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September 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Indecent exposure reported near West Seattle school

Seattle police are looking into whether a man who exposed himself to a girl on the playground at Holy Rosary School in West Seattle is responsible to a string of West Seattle flashings last year. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said officers were called to the school at 4142 42nd Ave. S.W. around 12:05 p.m. for a report…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: indecent exposure, Seattle Police Department, West Seattle

September 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Motorcyclist seriously injured, driver arrested in Seattle crash

Update 3:55 p.m. A 19-year-old driver accused of hitting a motorcyclist in Madrona on Monday was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence. Seattle police, in a news release, said: “a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer developed probable cause to arrest the man. Investigators will now obtain a warrant and collect a sample of his blood for further impairment…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, motorcycle crash, Seattle Fire Department

September 5, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Boy hit by car in Wallingford

Update at 11:58 a.m.: The 12-year-old boy injured when he was hit by a car Friday morning is expected to be released from Harborview Medical Center soon, according to Seattle Public Schools. The district said the boy is a seventh-grader at Hamilton Middle School; some media outlets had reported he is a sixth-grader. Update 10:04 a.m.: Seattle…

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

September 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Owner of dogs that attacked woman on Beacon Hill unknown

Two dogs that were taken to the Seattle Animal Shelter after mauling a woman on Wednesday are under quarantine. Don Jordan, shelter director, said the dogs, both females, are “pit bull-type dogs.” “We have no definitive information about the ownership of the dogs. They’ve been cared for; they’re in great shape,” Jordan said. Seattle police and medics were…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Beacon Hill, dog attack, Seattle Animal Shelter

September 4, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Civilian head of sheriff oversight quits; neck restraints ‘last straw’

Charles Gaither, the first director of King County’s Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO), said he will leave the job on Friday after what he describes as three “difficult” years. “It’s a difficult environment when you don’t have the capacity to compel change,” he said. “This was not the best recipe for effective civilian…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Charles Gaither, King County Sheriff's Office, Office of Law Enforcement Oversight

September 4, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Motorcyclist killed in I-5 crash near Lynnwood

Update at 6:42 p.m.: The motorcyclist who died after rear-ending a car on Interstate 5 near Lynnwood has been identified as a 65-year-old Kirkland man, the Washington State Patrol said on Thursday afternoon. William R. Milne was riding northbound on I-5 when he struck a Toyota Corolla driven by a 32-year-old Edmonds man. Traffic had been slowing…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: fatal motorcycle crash, Lynnwood, State Patrol

September 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Police looking for gunmen in two overnight shootings

Seattle police are investigating two non-fatal shootings, only minutes apart, overnight. At 11:26 p.m. police were called to the 7500 block of 24th Avenue Southwest, in West Seattle, for a report of gunfire. The 911 caller told dispatchers they had heard possibly five gunshots followed by with screams, according to a police report. When officers arrived they found a…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Mount Baker, Seattle Police Department, shooting

September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Woman mauled by 2 pit bulls in South Seattle

Update 1:12 p.m.: Stephen Pellegrini knew he had to do something when he saw two pit bulls attacking a young woman in South Seattle. The 52-year-old Renton man was driving near Boeing Field on Wednesday morning when he saw  the two dogs mauling a petite woman, whom he first believed was a teenager. He  stopped his car on South Cloverdale…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: pit bull, Seattle Animal Shelter, Seattle Fire Department

September 3, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Teen wounded in Federal Way shooting

A teenage boy was taken to Seattle’s Haborview Medical Center after a shooting Tuesday night in Federal Way. The boy was in the 1800 block of South 288th Street around 9:24 p.m. when he was shot, said department spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. The teen was shot in the shoulder and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Neighbors told KIRO…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Federal Way, not cooperating, teen shot

September 2, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Warmest July-August on record in Seattle

The average temperature in July and August in the Seattle area this year was a record-setter, according to the National Weather Service. What’s more, the average high temperature was 80 degrees, just shy of the record set in 1967. The average daily temperature measured at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from July 1 until Aug. 31 was 69.2 degrees. The previous…

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Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: hot, record, summer

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