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August 9, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I-405 in Bellevue closed for the weekend

All lanes of northbound Interstate-405 between Southeast Eighth Street and Highway 520 in Bellevue were closed at 10 p.m. Friday for construction work, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. The northbound Highway 167 ramp, and east- and westbound ramps from Interstate-90 are also closed. On Monday, Aug. 12, closed segments of I-405 will start…

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August 9, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Endangered turtles reintroduced to Puget Sound area, Gorge

More than 100 endangered western pond turtles wiggled into protected habitat in three sites in Washington on Friday, according to a Woodland Park Zoo news release. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and Woodland Park Zoo reintroduced the turtles in Pierce and Mason counties and the Columbia River Gorge as part of a wildlife-recovery…

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August 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Weekend brings best look at Perseid meteor shower

Earth is passing through a cloud of debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, as it does each August, granting Earthlings views of meteor showers shooting through the night sky, according to NASA. The ice and dust from the comet’s debris create the Perseid meteor shower when they burn up in the atmosphere. Stargazers will have the best chance to view…

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August 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Man of many disguises sought in Tacoma bank heists

Tacoma police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of robbing three banks in Tacoma in different disguises. Each time he showed the teller a note demanding cash, received it and walked out of the bank, according to the Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers website. Friday at 1:15 p.m., the man, dressed in jeans, a tan-collared shirt…

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August 9, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Swimmer recovered from Marysville lake in critical condition

A dive team from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office recovered a 19-year-old man from Twin Lakes in Marysville, according to a news release from the Marysville Police Department. The man suffered critical injuries and was taken by ambulance to Providence Hospital in Everett. The man was swimming with a group when he went under the water and…

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August 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Warning on ‘free’ medical-alert device scam in Washington

Some Washington state residents have received scam calls offering a “free” medical-alert device and asking for personal information to deliver it. The Washington State Attorney General’s Office has received complaints about these robocalls and is encouraging consumers to be skeptical about the calls’ offers. The messages say you can receive a medical device that is already “paid…

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August 9, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Seattle man at Canada border allegedly tries to evade checkpoint

A Seattle man traveling to Canada without a passport tried to evade a Border Patrol inspection Thursday, was arrested and now faces criminal charges, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Mike Milne said. Jason Lau, 42, allegedly turned back from the border after being refused entry to Canada at the Pacific Highway crossing. Returning to the U.S., he…

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August 9, 2013 at 3:55 PM

New consul general of Japan now in Seattle

Masahiro Omura has arrived to serve as the new consul general of Japan in Seattle. Before taking his new position, Omura has served since September 2011 as the deputy director general of a Japanese government institution that trains mid-career public servants in the Japanese government. He has also worked as a diplomat in Kenya, Vienna and Jakarta. The position represents Japan…

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August 9, 2013 at 3:39 PM

YMCA to reopen Gig Harbor camp after Norovirus outbreak

The YMCA’s Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor will open Sunday after it was closed for about a week and a half because of a Norovirus outbreak. Two cleaning companies were hired to sanitize the camp, said Renée Quinn, community-relations director for the YMCA. ServPro and Polygon used a bleach-based cleaner to clean the kitchen, offices, amphitheater,…

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