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November 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Kayaker drowns on Stillaguamish River

A 24-year-old kayaker drowned Sunday afternoon on the Stillaguamish River. The man, originally from Alaska, was with two friends about 2:30 p.m. when his kayak overturned in the river near the 28300 Block of the Mountain Loop Highway in the Granite Falls area, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. His body was found several minutes…


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November 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Fires damage Seattle nursery and home

Fires caused serious damage to a Seattle greenhouse and a single family home Sunday morning. The first incident, called in at 7:50 a.m., involved a two-and-a-half-story house at 7305 25th Ave. NW. No one was home when a small appliance in the kitchen malfunctioned and triggered the fire, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. Firefighters extinguished the…


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November 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Burn ban remains in effect for King, Pierce, Snohomish counties

UPDATE, Monday, 2:35 p.m. | The Stage 1 burn ban remains in effect for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. Seattle Parks and Recreation issued a reminder that beach fires at Alki Beach Park and Golden Gardens Park are prohibited until the PSCAA lifts the ban. Bonfires lit for…



November 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Protesters throw rocks, break windows on Capitol Hill; officer hurt

Protesters on Capitol Hill hurled a rock through a police-car window Saturday night, injuring an officer. The group also smashed windows at a business on 12th Avenue, according to the Seattle Police Department. The officer was treated by a medic at the scene. The group gathered at Seattle Community College late Saturday evening before marching on…


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November 29, 2014 at 9:39 PM

West Seattle residents displaced by fire

Two adult females and a dog were assisted by the Red Cross after a fire damaged their home in an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest on Saturday afternoon, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The occupants of three other apartments were also displaced, though residents in nine other units on floors…


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November 29, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Train service restored south of Seattle; Northline still canceled through Monday

UPDATE , 12:46  p.m. Sunday | Now, Sound Transit says Southline train service (Lakewood – Seattle)  is back on for today’s special event run to the Sounders FC match. The downed tree over the tracks south of Tacoma Dome was cleared more quickly than expected, according to Sound Transit. The schedule: UPDATE , 11:05  a.m….



November 29, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Boater rescued on Lake Washington, used cell phone to get help

A 57-year-old man was rescued from a capsized pedal boat in Lake Washington on Saturday afternoon, after he called for help from his cell phone. Seattle police and fire crews responded to the overturned boat at 12:30 p.m., Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. The phone was in an airtight case. The man was not wearing a life jacket or any…


Comments | Topics: boat, Lake Washington, rescue

November 29, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Wind knocks out power to thousands

UPDATE, 3 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy currently has 15,004 customers without power around Puget Sound. Seattle City Light is reporting just over 9,000, mostly north of the city. UPDATE, 2:50 p.m. | KOMO reported on Twitter that the Edmonds ferry is delayed because wind knocked out power to the dock and the ramp can’t be…


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