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December 19, 2014 at 8:42 AM

SPD investigating stabbing at strip club

Seattle police say two people were slashed Thursday night at Dream Girls, a strip club in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. “Two employees were cut and it looks like the suspect is outstanding,” Seattle police spokesman Patrick Michaud said Friday morning. Michaud said police were called to the club, located at 1530 First Ave. S., at 10:15 p.m. Michaud…

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December 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Extreme makeover: Seattle police edition

Seattle police are ditching their two-tone blue uniforms and replacing them with solid navy blue slacks and shirts. The monochromatic move, long discussed by the rank-and-file, has been pushed by Chief Kathleen O’Toole, said Seattle Police Officers’ Guild President Ron Smith. “They’ll be LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) blue with a new shoulder patch,” said Smith, describing…

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December 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Issaquah school remains closed Thursday after letter threat found

UPDATE, Thursday, 5:50 a.m. | Pacific Cascade Middle School in the Issaquah School District will remain closed on Thursday after a a threatening letter was found on Wednesday. From the district’s website: Investigations into the threat letter discovered at PCMS are continuing with law enforcement. As of this morning, no new information has come to light….

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December 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Gunfire reported near Rainier Beach elementary school

Seattle police say they have increased patrols around Emerson Elementary School, in Rainier Beach, after staff reported hearing gunfire early Wednesday. According to police, staff and students at the school at 9709 60th Ave. S. went into “shelter-in-place” status around 6:30 a.m. after hearing gunfire. Students and staff were there for pre-school programs, according to Seattle Public Schools. “Witnesses reported seeing…

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December 15, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Driver arrested following Bellevue crash

A man was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault following a serious-injury crash early Monday morning in the 15400 block of Lake Hills Boulevard in Bellevue. Police say a car driven by a 25-year-old Bellevue man crashed into a vehicle driven by a 40-year-old Bellevue man, who was taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center with serious injuries, Bellevue police spokesman Seth…

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December 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Hope Solo seeks dismissal of domestic-violence case

The lawyer for Hope Solo is asking that the domestic-violence charge filed against the Seattle Reign goalkeeper be dismissed. Attorney Todd Maybrown, in a court filing submitted Wednesday in Kirkland Municipal Court, said his client has “been seriously prejudiced” by the two alleged victims in the case, who have not been available for depositions. The international soccer…

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December 8, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Critically wounded Lake Stevens boy was not shot by playmate

A 3-year-old boy who was critically injured after being shot in the mouth last month is believed to have shot himself, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators initially thought that a 4-year-old neighbor may have accidentally pulled the trigger. On Monday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said “it has been confirmed by investigators that the 3-year-old shot…

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December 5, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Cuffed for class? Man runs into high school to avoid arrest

A man who had pulled up at Kentwood High School on Friday morning to drop off a relative made a dash for class himself after he was stopped by police. The man was stopped by King County sheriff’s deputies outside the Covington school for investigation of reckless driving, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates. Once officers…

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December 4, 2014 at 12:37 PM

2 men, 1 cat doused with pepper spray at First Hill McDonald’s

Update at 2:26 p.m.: Firefighters were called back to the McDonald’s to treat several McDonalds employees for exposure to pepper spray. Could be residual. Update at 1:09 p.m.: We’re still trying to sort things out, but police are essentially supporting the story told by Joseph Malloy. Malloy, 42, said he went into the McDonald’s with his cat…

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December 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Items near baseboard heater cause of West Seattle fire

The Seattle Fire Department has determined that a Nov. 29 apartment fire  in West Seattle was caused by items placed close to an electric baseboard heater. Fire crews were called to an apartment building in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest for a report of an alarm going off inside the complex. Residents were evacuated…

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