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April 30, 2012 at 4:57 PM

New BoltBus to launch Seattle-Portland nonstop route May 17

The new-generation intercity line known as BoltBus announced Monday that it will launch a Seattle-to-Portland nonstop route May 17. Fares vary from $1 to around $25 to $27, based on demand and distance, a ticket agent said. Generally speaking, riders save money the earlier they buy a ticket, at or by phone at 877-265-8287.  Buses leave at 8:30…


Comments | Topics: buses, Greyhound, Portland

April 30, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Smash-and-grab robbery suspects rounded up by SPD

UPDATE:  Seattle police now say four of  five males taken to the police station were held, and one was released. A female suspect is still at large. Of the five people brought in, two men were booked into King County Jail for investigation of robbery, two juvenile males, ages 16 and 17, were booked into the…


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

April 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Seattle City Council moves forward with seawall replacement bond measure

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously today to prepare a property-tax bond measure for the November ballot to fund reconstruction of the waterfront seawall. Council member Jean Godden said the seawall is badly deteriorated and has a 1-in-10 chance of collapsing in a significant earthquake during the next 10 years. The council will spend the next two…


Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: Highway 99 tunnel, Seattle City Council, seawall

April 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

After brief freedom, robber heading back to familiar place

A bank robber who served 14 years in prison for holdups in 1997 is going back to federal prison for a holdup at a Tacoma bank in March 2010. Robert Revels got an 18-year sentence this time, after enjoying just five months of freedom, according to court records. Court record indicate a masked man entered a branch…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bank robbery, career criminal, Tacoma

April 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Buckley woman accused of putting bleach in young daughter’s eyes

A Buckley woman was charged today with first-degree child assault after authorities say she repeatedly put bleach into her young daughter’s eyes. Jennifer Lynn Mothershead, 29, was booked into the Pierce County Jail on Friday. She is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail. The abuse was suspected by doctors at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: child assault, Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Pierce County Sheriff's Office

April 30, 2012 at 1:29 PM

UPDATE: 2 Spokane men killed in fight at campground

The Associated Press UPDATE: 1:20 p.m. | NEWPORT, Pend Oreille County — Two Spokane men were found dead after they got into a fight at a remote campground in northeastern Washington where a group of people had been drinking, authorities said Monday. The incident occurred early Sunday at an undeveloped campground on Yocum Lake, about 10 miles south…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: dead, fight, Newport

April 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Driver bails from disabled car during Snohomish Co. chase

Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a reckless driver who took off on foot after his car was disabled this morning using a spike strip. Just before 10 a.m., a deputy tried to stop a 2000 Honda Civic for reckless driving near Highway 99 and Airport Road in South Everett. The driver sped south on Highway 99, reaching speeds…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Everett, police pursuit, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

April 30, 2012 at 10:25 AM

3 lost hikers airlifted off Mount Pilchuck

Three hikers were rescued by helicopter last night after they became lost on Mount Pilchuck in Snohomish County. The hikers had camped out on the mountain Saturday night, but became lost when they tried to hike down yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Search and rescue personnel were alerted to the situation at about…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Mount Pilchuck, rescue, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

April 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Second Seattle superintendent finalist withdraws

Sandy Husk, one of two remaining candidates for superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, has withdrawn as a finalist. Husk, superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District, had been one of two finalists remaining after Steven Enoch withdrew as a finalist over the weekend. According to The Statesman Journal: “In my communication with people inside the district last…


Comments | More in Education | Topics: Sandy Husk, Seattle Schools, superintendent

April 30, 2012 at 5:41 AM

Morning Memo/Monday: Superintendent chosen … gas prices fall

Weather: Let’s see, drizzle, drizzle, drizzle for the next three days, although there might be a few sun breaks tomorrow.  Temperatures in the mid-50s. Aren’t they supposed to be in the low 60s by now? The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: The 520 bridge reopened as expected this morning after being closed all weekend…


Comments | Topics: boys, falling, Morning Memo

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