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Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

November 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Man shot in legs in West Seattle

A 17-year-old male was shot in the legs tonight in West Seattle, but isn’t telling police anything about who did it. Two suspects approached the young man around 8:19 p.m. while he was sitting at a bus stop on the 9200 block of Delridge Way Southwest, according to the Seattle Police Department. At least one of…

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November 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Wildlife officials kill ailing coyote on Seattle’s Capitol Hill

The Associated Press A coyote that had been described as appearing old and ailing has been killed after numerous reports of sightings around Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. KING-TV reports that federal wildlife officers killed the animal. Volunteer Park visitors had reported recently that the coyote was approaching people and dogs and appeared to be ill. KING says there are…

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November 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM

2 sex traffickers sentenced to several years in prison

Two abusive men who advertised women for sex using Backpage.com were sentenced to several years in prison in U.S. District Court today. Judges sentenced Terrence Williams, 25, of Bremerton, to nine years in prison with five years of supervised release, and Charles Deville Nash, 30, of Seattle, to 15 years in prison with three…

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November 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Construction collapse in Redmond injures 4

Four construction workers were injured this morning in Redmond when a shoring near a high-rise apartment complex broke apart. The four Compass General Construction workers were rushed to local hospitals for what initially looked like minor, non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Redmond Police Department. The formwork being used to support the floor during a concrete pour collapsed…

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November 30, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Oregon Zoo announces birth of baby elephant

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Oregon Zoo says its Asian elephant Rose-Tu has given birth to a 300-pound female calf. The zoo said the birth came at 2:17 a.m. Friday, and the youngster is healthy, vigorous and loud. Or as zoo Director Kim Smith put it: “She’s definitely got a great set of pipes.” The zoo said the…

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November 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Bail set at $250K for woman accused of running down Chief Sealth students

A 37-year-old woman accused of deliberately running down two Seattle high school students with her car was ordered held this afternoon in lieu of $250,000 bail for investigation of two counts of second-degree assault. Amy Lynn O’Brien, of Seattle, appeared before a judge at the King County Jail. She was arrested on Thursday after she surrendered at the Police Department’s…

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November 30, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Arena design proposals released

This is a drawing of the proposed arena under option 1. The view also is looking south on 1st Avenue.     The design team for investor Chris Hansen released the architectual drawings Friday for a new basketball and hockey arena in the Sodo neighborhood just south of Safeco and CenturyLink fields. 360 Architects show…

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November 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM

No sign of Olympia man missing from Caribbean cruise ship

The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard has searched for a second day for an Olympia man missing from his Caribbean cruise but found no sign of him. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad tells The Associated Press that two ships and a plane based in Florida were searching the ocean northwest of Puerto…

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November 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Amanda Knox book cover released

Amanda Knox’s book on her ordeal in Perugia, Italy, won’t be out until April next year, but the book cover is… Publisher HarperCollins has released a photo of the cover showing Knox, who’s now 25, looking solemn and straight ahead. Knox and her one-time Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were convicted in an Italian court in the…

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