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April 18, 2014 at 11:46 PM

Chemicals found in Belltown building prompt evacuation

UPDATE, 11:55 p.m. | Occupants have been allowed back into the Belltown apartment building after the hazmat response, SFD said. The incident is under investigation by the Seattle Police Department. ORIGINAL POST | Chemicals found inside a room prompted an evacuation of a Belltown apartment building tonight, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Hazmat crews…

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April 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Renton runner who died on sidewalk identified

A runner collapsed and died on a sidewalk in Renton around noon today, according to the Renton Police Department. Renton police have tentatively identified him as a 46-year-old Renton resident after issuing a news release earlier this afternoon asking for the public’s help. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the man’s name and determine how…

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April 18, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Washington pools to host ‘April Pools Day’ this Saturday

Pools around the state will host their annual April Pools Day events on Saturday for families and community members to learn about water safety and enjoy free swim time. April Pools Day attendees will learn proper life-jacket fitting and use, drowning-prevention strategies and rescue techniques in case of a water emergency at the 25 participating city,…

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April 18, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Edmonds police ask public’s help in ID’ing sexual-assault suspect

The Edmonds Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of attempting to rob and sexually assault a woman after she got off the bus in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood early Thursday evening. The woman, an exchange student at Edmonds Community College, had just gotten off a Community Transit bus and was…

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April 17, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Fecal bacteria levels close Pierce County shellfish harvesting area

Shellfish harvesting in part of Vaughn Bay in Pierce County has been closed because of high levels of fecal bacteria, and health officials have identified 14 additional shellfish growing areas that could be closed if fecal pollution worsens, the Washington state Department of Health said today. The samples taken at growing-area stations failed to meet classification…

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April 17, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Firefighters respond to possible haz-mat incident at UW

The Seattle Fire Department’s hazardous-material team responded to reports of a possible hazmat incident this afternoon after a broken bottle of organic waste caused a strange odor in the Foege Building on the University of Washington campus. Fifteenth Avenue Northeast is closed between Northeast Boat Street and Northeast Pacific Street, UW posted on its website. Northeast Pacific Street is open…

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April 16, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Temporary berm in slide area nearly done; death toll rises to 39

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has shifted its construction efforts to raising the temporary berm within the Oso mudslide area an additional foot before heavy rainfall forecast for later this week. Snohomish County confirmed 39 fatalities today, with 36 identified. The number of missing has dropped to six. Construction of the berm’s length is…

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April 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM

3 King County sheriff’s deputies put on administrative leave

Three King County sheriff’s deputies were placed on paid administrative leave Tuesday pending an investigation, King County Sheriff John Urquhart said today in a department-wide email. Urquhart did not say what the investigation was about. Two of the officers are assigned to the Ravensdale Range and the third is assigned to Major Crimes. Urquhart did not provide…

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April 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Mountain biker who died on Snohomish County trail identified

The mountain biker who died while riding on a trail Saturday in the Paradise Valley Conservation Area has been identified. Steven D. Quinton, 56, of Monroe, died of blunt force injuries of the head on the Woodinville trail, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hikers discovered the biker, performed CPR and called for help, the Snohomish County…

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