ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
53°
Mostly Cloudy
H 65° L 49°
  • cloudy-day
    53°
    Current Conditions
    Mostly Cloudy. H 65° L 49°
  • cloudy-day
    63°
    Afternoon
    Mostly Cloudy. H 65° L 49°
  • clear-night
    60°
    Evening
    Mostly Clear. H 65° L 49°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest top stories

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest traffic report

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest forecast

00:00 | 00:00

News
Radio icon Casey Kasem found in Washington state
Close

Radio icon Casey Kasem found in Washington state

Radio icon Casey Kasem found in Washington state

Radio icon Casey Kasem found in Washington state

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Former “Top 40” host Casey Kasem has been found hours after his daughter filed a missing person's report.

An official representative of Kasem told KIRO 7 that he was found in Washington state Wednesday and he is gravely ill.

"We have received confirmation that Casey Kasem has been found in Washington state. The family has grave concerns about his medical care. The Kasem family will do everything in their power to bring their father home," said Danny Deraney. 

Kasem’s daughter, Kerri Kasem, also released a statement after he was found:

“We are grateful to local authorities for finding my Dad. We are one step closer to bringing him home."

Kasem was found at a home in Kitsap County where he was staying as a guest of longtime family friends with his wife while on vacation, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Kasem was in good condition, had all of his medications and understood where he was and that his family was looking for him. The Sheriffs Office determined Kasem was not in danger and alerted the State of California. 

A judge on Monday ordered an investigation into the whereabouts of Casey Kasem after an attorney for the ailing radio personality's wife said the former "Top 40" host had been removed from Los Angeles without his children's knowledge. 

Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to find out where Kasem is being treated and report back to the court. Kasem, 82, suffers from advanced Parkinson's disease, can no longer speak and has been in various medical facilities chosen by his wife, Jean Kasem.

Casey Kasem's children have complained that they have been unable to see their father in accordance with an agreement with their stepmother. Daughter Kerri Kasem had sought a temporary conservatorship and was appointed her father's temporary caretaker on Monday. Her attorney, Troy Martin, said the family believes the entertainer has been taken to an Indian reservation in Washington state. 

Murphy's order came after Craig Marcus, an attorney who appeared on Jean Kasem's behalf at Monday's hearing, said he did not know where the radio personality was but that he was "no longer in the United States." 

The revelation brought stunned protests from Murphy and two of Casey Kasem's daughters, two of the entertainer's three children from a previous marriage. 

"I have no idea where he is," Marcus said.

"Your statements concern me even more," the judge told Marcus, who declined to comment after the hearing. 

Marcus said in court that Jean Kasem had every right to move her husband as she saw fit. He argued that Murphy no longer had jurisdiction over Casey Kasem because he had been moved, but the judge rejected the argument. 

Murphy appointed a doctor to look into Casey Kasem's care and ordered a court-appointed attorney to find out his whereabouts as soon as possible.

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

The Latest News Headlines

  • UPDATE Friday morning:  Logan Mott’s mother has posted a heartfelt message on Facebook, pleading for a safe return of her 15-year-old son and his grandmother, Kristina French.  UPDATE 11/23/17 5:40 PM: The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says there’s no new information to release. ORIGINAL STORY: A missing child alert has been issued for 15-year-old Logan Mott out of Neptune Beach.  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Jacksonville Police believe Logan is in the company of his grandmother, 53-year-old Kristina French.  The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says firearms are missing from a home they are associated with. Our partners at Action News Jax spoke with Logan’s mother who says the home that had the firearms looked like it had been ransacked.  The two are believed to traveling in a 2015 silver Dodge Dart with Florida tag D-L-L-T-4-2.  JSO says with the firearms missing, you should not approach them if you see them. You are asked to call 911. This is a developing story, check back for more updates. 
  • If you need a Christmas tree you might want to head over to Hendricks Avenue Elementary School. Kick off your holiday shopping by paying a visit to their Christmas lot which officially opened today.  The School’s Ambassador Program which includes the Safety Patrol and Leaders of Tomorrow are raising money for their end of the year trip.  You will be able to visit the lot to buy trees or wreaths over the next three weeks, proceeds will benefit the program. If you aren’t looking for a tree or a wreath, there will also be a donation jar.  Prices of the trees will depend on the size of the tree and based on the pricing structure given to the group by the tree farm. 
  • It’s no secret that you’ll encounter crowded stores, malls, and parking lots this time of year. Whether it’s Black Friday or any other shopping day for you, troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol wants to make sure you are safe while shopping.  As parking areas fill during the holiday season, shoppers are often forced to park from shopping center exits, sometimes in poorly lighted areas. With Daylight Savings Time ending in November, you’ll probably walk into the store while the sun is up and leave when it’s dark out.  Which is exactly why FHP wants you to follow these tips:  • Park as close to entrances and exits as you possibly can.  • Always try to walk to and from your car with another person. If you are shopping alone, consider walking near other shoppers in the parking lot.  • If you are shopping alone and leaving at night – particularly if you’re carrying several bundles of gifts, you can ask a security officer to walk you to your car. Troopers say most malls will provide that service.  • If you can’t find a spot up close and have to venture into the far reaches of the lot, try to find a spot that’s well-lit or near a well-traveled road.  • You should put all of your purchases in your trunk and away from plain sight to prevent possible thieves. Troopers suggest saving your most expensive purchases for last, so you can head straight home.  • Make sure you have all the right kind of equipment if you’re buying a huge load, a tree, or any type or large cargo.  • Have your keys ready when you approach your car. Before entering, do a double check to make sure nobody is inside (who is not supposed to be).  If you think about being followed, FHP is providing the following tips:  • Don’t drive home. You would only be telling your follower where you live.  • They want you to stay calm. As long as you think clearly, troopers say you’ll be in control of the situation.  • Flash your lights and honk your horn long enough to attract attention to you, and consequently the person following you.  • Drive to a safe location, like a police station or another type of law enforcement station. Do not leave this safe location, until you’re sure your follower is gone.
  • We're still damp this morning, with some mist and fog early.  Gradually the rain is expected to end and CBS 47/Fox 30 Action News Jax Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh says skies will clear.   Thursday saw a tremendous amount of rain.  “Unofficial reports of as much as 6’’ in the St. Augustine area, pretty widespread rainfall of 2-5’’ for parts of Clay and St. Johns County and even into southeastern Duval County”, Buresh said.  Mike says we'll gradually see skies clear through the day and by tonight.   That sets up a really nice, dry weekend with temps in the low 70's. LISTEN:  Mike Buresh Weather Podcast
  • Whether you’re leaving Jacksonville or coming back home, expect to see more Florida Highway Patrol troopers on your busy roads this weekend.  The Thanksgiving holiday is a peak travel period for families nationwide. During this time last year, troopers and other law enforcement agencies state-wide worked more than 10,000 crashes. All sworn FHP personnel, including Auxiliary, and Reserve troopers will patrol major roads as the Thanksgiving holiday weekend comes to a close on Sunday.  “It’s imperative to buckle all seatbelts, get plenty of rest before a long trip and allow sufficient time to reach your destination,” says Colonel Gene S. Spaulding, Director of the Florida Highway Patrol. The public is encouraged to report impaired or aggressive drivers by dialing *FHP (*347).

The Latest News Videos