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March 31, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Sunday memo: Shooting in Auburn leaves 3 dead … Beautiful weather for Easter … DUI laws

Weather: Could you ask for a more delightful weekend of weather to ring in Spring and Easter Sunday? Sunny today and 70 degrees;  in the 60s the next two. The only oddity — a bit of fog is possible tomorrow. Three killed in Auburn shootout: Police are sifting through a large, complicated crime scene this…


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March 31, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Three dead in Auburn tavern shootout

Gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a popular Auburn sports bar early Sunday, leaving three dead, one injured and police looking for suspects and answers. Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman said detectives have recovered at least two guns, are questioning a “person of interest” and are processing a “very large crime scene” at The Sports Page,…


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March 30, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Boeing postpones 787 flight intended to test power panels

Boeing postponed a planned test flight of the 787 Saturday that was intended to test newly engineered power panels. The reason is not known at this time. The company declines as a matter of policy to discuss the timing of flight tests before they happen. Boeing is separately conducting ground tests on its 787 battery fix,…


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March 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Seattle police arrest man suspected in three hit-and-runs

A 44-year-old man was arrested by Seattle police Saturday morning, accused of three hit-and-run collisions, a string that ended when his Chrysler 300 would no longer run, according to the SPD blotter. A 47-year-old woman, hurt in the second of the three accidents, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, the blotter said. The suspect…


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March 30, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Big I-5 delays in South Seattle, work to end 5 a.m. Monday

Expect wholly frustrating backups on Interstate 5 on Easter Sunday, with three lanes of northbound I-5 still closed to repair joints in elevated-road decks. Three of five lanes of northbound I-5 will remain  closed between the South Albro Place/Swift Ave. S. exit and the West Seattle/S. Columbian Way Interchange exit until 5 a.m. Monday. Drivers on Saturday…



March 30, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Man dies from injuries in Central District shooting

The 19-year-old man who was shot Friday evening in Seattle’s Central District has died, and the suspects are still at large, Seattle police said early Saturday afternoon. The man, who was shot in the 2500 block of South Norman Street, was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center, police said. Police said the victim was hanging out with…


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March 29, 2013 at 7:25 PM

A reminder for boaters: Safety measures can avert tragedy

Warm weather means fun in the water — and the risk of drowning, the King County Sheriff’s Office warned on Friday. Paddle craft account for most fatal boating accidents in Washington, West said in a news release. Power boats used to lead, but human-powered vessels are now top of the list for fatality accidents. Out on the water,…



March 29, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Federal judge orders Washington to fix culverts so salmon can pass

The Associated Press A federal judge on Friday ordered the state of Washington to fix culverts that block salmon from reaching their habitat, setting a timeline and pressuring officials to find the money needed to do the job. U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo S. Martinez’s ruling was the result of a decades-old legal battle tied to treaties…


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March 29, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Whidbey slide zone off-limits to visitors and tourists

Whidbey Island residents affected by Wednesday’s landslide began returning to their homes on Friday. Island County officials urged tourists and island visitors stay away from the area, which is in the Ledgewood neighborhood south of Coupeville. The county sheriff’s department will require identification for anyone trying to reach the area and will allow only residents and county, state and…



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