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October 23, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Updated: Metro bus driver goes wrong way on I-5 express lanes

UPDATE: 6:38 p.m. | A King County Metro bus driver drove the wrong way onto the Interstate 5 express lanes with an articulated bus full of passengers Wednesday afternoon. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. The Route 41 driver hesitated on the on-ramp near the Northgate Transit Center for a few seconds after passing a clearly marked “Do Not…

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October 22, 2013 at 9:48 PM

2 more indecent exposures reported near West Seattle schools

Another two indecent-exposure incidents near schools in West Seattle were reported Tuesday, the latest in a string of such incidents in the past two months, according to Seattle police. A man pulled up to a group of students in a black Saturn sedan near Westside School in the 7700 block of 34th Avenue Southwest around 1:15 p.m.,…

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October 22, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Motorcyclist, 24, killed in crash with SUV in Sodo

A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash when he hit an SUV and was thrown from his bike  in Sodo Tuesday afternoon, according to a police report. The man was speeding and passing vehicles using the bicycle lane on southbound East Marginal Way South when he hit a green Isuzu Trooper SUV turning westbound onto…

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October 22, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Protesters burn flag, march on Seattle’s Capitol Hill to protest police brutality

Protesters burned an American flag and sprayed stink spray on a television crew at a rally against police brutality on Seattle’s Capitol Hill Tuesday night. Aside from an unhappy cameraman, whose coat reeked, there were no casualties. Leaders speaking at the rally called for a revolution to bring justice for hundreds of people killed by police…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: anarchy, Capitol Hill, communism

October 21, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Fire at South Park auto shop causes $30,000 damage

Oily rags that caught fire caused roughly $30,000 damage at an auto shop in South Park Monday night, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The department said in a news release that the fire was accidental. Twenty firefighting teams, including an air-response team, were called to the building, in the 7200 block of Second Avenue South, after the first…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: auto shop, fire, Seattle

October 21, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Update: All lanes of Highway 2 now open following fatal 4-car pileup overnight

UPDATE: 5:55 a.m. Tuesday | All lanes of Highway 2 were opened shortly after 3 a.m. today, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. UPDATE: 10:45 p.m. | The driver killed in a four-car pileup that shut down Highway 2 on Monday night was a 55-year-old Skykomish man who led two Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: four-car crash, possible dui, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

October 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Maid finds drug lab in Tukwila motel

A guest was arrested at an America’s Best Value Inn in Tukwila when a maid discovered and reported a drug lab in the person’s room Friday afternoon, according to a news release. Police and HAZMAT teams evacuated the motel, in the 14800 block of Interurban Avenue South, secured the area and determined that no one had been injured…

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October 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Hikers, dog rescued after 2 hours stranded in Seattle’s Discovery Park

Two hikers and their small dog spent nearly two hours stranded on a 120-foot cliff in Discovery Park in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood Friday night before being rescued, according to a Seattle Fire Department news release. The couple had hiked down to the beach and were walking in the sand when the tide came in, forcing them…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Discovery Park, hikers, king county sheriff's guardian one

October 18, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Federal Way police shoot suspect running away from homicide investigators

A 35-year-old Renton man suspected in a homicide investigation was shot by police in Federal Way around 6:15 p.m. Friday when he tried to run from officers questioning him, a police news release said. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and is stable, the release said. The officers had…

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