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July 30, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Man fatally shot by Seattle police in Gas Works Park this morning

Update at 12:04 p.m.: Seattle police say that at least one officer trained in crisis intervention tried to negotiate with a man who was later fatally shot by two patrol officers at Gas Works Park early this morning. Department spokesman Patrick Michaud said that a crisis intervention team member – someone trained to deal with people in the…

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July 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Deputy shoots suspected burglar in SeaTac

 Update at 3:04 p.m.: A deputy shot and wounded a man suspected of breaking into a SeaTac home while a woman and her young daughter were inside, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The woman and the 3-year-old girl were in their home in the 4600 block of South 176th Street when the woman heard…

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July 29, 2014 at 9:22 AM

West Marginal Way reopens after truck overturns

UPDATE at 11:18 a.m.: West Marginal Way has reopened A trailer overturned on West Marginal Way this morning, adding to an already messy commute. The tractor-trailer driver suffered minor injuries in the accident, which closed all lanes for a time along the 4500 block of West Marginal Way, according to Seattle Police. The commute was also disrupted on…

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July 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM

40-50 youths responsible for damage to Gas Works Park

Update 12:13 p.m.: Seattle police say that 40 to 50 youths partying at Gas Works Park late Monday night are believed to be responsible for nearly $8,000 worth of damage. The department’s graffiti detective is trying to identify the people responsible for spray-painted graffiti on walls, machinery and picnic benches, according to a department news release. A…

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July 23, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Power restored after electrical substation fire near Seattle Center

Update at 12:29 p.m.: Power has been restored to the 325 customers that lost power during the fire at Seattle City Light’s Broad Street Substation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Update at 11:20 a.m.: Seattle firefighters will let the substation fire burn itself out, according to spokesman Kyle Moore. Once that happens,…

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July 23, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Rain, rain and more rain, for now anyway

Heading out the door to work? Ditch those cute sandals and grab your umbrella because the Seattle gloom is back … for now. The National Weather Service said to expect a day of rain and thunderstorms in Western Washington, with temperatures in just the upper 60s. The showers will taper to a drizzle before disappearing Thursday…

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July 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Pilot injured in helicopter crash in Skagit County

Update at 2:44 p.m.: The helicopter that went down near Lake Larch this morning had been in two separate previous non-fatal accidents, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) records. The first accident occurred on Nov. 16, 1996, in Forks, when the Hughes 369D helicopter lost engine power during a logging operation and sustained substantial damage when…

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July 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Federal charges in fatal Bellevue hash-oil explosion and fire

Federal and state authorities have filed criminal charges against seven people in connection with a series of suspected hash-oil explosions and fires, including one that killed a former Bellevue mayor last year. The charges were announced this morning during a news conference featuring Jenny Durkan, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and top…

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July 22, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Morning commute a breeze … so far

Update 8:40 a.m. This morning’s commute was a breeze, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Bart Treece, WSDOT spokesman, said the commute is almost identical to Monday’s when traffic volume was two-thirds above normal before 6 a.m., then plummeted to 40 percent below normal the next hour, 60 percent below normal the next two hours,…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: commute, Interstate 90, WSDOT

July 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Man accused of June double homicide arrested in New Jersey

New Jersey authorities have arrested a man suspected of the June 1 double shooting of two men in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood. Ali Muhammed Brown, 30, was taken into custody in West Orange, N.J., on Friday afternoon without incident. New Jersey’s Essex County Prosecutors Homicide Task Force and West Orange police arrested Brown on warrant charges. The…

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