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February 7, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Seattle loses bid to put downtown school in federal building

Seattle Public Schools lost its bid Saturday to buy a vacant downtown building for a school. The former Federal Reserve Building, a 90,000-square-foot structure, at Spring Street and Second Avenue, has been vacant since 2008.  In a Tweet, school officials said, “Confirmed: the district did not win auction for former Federal Reserve Building re: downtown school.” Officials…

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February 6, 2015 at 2:42 PM

Man stabbed in downtown Seattle

A 30-year-old man has been hospitalized after being stabbed in the chest at 911 Stewart St. in downtown Seattle. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said one person has been arrested. He said many things remain unclear, including whether the person arrested was also the stabbing victim. “He has really good vitals. He’s in serious, but stable condition,” said Seattle Fire Department…

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February 6, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Rain-swollen Duckabush River floods homes at Brinnon

Duckabush River flooding has inundated a number of homes on Kelly Road in Brinnon, Jefferson County. (KING photo) Seattle Times staff and The Associated Press BRINNON, Jefferson County — A flooding river has washed over at least a half-dozen homes at Brinnon on the Olympic Peninsula. Tanda McMillin, with Jefferson County Emergency Management, said the houses suffered minor…

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February 4, 2015 at 3:59 PM

King County deputy charged with threatening to kill girlfriend

A King County sheriff’s deputy accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend was charged Wednesday with felony harassment, domestic violence. Daniel J. Murphy, 35, was arrested on Sunday and released from jail on bail Monday in connection with the incident at the home he shares with his girlfriend near Issaquah. According to charges, Murphy’s girlfriend was crying and…

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February 4, 2015 at 9:03 AM

Firefighters rescue man stuck inside railway car after walkers hear yells, see feet

A 25-year-old man got stuck head-first after trying to crawl into this access space on an abandoned railway car. (Seattle Fire Department photo) UPDATED, 9:30 a.m. A 25-year-old man who got stuck in a railway car near Shilshole on Tuesday night apparently slid in head-first through a small space accessible from the outside of the abandoned car, according…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Fire Department, Seattle Police, Shilshole

February 3, 2015 at 7:52 AM

SPD’s Nick Metz confirmed as police chief in Colorado

Assistant chief Nick Metz speaking to a community group in August. (Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz has been confirmed as the next chief of police in Aurora, Colo. Metz told The Seattle Times Tuesday morning that the Aurora City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to hire him as…

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February 2, 2015 at 5:57 AM

Snohomish man shot during burglary

Update at 11:48 a.m.: The victim is in stable condition, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives still do not have a good description of the gunman, who remains at large, the sheriff’s office said. Original post: A 22-year-old Snohomish man remains hospitalized at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett after he was apparently shot during a burglary…

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January 27, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Missing Seattle teen returns home

Seattle police say that a 13-year-old girl who went missing on Jan. 16 has returned home. Eliana Perkins was last seen getting into a white Honda on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, police said. The car was reportedly driven by a man in his 30s. Police spokesman Patrick Michaud said that in the days following the girl’s disappearance…

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January 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Testimony in Monfort, McEnroe trials to resume Monday

Following a break, testimony in two death-penalty trials being heard in King County Superior Court in Seattle will resume Monday. In an unusual bit of timing, Christopher Monfort, suspected of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, and Joseph McEnroe, charged with killing six members of his then-girlfriend’s family in Carnation in 2007, are being tried…

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January 23, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Counterfeit Seahawks jerseys seized from Washington man in Arizona

UPDATE at 2:58 p.m. A spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security in Arizona said that a man who had about 100 counterfeit Seahawks jerseys on him when he was pulled over during a traffic stop Thursday was from East Wenatchee, Douglas County — not exactly the Seattle area. The Seattle Times is not naming the 36-year-old man…

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Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter | Topics: counterfeit Seahawks jerseys, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Seahawks

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