Skagit River Bridge Collapses Near Seattle, Washington

Accident calls into question safety of aging infrastructure

  A bridge has collapsed into Skagit River near Seattle on Interstate 5. The incident happened Thursday evening. Washington State Trooper Mark Francis said a portion of the four-lane bridge over the Skagit River collapsed about 7 p.m. Two vehicles were dumped into the water, injuring three people. They were rescued by boats and divers. […]

Richard Swanson Dribbling Ball from Seattle to Brazil Struck and Killed by Truck

Richard Swanson Dribbling Ball from Seattle to Brazil Struck and Killed by Truck

Richard Swanson, 42, was attempting to walk from Seattle, Washington, to Sao Paolo, Brazil, while dribbling a soccer ball when he was struck and killed by a truck off of the Oregon Coast. Swanson left Seattle on May 1 and was travelling south by foot, staying with strangers he would meet along the way, although […]