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July 15, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Man arrested after officer spots him robbing Lake City store

A 26-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday after a police officer saw him robbing a Lake City Way 7-Eleven store with a pellet gun that resembled a handgun, Seattle police said. An officer who was flagged down by a witness spotted the masked gunman pointing the gun at the store clerk, whose hands were raised in the air,…

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July 15, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Brush fire breaks out on trail at UW

A crew from the Seattle Fire Department puts out  a brush fire on Tuesday afternoon on a trail near the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) The Seattle Fire Department made quick work of a brush fire that broke out this afternoon on a trail at…

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July 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Man shot in the foot in stable condition at Harborview

A 19-year-old man is in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center after accidentally shooting himself in the foot, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Seattle Police said the incident occurred near 16th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Henderson Street. Witnesses say the man handed the gun to a second man, who ran off. The 19-year-old faces no charges so far, said…

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July 14, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Hiker, 64, missing on Mount Rainier’s Wonderland Trail

Search crews continue to comb the Wonderland Trail on Mount Rainier for a hiker who was reported missing early Sunday morning. Edwin Birch, 64, of Tacoma, and his son planned a day hike on the 19-mile trail with each hiking the trail from opposite ends and crossing paths in the middle. Birch began his hike at Box Canyon and…

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July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Motorcyclist crashes on I-5 in Everett, carjacks vehicle

State troopers are looking for a motorcyclist who allegedly carjacked a Miata after crashing on Interstate 5 in Everett. The State Patrol said William J. Westmoreland, 38, of Stanwood, was speeding south on I-5 around 3 p.m. Monday when he rear-ended a car south of 112th Street Southeast and was ejected off a Honda motorcycle. Troopers said…

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June 30, 2014 at 9:04 AM

360-pound bear captured in Woodinville to be released

A 360-pound black bear captured in Woodinville early Sunday is set to be released back into the woods today. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife lured the bear into a trap with Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The trap was set out earlier last week after the department received a call that the bear was rummaging through…

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June 30, 2014 at 7:56 AM

23 arrests at Paradiso fest at the Gorge over the weekend

The third annual Paradiso Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater during the weekend saw the same number of arrests as last year, mostly for drug offenses, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. Of the 76 calls for service to the Sheriff’s Office, 23 resulted in arrests at the two-day rave fest, which had a sold-out attendance of…

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