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November 2, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Vancouver couple accused of selling counterfeit air bags

The Associated Press A Vancouver couple accused of selling thousands of dollars worth of items stolen from retail stores may also be under investigation for selling counterfeit air bags. Yveginey and Lyudmila Smirnov were arrested by police in late May after allegedly buying $750 worth of purportedly stolen items from an undercover investigator working for Safeway’s Organized…

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November 2, 2012 at 6:45 AM

Friday Memo: Cops crash, octopus outrage, wolves and lawmakers

Weather: Mild temperatures and partly cloudy, followed by light rain and rain of other varieties during the weekend. Hang in there for a possible sun break Friday or Saturday. ‘Tis November. The National Weather Service forecast. Freeway backed up big-time: Update (8:27 a.m.): All lanes are now open. Earlier: One lane is blocked in both directions on…

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September 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Man dies at Snohomish County Jail after use of Taser

Updated at 11:10 a.m.: The Snohomish County medical examiner is investigating the cause of death of a 60-year-old man who died at the Snohomish County Jail. The man was taken into custody Friday around 9:30 p.m. by Everett police for alleged shoplifting of merchandise at a gas station and convenience store in the 3000 block of…

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August 16, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Morning Memo / Thursday: Smokin’ hot … cooling centers … power outage

UPDATED: Includes latest number of customers affected by power outage. Weather:  Seattle-area weather wimps are bracing for extra hot weather Thursday and Friday. How hot? The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning that will remain in effect from noon Thursday until Friday night. The forecast calls for temperatures…

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August 13, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Morning Memo / Monday: Hot week … better traffic … the ‘If Project’

Weather:  Remember that end-of-summer story, “Sorry, but summer is almost outta here,” published  last week? Statistics are one thing, actual weather quite another. That story is so last week. We are looking at several days of glorious summer weather, with temperatures in Western Washington in the 90s by Thursday and Friday….

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July 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Body of park ranger recovered from Mount Rainier

The Associated Press LONGMIRE – The body of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger who fell to his death two weeks ago during a rescue operation was recovered Thursday by helicopter. Park spokeswoman Patti Wold says the recovery went smoothly in clear weather. The body of Nick Hall was flown to the Sunrise ranger station to be…

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July 5, 2012 at 6:46 AM

Man shot in South Seattle; injuries not life threatening

A man was shot early Thursday while driving through a South Seattle neighborhood.  According to Seattle Police, he refused a street-racing challenge and was then followed by people in two cars.  Someone in one of the cars, a silver BMW, fired multiple rounds at the victim’s vehicle, police say, striking him in the upper thigh….

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