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July 5, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Backcountry campers evacuated due to Idaho wildfire

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — About 20 backcountry campers in the Sawtooth Wilderness had to be evacuated because of a central Idaho wildfire that several hundred firefighters are trying to snuff out before it gets too large. More crews and equipment arrived Saturday to fight the Hell Roaring fire burning through dead and downed trees about…

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July 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Man critically hurt as jump from SUV leads to 3-vehicle wreck

A man’s plunge from a moving SUV on a highway north of Marysville early Saturday led to a three-vehicle collision that culminated in critical injuries for him and the arrest of his teenage niece on suspicion of driving while high on pot, the Washington State Patrol reported today. Troopers responded to the chain-reaction wreck on Highway 9 near Arlington about 12:37…

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June 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Report: SPU suspect ‘wanted to hurt himself and others’ in 2010

Aaron Rey Ybarra, the 26-year-old suspect in the shootings that left one man dead at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, called 911 in a rage in 2010, saying he “wanted to hurt himself and others,” according to a police report obtained by The Seattle Times. Officers from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department found that Ybarra was…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Columbine shootings, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle Police Department

June 1, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Families of dead climbers meet with National Park Service and climbing guide service officials

On Sunday morning at Longmire west of Mount Rainier, family members of the six climbers met with National Park Service and Alpine Ascents officials. “They are devastated and are in a taking care of themselves mode,” said Patti Wold, a National Park Service spokeswoman. The Park Service said this morning that it was going to release the…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: accident, climbers, families

May 25, 2014 at 11:09 PM

WSP: Medical problem may have caused fatal crash that closed I-5 in December

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Washington State Patrol has connected a driver’s medical problem to a fatal crash that shut down Interstate-5 near DuPont for 10 hours in December. The News Tribune reports the 61-year-old from Sacramento, California, has fainted a few times since the Dec. 16 crash. State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill says a medical…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Dupont, Interstate 5 crash, traffic fatality

May 25, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Police search Seattle’s Pier 69 for fleeing suspect, but come up empty-handed

City and port police swarmed Pier 69 on Seattle’s waterfront Sunday evening, drawing their guns and delaying a passenger ferry’s arrival during what turned out to be a fruitless two-hour search for a potentially armed burglary suspect. But hours after police abandoned the search Sunday night, the suspect remained at large. Seattle police said the search unfolded after a man called…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: attempted-burglary, Pier 69, police search

May 25, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Seattle man dies after rafting accident in Skykomish River

A 35-year-old Seattle man died this afternoon following a rafting accident in the Skykomish River near Gold Bar, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office reported. The unidentified man had been with a group rafting the river with a commercial rafting company based out of Peshastin, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Palmer said in a press release. About 3:45…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: drowning, rafting accident, Skykomish River

February 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Camano Island double-shooting suspect apprehended after police chase, officer-involved shooting

UPDATE: Edmonds police have released some additional details, including: the shooting suspect, who is 34, was taken to Harborview Medical Center; the Camano Island man who was shot this afternoon is 44 and remains in critical condition; and four officers were involved in the shooting — a state trooper, an Everett police officer and two Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies. All four…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Camano Island, double shooting, Mukilteo

February 16, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Two teenage boys in serious condition after explosion in North Seattle home

UPDATE:  Police say one of the boys was working on a school science project involving model rocketry. The boy’s father, who was in the house at the time, told authorities that the boys “were apparently trying to start a fire in the fireplace and may have used some of the rocket fuel they had mixed up as…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: explosion, Harborview, home

February 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Downed line zaps cable for 3,000 Comcast customers in Lake City

A fallen tree that took out a fiber optic line in Lake City at about 8 p.m. Saturday has left about 3,000 Comcast customers without cable, a company spokesman said today. “Our repair crews could not begin their work until this morning because, due to safety reasons, they had to wait for Seattle City Light to complete…

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