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October 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Shooting reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School

A reported shooting Friday morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has the school in lockdown. Police have not released information, but there are reports of as many as six people injured. It wasn’t clear if there was a suspect at large. Ambulances are staging around the school and police are searching room to room with guns drawn,…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Marysville Pilchuck High School, shooting

October 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Body found near Marblemount ID’d as missing camper

By The Associated Press The Skagit County sheriff’s office says human remains found last month by a hiker near Marblemount have been identified as a camper missing since August of last year. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that 61-year-old Thomas McCoy of Arlington failed to return from a solo camping trip and a weeklong search found no sign…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: death investigation, Marblemount, Skagit County

October 24, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Longview tornado lifted roofs and toppled trees, but no one injured

Associated Press LONGVIEW — The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief. No one was injured in the Thursday afternoon wind blast, which covered 1.3 miles and unleashed winds as high as 110 mph, the National…


Comments | Topics: Longview, tornado

October 24, 2014 at 6:48 AM

Food left cooking on stove causes fire that injures 3 in Kent

Three people were injured and four families displaced by an apartment fire in Kent early Friday. In a news release, the Kent Fire Department said firefighters were called a little after midnight to the 1600 block of Maple Lane in the Kent Valley.  When they arrived, they found a first-floor apartment ablaze and three injured people…



October 23, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Diesel-bearing barge adrift off Arctic Slope in heavy seas

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska  — U.S. and Canadian authorities are monitoring a barge carrying nearly 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel that’s drifting in the Beaufort Sea. The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday the 134-foot barge broke free from its tow in Canadian waters during a severe storm earlier this week. Canadian aircraft located the barge drifting west…



October 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Work on Bertha’s repair pit halted after shell-material discovery

Digging work for tunnel machine Bertha’s repair access vault was stopped Thursday after archaeologists monitoring the excavation found a deposit containing shell material. The discovery may indicate the presence of cultural materials and requires further evaluation, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Though no artifacts or human remains were found, the department follows…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bertha, Washington State Department of Transportation

October 23, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Man’s body found at South Everett paper recycler

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday afternoon at a paper recycling plant in South Everett. An employee at the plant in the 2600 block of 94th Street Southwest reported finding the body around 2:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. The age and identification of the dead man are unknown. The sheriff’s office…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

October 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Everett man found dead along Portland railroad tracks

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say a man found dead along railroad tracks on Portland’s lower east side was a 32-year-old truck driver from Everett, Washington. The man whose body was found Tuesday was identified Thursday as Arthur Preston Wynn. Sgt. Pete Simpson says investigators believe Wynn was struck and killed by a passing train.


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Everett, Portland

October 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Police searching for missing Bellevue man

The Bellevue Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Bellevue man who has not been seen since late September. Michael W. Bennett, 44, who lives in Bellevue’s Newport Hills neighborhood, was last seen on Sept. 26, police said. His father reported him missing on Oct. 11, after he did not show up…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, Bellevue Police Department

October 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Suspect arrested in South Park shooting

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 28 shooting that injured one man in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, police said. Seattle police and King County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 21-year-old suspect in White Center Thursday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives had been looking for the man since the shooting occurred. On…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Police Department, South Park

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