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November 8, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Seattle School Board votes to settle sexual-assault case for $700,000

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle School Board has voted to pay $700,000 to settle a lawsuit from the family of a girl who was sexually assaulted at Roosevelt High School by a registered sex offender. School Board member Michael DeBell told KIRO the board settled to prevent the case from going to court. The 14-year-old freshman was assaulted in…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: registered sex offender, Seattle schoo board, Sexual assault

November 6, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Peters’ edge over Dale Estey grows in race for Seattle School Board

Sue Peters’ lead over Suzanne Dale Estey for a seat on the Seattle School Board has grown slightly. In Tuesday night’s returns, the split was about 51.5 percent to 48.2 percent. On Wednesday, it widened to 51.8 percent to 47.9 percent. For Peters, the good news is that more of the new votes – about 53.5…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: Seattle School Board, Sue Peters, Suzanne Dale Estey

October 5, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Motorcyclist injured seriously in collision on Lake City Way NE

Detectives are investigating a collision last night between a Honda CRV and a motorcycle on Lake City Way Northeast near Northeast 95th Street, Seattle police reported. The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. The 26-year-old man driving the motorcycle was headed northbound on Lake City Way Northeast and the 71-year-old woman driving the Honda was southbound, both approaching Northeast 95th.  Their vehicles collided as the Honda driver was making a…

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Comments | Topics: Lake City Way Northeast, motorcycle accident, Seattle Police

September 28, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Highline customers without power after car strikes utility pole

Nearly 490 Seattle City Light customers in the Highline area between White Center and Burien are still without power after a car hit a pole at 3:30 Saturday morning. Originally some 2,900 customers were without power, said a spokesman for the utility. City Light said power is expected to be restored by 2:30 Saturday afternoon to all…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: power outage, Seattle City Light

September 28, 2013 at 11:08 AM

Father out of hospital, in jail after suspected overdose of young son

The conditions of a Redmond man and his 4-year-old son have improved since they were hospitalized following a suspected heroin overdose, according to the Redmond Police Department. In a news release, the department said the father has been transferred to police custody and booked into the King County Jail on attempted first-degree murder and related charges. Police and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: heroin overdose, Redmond Police Department

September 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM

2 arrested in stolen pickup after long chase on I-405

The Associated Press Authorities say two people in a stolen pickup truck in Lynnwood led State Patrol troopers on a chase down Interstate 405, dodging spike strips before finally being stopped in Renton. The chase began around 7:20 a.m. Monday after troopers clocked a pickup going 78 mph on Interstate 5. The driver refused to stop and…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Interstate-405, state troopers, stolen pickup

August 3, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Thurston County deputies seize starving horses

Thurston County sheriff’s deputies say they have seized 14 starving horses from a farm south of Olympia, and now a charity is scrambling to find people and money to care for the animals. The deputies served a search warrant on the farm near Rochester on Thursday. Among the horses seized was a mare nursing a foal…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County, starving horses, Thurston County Sheriff's Office

August 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Crews resume work on final piece of Colockum Tarps Fire line

Firefighting crews in the Wenatchee area, unable Friday to complete the final segment of fire line along the western perimeter of the Colockum Tarps Fire, resumed their efforts today and expect to remain at it for 3 to 4 more days. Burn-out operations, including smoke and smoke columns, may be visible from points throughout the Kittitas Valley for…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Colockum Tarps Fire, evacuation, Wenatchee fire

June 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Local reaction to Supreme Court ruling on Defense of Marriage Act

Here is a collection of responses to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that strikes down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act. Washington State Sen. Ed Murray, prime sponsor of Washington’s same-sex marriage law: “Today’s historic decisions by the United States Supreme Court overturning DOMA and dismissing the challenge to marriage equality in California are…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: DOMA, reaction to ruling, Supreme Court

February 16, 2013 at 4:44 PM

Three robbed in West Seattle Friday night

Three juveniles were robbed at gun and knife-point Friday night in West Seattle. They were in the 2600 block of California Avenue Southwest just before 9 p.m. when four suspects, all wearing masks or bandanas over their faces, approached them, displayed a gun and knives, stole a phone and camera and then ran off, Seattle Police reported. The blotter item said…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: robbery, Seattle Police, West Seattle

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