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August 20, 2014 at 8:56 PM

1 man arrested, 1 detained in Kent double homicide

Kent police have arrested one man in connection with the double homicide at a gas station Wednesday morning. Police arrested the man Wednesday evening after they’d detained him and another man earlier that afternoon, according to Kent Police Department Cmdr. Jarod Kasner. Officers are still investigating the second man. Officers responded to reports of shots fired at 8:40…

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August 20, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Blind mom sues Seattle schools over website accessibility

A blind mother whose three children attend Seattle Public Schools is suing the district, saying its website and math software aren’t compatible with technology that blind people use to access the Internet. Noel Nightingale filed the discrimination lawsuit in federal court Wednesday. She says that from 2005 until 2012, she was able to use the Seattle…

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August 20, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Victim of forklift accident at Lynnwood Goodwill is identified

The man who died after a forklift accident at a Goodwill store in Lynnwood earlier this week has been identified. Chuck K. Lee, 69, of Bothell, died of blunt-force injuries to the head and torso, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Lee was walking through the Goodwill parking lot in Monday morning when a forklift…

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August 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Person pulled from water at Seattle waterfront

UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. | Alaskan Way at University Street is now open, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A person was pulled from the water at Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront Wednesday evening, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters are evaluating the patient after performing a saltwater rescue. The…

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August 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Victim of fire in Seattle’s Mount Baker district identified

The woman who died in a fire in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood Sunday morning has been identified as Adrienne Wind, 29, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The fire started shortly before 1 a.m. at a house in the 3700 block of Cascadia Avenue South, Seattle Fire Department spokes Kyle Moore said Sunday….

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August 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Man dies in construction accident at Swedish Edmonds hospital

A man died after he was electrocuted while working on a construction project at Swedish Hospital’s Edmonds campus Wednesday afternoon. The 38-year-old man was using a compressed air tool at a construction site where crews were working on a hospital expansion project when he was electrocuted, according to Edmonds police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives are…

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August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Suspect in 2 Seattle slayings now charged with Skyway homicide

A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder in the April slaying of a Skyway man. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a convicted sex offender, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Leroy Henderson, 30, in Skyway. Henderson was walking in the 12200 block of 68th…

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August 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Man charged in fatal stabbing at Bellevue Burger King

A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday Prosecutors allege in court documents that Steven Padilla walked up and started stabbing Jose Arias, 65, with a 10-inch knife for apparently no reason. Arias, who appeared to be sleeping when he…

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August 20, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Seattle police seek hit-and-run driver who injured skateboarder

Seattle police are searching for the driver of a car who hit a skateboarder early Sunday and then drove off. The skateboarder is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street, police said. The car…

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August 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

City seeks new Parks Department head

By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle’s acting Parks Department superintendent is stepping down for health reasons and to make way for a new leader who will be hired after the city conducts a national search, Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday. Murray said the search will be completed by January. Christopher Williams, 50, who has served as acting…

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