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September 30, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Detectives search along I-5 for knife used in stabbing

Detectives searched an area along Interstate 5 in South King County over the weekend, looking unsuccessfully for a knife used in the stabbing Saturday of a 20-year-old man who was seriously wounded. A 33-year-old Seattle man was arrested in connection with the stabbing. Deputies were called Saturday morning to the 13200 block of Second Avenue South in Burien,…

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September 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Gregoire extends burn ban

Gov. Chris Gregoire on Sunday extended a burn ban for all counties east of the Cascade crest, banning all outdoor burning through midnight  Sunday, Oct. 7. A state of emergency remains in effect. “Fire danger remains very high with our extended warm, dry weather conditions,” Gregoire said in a statement. “I don’t want to lose momentum…

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September 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Reminder: Montlake Boulevard closed today near Husky Stadium

Montlake Boulevard Northeast  is  closed alongside Husky Stadium for construction of a pedestrian-bicycle bridge to Sound Transit’s future University of Washington Station. The closure, which includes sidewalks, started Friday night and is to continue until 3 a.m. Monday. Traffic is detouring around the Rainier Vista triangle — northbound using a direct route, but southbound drivers must go as far west as…

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September 30, 2012 at 11:44 AM

More progress made on Washington wildfires

The Associated Press YAKIMA – Firefighters are continuing to make progress on central Washington’s two large wildfires.  The Yakima Herald  reports containment is growing on the two fires, but smoke around Yakima is expected to hover for a while.  Fire officials report the 24-square-mile Cascade Creek Fire on the southwest slopes of Mount Adams is about 55…

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September 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Morning Memo / Sunday: Biting Danny Bonaduce … Rent or buy? … Big Metro bus changes

Weather: It’s starting to feel more like fall. Today the highs are in the mid-60s with clouds overnight into tomorrow. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic & bus changes: Today on Highway 99 northbound at the First Avenue Bridge, two right lanes are closed due to roadwork. Tomorrow, the big shake-up happens for King County Metro…

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September 29, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Lynnwood standoff ends as man attempts to sneak out of house

A standoff involving police and a convicted felon holed up in his parents’ Lynnwood house ended around 8:15 p.m. tonight when authorities caught the man as he was trying to sneak out, Lynnwood police spokesman Shannon Session said. A regional SWAT team had evacuated several homes in the Lynnwood neighborhood Saturday afternoon after the 48-year-old man,…

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September 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

SWAT team in standoff with man in Lynnwood

A regional SWAT team evacuated  several homes Saturday afternoon in a Lynnwood neighborhood,  where a 48-year-old man armed with a knife barricaded himself in his parents’ house. The man, a convicted felon, came to visit his parents on Saturday and asked them for money, said Lynnwood Police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions. When they refused, he threatened them with…

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September 29, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Rewind: Live-blogging impact of bus changes

Monday was the big test for King County Metro’s big bus-service changes as folks went back to work and school. We live-blogged the morning and afternoon commutes, and at noon today, Seattle Times transportation reporter Mike Lindblom hosted a live chat about the impact of those changes. He was joined by Metro…

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September 29, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Man arrested in Burien attempting to assault child

Employees in a Burien grocery store piled onto a man suspected of attacking an 11-year-old boy Saturday, holding the suspect until police arrived. “The employees acted very quickly and did the right thing,” said King County Sheriff  Steve Strachan. “They stopped what could have been every parent’s nightmare.” The incident started shortly after noon in the Albertson’s…

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September 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Body found in South Everett; homicide suspected

The discovery of a woman’s body in a South Everett restaurant parking lot is being investigated as a homicide, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday morning. Authorities provided no information about the woman’s age, identity or how she may have died. The sheriff’s major crimes unit is probing the death of the woman, whose body was…

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