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July 24, 2014 at 5:44 AM

Oil train derails in Interbay in Seattle, no spills

A train carrying nearly 100 cars of crude oil went off the track beneath the Magnolia Bridge in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood early this morning. Nothing leaked when five of the train’s 102 cars went off the track about 2 a.m., said BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas. The derailment posed no public threat, he said. The train, going slower than 5 mph, was…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Magnolia bridge, train derailment

June 13, 2013 at 12:31 PM

‘What About those Promises?’ A play by the Lummi Nation coming Sunday

“What About Those Promises?” an original historical stageplay by the Lummi Nation, is back by popular demand this Sunday, in an encore performance at the Lummi Nation’s Silver Reef Casino. The play opened to a packed house at Bellingham High School June 1, with a sell-out performance to more than 800 people. The play asks…


Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news | Topics: historic, Lummi Nation, play

May 26, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Blame it on the barbecue: cookware collision causes three-mile backup on I-5

Poor Interstate 5: If it’s not one thing, it’s another. On Sunday morning at about 10:30, a barbecue went sailing off someone’s car, traveling northbound on I-5. A driver at the Ravenna Boulevard exit was going too fast to avoid it safely, swerved, spun out of control and wound up in the far left lane, facing…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: barbecue, barbecue wreck, car wreck

March 26, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Elwha dam removal postponed again

Repairs continue on the Elwha Water Facilities treatment plant, delaying work on removal of Glines Canyon Dam until at least July. The National Park Service, which is running the $325 million federal dam removal program, originally projected the repairs would be completed by April. The agency announced a longer project delay Tuesday. Dam removal on the…


Comments | Topics: dam removal, Elwha

November 8, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Fish & Wildlife to consider Puget Sound octopus harvesting bans

The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife announced today it will consider bans on octopus harvesting near popular Seattle beaches and possibly other areas in the Puget Sound. Dylan Mayer, the octopus hunter who sparked an outrage when he took one of the charismatic animals at Cove 2, a popular dive site in…


Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Alki Point, Cove 2, giant pacific octopus

October 31, 2012 at 6:29 PM

O’Dea High School principal resigns, denies abuse allegations from 1970s

The principal of O’Dea High School has resigned, according to news release from acting principal James Walker. In a letter on the school’s website, Zachary Lell, chairman of the O’Dea School Board, says, “The O’Dea School Board learned today that Brother Walczak has been accused of sexual abuse of a minor. The accusations relate to Br….


Comments | Topics: Catholic sex abuse, Christian Brothers, O'Dea High School

August 9, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Prime viewing opportunity tonight, tomorrow of International Space Station

At 8:58 and 10:34 tonight, the 1 million pound International Space Station will be whizzing overhead at 17,500 miles per hour, with good viewing opportunities in the sky well over the horizon, and clear skies forecast.  If you miss it tonight, viewing will also be prime tomorrow at 9:41 p.m. The station circles…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Space Station, viewing

January 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Four people shot at Skyway house party

There is not points to locate on the map A man and woman were critically injured and two other men wounded in a shooting at a house party in Skyway in the early hours of New Year’s Day. King County sheriff’s deputies received a 911 call reporting the shooting around 3 a.m., according to Sgt. Cindi West,…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: King County Sheriff, park ranger's slaying, shooting

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