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Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Komen organization to award $600K for local breast-cancer research

The Susan G. Komen organization announced Wednesday it will fund $600,000 in grants for breast-cancer research at two Washington institutions. The funding will go toward investigating inherited breast cancer, novel therapies and disease recurrence by searchers at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center. The grants are three of more than 50…

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October 1, 2014 at 6:32 PM

7-year-old girl struck in hit-and-run is in serious condition

A young girl who was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle in Seattle was in serious condition Wednesday at Harborview Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman said she’s in the intensive care unit. Police say they’re looking for a red or maroon Chevy Tahoe SUV that witnesses say drove off after striking the 7-year-old girl Tuesday evening. Police initially said…

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October 1, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Teen seriously injured in Tukwila stabbing

A teenager suffered life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed Wednesday afternoon in Tukwila. According to police, a Tukwila officer was flagged down just before 4 p.m. and alerted to a fight at nearby Cascade View Park. The officer was told that someone had been stabbed and that the assailant was running toward the Saar’s Marketplace,  3725 S. 144th St. The suspect, a 28-year-old…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: stabbing, Tukwila Police Department

October 1, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Snohomish man guilty in Clark County home-invasion robbery

The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian A Snohomish man was found guilty Wednesday of 16 felony charges connected to his role as a lookout in a home-invasion robbery Dec. 19 in Ridgefield, Clark County. During the robbery, a victim was tied up and several firearms were stolen. Jarrod A. Wiebe, 27, was charged in Clark County Superior Court with…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Jarrod A. Wiebe, Larry C. Kyle, Regan C. Davis

October 1, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Fake pipe bomb found outside Gold Bar Elementary School

An object made to look like a pipe bomb was found outside Gold Bar Elementary School after classes Wednesday afternoon, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Around 3:30 p.m., someone called 911 to report that he had found a pipe bomb in the grass outside of the school, the Sheriff’s Office said.  The man then moved the…

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October 1, 2014 at 5:53 PM

I-5 motorcycle-accident victim ID’d as Tukwila firefighter

A Tukwila firefighter died after a motorcycle accident on Interstate 5 near Fife on Saturday. Jason William Karwhite, of Auburn, was riding his Harley-Davidson when the accident occurred, according to the Tukwila Fire Department. He was 42. Karwhite had been a firefighter since 1996. He started as a volunteer firefighter with King County Fire District 44…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Interstate 5, Jason Karwhite, Tukwila Fire Department

October 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Hayes named acting U.S. attorney for Western Washington

Annette L. Hayes has been named as acting U.S. attorney for Western Washington, taking over for Jenny Durkan, who stepped down Tuesday. Hayes will take over the office while U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell seek a replacement candidate to submit to Obama for Senate confirmation. Hayes has served as the first assistant U.S. attorney since 2010. In…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Jenny Durkan, U.S. Attorney's Office

October 1, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Overturned semi cleared from I-5 near Boeing Field

Update at 3:33 p.m.: All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 at Boeing Field have been reopened. Update at 2:14 p.m.: The truck is upright. All lanes of northbound I-5 are still blocked, according to WSDOT and Washington State Patrol tweets. Update at 1:47 p.m.: A DOT work crew tried to lift the trailer upright, but the…

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October 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM

3 teens arrested in L.A. may be tied to Capitol Hill carjacking

Three teens arrested in a stolen car in Los Angeles on Tuesday night may be connected to a recent carjacking on Capitol Hill, Seattle police say. Los Angeles police contacted the SPD’s robbery unit Wednesday morning to alert them to the arrest of the three teens in southeast Los Angeles. The teens were in a…

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October 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Driver killed in Covington pursuit was Puyallup woman

Update at 2:39 p.m.: King County sheriff’s Detective Jason Stanley said the driver killed in Monday’s crash was a 34-year-old Puyallup woman who was suspected of stealing clothing and electronics from a Kohl’s department store in Covington. He also that the car she had been driving at the time of the fatal collision had been stolen out of Auburn…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fatal accident, King County Sheriff's Office, police pursuit

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