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April 7, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Police book suspect in connection with 2011 suspicious death

Seattle police have booked a 54-year-old Seattle man into King County Jail in connection with a 2011 death investigation, according to the department’s blog. At about noon on September 20, 2011, officers found the victim, a 61-year-old man, at The Greenlake/Oak Tree Motel in the 8900 block of Aurora Avenue North. Patrol officers then called homicide detectives to…


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April 7, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Southbound Amtrak train derailed near Everett

Alison Lovern carries her 18-month old son Fionn as passengers from Amtrak’s “Empire Builder” line wait at the train station in Mukilteo for buses to take them to Seattle, Edmonds and Redmond. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) A mudslide is being blamed for the derailment of the last three cars on a southbound…


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March 30, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Man dies from injuries in Central District shooting

The 19-year-old man who was shot Friday evening in Seattle’s Central District has died, and the suspects are still at large, Seattle police said early Saturday afternoon. The man, who was shot in the 2500 block of South Norman Street, was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center, police said. Police said the victim was hanging out with…


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March 29, 2013 at 7:25 PM

A reminder for boaters: Safety measures can avert tragedy

Warm weather means fun in the water — and the risk of drowning, the King County Sheriff’s Office warned on Friday. Paddle craft account for most fatal boating accidents in Washington, West said in a news release. Power boats used to lead, but human-powered vessels are now top of the list for fatality accidents. Out on the water,…



March 29, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Whidbey slide zone off-limits to visitors and tourists

Whidbey Island residents affected by Wednesday’s landslide began returning to their homes on Friday. Island County officials urged tourists and island visitors stay away from the area, which is in the Ledgewood neighborhood south of Coupeville. The county sheriff’s department will require identification for anyone trying to reach the area and will allow only residents and county, state and…



January 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Search suspended for skydiver who disappeared Thursday

The King County Sheriff’s Office has ended a search for a skydiver who has been missing since a jump from a helicopter near Mount Si on Thursday afternoon. Over the past four days, 386 volunteers from 19 agencies have searched an area of about nine square miles for Kurt Ruppert of Lake City, Fla. The sheriff’s office helicopter…


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October 13, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Man dead in single-vehicle crash on I-5 in Shoreline

A 20-year-old Everett man died in a single-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 5 in Shoreline, according to the State Patrol. The accident was under the North 185th Street overpass. According to State Patrol Trooper Julie Judson, the driver was killed when his Chevrolet pickup truck drove off the highway about 5:25 p.m. and struck a pillar that holds up the overpass. The vehicle came to…


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December 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Firefighters still at scene of storage facility fire in Everett

Firefighters are still at the scene of a fire that has been burning since early this morning at a mini-storage facility in the 3800 block of Smith Avenue in Everett. The Everett Fire Department was first dispatched just before 7 a.m. Firefighters were forced to withdraw from the building when it became unstable, and they sounded a second…


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