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February 16, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Fake deputy runs from real deputy, eludes search by copter and K-9

A man posing as a King County sheriff’s deputy in unincorporated Renton bolted when spotted by a real deputy Friday night, eluding a search that included the sheriff’s helicopter and a tracking K-9. The imposter, wearing a navy colored T-shirt that said “SHERIFF,’ told residents of an apartment complex that he was looking for an auto-theft suspect. But to…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: helicopter, King County Sheriff's Office, police imposter

December 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Five members of bridal party hurt in Kirkland traffic accident

Six people, including five in a bridal party, were injured Saturday evening in a two-car accident in Kirkland, according to a news release from the Kirkland Police Department. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. in the 13800 block of Juanita Drive, according to police. A southbound vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a northbound vehicle occupied…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bridal party, EvergreenHealth hospital, Harborview Medical Center

December 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Woman, apparent homicide victim, found in West Seattle

A woman was found dead in her West Seattle home early this afternoon in what police are investigating as a homicide. At about 12:27 p.m., officers went to the 5900 block of Highpoint Drive SW to check on the homeowner. Inside they found a dead woman, in her 40s. No one else was in the house. Police declined to…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Seattle Police Department, welfare check

December 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Scrappy the dog aids escape from fire blamed on Christmas tree

A fire traced to a Christmas tree destroyed a Monroe home this morning, but both residents asleep in the house escaped, thanks to a dog named Scrappy. Nineteen firefighters from Monroe, Sultan and Maltby responded to the fire, which was reported just after 8 a.m. in the 15300 block of 182nd Avenue Southeast, according to Monroe Fire…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Christmas Tree, dog, fire

November 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Car hit in drive-by shooting in South Seattle, but no one hurt

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…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: drive-by shooting, Seattle Police Department, South Seattle

August 31, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Man collapses and dies after assaulting store owner in South Park

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…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: convenience store, death investigation, Seattle Police

August 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM

Medics resuscitate man pulled from Lake Union

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….

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Lake Union, Seattle Fire Department, water rescue

July 20, 2013 at 4:57 PM

Power outage in Everett results in 40,000-gallon sewage spill

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…

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Comments | More in From our partners, General news, Health, The Blotter | Topics: Everett, Port Gardner Bay, power outage

April 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Power outage hits Leschi area

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…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: downed tree, Leschi, power outage

April 20, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Seattle driver involved in double fatality in Oregon

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…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Double fatality, Oregon accident, Seattle driver

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