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February 19, 2015 at 10:27 AM

School District: Magnolia luring accusation a ‘misunderstanding’

A minivan driver who allegedly tried to lure a child in the Magnolia neighborhood on Wednesday was actually a contract employee for the district and the incident was a misunderstanding, Seattle Public Schools said Thursday morning. Police were notified Wednesday by a woman who said she was waiting with her elementary school-aged child near 34th Avenue…


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: luring, Magnolia

February 17, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Police: Student planned to ‘shoot up’ Bellevue school

A 17-year-old boy accused of threatening to “shoot up” the International School in Bellevue has been booked for investigation of felony harassment, according to court documents. The boy, a senior at the school, was arrested on Friday and booked into the King County Youth Services Center. Prosecutors say they have a deadline of Thursday to file criminal charges. The…


| More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue Police, International School, school threats

February 17, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Partner of slain Seattle officer testifies in Monfort trial

Seattle police Officer Britt Sweeney Kelly testifies Tuesday in King County Superior Court. (Christine Clarridge / The Seattle Times) Update at 3:11 p.m.: Court adjourned for the day Tuesday just after Kelly testified that she and her partner, Timothy Brenton, pulled their patrol car over moments before shots were fired, killing Brenton. Kelly will resume her testimony…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Christopher Monfort, death penalty, King County Superior Court

February 17, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Car overturns in North Seattle

Firefighters assisted three people in the alley at 112 Northwest 44th Street. on Tuesday morning. The driver confused the brake pedal for the gas pedal and backed up a rock wall, flipping the car. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) Update at 9:46 a.m.: The Seattle Fire Department says in a tweet the injuries appear to be…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Fire Department, Traffic accident

February 13, 2015 at 9:19 AM

International School in Bellevue closed after Internet threat

UPDATE, 10:45 a.m. | Closed Friday after receiving a threat on social media, the International School in Bellevue will be open again on Monday, Feb. 23, principal Jennifer Rose said. The school will be on a planned vacation for midwinter break next week. ORIGINAL POST | The International School in Bellevue was closed Friday after the school…


Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Bellevue, International School, threat

February 12, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Woman struck by car in Shoreline

A pedestrian has been hospitalized after being struck by a car at North 160th Street and Aurora Avenue North in Shoreline. According to the King County Sheriff’s Office, the woman suffered broken bones after being hit. The crash remains under investigation, there is no indication that drugs, alcohol or texting played a factor, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt….


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Sheriff's Office, Shoreline, Traffic accident

February 12, 2015 at 6:38 AM

Police increasing patrols after students targeted in West Seattle

UPDATE 1:48 P.M. Seattle police say they have increased patrols in West Seattle in reaction to a spike in crimes targeting middle- and high-school students. Police say that since January thieves have stolen backpacks, cell phones and cash from victims. One 15-year-old has been arrested in connection with a robbery near California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Lander…


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Chief Sealth International High School, Denny International Middle School, West Seattle

February 7, 2015 at 10:56 PM

Power being restored on Mercer Island

Update, 1:27 a.m.: PSE is reporting that power has been restored to all but a few hundred customers, and the lights should come on by morning. A PSE update after 1 a.m. said 254 customers were still without power. Original post: Nearly 6,000 homes and businesses on Mercer Island were without power Saturday night after an outage. According to Puget Sound…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Mercer Island, outage, Puget Sound Energy

February 7, 2015 at 7:51 PM

Body found in vacant Bellevue apartment

Bellevue police say maintenance workers discovered a body in a vacant apartment Saturday afternoon. Detective Amanda Jensen said police were called to The Ridgedale Apartments, in the 600 block of 141st Court Southeast, around 2 p.m. The body is that of an adult. Police are investigating, Jensen said, declining to release additional information.


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: apartment, Bellevue Police, body

February 7, 2015 at 6:59 PM

‘Walking While Black’ protesters carry golf clubs to spotlight arrest

About 150 people slogged through the rain Saturday afternoon during a rally to support a retired King County Metro driver who was arrested on Capitol Hill last summer while out for his daily walk. In honor of William Wingate and in protest of his arrest, “Walking While Black” marchers carried a variety of golf clubs. In July, Wingate, was…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: golf club, protest, Seattle Police

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