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January 27, 2015 at 7:16 PM

Community members ask zoo board to send elephants to sanctuary, not zoo

Elephant-welfare activists urged the Woodland Park Zoo’s board of directors to relocate the zoo’s two elephants to a sanctuary during a public-comment period Tuesday, the first time the board has met since some activists tried to storm a meeting in December. During a 45-minute session at the start of the meeting, speakers, many of them members of…

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January 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Seattle mayor, councilmembers oppose zoo’s plan for elephants

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and fivemembers of the City Council sent a letter to the Woodland Park Zoo president and CEO Monday asking that the zoo’s two elephants be sent to a wildlife sanctuary, rather than to another zoo. Zoo officials announced in November that the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, would be relocated to…

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January 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Man wounded in shooting in Leschi

Update at 5:41 p.m.: Police believe the victim may have been the target of a robbery. He is a 20-year-old man. Police are looking for two suspects. Original post: A man was shot Monday afternoon in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood, according to the Seattle Police Department. Officers responded to near 27th Avenue South and South Washington Street shortly before 5 p.m. and found a man in his…

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January 26, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Man shot last week at Everett apartment dies

The man shot at an Everett apartment complex Wednesday afternoon died Friday from his injuries, police said. The victim has not been identified, according to the Everett Police Department. He provided little information immediately after the shooting, so no suspect information has been developed. Officers responded to reports of an assault and a gunshot at the Candlewood Apartments,…

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January 23, 2015 at 10:13 PM

Girls, 11 and 15, injured in suspected DUI crash in Puyallup

Update, 3:25 p.m.: Puyallup police say the 40-year-old man who was arrested was believed to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested for investigation for vehicular assault due to significant injuries of the an 11-year-old girl. The 15-year-old girl has been released from the hospital. Update, 10 a.m.: Police say two girls, ages 11 and 15,…

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January 23, 2015 at 8:19 PM

Man arrested in Hawaii crash that killed Issaquah bicyclist

Police have arrested a man in connection with an April 2014 car crash in Hawaii that killed a bicyclist from Issaquah. Michael Angelo Cattaneo, 29, was arrested Friday on a warrant following an indictment charging him with two counts of negligent homicide and one count each of operating a vehicle under the influence and no no-fault…

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January 23, 2015 at 7:12 PM

4 robbed, assaulted in Seattle’s Kobe Terrace Park

Police are looking for two women and a man suspected  of robbing four other people at gunpoint and taking several items, including clothing, in an International District park Friday afternoon. The robbery victims flagged down officers as they passed Kobe Terrace Park around 4:15 p.m. Friday, and reported that they had been robbed and assaulted, according to…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Police arrest 2 burglary suspects found hiding in W. Seattle shed

Officers arrested two alleged burglars after they found the pair hiding in a shed on West Seattle’s Genesee Hill on Friday afternoon, police said. A resident called 911 around 3:30 p.m. when she heard sounds of someone breaking into her home in the 4500 block of 47th Avenue Southwest, according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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January 22, 2015 at 8:49 PM

Driver, 17, pleads guilty in Kitsap County triple fatality

A 17-year-old driver charged with vehicular homicide for the Jan. 11 accident that killed three of his passengers in Kitsap County pleaded guilty to all three counts Thursday. The teen appeared in Kitsap County Juvenile Court after prosecutors and the defense agreed to recommend juvenile, rather than adult, charges, the Kitsap Sun reported. The Seattle Times is…

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January 22, 2015 at 4:45 PM

1 dead in Highway 9 head-on collision

Update at 6:50 p.m.: The driver who died in a head-on collision on Highway 9 has been identified as a 22-year-old man from Marysville, according to the Washington State Patrol. The man was driving north on the Snohomish River Bridge when his Honda Accord crossed the center line and struck a Dodge Durango driven by a 59-year-old…

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