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January 12, 2014 at 10:24 AM

9,002 power customers still in the dark Sunday morning

Nine thousand Puget Sound Energy and two Seattle City Light customers remain without power Sunday after a windstorm ripped through the area on Saturday, toppling trees and downing power lines. At its worst, PSE had 40,000 customers without power, said Ray Lane, spokesman. The remaining areas – mostly in Kitsap  and North King County – will…

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Comments | Topics: fire; power outage; electricity; Seattle

December 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Mill Creek couple accused of children’s donation scam

A Mill Creek couple are accused of taking money intended as donations for children’s charitable organizations. The state Attorney General filed a restraining order and a complaint today in King County Superior Court, accusing Michael and Amy Gannon of violating the state Consumer Protection Act. The complaint alleges that the Gannons used numerous deceptive practices to entice…

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July 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Waste Management bosses picking up hospital waste as strike continues

Teamsters Local 117 drivers blocked entrances to the Waste Management facilities yard at 8111 First Ave. S. this morning, but day two of the local garbage strike was relatively quiet. This morning district managers drove the green trucks off the lot to dump garbage left in the trucks Wednesday when drivers walked off the job…

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July 21, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Mercer Island man missing after boat trip

Police are searching for a missing Mercer Island man after his boat, above, was found grounded in Kirkland Friday night. (Photo courtesy of King County Sheriff’s Office) A Mercer Island man is missing after he went out on his boat to do some repairs, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. More

Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: King County Sheriff's Office, Mercer Island, missing

July 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Pilot injured in small plane crash in Snohomish County

A 78-year-old pilot was hospitalized after his small plane crashed into a slough south of Harvey Field in Snohomish County, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s  Office said today. Witnesses said the plane, a 1946 Republic RC3 single-engine light aircraft, lost power as it came in for a landing, clipped some trees and crashed about 10 a.m. Deputies arrived…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Harvey Field, plane crash, Snohomish County Sheriff

July 10, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Reardon recall petition hearing moved to Skagit County

The recall petition filed against Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon will be heard in Skagit County, Snohomish County Judge Thomas Wynne ruled today, saying it was appropriate to move it out of Snohomish county. Gold Bar attorney Anne Block filed the petition, accusing Reardon of breaking campaign laws by using his executive assistant and county resources…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Aaron Reardon, recall, Snohomish County

July 7, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Fire near Chelan continues to burn

A 600-acre wildfire eight miles north of Entiat, Chelan County, continued to burn slowly to the south and east Saturday amid hot and dry weather conditions, the U.S. Forest Service reported. Earlier Saturday the Forest Service said the fire was about 75 percent contained, but that estimate was being re-evaluated as the fire expanded. The Navarre fire…

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May 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Chinook Pass closed — again

Just as hikers and motorists were thinking of heading to the scenic beauty of Chinook Pass on State Route 410 for the Memorial Day holiday, the state Department of Transportation once again has closed the highway due to snow slides. The closure is in effect between Morse Creek and SR 123.  Highway officials say slide removal and avalanche control…

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May 26, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Small plane crashes on Vashon Island, minor injuries

  Four people walked away from a small plane crash Saturday after a Cessna 182 crashed on takeoff on Vashon Island. According to Ian Gregor, spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, the accident happened about 10:40 a.m. when the plane flipped over. The cause of the crash, which badly damaged the plane, is unknown, Gregor said. No further information is…

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