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November 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Fires damage Seattle nursery and home

Fires caused serious damage to a Seattle greenhouse and a single family home Sunday morning. The first incident, called in at 7:50 a.m., involved a two-and-a-half-story house at 7305 25th Ave. NW. No one was home when a small appliance in the kitchen malfunctioned and triggered the fire, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. Firefighters extinguished the…

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November 30, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Burn ban remains in effect for King, Pierce, Snohomish counties

UPDATE, Monday, 2:35 p.m. | The Stage 1 burn ban remains in effect for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. Seattle Parks and Recreation issued a reminder that beach fires at Alki Beach Park and Golden Gardens Park are prohibited until the PSCAA lifts the ban. Bonfires lit for…

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November 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Protesters throw rocks, break windows on Capitol Hill; officer hurt

Protesters on Capitol Hill hurled a rock through a police-car window Saturday night, injuring an officer. The group also smashed windows at a business on 12th Avenue, according to the Seattle Police Department. The officer was treated by a medic at the scene. The group gathered at Seattle Community College late Saturday evening before marching on…

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November 24, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Former King County health chief joins nonprofit PATH

Dr. David Fleming, who stepped down in August from his job as director of Public Health – Seattle  & King County,  is joining the Seattle-based PATH, a global health organization. Fleming will lead the nonprofit’s Public Health Impact Division, which includes programs to boost maternal, child and reproductive health in the developing world and programs to…

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October 30, 2014 at 12:52 PM

SPD searching for bank robber in Wedgwood area

Seattle police are searching a Northeast neighborhood for a suspect in a bank robbery. The robbery occurred around noon in the 7300 block of 35th Avenue Northeast, in the Wedgwood area, according to tweets from the Seattle Police Department. The suspect is a man in his 50s, about five feet, four inches tall. He was wearing a…

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October 30, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Amber Alert canceled: Child found safe in Olympia

UPDATE, 10:55 a.m. | The abducted child has been located safely in Olympia, according to a Thurston County Sheriff’s Office tweet. The Amber Alert has been canceled. ORIGINAL POST | The Thurston County Sheriff’s office has issued an Amber Alert after an 18-month-old was allegedly abducted by his estranged mother. Cassandra Wilhelm, 34, is driving a 2012…

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October 3, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Some Mercer Island restaurants may reopen today

Four restaurants on Mercer Island have been cleared to reopen Friday,  serving limited menus of prepackaged foods that don’t require water. Several more may get the go-ahead later in the day, said Sharon Bogan, of Public Health – Seattle and King County. The boil-water alert instituted Thursday remains in effect for the island’s 23,000 residents. But test results…

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October 3, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Ballard High School ‘shelters in place’ after gunshots heard

After a report of shots fired in the neighborhood, Ballard High School went briefly into “shelter in place” mode Friday morning, locking the doors and stationing a person just inside, said Stacy Howard, spokeswoman for Seattle Public Schools. Seattle police investigated and found no cause for concern, she said. “Unfortunately, this has happened a lot lately in…

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