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December 10, 2013 at 5:15 PM
An Amber Alert issued in Kennewick on Dec. 6 was canceled Tuesday afternoon when police confirmed that the 14-year-old girl who went missing is safe in Jalisco, Mexico.
Elizabeth Romero was able to call her mother and let her know she is OK, said Kennewick Police Sergeant Ken Lattin.
“The good news is that the victim has family in Mexico, so her mother will be working to get her connected with family down there,” he said.
Police issued a warrant for the arrest of Edwardo Flores Rosales, the 19-year-old man who is believed to have taken Romero to Mexico.
“We still have a lot of unanswered questions,” Lattin said.
December 10, 2013 at 4:26 PM
Former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice on Tuesday announced his intention to retire next year as president and CEO of the Seattle Foundation.
The two-term mayor joined the foundation in 2009. He will continue to serve until a successor is chosen, probably by the summer of 2014.
Established in 1946, the Seattle Foundation awards more than $60 million in grants each year. It is the region’s oldest and largest community foundation, with assets in excess of $725 million.
Under Rice’s leadership, the foundation launched its GiveBIG campaign, which raised more than $25 million for King County nonprofits over the past three years. He also focused the foundation’s efforts on education and economic opportunity.
Rice served as mayor of Seattle from 1990 to 1997.
November 17, 2013 at 4:45 PM
About 2,000 homes in north Kirkland lost power for about half an hour Sunday afternoon.
The outage started at about 2 p.m. when a tree limb fell into a power line, said a spokesperson for Puget Sound Energy. Power was restored by 2:39.
September 13, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Retired Seattle Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett suffered a stroke Thursday and is in critical but stable condition in the intensive-care unit at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
Brunett underwent surgery Thursday evening, according to a statement Friday from the Archdiocese of Seattle.
The 79-year-old Brunett was able to respond to voice commands following the operation.
Brunett served as archbishop from 1997 to 2010, acting as the spiritual leader of nearly 1 million Catholics in Western Washington. His successor, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, was with him at the hospital and administered the anointing of the sick.
Brunett is expected to remain in the hospital for several days, and is not able to receive visitors, according to the Archdiocese.
In a 2010 profile, Brunett was said to have left behind a “vibrant” archdiocese.
May 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM
World Vision, the humanitarian group better known for assistance in far corners of the globe, is sending emergency supplies to tornado-ravaged Oklahoma.
The Federal Way-based group will be shipping hygiene kits, blankets, cleaning supplies and emergency food and cooking kits from a warehouse near Dallas, said spokeswoman Amy Parodi. One truck is already loaded, she said.
Assessment teams will head out tomorrow to determine what supplies are needed where, Parodi said. “We’ll figure how best to distribute things.”
May 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM
All Link light rail stations are back in service, after a man was struck by a train this morning at 4th Avenue South and South Holgate Street south of Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood.
The man suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
Holgate was closed between 4th and 6th avenues south while the accident was being investigated.
Link light rail service was temporarily stopped between SODO station and downtown, but as of 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sound Transit said all stations were open with some delays likely between the SODO and Stadium stations.
May 11, 2013 at 12:18 PM
The King County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 26-year-old Covington man on suspicion of murder of a 16-year-old boy in Covington.
The victim, whose body was discovered in the road near the 19400 block of Southeast 267 around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, was reportedly from Montana, said Sgt. Cindi West with the Sheriff’s Office.
The man who was arrested had been in an altercation with the 16-year-old victim earlier in the evening, said West.
May 11, 2013 at 12:08 PM
One person was killed Saturday in a tractor accident at a residence in Issaquah, according to the Bellevue Fire Department.
The person who died was a contractor hired by the homeowner to do some clearing, said Sgt. Cindi West with the King County Sheriff’s Department.
The tractor had been going down an incline when it rolled over, killing the operator, West said.
May 11, 2013 at 9:50 AM
A man in his 20s was struck by a vehicle and critically injured when he darted into traffic on Interstate 405 just before 11 p.m. last night.
The man had been riding in a car with a woman, northbound near Coal Creek, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Julie Judson. The woman, who was driving the vehicle, pulled to the side of the road, and the pair got into an argument, Judson said.
“The male passenger was upset, and he left the vehicle and ran into traffic,” Judson said. He was struck by a Jeep Cherokee and flung into the HOV lane. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The driver of the Jeep was uninjured.
May 4, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Two people were killed when a motorcycle and car collided in Mason County.
The accident occurred Saturday afternoon on State Route 101, just north of Hamma Hamma Road, according to a tweet from Washington State Patrol trooper Russ Winger.
Both victims were on the motorcycle.
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