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.
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 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.
A backpacker visiting from South America is locked in federal detention after reportedly over-extending his stay by 30 minutes. A Seattle immigration attorney has taken on the case for free saying it's absurd.
A suspected shoplifter was shot and killed after a scuffle with a police officer in Centralia. Police say the suspect had shoplifted a 'burrito.' Turns out the man was already wanted by police for a more serious crime.
Top US Open golf officials say the Chambers Bay golf course is ready to go for next year's championship. The big question is whether the region will be ready.
An army of volunteers has descended on a wounded veteran's home armed with hammers and saws. Former Sgt. Trevor Phillips was severely injured in a bomb blast in Iraq. It's an effort led by former Seahawk quarterback Brady Quinn.
The Skokomish tribe near Shelton is mourning the death of 14-year-old Ciqala Miller. Deputies believe he was accidentally shot to death by his 13-year-old friend as both boys pointed hunting rifles at each other believing they weren't loaded.
A Michigan judge has called a time-out in a child custody dispute involving a local sailor aboard a U.S. submarine.
A Michigan state senator has just joined the fight on behalf of a sailor based in Bremerton who's fighting to keep custody of his child while he's out at sea. This happened as protestors took to the streets in a nationwide effort to fight for the sailor while he's away.
A Navy submariner is in the battle of his life trying to keep his little girl in a custody dispute. A judge has ordered him to appear in court or face contempt despite the fact that he's out at sea. There is an act that's supposed to help those who are deployed.
Relatives of a murdered family came to court to urge the judge to keep the killer locked up for life. That killer is the family's own 16-year-old son, Brian Bassett. He is now 35.
More than three dozen high school juniors have suspended for two days following what the students call a "rite of passage."
The mother of a mentally ill killer says more has to be done to keep people like her son from hurting others.
The mother of the victim of a joy riding accident says she doesn't hate the suspect driver and wanted his family to know that. Gideon Martz's mom went out of her way to embrace the family of Bradley Williams in Thurston County superior court.
A several million dollar program to keep drunks off the road has run out of money. But it should be flush with cash. KOMO 4 Problem Solvers found out that the fund has been raided and is being used for something else entirely.
An elderly Milton couple faced off with a home invasion robber last Friday after they returned home from a lucrative trip to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.
A Fircrest teenager survived quite a scare Wednesday morning when she said a man in a gold sedan beckoned her over to his car not once, but four times. Her mother said she did the right thing.
Personal and private information about customers at a large day care chain had been left exposed in a dumpster for as long as 24 hours. One upset client tells us that's more than enough time to do harm.
Somber and spirited events highlighted Memorial Day observances in around Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The cemetery at JBLM was the setting for the observance on base.
A pack of teenagers is believed responsible for a crime spree in Mason County Tuesday that includes arson, burglary and vandalism. The motive is believed to be nothing more than maliciousness.
Mt. Rainier is beautiful, but it can also be deadly.
Demonstrators say a Ferrari-driving drunk is getting special treatment because he's rich. They marched on the Thurston County courthouse in protest of Shaun Goodman's sentence of work release.
Magma is growing under the crater at Mount St. Helens as they get ready to mark the 34th anniversary of its big eruption.
The manhunt is expanding for the suspect believed to be involved in three recent shootings, including one which took the life of a U.S. Marine.