A military veteran and his family are having a hard time breaking through the red tape of Veterans Affairs. Right now they're living in a tent. This is a family that has already had a stroke of hard luck.
Keith Eldridge has been a reporter-anchor with KOMO 4 News since 1983. Keith handles the South Sound Newscenter covering the entire southern region of Washington from Sea-Tac Airport to the Oregon border to the Pacific Ocean.
Recent stories by Keith Eldridge
A family is sharing its grief and a new hope that a killer will soon be arrested now that their son's body has been found.
A former youth football and wrestling coach from Puyallup is in an Oregon jail charged with sex crimes against children.
A frightening experience for an Olympia family as they faced an intruder armed with a 7-foot piece of metal.
Two german shepherds were found dead over the weekend in Kitsap County. The animals were dumped by the side of the road, and people there want to know why. A necropsy is set to determine how the dogs died.
At a time when football needs it the most, an act of sheer selflessness and sportsmanship on the field is going viral.
A $2,500 reward has been issued to help track down the person who shot a husky-mix dog through the eye with a hunting arrow.
Three nurses at Western State psychiatric Hospital say they were injured in an assault by a patient Monday night. Today those nurses are on an informational picket line in front of the hospital demanding action to make the place safer.
A wounded Iraq War veteran and his wife received great news Monday evening when they learned their stolen moving van and trailer were located, but the news was even better on Tuesday when they found out their son's ashes were safe.
A Pacific County dog is recovering after he was shot in the head with an arrow, and now his owners are hoping someone can help them find out what happened and who did it.
An arson suspect was seen buying gasoline just moments before a Lakewood apartment complex was torched last Friday.
A young man and woman who were struck by a car early Wednesday after a night at a local tavern thought they would be safer if they walked home. Instead, the young woman was killed and her friend was severely injured. The driver who hit them was a fellow bar patron.
A convicted rapist is behind bars after being missing from Western State Hospital for a week.
A Kington teenager appeared in court Monday, days after he was arrested for allegedly planning to "shoot up" his former high school on September 11th.
Something new this year at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup: 100-percent background checks for employees of the company that handles the carnival rides and games. This after several sex offenders had to be fired at the start of the fair last year.
Pierce County corrections officers say a carjacking suspect is lucky he didn't get shot when he took off with one of their cars Thursday morning.
The family of rape and murder suspect Gabe Gaeta reportedly is receiving threats against them.
The pilot who died in a small plane crash in Chehalis Tuesday night may have been on his first flight since buying the vintage replica a few months ago.
The family of the gas station clerk gunned down last week in Kent wants people to know how special their son was.
A convicted killer with a life sentence just got that sentence changed. It's all because Michael Harris was a teenager when he committed the crime.
A happy ending to the story of the wayward Mr. Wiggles. He's the pot bellied pig who has been re-united with its owner after escaping from it's Poulsbo pen.
A historic school bell is gone with fears that it may be headed to the recycling yard. The brass bell dates back to 1884 when Washington was still a territory. It's believed thieves took it from in front of Woodland Elementary School in Puyallup.
A Federal Way mother of five is having to fight for her house, even though her soon-to-be ex-husband agreed she could have it as part of their divorce settlement
A backpacker from South America celebrated Independence Day with his first full day of independence. Diego Farre (Simonassi) was locked in immigration jail for staying 30 minutes too long on his visa.
A Tacoma writer says it's time to focus on the murder 'victims' instead of the suspects. Jack Cameron is the author of 'Tacoma Stories." It's a blog that has comments only from people who knew the victim.