Carrie Rodriguez

Recognizing the best of Federal Way

Mirror recognizes winners of annual Best of Federal Way contest.


Police use drone surveillance to check on suspected homeless camps in Federal Way

Police located a suspect on private property and arrested him on an assault warrant.


Mirror’s role in vetting Federal Way Council candidates

The Mirror conducted a background check on all 19 candidates who applied for the Pos. 2 vacancy.


Police investigating stabbing in Federal Way

The man, 34, was stabbed in his chest during an apparent robbery.

Serial purse snatcher targets woman at Federal Way store

Staff advised police the same vehicle did the same thing at stores in Seattle, Tukwila and Kent and the license plate was captured at one of the stores.

Valhalla third-grader leads with compassion

Brittney Adusei seeks to play with classmates who are lonely, tries to cheer people up.

Suspicious man offers children money near elementary school

The man was described as wearing a gray beanie, green sweater and khaki pants; police did not locate him.

One resident escapes fire at Belmor Park in Federal Way

The fire impacted one home and no one was injured, according to South King Fire and Rescue.

Student arrested after bringing gun to Thomas Jefferson High School

Police believe the student discarded the handgun during or at the end of a fight with another student and retrieved it again later in the day.

Woman finds home intruder hiding behind curtains

Woman ran outside and called 911 on her neighbor’s phone after she found suspect hiding in her home.

Homeless man charged in brutal beatings of 3 men in Federal Way

Francis Kamu MacKenzie rendered the 61-year-old man unconscious, returning “twice more to resume kicking him in the face and head repeatedly while he lay helpless in the parking lot …”

Federal Way police officer injured after RV slams into vehicle

The RV driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot; police were unable to locate the suspect during a K9 search.

Former federal Customs and Border Protection K-9 officer sentenced for molesting child

Christian John Hauserman, of Federal Way, admitted to molesting the girl on countless occasions over many years.

Stolen car chase ends in Federal Way police vehicle striking power pole

According to Puget Sound Energy, the accident left 724 Federal Way customers without power on Saturday.

Woman killed in fatal Federal Way crash identified

Anita Acosta, 50, died when a semi-truck that was traveling northbound lost control and swerved into the oncoming southbound lanes.

6 Federal Way businesses burglarized in 2 days

Burglars hit shoe store, alterations shop, immigration business and others.

Homeless man arrested after assaulting 2 people, 1 sustains life-threatening injuries

Suspect assaulted two people during separate incidents at a Federal Way apartment complex Monday night.

Update | 16 displaced in fire at Federal Way apartments

Fire crews rescued a cat and one fish; Red Cross was deployed to assist with four adults and one dog.

1 dead, 2 injured in three-vehicle crash in Federal Way

The roadway in the 37300 block of Pacific Highway S. has been shut down, and will remain closed for an extended period of time, police said Monday morning.

Police arrest carjacking suspect who kidnapped man at gunpoint in Federal Way, forced him to drive him around

The man drove the suspect to an apartment complex in Kent where the suspect participated in a drug deal, then drove him back to Federal Way before he stole his vehicle.