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January 31, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Boat explodes in Sequim; 1 seriously injured

Associated Press SEQUIM – Firefighters on the Olympic Peninsula say a 40-foot boat has exploded at the town of Sequim, seriously injuring one man. Clallam County fire officials say the Tuesday evening explosion was powerful enough to knock the unidentified man into the water and damage boats as far as 75 yards away. People in a nearby boat…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Olympic Peninsula, Sequim; John Wayne Marina; boating

January 31, 2012 at 6:57 PM

King County deputy, who worked in Sammamish schools, dies

Stan Chapin, 61, a King County sheriff’s deputy who for the past 12 years was part of the police force in Sammamish, died at his home Monday night. Chapin was the school resource officer in Eastlake High School and Inglewood Junior High, according to a news release from Cindi West, spokeswoman for the…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Eastlake High School, Eastside, Inglewood Junior High

January 31, 2012 at 6:03 PM

UPDATE: Pierce Co. deputies fatally shoot man near Roy

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies serving a search warrant have fatally shot a man near Roy. The shooting happened at around 5:30 p.m. at the man’s home in the 2500 block of 352nd Street South. Deputies were reportedly serving a warrant at the man’s home when he opened fire on the deputies. The deputies returned fire and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Officer-involved shooting, Pierce County Sheriff's Office, Roy

January 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

UPDATE: Bus passenger stabbed in chest in downtown Seattle

There is not points to locate on the map Seattle police and fire crews are at Third Avenue and Stewart Street where a woman was reportedly stabbed aboard a Metro bus. When Fire Department medics arrived around 2:45 p.m. they found the 48-year-old victim suffering from a stab wound to the chest, possibly from a screwdriver or…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, Seattle, Seattle Fire Department

January 31, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Still no arrests in Seattle nightclub shooting

There is not points to locate on the map Seattle police gang detectives are still investigating a shooting early Saturday at a South Lake Union nightclub that left three people wounded. According to police, just before the shooting a group was kicked out of the Citrus Ultra Lounge around 1:30 a.m. for fighting. As the group walked…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gangs, Seattle, Seattle Police

January 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Downtown bank protest ends with no arrests

UPDATE AT 1:27 P.M.: The demonstration is ending and people are moving away from the bank. There were no arrests. UPDATE AT 1:18 P.M.: The demonstrators have reached the bank and are outside chanting “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” and “Hey, you billionaire, pay your fair share.” Only people who work in the…

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Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: protest, Seattle, Wells Fargo

January 31, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Power outage in the University District impacting the UW

Seattle City Light crews are trying to restore power to 245 customers in the University District. Most of the outages are impacting the University of Washington, according to City Light. Power went out in the area around 5:30 a.m.. It appears to be some sort of problem with an underground cable, said Scott Thomsen, spokesman for…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: power outage, Seattle, Seattle City Light

January 31, 2012 at 9:28 AM

No suspect found after North Seattle police standoff

There is not points to locate on the map Seattle police did not find a suspected armed robber in a North Seattle apartment they had surrounded early this morning. Police SWAT team members surrounded the home in the 13700 block of Midvale Avenue North believing a man suspected of robbing a taxi driver was inside, said…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: armed robbery, robbery, Seattle

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