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August 11, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Brake failure cause of fatal crash at UW Tacoma, police say

UPDATE, Tuesday, 7:10 a.m.: Police suspect brake failure in the fatal crash that sent an 18-foot motorhome careening 150 feet down outdoor steps at the University of Washington Tacoma campus. The motorhome went over a curb Monday, through a barrier and down the steps. KOMO reports the 65-year-old driver was ejected and crushed to death at the…

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August 11, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Bremerton police looking for missing 16-year-old girl

The Bremerton police are asking for help to find a 16-year-old girl missing since late last week. Ariel A. Luddington left her house on Maple Street in east Bremerton late Thursday night or early Friday morning, according to police. Around 11 p.m. on Thursday, her father caught Luddington texting her boyfriend and took her phone away, police said. Her…

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August 11, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Hope Solo’s trial set for November

The trial of Olympic Gold medalist and Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper Hope Solo was set for Nov. 4 after a short hearing Monday morning in Kirkland Municipal Court. Her attorney Todd Maybrown said he aims to have the case dismissed and have evidence suppressed. “As expected, and as is normal in misdemeanor cases, today’s hearing was about setting a…

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August 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Family offers reward to help find missing 89-year-old woman

The family of missing 89-year-old Everett woman Ethel O’Neil is now offering an award for information about the woman’s car and whereabouts. Nancy O’Neil, Ethel’s daughter-in-law, said the $5,000 reward will spur people to look for the woman’s car. “We all believe if we find the car, we find Ethel and that’s why we’re offering this…

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August 11, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Serial flashing suspect arrested following incidents at UW

A 22-year-old man has been charged with three counts of indecent exposure after incidents at the University of Washington campus, a grocery store and a Metro bus. Eric Kevin Ross was arrested Aug. 1, and police say he told them he has “a problem with exposing himself in public.” He has two felony convictions for indecent exposure in 2010. Documents filed…

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August 11, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Teen struck by train near Bellingham

A 17-year-old was struck by a BNSF train near Bellingham early Sunday morning. Around 2 a.m. the crew repeatedly sounded the horn when they saw the teenager standing in the middle of the tracks, BSNF spokesman Gus Melonas said. He was struck and thrown from the tracks. The crew stopped the train and then ran back to…

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August 11, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Burien man killed in shootout with deputies

A Burien man died late Sunday evening following a shootout with deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office that began with a domestic violence incident. Around 7 p.m., deputies were called by a woman in her 40s to a house on the 1200 block of Southwest 160th Street after her live-in boyfriend assaulted her, she told deputies. Sgt….

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