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July 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Bicyclist critically injured in collision with SUV on Dexter Avenue

UPDATE, 7:24 a.m. | A bicyclist had life-threatening injuries after hitting a car Thursday afternoon at Dexter Avenue North and Harrison Street, police said. Shortly after 4 p.m., a cyclist was traveling north on Dexter Avenue North approaching Harrison Street at the same time a Subaru Forester was heading south on the same street. The car…

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July 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Tacoma Fire Department fighting blaze at Bradken-Atlas Foundry

Update 9:49 p.m. | Given the structural instability of the building, crews have mounted a defensive strategy on the fire, according to a post on the fire department’s official blog site. The plan is to allow the collapsed roofing material to burn off and to allow the molten metal to cool down before final extinguishing. Officials…

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July 25, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Toxin prompts closure of Quartermaster Harbor beaches to shellfish harvesting

The Washington State Department of Health has closed Quartermaster Harbor beaches to recreational shellfish harvest — including  clams, oysters, mussels, oysters, geoduck and scallops — after diarrhetic shellfish poison (DSP) was detected at unsafe levels in area shellfish on Vashon-Maury Island. Public Health – Seattle & King County posted advisory signs at beaches warning people to not…

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July 24, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Late-night Seattle fire engulfs Fremont house

Flames tore through a three-story house in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood late Tuesday. Neighbors said no one was inside the home when the fire broke out  just after 10 p.m. at  Third Avenue Northwest and Northwest 41st Street. Onlookers crowded the area in front of the house as Seattle firefighters struggled to put out the flames, which shot…

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July 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Fire at Lake Wenatchee claims 4 homes; residents evacuated

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.:Five to seven acres have been involved in the fire that is “creeping” this morning. Three structures have been destroyed and another is badly damaged. Two helicopters and close to 100 personnel are fighting the blaze. There is concern the fire will become more active this afternoon with higher temperatures and increased wind…

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July 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Lincoln Park wading pool closed after possible norovirus cases

Seattle Parks and Recreation closed Lincoln Park’s wading pool Friday after Public Health-Seattle & King County learned a group of children who attended day camp in the park became sick after playing in the pool. Public Health suspected the children may have contracted norovirus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting. Norovirus is highly contagious and can be spread if…

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July 18, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Injured hiker flown off Silver Peak

UPDATE 5:30 a.m. | The hiker injured near Snoqualmie Pass was flown by Navy helicopter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  He has suffered a broken leg, but appeared to be in stable condition. Previous post | King County Search and Rescue is dispatching a team and has the help of  a U.S. Navy helicopter to rescue…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Silver Peak, Snoqualmie Pass

July 18, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Near-drowning victim in critical condition

UPDATE 8:00 a.m.|  The man who nearly drowned in Green Lake was reported in critical condition in intensive care at Harborview Medical Center this morning. Previous post:|  19-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition Thursday night after he nearly drowned in Green Lake. A call came in to dispatchers at 7:49 p.m.  reporting that an unconscious,…

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