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January 10, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Police arrest three suspects in Seattle drive-by shootings

Seattle police have arrested three people — ages 16, 17 and 19 — in connection with recent drive-by shootings in southeast Seattle. The shootings occurred in the last weeks of 2014. One of the shootings occurred about 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at a house in the 7700 block of 46th Avenue South. The same house was shot at again around…

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January 10, 2015 at 10:33 AM

Son arrested after father fatally shot in Redmond home

A 22-year-old man is being held on investigation of homicide after his father was shot and killed late Friday afternoon at a home east of Redmond, said King County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. DB Gates. A call to the police  at 5:25 p.m. described an argument between the son and his 51-year-old father at the residence in the…

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November 1, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Masked intruders assault man in Rainier Valley home invasion

Three people, one wearing a Ronald Reagan mask, broke into a Rainier Valley home late on Halloween night, struck a man with a gun and robbed him, according to Seattle police and the victim. The homeowner, who asked not to be named, was alone in the house in the 4500 block of South Findlay Street, just off Rainier…

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November 1, 2014 at 10:24 AM

5 wounded in U District shooting

Five people were wounded in a University District shooting early Saturday in a fight outside a bar, according to Seattle police. More than 20 rounds were exchanged. Police spokesman Detective Patrick Michaud said witnesses described a group of people arguing in front of a bar in the 5200 block of University Way Northeast. Punches were thrown and one person who was…

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September 14, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Two police cars crash into one another in downtown Seattle

Two police cars collided Sunday afternoon at the intersection of 7th and Pine in downtown Seattle (Photo by Ed Clem / Special to The Seattle Times) Two Seattle police cars crashed into one another en route to a call in downtown Seattle early Sunday afternoon. One of the police cars was pushed by the impact under the…

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September 14, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Police catch breakfast-time burglar in Wallingford

Police caught a 34-year-old man after he walked into an occupied Wallingford home Sunday morning. Around 7:30 a.m, the owner of the home in the 1200 block of North Allen Place was in his kitchen and was startled when a stranger walked in. The intruder ran out. The homeowner called the police and gave officers a description of the intruder and where…

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September 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Pleasure boat runs aground in Pleasant Harbor near Brinnon, Jefferson County

The 65-foot pleasure boat Avalon ran aground Sunday morning in Pleasant Harbor at Brinnon. ( U.S. Coast Guard photo) The Coast Guard and Washington State Department of Ecology are working to prevent a potential diesel fuel spill from a 65-foot pleasure boat that ran aground near Pleasant Harbor near Brinnon in Jefferson County early Sunday morning At…

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March 28, 2014 at 3:56 PM

A view from inside the search area

A truck hauls rocks up the road Washington State Department of Transportation crews are making to allow emergency vehicles and construction crews access to the Darrington side of the mudslide on Highway 530. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)   On the sixth day after the catastrophic Snohomish County mudslide, the most frenetic activity at the…

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March 28, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Mudslide search hindered by wind, rain

State troopers are stationed at the traffic roadblock near mile marker 38 on Highway 530 in Darrington during heavy rain on Friday. (Marcus Yam / The Seattle Times) The strongest rains of the week are expected to soak the mudslide zone today. “The biggest challenges that they are facing right now with the heavy water is, first…

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February 26, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Alaska Airlines CEO urges Ariz. gov to veto bill aimed at gays

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden sent a strongly worded letter Wednesday to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer urging her to veto Senate Bill 1062, which would permit businesses to refuse service to customers on religious grounds. Opponents of the measure say it’s intended to allow discrimination against gays. “This divisive law implies that all are not welcome, that diversity is…

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