour!
That's right, this is Shania Twain's
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Starbucks has its humble beginnings in Seattle, Washington.
Well, we guess they're still loyal to the home team because a new drink has arrived that's all about the Seattle Seahawks — who will be appearing in Sunday's Super Bowl game against the New England Patriots.
The blue looking drink is a Frappuccino composed of vanilla bean creme with blueberries mixed in and finished off with some green tea matcha-infused whip cream.
The drink was made by a barista and Seahawks fan named Thom Arvin who said this about the drink he created:
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What tragic news.
On Wednesday, a Seattle based medical examiner confirmed the cause of actress Misty Upham's untimely death.
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According to the expert, the August: Osage County star passed away from blunt-force injuries to her head and torso.
Unfortunately the manner of death remains undetermined. Though police suspect the injuries were sustained from the 32-year-old actress' fall into a ravine, they believe no foul play was involved.
Upham's father, however, believes he can rule out one theory: suicide. It's a somewhat shaky theory considering the actress was alleged to be suicidal at the time of her death.
We just hope this recent revelation brings some semblance of peace to Misty's grieving family.
[Image via WENN.]
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The child molestation investigation involving Stephen Collins is far from over.
Though the statute of limitations has run out in the three main cases against the 7th Heaven star, the NYPD is now looking for MORE victims who may have been assaulted by the actor.
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According to sources, two NYPD detectives flew from New York to Seattle to interview the woman whom Stephen admitted to molesting when she was 10. The point of the trip was to figure out if other or more recent alleged victims might have come forward in hopes of finally bringing Stephen down.
Considering Collins himself admitted to child molestation on tape, the police don't want to give up on charging him with a crime, which is TOTALLY understandable.
If there are in fact more victims, we truly hope the police will be able to prosecute Stephen for his crimes.
[Image via Bauer Griffin Online.]
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