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January 11, 2013 at 6:38 AM

Boy struck by school bus in Ferndale airlifted to Harborview

The Washington State Patrol says a 7-year-old boy struck by a school bus in Ferndale Thursday afternoon has been airlifted to a Seattle hospital. Troopers say the boy had just gotten off the bus and was crossing in front of it when the bus hit him. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center. KOMO-TV reported he was…

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January 5, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Search area narrowed for missing Florida skydiver

Police have narrowed the search area for missing skydiver Kurt Ruppert based on information from his cell phone as well as the flight pattern of the airplane he jumped from, the King County Sheriff’s office said Saturday. Ruppert, 29, of Palatka, Fla., was last seen Thursday afternoon after he made a jump from a helicopter at 6,500…

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January 5, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Large footprints lead police to burglary suspect

Monroe police say a man’s big feet helped lead to his arrest in a burglary investigation. The Daily Herald of Everett reported that officers responded to the burglary on Thursday morning and saw huge footprints in the frozen grass. They immediately thought of a suspect who’d been arrested in a car theft case just two days before …

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January 5, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Saturday Memo: Clear skies for the Hawks? … Federally licensed firearms … tsunami warning canceled

National Weather Service / Forecast At least it won’t be rainy Sunday in D.C.: It’s true that the Seahawks won’t have the home-team advantage for Sunday’s game at FedEx Field, but as they go for their first road playoff win since 1983, at least they should be playing in decent weather. While forecasters are…

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January 5, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Passenger killed in one-car collision in downtown Seattle

A man in his late 20s or early 30s was killed early Saturday morning after the car in which he was riding struck a concrete barrier and a wall and overturned near the Washington State Convention Center downtown, Seattle Police reported. An officer on patrol downtown came upon the collision shortly after 2 a.m. near Sixth Avenue and Union…

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December 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

In Walla Walla County, couple weds at Pioneer Park aviary

With same-sex marriage now legal in Washington, ceremonies began taking place today across the state, including in Walla Walla, where Kathleen Claymore and Shara Orcutt married this morning at a location that’s special to them both — the Pioneer Park aviary. “Shara proposed to me the at the aviary,” said Claymore, a student in the Walla Walla Community College culinary program. The…

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November 3, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Man charged with second-degree murder in girlfriend’s death

A 30-year-old King County man has been charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend. The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Scottye Miller had 15 previous domestic violence convictions dating back to 2002, according to the Associated Press. Prosecutors allege Miller killed 33-year-old Tricia Patricelli in her Auburn apartment Tuesday, two weeks after finishing a…

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October 17, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Man arrested in connection with harassment of anti-same-sex marriage volunteer

King County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 23-year-old Burien man suspected of tearing a “Reject R-74” sign off a campaign volunteer’s car and calling her names, then shoving another woman who tried to help her. Sgt. Cindi West, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said the man was arrested at a house in the 900 block of 164 St.  S.E.  just after 10:00…

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Comments | Topics: arrest, campaign worker, Referendum 74

September 22, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Suspect in Yancy Noll killing denied bail

A suspect in the Aug. 31 killing of popular wine steward Yancy Noll was ordered held without bond at King County Jail Saturday after a judge was told that he had gone to great lengths to conceal possible evidence of the crime — including hiding his car,  repainting its wheels, replacing glass that had been shot out of the passenger side, and…

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September 22, 2012 at 12:49 PM

App helps passenger find missing iPad at flight attendant’s home

Police say a Nevada man who lost his iPad on an airplane used an app called Find My iPad to locate it inside the Oregon home of a flight attendant. Officers in Oregon City, outside Portland, arrested the 43-year-old flight attendant for Horizon Air Friday evening, according to the Associated Press. She allegedly told officers that a passenger…

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