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February 29, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Up to an inch of snow possible for Seattle

The Seattle area could see some snow tonight and tomorrow morning, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said. Areas at elevations of about 300 feet could see up to an inch of snow as rain and snow showers pass over the Seattle area tonight, said meteorologist Jay Neher. Then, there is a chance of snow until…

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February 29, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Seattle middle-school student found with gun

On Wednesday afternoon — a week after an accidental shooting at an elementary school in Bremerton — an unloaded gun was found in an eighth-grader’s backpack at a Seattle middle school. Security found the gun Wednesday afternoon after a fellow student heard rumors that a 13-year-old classmate at Aki Kurose Middle School Academy had brought it…

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February 29, 2012 at 8:32 PM

Pacific Lutheran University names new president

Pacific Lutheran University has picked a new president, the school announced Wednesday. After a unanimous recommendation from a search committee, the Tacoma school’s board of regents elected Thomas W. Krise, 50, as the school’s 13th president. Krise, who has been dean of the arts and sciences college of the University of the Pacific in…

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February 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Details of Sacramento arena deal emerge

The Sacramento Bee reports that city officials there will release details Thursday of the basketball arena deal reached earlier this week, and it includes a $255 million contribution from the city. The official price tag of the arena was also bumped up from $387 million to $391 million, the paper reported. Meanwhile, our own Arena…

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February 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Police release details on procession for slain trooper before Thursday memorial

A procession to honor slain trooper Tony Radulescu and also escort his body to a memorial service Thursday will have well over 100 cars and travel through three counties, according to the Washington State Patrol. The procession could tie up traffic on its way to the ShoWare Center in Kent. Read on for…

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February 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Charges filed in shooting, attempted robbery at Seattle Kmart

A 21-year-old community college student was charged today in connection with Saturday’s attempted robbery at a North Seattle Kmart in which he allegedly shot the store manager. Matthew Bateman, 21, was charged with with second-degree assault and first-degree attempted robbery. He remains in King County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Kmart

February 29, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Bellevue burglars no match for police dog

Two men tried hiding from the cops by covering themselves with leaves and crawling under a log this morning following a burglary in Bellevue. Guess they didn’t figure on the police dog. According to Bellevue police, a neighbor spotted the two men breaking into a home in the Lakemont neighborhood of Bellevue. The neighbor called 911 and…

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February 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Arena Advisory Panel member cites conflict

Just hours before the first meeting to review financing for the proposed new arena in Sodo, one of the co-chairs has asked to serve in an advisory capacity rather than as a member of the panel. Maud Daudon, president and CEO of Seattle Northwest Securities, said she was concerned she might have a conflict of interest because…

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