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April 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Flying to California this evening? Check flight status

SEATAC (AP) — Officials at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport say passengers can expect a domino effect from technical problems at Los Angeles-area airports. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said Wednesday that flights to and from California were affected. Half a dozen flights were held at Sea-Tac until the problems were resolved. Cooper says people flying out of…

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April 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Police seize cache of weapons, heroin from Magnolia home

Seattle police seized a cache of firearms and arrested a 34-year-old man who was allegedly selling the weapons and heroin from a home in Magnolia. On Saturday, police received a tip that a 26-year-old man — who lives with his parents in the home — and a friend had an “arsenal” of firearms in the basement of the home in…

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April 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Federal Way man playing with toy copter drowns

The Associated Press Police say a 74-year-old man who drowned in a Federal Way pond was playing with a remote control helicopter when he fell in the water. The News Tribune reports family members found him Tuesday evening floating face down in Ponce De Leon Lake. He could not be revived and was pronounced dead at…

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April 30, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Community leaders speak out against recent Seattle shootings

Responding to three recent fatal shootings in Seattle, community leaders called on the city to install surveillance cameras in “hot spots” where violence has occurred. “We owe it to our children to stop the violence,” the Rev. Harriett Walden, a founder of Mothers for Police Accountability, a social-justice and advocacy organization in Seattle, said during a…

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April 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Canadian coroner: 2 shot dead at BC mill

JEREMY HAINSWORT Associated Press VANCOUVER, B.C. — The British Columbia Coroners Service has confirmed two people shot at a lumber mill have died. The victims were among four people shot at a Western Forest Products sawmill in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, where a suspect was also arrested. Police have released few details about the shooting, the victims, the suspect…

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April 30, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Family offers reward to find Skyway man’s killer

The family of a man who was fatally shot Sunday night in Skyway is offering a $1,000 reward for information on his killer, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. The body of Leroy Henderson, 30, was found in the 12200 block of 68th Avenue South shortly after 11:45 p.m. The sheriff’s office says Henderson had been…

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April 30, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Wednesday Memo: Warm-weather warning … Tunnel diggers? … Stolen screenplay?

Hot, hot, hot, but be careful out there: As you know, temperatures are expected to reach into the 70s today and the mid-80s tomorrow, and warnings are going out to be careful around rivers and lakes. River water is 45-50 degrees and moving very fast. We’re talking hypothermia and drowning. Enjoy the warm weather,…

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April 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM

SFD: 2 residents hospitalized after fire destroys home

Two people were injured in a fire that seriously damaged a West Seattle house this evening, the Seattle Fire Department said. A man sustained burns on his head and a woman suffered smoke inhalation when the fire started in their house in the 1000 block of 35th Avenue Southwest, spokesman Kyle Moore said. The two…

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April 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Geoduck diver found unconscious, airlifted to Harborview

PORT ANGELES (AP) — The Clallam County sheriff’s office says a commercial diver found unconscious 50 feet below the surface of the water off Washington’s Dungeness Spit has been airlifted to a Seattle hospital. Sgt. Lyman Moores said 24-year-old Samuel Silverstein of Bremerton was reported in critical condition on life support Tuesday at Harborview Medical Center. Moores…

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April 29, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Homicide victim found buried in Kitsap County identified

Remains of a homicide victim unearthed almost five years ago have been identified, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Now detectives hope to find out who killed the man. The victim was Jonatan Luna Rodriguez, who was born in 1990, the sheriff’s office said today. He had assumed the identity of a family member and…

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