The mayor of Tacoma says it's time to fix a deepening problem: potholes that are plentiful all over town. Marilyn Strickland announced a $500 million ballot measure to fix every street in the city.
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
The state Fish and Wildlife Department is alerting folks along the coast that a great white shark is operating in nearby waters.
A Lake Tapps family survived a close call Sunday night when their truck window was shot out as they clammed on the Washington coast.
A Centralia couple is shaken and heartbroken after their dog was shot to death during a Thursday night home invasion robbery.
The adoptive family of a young boy disabled for life is urging the state legislature to make Child Protective Service follow it's own rules. It's called 'Aiden's act' for the child who was placed back with his birth father despite warnings from hospital workers and doctors.
The mother of a sex trafficking victim is speaking out in hopes other families won't suffer the heartache of having a loved one trapped by the crime.
A $1000 reward has been established to help police find those responsible for leaving a puppy to hang overnight on an Aberdeen fence.
The Navy helicopter crew first on the scene at the Oso mud slide was finally honored Wednesday, and one member was awarded the country's highest non-combat medal.
The dog belonging to the victim of a hate crime is being credited with helping to scare off the attacker. The Tacoma woman was out looking for the dog early Sunday morning when she says a man attacked her, stabbing her on the side and writing a gay slur on her forehead and back in permanent marker.
Whale lovers are firing a warning shot across the bow of big mammal theme parks. They say don't even consider building a park in Washington state. They descended on the state capitol to help pass a bill to prohibit that type of theme park here.
At a time when there's talk of raising the state's minimum wage, there is also a push at the state legislature to lower the minimum wage for teenagers in certain circumstances.
A weekend party with underage drinking ends with 20 Centralia College athletes getting suspended for the season. Five men's and women's sports teams are affected.
Police say quick thinking by a 12-year-old boy led to the arrest of a child luring suspect.
The long stalemate between the Thurston County Sheriff and County Commissioners has finally ended. The new $48 million jail will soon open after four years of sitting empty -- at cost to taxpayers of nearly $2 million.
One state lawmaker believes if the NFL is going to continue fining Marshawn Lynch, that money should at least go to charity. Legislation was introduced to do just that.
The mother of a runaway teen is being credited with breaking up a Puget Sound human-trafficking ring.
A little girl who survived a head-on crash with a suspected drunk driver now has a steel plate in her head, but is expected to recover fully.
A grieving family is pleading for help in catching their son's killer. A Thursday night shooting in Federal Way took the life of 19-year-old Erik Reynaga, and police say it started with a rolling altercation that erupted into gunfire.
The Cannabis Patient Protection Act found little support among cannabis patients Thursday as lawmakers considered the proposal for overhauling the state's medical marijuana system.
The US Army got an earful Wednesday as community members warned of the dire consequences to the local economy if 11,000 soldiers leave Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
A Fife High School student claims her former junior high school teacher wanted her to come over and "cuddle."
Grieving family members and friends fought back tears Monday as they urged state lawmakers to make it easier to commit their loved ones before more lives are lost.
Ground was broken this week on a tsunami-proof school building on the coast at Westport. It is the first of its kind in North America.
Biologists are trying figure out why there's a mass starvation of Cassin's auklets along the West Coast. The number could reach as high as 100,000.
A Cowlitz County sheriff's officer says a woman is dead after an Amtrak passenger train hit her car at a crossing south of Kelso, Washington.