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December 12, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Active search ends for Lake Forest Park fisherman missing at lake

Snohomish County officials have ended the active search of Blackmans Lake for a fisherman who was reported missing Sunday morning. The Snohomish County sheriff’s dive team ended its search Friday evening for a missing 38-year-old Lake Forest Park man who was last seen Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office said. The Snohomish Police Department will scan the…

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December 11, 2014 at 7:28 PM

170K customers without power across Western Washington

Update at 10:25 p.m.: More than 11,400 Seattle City Light customers are without power as wind whips through the region Thursday night. Multiple outages are affecting more than 170,000 customers in Western Washington. The National Weather Service recorded wind gusts of 48 mph at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Thursday night, but flight delays have not yet…

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December 10, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Mudslide: Sounder Northline suspended until at least Monday

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. | The Sounder Northline service is suspended until at least Monday, Sound Transit said in a news release. BNSF Railway and Sound Transit officials will investigate the slide and slope stability along the corridor before determining when to resume service. A description of what happened from the release: There were no injuries or damage…

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December 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Inslee declares emergency to aid roadway repairs

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in five counties in order to help with emergency repairs to roads damaged in recent storms. The proclamation signed Wednesday allows the state transportation department to seek federal money for roadway damage that occurred between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1. The proclamation covers Clallam, Jefferson, King,…

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December 10, 2014 at 5:22 PM

1 barricaded in Puyallup house with possible explosive device

Update, Thursday, 5:35 a.m. | Police activity ended early Thursday morning and the suspect was not located, according to a tweet from the Puyallup Police Department. An explosive device was secured and the suspect is still at large, police say. Update at 9 p.m.: The Puyallup Police Department says officers are still at the scene where…

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December 9, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Policing for recent Seattle protests cost nearly $600K

Demonstrations in Seattle that followed recent grand juries’ decisions to not indict police officers who killed unarmed men in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City have cost the city nearly $600,000. Services, including planning for and providing public safety during the demonstrations, cost $585,970 from Nov. 13 through Dec. 2, leading the city to request organizers of marches…

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December 9, 2014 at 8:22 PM

Seattle police: Wrong person arrested after Monday protest

Police arrested the wrong person at Monday’s demonstration in downtown Seattle protesting police brutality after an officer mistook her for a suspect in an alleged violent incident at a demonstration two days earlier. An officer working at the demonstration saw a woman he thought had interfered with an arrest during a protest Saturday evening, the…

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December 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Boat, house fire reported in Olympic Hills

Firefighters are responding to fire that started on a boat and extended to a house in Seattle’s Olympic Hills neighborhood. The fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday near Northeast 137th Street and 20th Avenue Northeast, according to the Seattle Fire Department. No injuries have been reported, the fire department said.  

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December 7, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Crowd gathers downtown to protest Ferguson, Garner rulings

About 100 people gathered in downtown Seattle on Sunday night to protest against police brutality and racial inequality in the wake of the Ferguson and Eric Garner grand-jury rulings. As of Sunday night, Seattle police had made one arrest. Marchers carried signs and chanted “I can’t breathe” as they walked through the downtown core, stopping…

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