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February 8, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Bike that Bennett rode after Seahawks’ win brings $10,000 for charity

 Associated Press The police bicycle that Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett rode to celebrate the team’s NFC Championship has been auctioned off for charity. KOMO-TV reports that the Seattle Police Department bicycle fetched $10,000 during a benefit for the Seattle Police Foundation on Saturday. The defensive lineman jumped on the borrowed bike and took a victory lap around…

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February 8, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Mudslide suspends Sounder service between Everett and Seattle on Monday

Sound Transit has canceled Monday Sounder commuter rail service between Everett and Seattle due to a mudslide along the tracks Saturday evening. With more rain in the forecast, the agency will decide Monday whether to resume service on Tuesday. Riders are encouraged to monitor www.SoundTransit.org/alerts for updates. Sound Transit will provide special bus service Monday morning from…

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February 8, 2015 at 9:52 AM

Missing Snohomish teens located safe in Tacoma

UPDATED AT 1:15 P.M. Two teenage Snohomish girls who went missing last month have been found safe in Tacoma, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. Samantha Eldredge and Keyanna Monson, both 16, left their homes on Jan. 28, the sheriff’s office said. The girls were located Saturday evening through a joint effort by the Tacoma Police Department,…

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October 12, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Small quake shakes southern Puget Sound area

A small earthquake rattled the southern Puget Sound area, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.5 quake struck shortly before midnight Saturday and was centered about 8 miles northeast of Olympia. The Thurston County Sheriff’s office says there have been no reports of damage or injury. But some…

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July 10, 2014 at 6:17 PM

Highway 520 floating bridge closed again this weekend

The Highway 520 floating bridge will be closed again this weekend as crews continue working on the replacement span and paving new roadway, the state Department of Transportation said. All lanes in both directions between Montlake Boulevard and Interstate 405 will close from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. During the closure, work crews will pour…

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March 31, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Gov. Jay Inslee seeks ‘major disaster’ status for mudslide

By Seattle Times staff reporter Kyung M. Song WASHINGTON — Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday asked the federal government to declare the Snohomish County mudslide a “major disaster,” which would qualify victims for direct federal aid for housing, unemployment and other losses. Inslee’s request to President Obama comes nine days after the devastation that has killed at…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: disaster, Gov. Jay Inslee, Oso mudslide

March 23, 2014 at 4:42 PM

How to report a missing loved one

People whose loved ones are missing following the massive mudslide east of Arlington can call the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management at 425-388-5088 to report their concerns. People also can check the Red Cross website safeandwell.org where disaster survivors can register their names and let family and friends know they are safe.  

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Highway 530, mudslide, Oso mudslide

August 5, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Eight-foot sturgeon found belly up in Lake Washington

This report is by Mark Yuasa, Seattle Times staff reporter Keith Magnuson who lives in Seattle along the shores of Lake Washington, was waterskiing Saturday when he came across a giant dead fish. “At first I thought it was a shark, but then we figured out it was a large sturgeon,” Magnuson said. Magnuson found the sturgeon…

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