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November 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Islamic group: Vandalism at Snohomish County cemetery may be hate crime

Members of the local Bosnian community are calling for a thorough investigation after 15 to 20 headstones at the Islamic Cemetery of the Bosniaks in Woodinville were toppled and damaged. A family visiting the nearly 100-year-old cemetery, located in unincorporated Snohomish County, called other members of Bosnian Muslim community in greater Seattle on Thursday to report the damage,…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gravestones damaged, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, Woodinville

November 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Sawant spends five hours in jail and continues $15 wage push

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant said Thursday that even though she spent five hours in jail the previous night, after a protest outside Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac, her push to raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 will continue. Speaking from her office, Sawant said “last night’s action was really inspiring for everybody.” “We have to keep up the…

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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: $15 minimum wage, Alaska Airlines, Kshama Sawant

November 17, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Man beaten and targeted with anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill

A man was beaten and was the target of anti-gay slurs on Capitol Hill early Monday morning, according to Seattle police. Police say that the victim was attacked by three or four men while he was smoking a cigarette near Belmont Avenue and East Pike Street about 1:30 a.m.. The victim, police said, could not describe his attackers. The…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Capitol Hill, hate-crime, Seattle Police Department

November 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Bicyclist hit by car on Capitol Hill

UPDATE: 10:50 a.m. | The cyclist’s injuries are considered non-life threatening, according to a tweet from the Seattle Fire Department. ORIGINAL POST | A bicyclist was taken to Harborview Medical Center after being struck by a car on Capitol Hill Monday morning. Seattle Fire Department Lt. Harold Webb said the bicyclist was struck at 119 Summit Ave…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bicyclist, Capitol Hill

November 12, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Thousands remain without power

UPDATE: 10 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy has restored power to nearly 200,000 customers, but 19,000 are still without power. Power should be restored to most customers by Thursday, PSE said. Crews will continue working overnight. UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. | Puget Sound Energy has brought in crews from Canada, Oregon and Eastern Washington to help…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: power outages, school closures, wind

November 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Woman injured trying to stop North Seattle carjacking

Update at 4:42 p.m.: Witnesses told officers that the suspect struck the woman with her own car, according to the police department. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect has been taken into custody, police said. Original post: A woman whose car was stolen in North Seattle Monday was hospitalized after she jumped on…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: carjacking, Phinney Ridge, Seattle Police Department

November 10, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Theft of delivery van leaves Belltown food bank scrambling

When volunteers for a Belltown food bank arrived at 6 a.m. Monday morning to start their rounds picking up donations they were greeted with a heartbreaking site: their sole delivery van was gone. Lynn Nishimura, executive director for Puget Sound Labor Agency, said she and other volunteers scrambled into action — many hopped into personal cars to pick up…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: food bank, theft

November 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

I-90 blocked near Eastgate after chase ends in crash

Update at 11:11 a.m.: All lanes of westbound I-90 at Eastgate have reopenbed, according to the DOT. Update at 10:43 a.m.: Two left lanes, including the HOV lane, are now open on westbound I-90 at Eastgate, according to the state Department of Transportation. The backup is still at about six miles. Update at 10:16 a.m.: The state…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Eastgate, police pursuit, Washington State Patrol

November 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Truck driver ejected in crash not seriously hurt

The Washington State Patrol said that a man who was ejected from his truck on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood on Thursday suffered only minor injuries. Trooper Mark Francis said troopers were called to a rollover accident in which a man was reportedly ejected from a box truck when it was struck by a car that had made “an unsafe lane change.” “Typically when people…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: accident, Washington State Patrol

November 6, 2014 at 11:02 PM

1 killed, 1 injured in Fremont apartment building fire

UPDATE 11:40 a.m. Seattle police say that a 58-year-old man who suffered second and third-degree burns on his hands during an apartment fire in Fremont Thursday night was injured trying to save an elderly neighbor who was on fire. The 81-year-old man who suffered burns to 95 percent of his body died hours after the fire,…

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