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December 3, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Driver dies as car plunges off Puget Drive in Renton

UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. | Police say the 2014 Lexus was speeding erratically when it left the road at a curve, plunged over an embankment and crashed into trees. ORIGINAL POST | One person was killed when a car traveled off South Puget Drive and down an embankment in Renton early Wednesday, Renton police reported. Police said the…

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November 26, 2014 at 6:06 AM

Minor flooding under way; more rain expected

UPDATE, 7:50 a.m. | Minor flooding was occurring this morning on parts of the Snoqualmie River near Carnation and Snoqualmie, on the Stillaguamish River at Arlington and on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County. Flooding also occurred along the Puyallup River at Orting, where recent levee work was crediting with keeping floodwaters away from the town. Major flooding is not expected, although…

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November 25, 2014 at 8:43 AM

WSDOT offers Thanksgiving travel tips

Traveling in-state for Thanksgiving weekend?   Your destination is likely set, but if you can be flexible about when you make the trip, you might save yourself a headache. The state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has posted some helpful information online, including color-coded, hour-by hour looks at what to expect on some of the state’s most heavily traveled sections of…

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November 25, 2014 at 7:06 AM

NB Highway 99 reopens after accident in Battery Street Tunnel

UPDATE, 6:24 a.m. | The accident in the Battery Street Tunnel has cleared and all lanes are open, but long delays are expected as traffic begins to clear, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A collision at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday closed all northbound lanes of Highway 99 through the Battery Street tunnel…

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November 21, 2014 at 8:23 AM

One dead, five injured in Pasco shootings

Tri-City Herald One person is dead and five others are injured following a series of shootings in Pasco that police say may be gang related. Three shootings occurred within a 24-hour span and appear to be connected, said Capt. Jim Raymond. The first shooting late Tuesday left three men with non-life threatening injuries, police said. At least a dozen…

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November 21, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Suspected DUI driver dies after hitting Bremerton church

Associated Press Police in Bremerton say a suspected drunken driver fleeing from an officer died early today in a crash in Bremerton. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle about 2 a.m. Friday but it sped off. The chase only lasted about a minute, police said. The fleeing car hit a building at a “T” intersection, and the…

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November 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Heavy mountain snow expected; I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass reopens

Update at 8:20 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqulamie Pass has reopened. The transportation department estimates the roadway will close and reopen throughout the night. Update at 7:32 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass has closed because of heavy snow and disabled vehicles blocking the roadway. Update at 6:15 p.m.: Both directions of Interstate 90 near…

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November 13, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Father charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of Burien infant

UPDATE, 6:09 p.m. | The Associated Press A 26-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of his 8-month-old daughter. King County prosecutors say Ahmed Ibrahim killed the girl in their Burien apartment and then told police his 2-year-old daughter did it. KOMO-TV says the mother called 911 on Monday to say the girl…

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November 13, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Portland snow threat eases; Seattle gets sun

UPDATE 10:30 a.m. | By midmorning, forecasts for up to 6 inches of snow in the Portland area Thursday were being sharply reduced. Temperatures were staying higher than expected, with the possibility of sleet or freezing rain falling in some areas.  The most recent forecasts said only a small chance of snow remained, but less than 3 inches. A light snow…

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November 10, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Funding goal reached for Native mask behind Seahawks logo

An online funding campaign to bring the mask that inspired the Seahawks logo to Seattle reached its goal Monday, following a two-part fundraising effort that drew more than $22,000 from a total of more than 450 donors. The mask, currently owned by a museum in Maine, arrived at Seattle’s Burke Museum late last month, and will…

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