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January 11, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Coroner identifies 3 teens who died in Kitsap County crash

Three teenagers died when a car, driven by a fourth teen who survived, rolled over in Kitsap County early Sunday morning. Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said the accident was reported by a passerby at 3:16 a.m., and police arrived on the scene 11 minutes later. The car, a 1996 Toyota Corolla, flipped and was found…

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January 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Man shot in leg near University District club

A man was shot in the leg outside a University District nightclub early Sunday morning, according to the Seattle Police Department. Firefighters took the man, who was not identified, to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting occurred at about 2 a.m. in the area near Northeast 45th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast. There was…

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September 7, 2014 at 1:42 PM

New orca calf born, first since 2012

An orca gave birth, perhaps within the past week, to a calf, the first killer-whale birth in the Salish Sea since 2012, according to the Center for Whale Research. Researchers on Saturday first saw the calf, tucked between two adult females. The calf  had creases on its side, so-called “fetal folds,” which indicate that it was probably less…

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September 7, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Body found in Lake Union

Seattle police pulled a body from the water Sunday morning after receiving calls from witnesses who saw it floating in the south end of Lake Union. Harbor units responded within 10 minutes and recovered the body, according to Officer Patrick Michaud. They turned the body over to the medical examiner. The department hasn’t disclosed the gender of…

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September 7, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters at Willapa Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard used an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter Saturday night to rescue two boaters near Willapa Bay who were stuck in the mud trying to walk their 12-foot aluminum skiff to shore. The Coast Guard crew, stationed at Astoria, Ore., were called in to help free a 67-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman who left their…

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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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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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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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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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