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August 8, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Russian man accused of hacking scheme pleads not guilty

A Russian man accused of hacking more than 200,000 credit-card numbers from hundreds of U.S. businesses — including eight Puget Sound-area restaurants — pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle. Roman Seleznev, 30, the son of a prominent member of the Russian Parliament, faces 29 counts related to allegations of creating and operating…

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August 6, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Abandoned bike prompts search of ferry in Seattle

A ferry from Seattle to Bremerton was delayed this morning after someone abandoned a bicycle. A lime-green BMX bike was found on a routine sweep of the ferry Cathlamet after the 8:45 a.m. trip from Bremerton to Seattle. Fearing the owner may have jumped or fallen overboard, crew members searched the ferry, which delayed the 10…

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August 4, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Bicyclist trapped under semi-truck in South Seattle

  UPDATE at 4:01 p.m.: Fire Department medics transported the 26-year-old bicyclist to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. The bicyclist suffered fractures and “road rash,” but was conscious and alert. Original post: The Seattle Fire Department is working to free a bicyclist trapped underneath a semi-truck at Fourth Avenue South and South Spokane Street. Firefighters are using industrial air bags that…

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August 1, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Wildfire evacuations ordered in Okanogan County

A wildfire between Twisp and Winthrop has prompted  evacuations in Okanogan County. Highway 20 is closed west of Twisp and east of Winthrop, the Washington State Department of Transportation reported this afternoon. Traffic is being rerouted via Old Twisp Highway. The fire is 200 to 300 acres, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. The fire…

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July 31, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Police recording released from fatal shooting in Gas Works Park

The Seattle Police Department released an audio recording Thursday of  police radio traffic during Wednesday’s shooting in Gas Works Park in which police officers shot and killed a man after he threatened them with a broken bottle. In the recordings, officers call for a crisis-intervention specialist to calm an agitated homeless man who was later fatally shot…

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July 31, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Police search for suspects in Delridge arson

UPDATE, 11:44 p.m. | Seattle Fire Department investigators concluded Thursday that the house fire was intentionally set. Seattle Police Department arson bomb squad detectives are continuing to search for possible suspects.  Original Post | Detectives from the Seattle Police Department are searching for a group of young men seen running from a burning home in a West Seattle…

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July 30, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Light rail service restored; security threat was groundless

A security threat that turned out to be baseless stalled light-rail service to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this afternoon. The Central Link light rail temporarily stalled operations between the Tukwila International Boulevard and Sea-Tac Airport stations, but has since resumed regular service. The man who made the threat was taken into custody by the Port of Seattle Police,…

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July 29, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Body of man, 70, found in Martha Lake

A 70-year-old man was found dead in Martha Lake today by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s dive team. The team was called to the 16300 block of East Shore Drive around 4 p.m. after the  family members reported they hadn’t seen the man for two hours, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. The family reported that the man…

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July 29, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Bellevue’s Chism beach reopens after sewage scare

The swimming area at Chism Beach Park reopened today after tests showed the water was unaffected by nearby sewage overflow. The City of Bellevue closed the swimming area at the beach, located at 9600 S.E. 11th St., yesterday when sewage was discovered in the vicinity of the park. Water-quality tests taken by county officials yesterday showed that…

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