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November 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM
A drive-by shooting occurred in South Seattle this evening, but no one was injured despite a window being shot out in a car occupied by four people, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Police responded just after 5 p.m. to a report of gunfire near the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and South College Street, according to the department’s online blotter.
Officers found a vehicle, with four males inside, that had been hit by a bullet, with the driver’s side window shot out and another window cracked. The victims told police they had no idea why anyone would open fire on them.
A witness in another vehicle told police the shot might have come from a white van.
August 31, 2013 at 9:05 PM
A man who went “berserk” inside a Seattle convenience store Saturday collapsed and died after destroying merchandise and assaulting the store owner, according to a news release from the Seattle Police Department.
The chain of events took place just before noon in a store in the 8900 block of 14th Avenue South, in the South Park neighborhood. The man, 36, attacked the store owner, who responded with a small burst of pepper spray. But the man collapsed before the spray even landed, according to the store’s security video, and efforts to revive him failed.
The man’s death may have been drug-induced or related to a mental-health issue, according to police. The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause.
August 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM
A man thought to be in his 50s was pulled from Lake Union Saturday night and taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said.
The man had been swimming off a boat when he disappeared from view, Moore said. Some time later he came to the water’s surface, face-down. Others on the lake pulled him to a boat and began CPR, Moore said. They then brought him to a small dock at 1050 Fairview Ave. E., where medics with the fire department were able to resuscitate him.
Medics were able to get “good vitals,” including a strong pulse, Moore said. It’s not known how long the man had been under water.
July 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM
A power outage this morning at a sewer lift station in Everett caused about 40,000 gallons of sewage to be released into Port Gardner Bay, according to My Everett News, a Seattle Times news partner.
The power went out at 8:50 a.m. and was restored at 9:30 a.m., My Everett News reported.
Signs were posted at Howarth Park and Pigeon Creek beaches, warning people to stay out of the water until water-quality tests indicate it’s safe to go in.
April 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM
UPDATE: According to a Seattle City Light tweet sent out at 7:38 p.m., only 788 customers are still without power.
A power outage, detected just after 6 p.m., has knocked out service to about 2,081 customers in the Leschi area, according to Seattle City Light.
The outage’s cause is not yet certain, but it might be traceable to a downed tree, according to a Seattle City Light news release.
Seattle City Light estimated that it might take until 1 a.m. Sunday for power to be restored.
A map of the outage shows that the homes that have lost power extend from Lake Washington to as far west as 23rd Avenue, south to South Jackson Street, and north to East Pike Street.
April 20, 2013 at 6:08 PM
Authorities have identified a Seattle man, Sterling M. Frinell, 38, as a driver involved in a double fatality Friday evening in northwest Oregon, according to an Oregon State Police news release.
Frinell was driving a 1999 Subaru Impreza south on Highway 101 in Warrenton when, “for an undetermined reason,” he crossed the centerline and collided with a 1974 Volkwagen Bug heading north, according to the Oregon State Police. Both men in the Volkswagen, driver Mark Wayne Agalzoff, 52, and Tryg Walker McCord, 20, died in the accident. They were from Seaside, Ore.
Frinell and his passenger, Margaret E. Goldman, 32, were both injured and taken by ambulance to a hospital in Astoria.
Frinell was driving with a license that had been suspended in Washington, according to the Oregon State Police.
April 20, 2013 at 3:45 PM
UPDATE 4/22/13 | The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the accident victim as Rajat Kala.
A 29-year-old man was killed this morning when his car, traveling west on I-90, left the roadway and landed on its top, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The accident occurred at 8:37 a.m. near milepost 22, east of Issaquah, according to a press memo from the patrol. The man’s car, a silver 2001 Toyota Celica, left the highway and landed at the intersection of SE Highpoint Way and SE 79th Street.
The man, alone in the car, had been wearing a seatbelt, the patrol said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name was being withheld pending notification of family.
March 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM
A 44-year-old man was arrested by Seattle police Saturday morning, accused of three hit-and-run collisions, a string that ended when his Chrysler 300 would no longer run, according to the SPD blotter.
A 47-year-old woman, hurt in the second of the three accidents, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, the blotter said.
The suspect was also injured and taken to Harborview. Police suspect he was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the blotter said.
The first accident occurred at 12th Avenue and East Cherry Street, according to police. The second, reported just before 6:30 a.m., took place at 12th Avenue South and Boren Avenue. In that accident, the 47-year-old woman’s Ford Explorer overturned after apparently being broadsided, the blotter said.
As officers arrived at that accident, a report came in of another hit-and-run, this one at Rainier Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Officers found the suspect nearby, his car no longer operable. Before getting out of his car – a silver 2006 Chrysler 300 with front-end damage – the suspect put “a handful of crack cocaine” in his mouth, the blotter said.
December 15, 2012 at 7:00 PM
A pedestrian was struck this evening by a Sound Transit light rail train near the Columbia City station in south Seattle, according to Seattle police.
The man suffered “severe head injuries” and was transported to Harborview Medical Center, police Det. Mark Jamieson said. The injuries were “definitely life threatening,” Jamieson said.
The accident occurred around 5:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, according to the Seattle Fire Department.
August 11, 2012 at 11:49 PM
A United Airlines plane that was set to fly from Sea-Tac Airport to Washington, D.C., caught fire before takeoff Saturday night, but no one was hurt as all passengers were safely evacuated, Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper said.
The Port of Seattle Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at 10:27 p.m., Cooper said.
They discovered flames coming from the auxiliary power unit of United flight 776, a Boeing 757 that was scheduled to depart at 10:30 p.m., bound for Dulles International Airport.
Firefighters extinguished the flames, and the plane was evacuated. A preliminary investigation indicated that the fire might be traceable to residual oil in the auxiliary power unit, which is located in the plane’s tail, Cooper said.
The plane was towed to cargo services for further investigation.
United’s website indicated that the flight’s passengers were to be put on another plane, scheduled to leave before midnight. The plane that caught fire came to Sea-Tac from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the airline’s website said.
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