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September 30, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Everett SWAT team arrests rape suspect

Everett police on Tuesday morning arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault earlier this month. According to police, a SWAT team arrested a 44-year-old man at a home in the 2300 block of Oakes Avenue around 8:45 a.m. The man was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree rape and investigation of…

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September 29, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Fuzzy on the law? Driver caught in HOV lane with bear passenger

The State Patrol on Monday morning reminded an Everett woman pulled over for speeding in the Interstate 5 carpool lane that, while cute, a gigantic teddy bear does not qualify as a second passenger. The 19-year-old woman was stopped in Lynnwood during the morning rush hour while speeding south, said Trooper Mark Francis. When the trooper…

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September 25, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Seattle Times warns of fake bills arriving in mailboxes

The Seattle Times wants to alert people about fake bills telling recipients they have been charged $499.95 for a year’s worth of content from The Seattle Times, The Los Angeles Times and possibly other major newspapers. A genuine Seattle Times bill looks like the image at the right. About a dozen people have been mailed the…

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September 24, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Get comfortable, it’s going to be a long commute

Stuck in traffic? Find something interesting on the radio, because Wednesday morning’s commute is going to be a long one. Heading south on Interstate 5, from Everett to Seattle, your commute might take nearly 2 1/2 hours; on a normal day it should take only an hour, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The Everett-to-Bellevue route…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: rain, slick roads, slow traffic

September 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Police investigating stabbing near Harbor Island

Update 11:58 a.m.: Seattle police say that a man was stabbed near terminal 18 on Harbor Island. The victim suffered a minor cut to the leg. Details about the incident are scarce. Police say they are looking in the area for an Asian man wearing a blue coat as a possible suspect. Original post: Seattle police say a man…

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September 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

High-speed chase on I-5 ends near Lynnwood with 1 arrest

Update at 11:01 a.m.: Washington State Patrol confirmed the chase started on I-5 near the Snohomish-Skagit county line. The driver, a woman from Olympia, was pulled over for speeding and then took off. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 110 mph, the State Patrol says. Troopers used three sets of spike strips before successfully disabling the…

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September 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Men charged with first-degree murder in Sammamish slaying

Update 12:27 p.m. King County prosecutors on Friday charged Kevin David Patterson and Christopher John Shade with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the slaying and robbery of a Sammamish man earlier this week. In interviews with police, Patterson, 20, blamed Shade for the slaying. Shade, 18, blamed Patterson for Richard Bergesen’s…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Canada, King County Prosecutor's Office, King County Sheriff's Office

September 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Two children first cases of enterovirus in the state

Officials with Public Health – Seattle & King County said Friday morning that two children, one from King County and the other from Snohomish County, are the state’s first diagnosed cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The presence of the respiratory illness in the children was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The children were stable…

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September 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sammamish homicide victim met suspect through his church

Update 3:45 p.m. Overlake Christian Church has identified a parishioner as the man killed in Sammamish on Wednesday. “All of us at Overlake Christian Church who knew Rich Bergesen personally are grieving today. Rich’s caring and compassionate heart touched many hurting people in our world. From ministering to street kids impacted by HIV/AIDS in South African townships, to community…

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