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October 25, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Power could be out until late Monday in N. King County

UPDATE 12:30 p.m.: PSE is reporting that customers in its North King County area, which includes Issaquah, may not see power turn on until late Monday night. The utility has not finished its damage assessment for the area yet.  PSE spokesman Ray Lane said it’s hard to say how many customers would be without power for that…



June 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Seattle police arrest suspect in double homicide

Seattle police arrested Matalepuna Malu, a suspect in a double homicide Sunday. (Photo courtesy of SPD) Seattle Police captured a 26-year-old suspect Sunday afternoon in downtown, after he allegedly shot two young men in the Central District. The identities of two young men shot to death early Sunday in Seattle are still unknown, but their suspected killer, Matalepuna Malu, was arrested this afternoon. Police…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Central District, deaths, shooting

February 23, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Anti-Muslim messages found in books left at Bothell mosque

Worshipers at the Islamic Center of Bothell are fearful of what may happen next after discovering 10 books with hate-motivated language in the mosque’s parking lot Saturday. Bothell police are investigating the incident and other incidents that have happened at the mosque in recent months. Sunday, the Washington chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) sent…


| More in General news, Religion | Topics: anti, Books, Bothell

February 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Two hurt in downtown Seattle shootings

A 17-year-old and 50-year-old were shot overnight in separate incidents in downtown Seattle. Shortly before midnight Friday, a 50-year-old man was critically wounded when he was shot during a fight with three others at a Seattle homeless encampment under the Yesler Way overpass, at Fourth Avenue and Terrace Street. According to the Seattle Police Department, the shooting victim hit a…


Comments | Topics: downtown, Pine Street, Seattle

January 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Kent pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by van

A 62-year-old Kent woman suffered life-threatening injuries after a van hit her while she was walking on the sidewalk on the east hill of Kent Friday night. Kent police are investigating the accident in the 24100 block of 104th Avenue Southeast, where the woman crossed a driveway in front of the van, which was waiting to make…


Comments | Topics: Kent, Kent police, Pedestrian

October 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Skateboarder injured and trapped after smashing van window

A skateboarder suffered serious injuries on Sunday night after a minivan rode over him and trapped him in North Seattle. At 5 p.m. a male pedestrian attacked a man’s blue minivan with a skateboard at the intersection of 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 80th Street. The skateboarder apparently blocked the path of the minivan at the traffic light…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: attack, minivan, skateboarder

October 19, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Bellevue father and infant twin sons found safe

Update| 1:43 p.m. Bellevue police report the man and his two children who went missing Friday night have been found safe today. The infant twin boys are back with their mother while the 26-year-old father was taken to a hospital for mental evaluation. Earlier, we reported that Bellevue police were asking for the public’s help in locating the Bellevue man and his sons. Laura…


Comments | Topics: Bellevue Police, Luis Martinez-Garibay, missing twins

October 19, 2013 at 11:09 AM

Driver in fatal crash arrested after mother returns her to scene

One woman was killed and another injured in a two-car rollover collision early today in which the driver and all the occupants of one of the cars fled, Seattle police said. The driver was arrested after she called home, and her mother returned her to the scene, according to police. The crash occurred shortly before 4 a.m. at…


Comments | Topics: hit and run, rollover, Seattle Police

October 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM

Pedestrian hurt in Rainier Avenue hit-and-run

Seattle police are investigating a hit-and-run in the 9200 block of Rainier Avenue South that seriously injured a 40-year-old pedestrian about 10:40 p.m. Saturday. Police report that one person said a vehicle struck the pedestrian and took off without rendering aid. Another person described the vehicle as gray, but there was no further description, police said. The pedestrian…


Comments | Topics: hit and run, Pedestrian, Rainier Avenue South

September 7, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Police make arrest in downtown Seattle stabbing

Police have arrested a 21-year-old in connection with the Friday night stabbing of a 16-year-old male at Second Avenue and Pine Street. The arrest was made in Tukwila. Seattle police responded to the stabbing just before 8 p.m. Friday. The victim, who had been hanging out with a group of friends, was stabbed five times in the back. He…


Comments | Topics: downtown Seattle, Pine Street, Seattle Police Department

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