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May 31, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Man stabbed in Occidental Park

A man was stabbed in Occidental Park about 6:30 p.m. tonight. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to Seattle police spokesman Officer Patrick Michaud. Despite numerous witnesses, police couldn’t find anyone who would talk about the incident, Michaud said. The victim initially told police his attacker was a Hispanic man…


Comments | Topics: occidental park, Seattle Police, stabbing

May 31, 2014 at 11:43 AM

‘No chance of survival’ for 6 missing Mount Rainier climbers

Seattle Times staff and Associated Press   UPDATE 5:13 p.m.: Officials say there is no chance that six missing Mount Rainier climbers have survived, after searchers found a debris field spreading hundreds of feet. Air and ground searches were suspended, four hours before nightfall. Tents, clothing, and debris were located by helicopter searchers, over Carbon Glacier. The debris field is strewn down…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: climbers missing, Mount Rainier

May 31, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Saturday Memo: 520 bridge closed … Inslee lunches with billionaire … It’s Darrington Day

National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The Highway 520 bridge is closed until 5 a.m.  Monday.  Lots of summer roadwork and traffic tie-ups are ahead. Here’s a guide to the gridlock. Which billionaire did Inslee invite for lunch? California billionaire Tom Steyer, a major political ally in Gov. Jay Inslee’s efforts to pass…


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May 31, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver downtown

A 60-year-old woman was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Friday night in downtown Seattle. Police say the woman was in the crosswalk at Virginia Street and Second Avenue around 11:30 p.m when she was hit by a tan Honda Accord. She was taken to the Harborview Medical Center with broken bones. According to police, the Accord…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Pedestrian, Seattle, Virginia Avenue

May 30, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Judge tweaks ballot title for Seattle parks measure

A King County Superior Court judge has changed slightly the ballot title for a measure that would create a Seattle Parks District. After a lawsuit was filed challenging its sufficiency, Judge John Ruhl Friday added to the title the maximum amount of property taxes that could be levied under the measure — up to 75 cents on $1,000…


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May 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Man who robbed Metro passengers sentenced to 13 1/2 years

A Seattle man who held up Metro bus passengers at gunpoint in two separate incidents last year was sentenced this afternoon to 13 1/2 years in prison. King County prosecuting attorneys had asked for the 13 1/2-year prison term, which is at the high end of the standard range, after Trevonnte Brown, 19, pleaded guilty in April to first-degree robbery, second-degree…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: attempted robbery, King County Metro, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

May 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Seattle police: Thief caught with purloined sirloins

A suspected meat thief was arrested Wednesday night after he was spotted carting around a shopping cart full of stolen beef, Seattle police said. Around 11:15 p.m., an officer was driving down Rainier Avenue near South McClellan Street when he spotted a 50-year-old man pushing a shopping cart full of meat down the street, police said….


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

May 30, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Murder charge filed after body found in shopping cart

Michael Sean Thompson, suspected of killing another man and leaving his body in a shopping cart in a South Seattle neighborhood last week, was charged today with second-degree murder. According to prosecutors, the victim may have been killed in Thompson’s room at a housing complex operated by Sound Mental Health. Thompson, 46, who is being held in…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, stabbing

May 30, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Investigators seek witnesses to Skagit County crash that killed 3

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to an accident last Friday that killed three people near Sedro-Woolley. A blue Audi A4 and a red Ford Fusion collided about 5:10 a.m. on state Highway 20 just east of Minkler Road, about five miles east of Sedro-Woolley.  Two passengers in the Audi and the driver of the Ford were killed, according…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: fatal accident, Sedro Woolley, Washington State Patrol

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