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By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Beyond Our Coverage

Every week, The Observer features news beyond our coverage.

May 4, 2023

Compiled by Staff


CWU alumni Samuel Fukuyama, a 30-year-old living in Pasco, Washington, was arrested for allegedly driving 10 hours to Utah on May 5 with “the sole intent to sexually assault a 5-year-old child” after an undercover officer baited him online, according to ABC4 Utah. Fukuyama was charged with two first-degree counts of attempted rape of a child and is being held without bail. 

A Wildland Fire Season Flying Rehearsal is set to have multiple fire agencies practice flying in conditions that will be seen during wildfires. According to NBC Right Now, the practice will take place near the Naneum Ridge State Forest, about 15 miles north of Ellensburg, from noon to 5 p.m.

Mail theft is roaming in Western Washington spiking the mail deliveries from the United States Postal Service (USPS). According to KOMO News, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said a halt of mail deliveries in Southeast Seattle is indicative of a worrying spike of mail theft cases across Seattle, as well as across the United States.


As soon as Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was released on May 12 at midnight, fans were quick to get to work on speedrunning the game in its entirety. According to Polygon, a YouTuber named gymnast86 was the first to beat it, in a record time of 1 hour, 34 minutes and 33 seconds.

Mother osprey protects her eggs from a relentless hailstorm. According to HuffPost, a live camera in Longmount, Colorado focused on an osprey nest captured video of the mother bird covering her eggs and protecting them from the pea-sized hail falling from the sky during the storm. Both the female osprey, her mate and their eggs are safe.

Kayla Unbehaun, who was abducted by her mother when she was nine, was found on Saturday. According to CNN, Unbehaun is now 15 and was recognized after her appearance on Netflix’s “Unsolved Mysteries” 


Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo living in Portugal, became the oldest dog in the world after turning 31-years-old. According to CBS, Leonel Costa, Bobi’s owner, and the rest of he and Bobi’s family celebrated his birthday with over 100 visitors from all over the world, including Guinness World Records, at his home in the village of Conqueiros.

A recent discovery found around 62 potentially new moons around Saturn, which would break Jupiter’s record of most moons. According to NY Times, the International Astronomical Union totals Saturn to have around 145 moons with 62 newly discovered ones, while Jupiter has 95 total so far.

Previously hidden in a private collection, two Rembrandt portraits have been uncovered in immaculate condition. According to CNN, the paintings depict the elderly couple Jan Willemsz van der Pluym and his wife Jaapgen Carels. The portraits measure nearly eight inches in height and are signed and dated from the year 1635.

A hippo attacked a boat full of workers on the Shire River in the Nsanje district in southern Malawi, leaving one dead and 23 missing after the attack on Monday. According to the BBC, Local MP Gladys Ganda has requested a bridge be built across the river as hippos and crocodiles call it home.