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April 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Source: Ex-Boston police commissioner is candidate for SPD chief

A former Boston Police Department commissioner, Kathleen O’Toole, has emerged as a candidate to become Seattle’s next police chief, according to a source with knowledge of the search process. O’Toole, 59, also has held key positions overseeing police reforms in Ireland and Connecticut. The Seattle Police Department is currently under a court-ordered consent decree with the…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Boston Police Department, Kathleen O'Tootle, Seattle Police Department

April 22, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Two more victims of the mudslide identified

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office this morning added couple Steve and Theresa Harris to the list of mudslide victims. According to a previous story, the Harrises were south Texans who came to Washington in 1998 for his job as a naval architect at Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) in Seattle. Theresa was a retired nurse, according to her…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: Harris, identified, mudslide

April 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Off-duty SPD officer struck by hit-and-run driver

An off-duty Seattle police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sodo around 2 p.m. today. The officer, who has not been identified, was directing traffic for a private company at First Avenue South and South Atlantic Street when he was struck, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Apparently the driver had driven around a line of stopped cars. When the…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: hit and run, Seattle Police Department, Sodo

April 17, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Driver dies after striking pole in North Seattle

Seattle police say that a man who crashed a minivan into a telephone pole in North Seattle yesterday may have suffered some type of medical emergency before the accident. Police spokeswoman Renee Witt said in a news release that officers were called to 8th Avenue Northwest, near Northwest 65th Street, after the minivan went over a curb and a planted…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, Seattle Police Department

April 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Bellevue cop fired for mishandling colleague’s alleged DUI

A Bellevue police officer who did not cite a colleague for drunken driving, conduct field sobriety tests or make an effort to obtain the officer’s blood-alcohol level before letting him leave with his wife, has been fired. Officer Doug Brennan, who has been on administrative leave since February, was  fired Wednesday. Chief Linda Pillo found that Brennan…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bellevue Police Department, DUI

April 17, 2014 at 7:42 AM

All 39 victims identified in Snohomish County mudslide

All 39 victims of the Oso-area mudslide have been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. This morning the office released the names of victims: Wyatt Ruthven, 4,  Sandra K. Miller, 64, and Ronald P. DeQuilettes, 52. Wyatt was killed with his parents, Shane Ruthven and Katie Ruthven, his brother, Hunter, 6, and his grandparents, JuDee Vandenburg and Lou Vandenburg. Miller…

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0 Comments | Topics: mudslide, Oso, Oso mudslide

April 16, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Toddler injured in fall from window in Seattle

A toddler has been taken to Harborview Medical Center after apparently falling from a third-story window near Columbia City. Seattle police and fire department medics were called to the 3800 block of South Oregon Street just after 10 a.m. following reports of the fall. The injured girl is 1 1/2, Seattle police said. “When we arrived she was…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Columbia City, fall, Harborview Medical Center

April 16, 2014 at 9:39 AM

School bus collision with semi results in minor injuries

An 8-year-old child was taken to an Everett-area hospital after his school bus collided with a semitrailer on Highway 9 this morning. State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said that only two children, ages 6 and 8, were on the bus when the two vehicles collided near Marysville. The incident is under investigation.

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Marysville, school bus crash, semi-truck

April 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Death toll in Snohomish County slide hits 39

The Oso-area mudslide has claimed the lives of 39 victims, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. In a news release this morning, agency officials said they have positively identified 36 of the 39 people killed in the March 22 slide. Seven people remain missing. RELATED STORIES State land chief breaks vow, takes timber industry money More

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