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December 31, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Pedestrian killed near intersection in Everett

A car-pedestrian collision killed a man in his 40s Saturday evening in South Everett. At around 7:30 p.m., the driver of an Infiniti struck the victim near Eighth Avenue West and 128th Street Southwest. The victim, who was from the Mariner neighborhood of South Everett, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the accident…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, Everett, Pedestrian

December 31, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Morning Memo/Saturday: New Year's Eve celebrations …boats afire … high tides

Weather:  The last day of 2011 will be at least partly sunny. Unfortunately, the forecast for New Year’s Day calls for at least a 40 percent chance of rain and more of the same through the week. The details. Traffic: The map and the cams. Be careful on those roads after midnight. New Year’s Eve: Speaking of…

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Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment | Topics: Edmonds, king tides, Morning Memo

December 30, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Man burned in Kent tarp factory fire

One man was burned on several parts of his body when fire broke out today  inside the Washington Tarp Company in Kent.   The concrete building  is in the 8600 block of South 228th Street, in the Green River Valley. A woman there was examined by paramedics but declined further treatment. Both are employees of the business, which  manufactures tarps, said…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fire, Kent, Washington Tarp Company

December 30, 2011 at 4:01 PM

Traffic on 520 stays way, way down

Only 44,300 vehicles crossed the Highway 520 floating bridge Thursday, the first day of new tolls on the aging span. That’s about 60 percent less than the 115,000 who make the trip on a typical weekday, according to the latest numbers released by the state today. But on toll-free Interstate-90 and Highway 522, traffic was close to…

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December 30, 2011 at 3:03 PM

5 held in Christmas Day burglary in Sammamish

Three people have been arrested and two are being held at the King County Jail in connection with a Christmas Day burglary in Sammamish. The case began when a Sammamish couple returned home Christmas afternoon to find their front door shattered and jewelry and cash taken from their home.  The investigating deputy noted that the glass…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: burglaries, Klahanie, Sammamish

December 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Man dies after three-story fall from Bellevue's Lincoln Square escalator

Bellevue police are calling the death of a man inside Lincoln Square early this morning an accident. Lt. Marsha Harnden said that about 1:30 a.m. the man apparently fell from the atrium escalator. According to witnesses and surveillance video from the building, the man was sitting on the escalator’s handrail, Harnden said. “It would appear to be an accident….

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December 30, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Thief snatches officer's uniform, badge, handgun

The Associated Press A thief broke into an off-duty Auburn police officer’s personal vehicle while it was parked in downtown Tacoma, stealing the officer’s uniform, badge and personal handgun. Auburn police Cmdr. Mike Hirman says the prowler broke a window in the officer’s car and grabbed a gym bag containing the items. The unidentified officer was meeting…

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