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October 8, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Ballmer ally resigning from Lakeside hoops job after investigation finds conflict

The basketball coach who runs a nonprofit funded by billionaire Steve Ballmer is resigning from his job at Lakeside School in Seattle after an independent investigator found he was improperly sponsoring out-of-season sports activities. Officials at the elite private school released the results Wednesday of an investigation conducted by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). The…

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Comments | More in General news, Sports | Topics: Bernie Noe, Lakeside, Lakeside School

October 4, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Stabbing near Freeway Park sends man to hospital; police seek suspect

Authorities are looking for a suspect in the stabbing of a man near Seattle’s Freeway Park on Saturday evening. The Seattle Police Department said officers found the 21-year-old victim with a stab wound to the torso, and medics took the man to Harborview with injuries that were not life threatening. The victim described the suspect as a 20-year-old…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Freeway Park, stabbing

August 28, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Quiz results: We fail at spelling Weyerhaeuser. … Weyerhauser?

If a timber giant is going to move its headquarters to downtown Seattle, we all better learn how to properly spell the company’s name. Of the more than 1,000 people who have taken our multiple-choice spelling quiz, just 19 percent were able to identify the correct spelling of the prominent Northwest company that has been around for generations. (Spoiler alerts…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: quiz, Seattle, spelling

August 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Spelling in Seattle is hard.
And that timber company
doesn’t make things easier

The timber company that’s moving its headquarters to downtown Seattle has been one of the most prominent Northwest businesses for generations. It also has one of the most difficult names to spell. In honor of Pioneer Square’s newest business, take our quiz to test your knowledge of local spelling. Want to know how everyone did?…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: quiz, Seattle, spelling

August 9, 2014 at 9:42 PM

3 bodies found on farm in Benton County; deputies investigate as homicide

The Associated Press FINLEY, Wash. — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says three bodies were found Saturday morning on a farm south of Finley. The sheriff’s office says the deaths are being investigated as a triple homicide. The Tri-City Herald (http://bit.ly/1yiqkUi ) reports that authorities say a farmworker found two people dead near a cornfield about 6 a.m. Benton…

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August 9, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Human remains found near crater rim of Mount St. Helens

Authorities have found human remains near the top of Mount St. Helens. The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office said the remains were found Saturday afternoon and are consistent with a Japanese man, 27-year-old Yosuke Onishi, who had been missing since November. Onishi had planned to summit the mountain on November 27 but never returned. The sheriff’s office said the remains…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Mount St. Helens

August 9, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Out-of-control car tumbles over 75-foot embankment in SeaTac

Two people are in the hospital after their car crashed through a barrier Saturday afternoon and tumbled down a 75-foot embankment in SeaTac. Crews used a rope rescue system to get personnel and equipment down the embankment to help the passengers, the Kent Fire Department said in a news release. Authorities said the vehicle was traveling northbound on…

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August 9, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Viaduct reopens after fatal motorcycle crash

Update| 7:15 p.m.: Seattle police said shortly after 7 p.m. that that the viaduct has reopened to traffic.   Original post: A 61-year-old motorcyclist has died after a crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, authorities said Saturday evening. The accident occurred shortly before the start of the Mariners game, causing a southbound closure of the viaduct and gridlock that extended…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit

August 9, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Teen neighbor arrested in death of 6-year-old Jenise Wright

Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old boy in the death of 6-year-old Bremerton girl Jenise Wright. The teenager, who was not named, will be booked on investigation of second-degree murder, first-degree manslaughter and child rape, said detective Lt. Earl Smith of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office during an afternoon press conference Saturday. Smith said the suspect was arrested earlier in…

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| More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Jenise Wright

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

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