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January 31, 2015 at 11:38 AM

Police arrest man with gun after Belltown disturbance

After two shootings in Belltown last week, the Seattle Police Department says it prevented a probable shooting Saturday night with quick action by patrol officers. After bar closing early Saturday morning, officers monitoring the area noticed a disturbance near the 2200 block of First Avenue and people running away. Someone told officers a man had a…


Comments | Topics: Belltown, disturbance, shooting

January 30, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Bertha’s repair pit reaches full depth of 120 feet

Excavation crews for Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) have reached the entire 120-foot depth needed to repair stalled tunnel-boring machine Bertha, state lawmakers were told Friday afternoon. The next step is to build a concrete floor, including a “cradle” to support the cylindrical machine. Then Bertha will attempt to grind forward, through the south side of…


Comments | Topics: bertha, Seattle Tunnel Partners

January 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Oregon college: no degree for Saudi royal

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Lewis & Clark College says Saudi Arabia’s new deputy crown prince did not graduate from the private school as the Saudi Embassy said last week, although he did attend classes. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef was named deputy crown prince earlier this month after the death of Saudi Arabia’s king. After the…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Lewis & Clark college; portland, saudi prince

January 30, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Man accused of setting wife on fire in Snohomish

The Associated Press SNOHOMISH  — A Snohomish man is accused of setting his wife on fire because he suspected she was cheating on him. The woman suffered burns on her hands, left arm and chest that made it difficult for her to breastfeed the couple’s 7-month-old child. A statement from a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy filed in Everett…


| More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, domestic violence, Everett District Court

January 30, 2015 at 11:52 AM

Allegation of marijuana theft surfaces against SPD officer at center of golf-club case

A day after placing a Seattle police officer on desk duty, the Police Department is reviewing a new allegation that the officer previously stole marijuana for her personal use from evidence, a department official said Friday. The allegation surfaced Friday in The Stranger newspaper, which quoted a woman purporting to be the ex-girlfriend of Officer Cynthia…


Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Corinne Purucker, Cynthia Whitlatch, marijuana

January 30, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Yakima gang detectives investigate fatal drive-by shooting

The Associated Press YAKIMA  — Police gang-unit detectives are investigating the drive-by shooting that killed a 25-year-old man Thursday night in Yakima. Officers responded to a report of a shooting and found the man dead at the scene. He has been identified as Elidoro Navarro of Yakima. Witnesses said multiple shots were fired from a dark-colored sedan. The Yakima…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: drive-by shooting, gangs, homicide

January 30, 2015 at 10:41 AM

Bremerton may enlist goats in battle against waterfront rats

The Associated Press BREMERTON — The city of Bremerton may enlist goats in its battle against rats. City Councilman Jerry McDonald says goats could be brought in to eat blackberry brambles and other brush along the waterfront that shelters the rodents. The Kitsap Sun reports residents in the area have been complaining about rats. One said a rat…


Comments | More in | Topics: Bremerton City Council, goats, rats

January 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Snohomish County schools to use ‘panic button’ smart phone app

The Associated Press EVERETT — School districts in Snohomish County are planning a “panic button” system at more than 80 schools. It’s a smart phone application that — with the push of the button — automatically dials 911 and notifies designated people about an emergency. The Daily Herald reports two schools in Everett started testing the panic button in…


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Everett School District, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, panic button

January 30, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Navy wants new station at Port Angeles for submarine escorts

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — The Navy has disclosed plans for a pier and facilities at Port Angeles to support seven vessels that escort Bangor submarines between the Hood Canal and the Pacific Ocean. The Navy says the $17 million project is needed so that crews from Naval Base Kitsap don’t exceed their hours at sea…


Comments | More in General news, Military | Topics: Navy, Port Angeles

January 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Poultry quarantine in Okanogan County for avian flu

The Associated Press OLYMPIA  — The state Department of Agriculture imposed a poultry quarantine Thursday in part of Okanogan County after avian flu was discovered in turkeys and pheasants. The quarantine restricts the movement of eggs and poultry within six miles of the site where the flu was detected in the game birds. A quarantine also is in…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Avian flu, Okanogan

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