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July 11, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Girl, 13, sexually assaulted at Bitter Lake park

Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Seattle’s Bitter Lake neighborhood this afternoon. The girl said she was listening to music at Bitter Lake Playfield when a man called out her name, the Seattle Police Department said. The girl thought she knew the man and walked up to him….

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July 11, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Passenger seriously injured after car flips on Rainier Avenue South

A man was seriously injured when the car he was riding in swerved and then flipped on its side in Rainier Valley this afternoon, police said. Witnesses told police they saw a car speed northbound in the 7200 block of Rainier Avenue South and then attempt to pass a Metro bus, according to the Seattle Police…

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July 10, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Evacuations ordered in Washington state wildfire

A heat wave bound for Eastern Washington this weekend could aggravate raging fires already in the area. Temperatures there are expected to climb past 100 degrees this weekend, according to Matt Fugazzi, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Spokane. A hot, dry climate, he said, can turn land into “organic gasoline, just waiting for…

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July 9, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Man shot in Victory Heights neighborhood

A man was shot in the foot this afternoon, during what Seattle police say was a dispute over an apparent drug deal in the Victory Heights neighborhood. Officers responded to the 1700 block of Northeast 103rd Street around 2 p.m. and found the man, according to the Seattle Police Department. He was taken to Harborview Medical…

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July 8, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Man killed in Duvall auger accident identified

The man killed after he fell into a piece of industrial machinery in Duvall on Monday morning has been identified. Bradley Hogue, 19, of Snohomish County, died of blunt-force injuries from falling into an auger, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Hogue was an employee of a company performing work at a Duvall residence…

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July 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

3 teens rescue man in Lake Washington

Three teens rescued a man after they noticed him floating in Lake Washington and brought him back to shore near a Kirkland park Monday afternoon. Bystanders on a dock at Kirkland’s Settler’s Landing Park noticed a man on a paddleboard heading south along the shore around 4 p.m., according to the city of Kirkland. Soon afterward, the…

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July 7, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Police say man tried to arrange sex with girl, 15

A Spanaway man who was found guilty of sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl in 2006 before his conviction was later overturned was arrested in Federal Way on Saturday for allegedly trying to arrange to have sex with a 15-year-old girl, Seattle police said. Thursday, a Seattle Police Department undercover detective posing as a 15-year-old girl responded to an online ad seeking sex…

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July 7, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Federal Way stabbing victim identified

The man who died after his wife allegedly stabbed him in Federal Way last Wednesday has been identified. Eric Winters, 52, died of stab wounds in the chest, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. His wife remains in custody for investigation of second-degree murder in lieu of $500,000 bail. According to a statement of…

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July 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Man, 19, dies after falling into auger in Duvall

A 19-year-old man was killed after he fell into a piece of industrial machinery in Duvall Monday morning, police said. Duvall police and firefighters responded to a report of a man who had fallen into the machine around 9 a.m. The victim had fallen into an auger, a machine used to distribute tree bark, Duvall Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Lori…

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July 3, 2014 at 10:25 PM

In agreement with feds, for-profit Everest Colleges to be sold or closed

Corinthian Colleges will sell 85 of its U.S. schools and gradually wind down operations at 12 other schools under a signed agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, the post-secondary education company announced today. The California company runs six Everest College campuses in Western Washington. It’s unknown which schools will close or be sold. The…

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