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October 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Work on Bertha’s repair pit halted after shell-material discovery

Digging work for tunnel machine Bertha’s repair access vault was stopped Thursday after archaeologists monitoring the excavation found a deposit containing shell material. The discovery may indicate the presence of cultural materials and requires further evaluation, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Though no artifacts or human remains were found, the department follows…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Police searching for missing Bellevue man

The Bellevue Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Bellevue man who has not been seen since late September. Michael W. Bennett, 44, who lives in Bellevue’s Newport Hills neighborhood, was last seen on Sept. 26, police said. His father reported him missing on Oct. 11, after he did not show up…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Suspect arrested in South Park shooting

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 28 shooting that injured one man in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, police said. Seattle police and King County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 21-year-old suspect in White Center Thursday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives had been looking for the man since the shooting occurred. On…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Man rescued after falling inside 520 pontoon

Update at 9 p.m.: The man who fell inside a pontoon was rescued Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington State Department of Transprotation. He has a leg injury but is in stable condition. Original post: The Bellevue Fire Department is working to rescue a man who fell 15 to 20 feet inside a pontoon that’s part of the 520 Floating Bridge project. Officials are…

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October 21, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Man arrested after he refuses to exit UPS truck, threatens driver

Seattle police arrested an apparently intoxicated man after he threatened to shoot a UPS delivery driver who was trying to get him out of her truck in North Seattle Tuesday morning, police said. A UPS driver was walking back to her truck after stopping at a business in the 12000 block of Aurora Avenue North when she…

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October 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Search under way for missing Microsoft program manager

Officials are searching for a missing Seattle man who hasn’t been seen since he left the Microsoft campus last Wednesday, police said. Krishna Venkatesh, 27, a program manager at Microsoft, is believed to have driven from the Redmond campus to Deception Pass, where his car was found Monday, according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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October 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Man shot after confronting Lakewood police officer with gun

A man was shot after he confronted a police officer with a gun in Lakewood, Pierce County, Wednesday evening, police said. Police received a report of a suicidal man with a gun at the Morningtree Park Apartments around 7:20 p.m., according to the Lakewood Police Department. Officers responded but didn’t immediately find the man. About 15 minutes…

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October 15, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Officer injured during pursuit of Snohomish County shooting suspect

Update at 11 p.m.: A Marysville police officer was injured during the pursuit, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. It’s unknown how the officer was injured. Update at 10:35 p.m.: The shooting suspect has been taken into custody, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Original post: Officials are responding to reports of shots fired at multiple…

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October 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting on Beacon Hill

King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man who threatened police with a pellet gun in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in July. Austin J. Derby, 36, was fatally shot by a Seattle police officer after he pointed a gun at police on July 1 following a chase that started…

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