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April 2, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Woman hurt after being pushed off embankment near viaduct.

A woman was injured after apparently being pushed down an embankment near the Alaskan Way Viaduct early this morning. Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the woman reported that an acquaintance stole her cell phone at 1:15 a.m. then pushed her. She said the two of them were in the 2100 block of Elliott Avenue when she…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: alaskan way viaduct, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Police Department

April 2, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Mudslide has claimed 29 victims

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said this morning that the Snohomish County mudslide has claimed the lives of 29 people. Thirteen people are believed to be missing. The death toll increased by one overnight. Medical examiner’s office staff did not identify the 29th victim. The agency has formally identified 22 of the 29 victims, an updated news release…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: mudslide, Oso mudslide, Snohomish County

April 1, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Teen with sawed-off shotgun arrested in West Seattle

Seattle police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in West Seattle after he was spotted walking in a park with a sawed-off shotgun. Several people called 911 after the armed teen was spotted with a group of seven to 10 youths at Roxhill Park, 2850 S.W. Roxbury St., around 12:30 p.m. When police arrived they seized the teen’s 12-gauge shotgun, which was…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Police, West Seattle, Youth Service Center

April 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Large mudslide shuts down train service between Seattle, Everett

UPDATE, 7:55 p.m. | The BNSF Railway tracks re-opened to freight trains earlier this evening, according to BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. However, passenger trains cannot resume service until 48 hours after the slide. Crews worked throughout the day to remove 8,000 cubic yards of material, Melonas said. ORIGINAL POST | Train traffic between Seattle and Everett…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: BNSF Railway, Mukilteo, Oso mudslide

April 1, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Mudslide death toll now at 28; 20 missing

Update at 4:45 p.m.:| The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office says the death toll for the Oso-area mudslide is now at 28. And the number of missing has dropped to 20. This afternoon, the medical examiner’s office identified three more victims: Adam Farnes, 23; Lon E. Slauson, 60; and  Thom E. Satterlee, 65. Farnes was described by friends as a loving…

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March 31, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Medical examiner releases identities of 18 mudslide victims

The official number of people who died in the mudslide in Snohomish County has risen to 24. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office Monday afternoon released the identities of 18 of the 24 victims whose bodies have been received by the office. The victims’ families were contacted prior to the release of the list. The Medical…

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0 Comments | Topics: Oso mudslide

March 31, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Man pepper-sprays police then barricades self in trailer

UPDATE, 4:25 p.m. | The man who reportedly pepper-sprayed two UW police officers then barricaded himself in a trailer has surrendered to police, SPD said. ORIGINAL POST | Seattle police SWAT officers and hostage negotiators have surrounded a trailer parked near the University of Washington in an attempt to arrest a man who reportedly…

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March 31, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Supervisor: 4 to 6 remains found on east side of mudslide each day

Searchers on the east side of the Snohomish County mudslide are finding human remains four to six times each day, Steve Harris, a division supervisor  for the incident command post in Darrington said at a news conference this morning. In some instances, only partial remains are being recovered, making identification an issue. “It is correct to say…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: human remains, mud, mudslide

March 28, 2014 at 8:16 AM

One dead, another hurt in Edmonds stabbing

Update at 1:09 p.m.:| Two people will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery as a result of the stabbing, Edmonds police say. Edmonds police says the fatal stabbing wasn’t random and that all parties involved knew each other. Police are not releasing additional suspect information. The Snohomish County…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: double stabbing, Edmonds, QFC

March 27, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Some mudslide victims at Harborview continue to improve

A 37-year-old man seriously hurt in the Oso mudslide is out of intensive care at Harborview Medical Center. The man, who has not been identified, is now listed in satisfactory condition at the Seattle trauma center, said Susan Gregg, hospital spokeswoman. Other mudslide victims at Harborview include a 22-week-old boy, who remains in intensive care; his 25-year-old mother,…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: landslide mudslide, Oso, Oso mudslide

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