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July 20, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Cooler weather, lower winds helping to contain wildfires

Damper weather and slower winds helped firefighters this morning in their efforts to contain the hundreds of thousands of acres of wildfires that have charred Central Washington. In Pateros, the heart of the massive Carlton Complex fire, humidity hit 26 percent on Sunday morning and winds calmed to 7-9 mph, according to the National Weather Service. In…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: cooler temperatures, Entiat Valley, Leavenworth

April 19, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Man fatally shot in Central District

Update| 4:40 p.m. A 24-year-old man was shot and killed early this morning in Seattle’s Central District. Police responded to 911 calls at 2:35 a.m. reporting shots fired at the 2200 block of East Union Street. They found the the man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest, and he was taken to Harborview Medical Center. The Seattle…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Central District, Seattle Police Department, shooting

March 15, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Shell reports crude-oil spill at Anacortes refinery

About 6,300 gallons of crude oil spilled this morning at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes. Shell spokeswoman Destin Singleton said the leak was entirely contained to the site. A Coast Guard flyover confirmed that no oil spilled into local waters, said Lisa Copeland, spokeswoman with the state Department of Ecology. Copeland said the refinery was…

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Comments | Topics: crude oil spill, Shell Puget Sound Refinery

March 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Marysville police arrest man for impersonating officer

Marysville police arrested a 27-year-old Renton man Friday for allegedly identifying himself as a law- enforcement officer while robbing two men last month. The man is suspected of wearing SWAT gear and identifying himself as “task force” when he pointed a gun at two people Feb. 6 and ordered them out of their car, according to…

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Comments | Topics: impersonating officer, Marysville Police Department, robbery

February 1, 2014 at 1:55 PM

College student from Seattle dies in N.Y. hit-and-run

A Bard College student from Seattle, Evelina Martin Brown, died in a hit-and-run accident in Tivoli, N.Y., late Friday night. according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. She was 20. Brown, known as Lina, was a 2012 graduate of Garfield High School, according to her Facebook page. A second student, Sarah McCausland, 19, of Winnetka, Ill., also…

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Comments | Topics: Bard College, Evelina Martin Brown, Seattle

September 29, 2013 at 2:43 PM

High winds, rain moving through Puget Sound

A day after record rains drenched Western Washington, the region was pelted by more precipitation along with gusty winds from a storm the National Weather Service said had the potential to be one of the strongest ever in September. The service issued a “high wind warning” for much of Western Washington from 5 p.m. Sunday to 4…

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Comments | Topics: high wind, rain, storm