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December 20, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Grandmother, grandson hit by car on Bainbridge Island

The Associated Press A fire official on Bainbridge Island said a woman walking with her two grandchildren in a condo parking lot Friday suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a car backing out of a carport. KING-TV reported that Assistant Fire Chief Luke Carpenter said the driver didn’t see the woman or the children. He…

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December 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Amtrak’s Everett-Seattle service resumes

The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff Amtrak says passenger-train service has resumed between Everett and Seattle after a 48-hour safety moratorium was lifted. Amtrak said in a statement early Sunday that BNSF Railway has cleared its tracks and re-opened the route. A mudslide hit railroad tracks at 12:30 a.m. Friday near Edmonds. On Wednesday night, a Sound Transit…

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November 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

4 men plead guilty in Bellevue, Kirkland hash-oil explosions

The Associated Press Four men who were charged in July for causing two separate hash-oil explosions have pleaded guilty to federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said Daniel Strycharske and Jesse Kaplan pleaded guilty Friday to endangering human life while manufacturing a controlled substance. They also pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacturing hash oil…

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November 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Coast Guard searches for overdue Bremerton crabber

The Associated Press Coast Guard crews are looking for a Bremerton man reported overdue on a crab-fishing trip out of Anacortes. Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer said 48-year-old Dean Harvey was last seen Tuesday morning when he and his brother left Anacortes on separate 18-foot fishing vessels to go crabbing. They agreed to return to Anacortes…

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November 8, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Snohomish County to pay $600,000 to family of man tased by sheriff’s deputy

The Associated Press GOLD BAR, Snohohimsh County — Snohomish County has agreed to pay $600,000 to the family of a man who suffered a fatal heart attack in 2010 after he was shocked with an electric stun gun by a sheriff’s deputy. The Everett Herald reported Saturday that 25-year-old Adam Colliers died outside a Gold Bar home…

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October 16, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Robert Utter, former Washington Supreme Court justice, dies at 84

By Brad Shannon/The Olympian Former state Supreme Court justice Robert Utter, who had resigned in protest of the court’s handling of death penalty cases in 1995, died late Wednesday at the age of 84. The Administrative Office of the Courts announced the death, and a public service is planned. Utter served on the court for 23 years…

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October 11, 2014 at 1:52 PM

State to toss speeding tickets written while cops sped past

The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — State Patrol Chief John Batiste will throw away speeding tickets given near Cashmere earlier this week after his officers didn’t cite up to eight police officers — and the wife of another — who blasted through a speed trap Tuesday and Wednesday. “It was a matter of “simple fairness,” said Bob Calkins,…

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October 9, 2014 at 12:12 PM

State Supreme Court: Insurers must cover therapies to treat autism

OLYMPIA — Washington’s Supreme Court says health insurers must cover certain developmental therapies, such as those used to treat autism, if they’re medically necessary. The justices on Thursday unanimously rejected arguments from Regence BlueShield, which claimed that the state’s Mental Health Parity Act does not require coverage of neurodevelopmental therapies. Those can include speech, occupational and…

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September 30, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Portland jury awards $562,000 to man beaten, shocked by police

The Associated Press PORTLAND — A jury in Portland has awarded more than $562,000 to a man who said in his lawsuit that city police beat and used a stun gun on him without provocation after stopping him for investigation of drunken driving. The Oregonian reports that jurors deliberated about 4 ½ hours before returning their…

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September 13, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Senior facility cited for blowing nesting birds out of vent

The Associated Press A senior housing facility in Seattle has been issued a $375 federal ticket for blowing nesting birds out of an air vent. The Senior Housing Assistance Group facility at Cedar Park in North Seattle faces a misdemeanor charge of taking, killing or possessing migratory birds, after a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent said…

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