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October 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Mountlake Terrace police report 2 incidents of child luring

Two incidents of child luring have been reported in Mountlake Terrace in the last week, according to a news release from the city. In both cases, drivers of vehicles attempted to contact students walking alone and offered them rides home, police said. One driver was described as being a thin woman with brown hair driving a silver…

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October 31, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Sheriff: Vancouver shooting suspect found dead

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says a shooting suspect in Vancouver has been found dead. The Columbian newspaper reports that 59-year-old John Kendall was found dead Friday, apparently of a self-inflicted gunshot, near an intersection in Blandford Canyon. In a phone interview, Sgt. Fred Nieman declined to confirm whether Kendall’s gunshot was self-inflicted. He…

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October 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Woman rejects 3½-year plea deal, gets nearly 20 years instead

By Justin Brimer / Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — A Moses Lake woman, who had rejected a plea deal that would have given her about three and a half years in prison, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison after being convicted of stealing guns, alcohol and electronics from a man’s garage earlier this year. Grant…

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October 31, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Heavy rains bring increased risk of landslides, SPU warns

With recent heavy rainfall and more predicted, the area is at a high risk for landslides, a Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) meteorologist warns. With rain late Thursday and Friday morning, Seattle exceeded the official U.S. Geological Survey’s landslide threshold. “Historically, the end of October is the start of landslide season,” SPU meteorologist James…

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October 29, 2014 at 6:31 AM

North Kitsap student arrested for allegedly threatening to ‘shoot up’ school

Police have arrested a student from North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo for felony harassment after he allegedly threatened to “shoot up” the school, according to reports from KIRO. A friend of the 16-year-old told his mother of the boy’s threats and the woman called the police, according to reports. The student was arrested at 11:30…

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October 27, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Mukilteo police: Man stabs another guest during child’s birthday party

Police responded to reports of a stabbing Sunday morning in the 12300 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard in Mukilteo, according to a release from the Mukilteo Police Department. The victim, a 32-year-old male from Bellingham, was found lying in the living room with a stab wound to his chest, according to police. He was conscious, but…

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October 27, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Power outages cause 2-hour delay for Mercer Island schools

UPDATE, 8:22 a.m. | Lake Washington School District has announced a two-hour delay at Twain Elementary School due to power outages. There will not be morning kindergarten at the school. Rose Hill Middle School band and orchestra students will be transported to Twain and supervised there, according to the district’s website. ORIGINAL POST | Mercer Island…

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October 9, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Close call: Firefighters rescue man from dump truck

A person was was taken to the  hospital after being pulled from a garbage truck on Capitol Hill, according to a Seattle Fire Department tweet. The homeless man was sleeping in a dumpster at 11th Avenue and Pike Street when a dump truck emptied the dumpster, KIRO-TV reports. The dump truck driver started to compact the load…

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October 8, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Sheriff’s Office searching for hiker, dogs near Snoqualmie Pass

UPDATE, Thursday, 6:25 a.m. | The missing hiker has not been found and the search will resume at daylight Thursday morning, King County Sheriff’s Det. Jason Stanley says. ORIGINAL POST | The King County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing hiker and her dogs near Snoqualmie Pass, according to a news release. Paula Reuter, 21, …

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October 8, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Stink bugs looking for warm homes in Washington

Washington residents may be wondering about big brown bugs that have been seen crawling on the walls. They’re “stink bugs” looking to move into a warm, dry place. State Agriculture Department entomologist Arlo Pelegrin told KIRO-FM the Western conifer seed bug is more common in Eastern Washington but starting to show up west of the Cascades….

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