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November 18, 2011 at 9:01 PM

Police seek help ID'ing person of interest in Des Moines murder

Des Moines police released several photos Friday of a person of interest in the slaying of 19-year-old Jayme Thomas. Police also released photos of two cars they believe were driven by suspects about 30 minutes before the shooting. The images were captured from surveillance video at a Shell station in the 29600 block of Pacific Highway…

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November 18, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Light snow is here — and on the way

A traffic camera captures snow falling in Mill Creek on Friday evening. (Photo courtesy of WSDOT) It’s finally here. Light snow mixed with rain fell in part of Snohomish County, including Lynnwood, early Friday night. Seattle was still dry. The forecast for the city called for a chance of rain and snow showers, but with little chance…

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November 17, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Century-old Monroe church bell found — in pieces

A 34-year-old Snohomish woman was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of a nearly 100-year-old Monroe church bell that had been broken into pieces for scrap metal. An arrest has been made in the theft of a large bell that was recently stolen from St. Mary of the Valley Catholic Church in…

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November 17, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Shoreline house a total loss after explosive fire

A Shoreline house that went up in flames late Wednesday was declared a total loss and was being demolished Thursday, firefighters said. The couple who had lived in the home for years managed to escape through heavy smoke and flames with seconds to spare, officials said. The house in the 300 block of Northwest…

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November 16, 2011 at 9:12 PM

4 arrested in Kitsap grave desecration

Four men are in custody in connection with the desecration of a dozen graves — many belonging to military veterans — north of Poulsbo, the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. The Sheriff’s Office said vandals removed brass name plaques from the Breidablik Community Evergreen Cemetery and tried to sell them to a scrap-metal dealership. The…

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November 16, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Snohomish Co. inmate who was found dead is ID'd

The inmate found dead in her Snohomish County Jail last week has been identified as Lindsey E. Lason, 27, of Everett. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office released her name this week, but said the cause and manner of Lason’s death haven’t been determined. Lason failed to wake up Friday when corrections staff visited her cell…

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November 16, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Seattle mayor "sorry" Occupy Seattle protesters were pepper-sprayed

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn apologized Wednesday to peaceful Occupy Seattle protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police officers on Tuesday. The mayor said the city will review the use of pepper spray and try “to ensure appropriate commanders are on the ground at these kinds of events.” “Last night, the police used pepper spray in two separate incidents,…

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November 15, 2011 at 10:56 PM

Seattle police arrest shooting suspect

A 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of shooting a 33-year-old man in the stomach, Seattle police said The shooting happened Nov. 6 near MLK Jr Way South and South Dearborn Street, police said. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was being interviewed Tuesday night and was expected to be booked into the…

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November 15, 2011 at 10:36 PM

It's a bird, a plane, a UFO … or maybe just meteors

The calls came into newsrooms across the Seattle area Tuesday night. Even the Federal Aviation Administration got a few. Callers wanted to know: What was that bright object streaking across the sky? Was it a UFO? Well, it wasn’t a plane, said the FAA. Nothing weather-related, said the National Weather Service. And it couldn’t have been the Space Station….

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November 15, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Police arrest 6 Occupy Seattle marchers

Occupy Seattle protesters occupy the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Pine Street at rush hour on Tuesday (Dean Rutz / The Seattle Times) UPDATE  9:37 PM: Police now say they arrested a total of six people. A man assaulted an officer near Third Avenue and Wall Street, and was booked into…

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