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November 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Kayaker drowns on Stillaguamish River

A 24-year-old kayaker drowned Sunday afternoon on the Stillaguamish River. The man, originally from Alaska, was with two friends about 2:30 p.m. when his kayak overturned in the river near the 28300 Block of the Mountain Loop Highway in the Granite Falls area, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. His body was found several minutes…

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October 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM

2 dead, 4 wounded in shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School

UPDATED STORY AND ADDITIONAL COVERAGE AT 10:30 P.M. FRIDAY: Popular student’s deadly attack stuns school and community   EARLIER POST Two students are dead after one of them opened fire Friday morning in the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. Police said a girl was killed and two other girls and two…

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October 23, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Deputies searching for suspect in Burien double shooting

King County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who shot two people at a Burien apartment complex this morning. The victims were shot in the 1200 block of Southwest 124th Street about 4:45 a.m. in what the sheriff’s office described as a domestic violence incident. They didn’t reveal the relationship between the victims and the suspect. The…

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October 15, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Oregon girl’s E. coli death blamed on droppings from a goat named Cathy

From the Associated Press: The parents of a Lincoln County girl who died last month of E. coli bacteria say public health officials suspect the 4-year-old was infected by dropping from the family’s goat. But Rachel Profitt told The Oregonian lab tests have not been conclusive and the investigation continues into the death of her daughter Serena. Proffit…

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October 15, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Rain, not snow, expected on Cascade passes

From the Associated Press: The Weather Service forecasts snow Wednesday in the high country of the Washington Cascades. Forecasters say 3-to-7 inches of snow are possible at the Sunrise Ranger Station at Mount Rainier. Snow also is expected at Artist Point at Mount Baker and Washington Pass on the North Cascades Highway. But with the snow level at…

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October 14, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Traffic messy in slow morning commute

Several minor crashes and stalls — and in some cases no obvious reasons at all — slowed the morning commute throughout the Puget Sound region, where roads were wet from heavy overnight rain. The state transportation department reported commutes double and sometimes triple — or more — the normal time Tuesday morning. A crash on southbound Interstate 5…

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October 13, 2014 at 8:32 AM

Pedestrian hit by bus near West Seattle Junction

Update at 9:46 a.m.: California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Alaska Street have been reopened, according to Seattle police.   Original post: A woman in her late 20s or early 30s was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being run over by a Metro bus in West Seattle Monday morning, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. The…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Rain, snow blowing in to Western Washington

From the Associated Press: The Weather Service forecasts significant rainfall Monday night and Tuesday in Western Washington with showery weather continuing across the state until the weekend. Forecasters expect up to an inch-and-a-half of rain on the coast, up to an inch or more for the interior lowlands, and up to two inches over the mountains. The snow…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Police: fortuneteller says to have faith, then makes off with cash and jewels

A fortuneteller faces a December trial after allegedly stealing a combined $16,200 in cash, gold and jewels from two clients. Delma Aide Pineda-Perez, who works under the name Amalia,  allegedly told the clients in August to hand over their valuables so she could pray over the items and make a curse go away, and that she…

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