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January 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Debris found in search for missing plane in Hood Canal

The Associated Press UPDATE, 9:05 a.m. | Officials have not yet officially identified the pilot lost when a small plane crashed Monday in Hood Canal. The Coast Guard says it has notified the pilot’s family, but it is not releasing his name. The Federal Aviation Administration says the only missing aircraft in the area is an RV7. That’s…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Hood Canal, Kitsap County Sheriff, plane crash

January 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Hwy. 522, west of I-405

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. | The wrong-way driver was a 38-year-old woman from Kirkland, according to Dominic Ledesma of the Washington State Patrol. Investigators don’t know why she was driving in the wrong lane and don’t believe she was impaired, Ledesma said. UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | Highway 522 has reopened and all lanes are clear, according to the…

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| More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bothell, fatality, Woodinville

January 12, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Chat rewind: Is the Seattle area changing for the better — or worse?

From 2012 to 2013, Seattle was America’s fastest-growing major city, a city walking the line between frenetic change and beloved authenticity. Columnist Jon Talton and Pacific NW writer Ron Judd were talking with readers about the tension between the old and the new in Seattle and surrounding areas on Tuesday. Read what they had to…

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Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: Newcomers, Seattle, Urban development

January 7, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Authorities lift lockdown of Shoreline schools; man with gun seen early in morning

UPDATED with details,12:30 p.m. | The district-wide lockdown of Shoreline schools has been lifted, according to a tweet for DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s Office.  Police will remain at schools until all children are released. A Meridian Park Elementary school employee alarmed by seeing a suspicious man with a firearm on school grounds…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gun, Shoreline

January 3, 2015 at 12:12 PM

So, Macklemore’s going to be a father

If his taste for thrift shops is any indication, Macklemore will look right at home in dad jeans. The Seattle rapper, also known as Ben Haggerty, and his fiancee, Tricia Davis, announced they were expecting in a YouTube video that looks more like a movie trailer than a home video. Producer Ryan Lewis, ever Macklemore’s right-hand…

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December 26, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Issaquah school to reopen Jan. 5 after threat forced closure

Classes at Issaquah’s Pacific Cascade Middle School will resume as scheduled Jan. 5 after a threatening letter prompted the school to close for three days before Christmas break. The typed letter was found Dec. 17 outside a teacher’s classroom and threatened violence against four school staff members two days later, according to the Issaquah School…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Cascade Pacific Middle SChool, Issquah School District, school threat

December 18, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Seattle police arrest 2 armed-robbery suspects after standoff near Bitter Lake

UPDATE: Friday, 6:40 a.m. | Two felony suspects, a man and a woman, were arrested after a seven-hour standoff in the Broadview neighborhood on Thursday night, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives saw the 29-year-old female and 32-year-old male, wanted in connection with auto thefts and a recent violent robbery, enter an abandoned home near North 132nd Street…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: barricaded suspects, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Public Schools

December 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Shots fired at would-be intruder in Lynnwood

The occupant of a Lynnwood-area home opened fire on a man who was trying to break in Tuesday afternoon, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The would-be intruder, who had previously lived at the home in the 19300 block of Locust Way, showed up around 12:45 p.m. to collect his belongings, the sheriff’s office said. However, a resident…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, intruder, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

December 16, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Snohomish County boy, 14, shoots himself in leg

A 14-year-old Snohomish County boy accidentally shot himself in the leg Tuesday morning while target shooting, the sheriff’s office said. The victim, a student at Voyager Middle School, apparently skipped school to go target shooting with friends, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The shooting was reported by a friend of the victim…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: accidental shooting, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

December 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Suspect in Sammamish man’s slaying extradited from B.C.

One of two men accused of beating a Boeing manager to death in his Sammamish home in September before fleeing to Canada in the victim’s car has been returned to the U.S., according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Christopher J. Shade, 18, was extradited from Canada last week and booked into the King County Jail. He is scheduled…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: extradition, homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

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