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November 22, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Lake Stevens boy, 3, shot in mouth while playing at home

UPDATE at 6 p.m.: A 3-year-old boy is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center after being shot in the mouth Friday night at his Lake Stevens home in the 600 block of East Lake Shore Drive. The boy’s father told the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office the boy was playing in a bedroom with a 4-year-old neighbor shortly before…

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November 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Weekend snow in the mountains

Update at 4:30 p.m.: Traction tires are now required for both directions of Highway 2 at Stevens Pass. Chains are required for vehicles over 10,000 pounds gross trailer-vehicle weight, or larger than a Ford F-350.

Update at 2 p.m: Westbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass is now open. Traction tires are advised for both eastbound and westbound traffic.

The view of both Stevens Pass summit and Snoquamie Pass summit from WSDOT webcams as of 4:15  Saturday afternoon.

The view of both Stevens Pass summit and Snoquamie Pass summit from WSDOT webcams as of 4:20 Saturday afternoon.

Update at 1:10 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass has reopened; westbound is still closed. Chains are required on all vehicles except those with all-wheel drive.

The current travel time between Ellensburg and North Bend is 88 minutes.

Original: If you are planning on driving over the pass for Sunday’s Seahawks game, or to get a jump on Thanksgiving travel, you may need to give yourself some extra time.  A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday, increasing to a winter storm watch Saturday night.

On Saturday, 4 to 7 inches of snow is expected for elevations above 2,500 feet, with another 12 to 18 inches expected Saturday night through Sunday afternoon for elevations above 3,000 feet — which includes both Stevens and Snoqualmie passes.

Snoqualmie Pass closed in both directions on Saturday morning due to spinouts, with hopes of reopening by 1 p.m., according to Washington State Department of Transportation. Traction tires are advised for Stevens Pass.

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November 22, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Cinder’s paws healed; bear cub will spend winter in Idaho

Cinder, the black bear cub burned in the Carlton complex wildfires, is moving to Idaho for the winter. The veterinarian for Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, where Cinder has been recovering since August, has released the cub from his medical care, and Cinder will leave Sunday for the Idaho Black Bear Rehabilitation Center to hibernate for the winter, according…

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November 15, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Shelters in Bellevue, Lynnwood open this weekend

The Eastside Winter Shelter for homeless men in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland and Redmond is re-opening Saturday. The shelter, which helps the estimated 500 men and women who sleep outdoors on the Eastisde, is at 1899 120th Ave. N.E. in Bellevue. The shelter can accommodate 50 to 80 men and is open between 8:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m….

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November 15, 2014 at 11:09 AM

2 arrested after jumping from SUV, hiding in Seattle cemetery

Two men were captured hiding in a Seattle cemetery late Friday after police said they jumped from a moving, stolen SUV. Patrol officers were on the lookout for the stolen SUV, believed to be connected with a number of recent incidents in North Seattle, police said. The officers spotted the vehicle at Aurora Avenue North and North…

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November 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Kenneth Bae: ‘Thank you for supporting me, for lifting me up’

  Update, 9:50 p.m.: After his sister spoke at the news conference, Kenneth Bae stepped up to the microphone to express many thank yous. “Thank you all for supporting me, lifting me up,” he told reporters. He thanked people for supporting his family throughout the ordeal. He thanked President Obama and the State Department, even the North…

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October 18, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Boil-water advisory issued for Key Peninsula community

A boil-water advisory is in effect for members of the Lake of the Woods Community Club in Wauna on the Key Peninsula after E. coli was detected in a water sample from Friday. The State Department of Health is working with the water-system operator of the Pierce County community to find the source of the contamination but…

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October 18, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Misty Upham’s family believes her death was accidental

Facebook post Friday, attributed to five members of the family of local actress Misty Upham, says they think her death was accidental. “She did not commit suicide,” the post said.  “We believe she ran into the wooded area behind her apartment to hide from the police.” The post said the area has a hidden dropoff and it appears she didn’t see it, and slipped and fell off a steep embankment. “I, Charles, went there after Fire…

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October 18, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Man sleeping inside car shoots car prowlers, police say

Two men were shot early Saturday morning after one of them broke into a parked car with a sleeping man inside. Police say one of the alleged car prowlers entered the parked car just after midnight near Rainier Avenue South and South Plum Street, startling a man sleeping inside. Grabbing his gun, the startled man chased the alleged car prowler, shooting at him…

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