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December 13, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Power outage leaves 4,000 in the dark in West Seattle

Update: City Light said shortly after midnight that power was restored. The outage was due to an underground cable failure.   A power outage in West Seattle has left more than 4,000 customers in the dark, Seattle City Light said Saturday night. City Light said on its website that the outage occurred around 11 p.m., and a…


Comments | Topics: power outage, Seattle City Light, West Seattle

November 8, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Kenneth Bae: ‘Thank you for supporting me, for lifting me up’

  Kenneth Bae hugs his mother as he arrives at McChord Field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on Saturday. (Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times) Update, 9:50 p.m.: After his sister spoke at the news conference, Kenneth Bae stepped up to the microphone to express many thank yous. “Thank you all for supporting me, lifting me up,” he…


Comments | Topics: Kenneth Bae, Lynnwood, terri chung

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…


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…


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…


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

Can you spell the Seahawks’ kicker’s last name? Test your Seattle spelling skills. 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…


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 ( ) reports that authorities say a farmworker found two people dead near a cornfield about 6 a.m. Benton…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter

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…


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…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter

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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