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May 26, 2014 at 6:40 PM

1 man fatally shot after argument near White Center

One man is dead and another in custody after an argument led to a shooting in a neighborhood east of White Center on Monday afternoon. Three or four men who knew each other were having “some kind of argument over property” when, at one point, one of them pulled out a gun and shot and killed another one,…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Fatal shooting, King County Sheriff's Office, White Center

March 30, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Volunteer crews looking for family mementos for mudslide victims; rescue dogs on break

Search-and-rescue dogs are taking a 2-day break, but search-and-rescue teams and volunteers are at the site of the mudslide today combing through the mud and debris left by the slide. As of March 30, there are  620 people actively working in all capacities on both sides of the slide and 125 people actively working the search…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: #530slide, mudslide, Oso mudslide

March 27, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Rescuers find body of 4-month-old Sanoah Huestis

Rescuers today found the body of 4-month-old Sanoah Huestis about 10 feet from where the body of her grandmother, Christina Jefferds, was found earlier this week following the mudslide near Oso, said Natasha Huestis, mother of Sanoah and daughter of Jefferds. Natasha and Sanoah Huestis lived with Christina and her husband, Seth Jefferds in…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: mudslide, Oso mudslide, Sanoah Huestis

March 25, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Family confirms death of Christina Jefferds

The body of Christina Jefferds — a wife, mother, grandmother and dental office manager who is being remembered for her kind and loving presence — has been found, said her father-in-law, Peter Jefferds. Christina Jefferds, 45, had been missing since the Highway 530 mudslide near Oso struck last weekend. Sanoah Huestis, Christina Jefferds’ 4-month-old granddaughter, is…


Comments | More in General news, Homepage | Topics: mudslide, Oso mudslide

February 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Skier dies after hitting rocks at Stevens Pass

A man died today after apparently hitting some rocks while skiing at Stevens Pass. Officials did not have details today about whether the man, who was identified only as in his 30s, was doing jumps or just skiing when he hit the rocks, said Lt. Brandon Vargas with the Gold Bar Fire Department. Fire department crews this…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: skiier, Stevens Pass

February 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM

I-90 east re-opens; another storm to hit Snoqualmie Pass

Update 6:06 p.m.: Interstate 90 eastbound at milepost 34, near North Bend, to the summit has re-opened. The state Department of Transportation re-opened the road late this afternoon after closing it earlier due to multiple spin-outs. Eastbound drivers are required to chain up their vehicles at milepost 47, near Denny Creek, before heading over the summit. Original post: Interstate…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: Snoqualmie Pass

June 8, 2013 at 12:38 PM

West Seattle jogger injured in hit-and-run

A 54-year-old woman sustained what police are calling life-threatening injuries after a hit-and-run collision in West Seattle. Police responded to a call at about 7:04 a.m. Saturday from a passerby who reported a woman — apparently a jogger — lying unconscious on the side of the road in the 2300 block of Fairmount Avenue Southwest. There were…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: hit and run, West Seattle

May 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Crews begin removing vehicles, debris from Skagit River bridge collapse

A travel trailer that fell into the Skagit River when the Interstate 5 bridge collapsed Thursday has been removed from the river — the first major retrieval as work got underway Sunday night removing the mass of tangled steel and debris. Barges transporting cranes and excavators — which have mounted hydraulic shears to cut damaged beams,…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: collapse, I-5 bridge, Skagit River

May 26, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Inslee says temporary fix for Skagit River bridge by mid-June

Gov. Jay Inslee and other state officials presented a plan Sunday afternoon to erect a temporary fix for the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River. The governor said the temporary fix could be in place by mid-June and that a permanent fix could be open by September. Before its collapse, about 71,000 vehicles used the…



May 25, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Envelopes leaking sulfur-smelling liquid cause evacuation

The Whole Foods store at the corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue was evacuated for a short time Saturday afternoon after employees found two envelopes in public areas of the store leaking liquids that gave off a sulfur smell. The Seattle Fire Department, which evacuated the store as a precautionary measure, said the substance tested negative for…



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