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March 22, 2013 at 2:31 PM

2 Seattle Public Schools principals given excellence award

For the first time, two Seattle Public Schools principals will be honored for excellence with an award typically given to just one person each year. Mia Williams of Aki Kurose Middle School and Jennifer Wiley of Franklin High School were surprised with the announcement Friday afternoon. They each will be getting $50,000 for their schools as…

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March 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Suspect in custody in Aurora Avenue rape

Police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman Thursday night near the 11700 block of Aurora Avenue North. They are holding Ricky Lee Lewis, 55, in King County jail, where he is under investigation for rape and kidnapping. Lewis is a level 3 registered sex offender, the most dangerous of three possible…

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February 22, 2013 at 12:23 PM

Flu in Washington ‘widespread’ but declining; 45 dead

The flu virus remains widespread in Washington, but the number of cases tested is declining, according to a weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control. The virus is still prevalent in most regions of the state, and the number of cases is still elevated. However, the Washington Department of Health noted the number of patients…

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January 28, 2013 at 11:49 AM

After 3-year fight, view-blocking tree in Innis Arden being cut

A three-year battle over a tall tree ended Monday, as Art and Susan Wright’s massive red cedar was being trimmed to roof height in the gray and drizzly morning. A neighbor in the Innis Arden community in Shoreline had complained that the almost four-story tree was blocking her view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. The…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: Innis Arden, red cedar, Shoreline

January 20, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Police catch alleged thieves using tracking software

Seattle police were able to locate two suspected thieves using tracking software installed on a computer that was stolen. The investigation began when police received a report of a burglary in which $4,000 worth of items were taken from a home on the 1400 block of 35th Avenue sometime between Friday night and 1 a.m. Saturday….

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: robbery, Seattle, tracking software

January 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Robber may be targeting Subways, coffee shops in the area

Police are investigating whether the same man is behind robberies and attempted robberies at Subway restaurants and coffee stands in Shoreline, Bothell and Lake Forest Park. At about 2:25 p.m. Saturday a man walked up to the drive-through window at BigFoot Java coffee stand, 18115 Bothell Way NE, in Bothell and asked the cashier to hand…

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January 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Man robbed at gunpoint on First Hill

A man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday on Seattle’s First Hill, and police are looking for the suspect. The victim was on East Union Street near Summit Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. when a man approached him from behind, according to Seattle police. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his cellphone, then…

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January 11, 2013 at 7:33 AM

I-5 in Seattle reopens after bus fire south of Northgate

Tessa Halterman was aboard Sound Transit bus No. 510, on her way to work in downtown Seattle, when it came to a sudden stop in the middle of Interstate-5 just south of Northgate Friday morning. After the driver stepped off to check the back engine, Halterman and the woman next to her noticed…

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