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July 25, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Boy who had disappeared while picking berries has been found

The Associated Press UPDATE, 1:25 p.m.: A 10-year-old boy was hungry and thirsty after spending nearly 24 hours lost in the Olympic National Forest, and he was very happy Friday to be reunited with his family. Mason County sheriff’s Det. William Adam says Nathan Hernandez was spotted by a King County sheriff’s helicopter that directed ground…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Lake Cushman, Mason County, missing child

July 25, 2014 at 6:33 AM

2nd Northwest tribe cancels Ted Nugent concerts

The Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. — A second Northwest Indian tribe says it doesn’t want right-wing rocker Ted Nugent performing at its casino. The News Tribune reports the Puyallup Tribe said Thursday it’s canceling Nugent’s concerts scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. The news came three days after Idaho’s…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Obama, Puyallup tribe, Ted Nugent

July 21, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Renton man charged with homicide by watercraft in fatal boat collision

A Renton man was charged today with homicide by watercraft and assault by watercraft in connection with Wednesday’s Lake Washington boat collision that killed a Seattle schoolteacher. Richard Anthony Hicks, 46, a Renton real-estate agent and former University of Washington football player, remains in the King County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: boating accident, DUI, homicide by watercraft

July 21, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Veteran to receive Medal of Honor today, invites fallen Bothell soldier’s mother to attend

President Obama will present the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries. Ryan Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will receive the medal during a White House…

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Comments | Topics: carlene cross, Medal of Honor, ryan pitts

July 17, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Stretch of I-90 near Vantage still closed after 21-vehicle crash

Update at 5:34 p.m. : Blowing dust and ash from a recent fire may have led to the collision of more than 20 vehicles today on I-90 near Vantage. The Washington State Patrol responded around 11 a.m. to the crash, which involved 15 passenger vehicles and six commercial trucks, according to Trooper Darren Wright. The…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: crash, Interstate 90

July 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Former UW coach Jim Lambright charged with domestic violence

Former University of Washington football coach Jim Lambright has been charged with fourth-degree assault/domestic violence in connection with an incident involving his 23-year-old granddaughter last month, according to Snohomish County court documents. His arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 4 at Evergreen District Court in Monroe. The Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office said that as of Thursday no…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: domestic violence, Jim Lambright, University of Washington

July 11, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Two killed in motorcycle crash near Wapato

The Associated Press WAPATO, Wash. — Two people on a motorcycle were killed in a collision Thursday night near Wapato. The Washington State Patrol says the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at an intersection on Highway 97. KNDO reports the patrol identified the dead as 17-year-old Omar Delgado of Union Gap and 21-year-old Yaritza Lopez of Yakima. The…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: collision, fatality, motorcycle

July 9, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Milfoil treatment to close Bellevue swimming areas next week

Bellevue will close swimming areas at Meydenbauer, Clyde, and Newcastle beach parks one day each next week to control invasive milfoil blooms. Before herbicide is applied near the parks, the swimming areas will be closed at the following times: 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday at Meydenbauer Beach Park, 419 98th Ave. N.E….

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Comments | Topics: beaches, Bellevue, Department of Ecology

July 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM

Everest Colleges in Washington not closing, going up for sale

Corinthian Colleges is closing a dozen of its Everest College campuses, but none of the schools planned for closure is in Washington. Under an agreement the company reached with the federal Education Department last week, the company is putting 85 of its U.S.-based campuses up for sale, including at least five Everest Colleges in Washington: Everett, Seattle,…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: closing, Corinthian, Everest Colleges

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