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January 1, 2015 at 5:54 PM

Skagit County shooting victim identified

A 47-year-old man who died after being shot in the head early Thursday morning near Concrete was identified as Allen Kesterson of the Concrete area, according to the Skagit County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies responding to a shooting  in the 38800 block of Highway 20  found Kesterson dead when they arrived at 4:13 a.m. A 30-year-old man was arrested and booked…


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January 1, 2015 at 2:50 PM

King County gets burn ban; Pierce, Snohomish bans elevated

Concerned about rising pollution levels caused by stagnant weather conditions, officials imposed a “stage 1” burn ban in King County, and elevated existing bans in Pierce and Snohomish counties to stage 2, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency. In King County, the ban means that until air quality improves, residents cannot burn wood outside, or use their wood-burning…



September 13, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Company recalls tomatoes sold at Lynnwood Costco

A California company issued a voluntary recall of its tomatoes Saturday night, saying that batches of the tomatoes sold at the Costco in Lynnwood might be contaminated with salmonella. The recall affects Expo Fresh Roma tomatoes, packed on Sept. 5 or Sept. 6. The tomatoes were shipped to several Costco locations, including Lynnwood and Tacoma. The company…


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September 13, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Rope rescue at Discovery Park

UPDATED: Seattle police and fire personnel rescued a “possible intoxicated person” up an embankment at Discovery Park early Sunday night. The rescue effort began around 5:55 p.m., when reports came in of two people stuck about 60 yards down from the top of the cliff.  Rescuers reached the pair at about 6:35 p.m. One person was able…


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September 1, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Two crashes involving police cars in West Seattle

Two police cars were wrecked Monday in unrelated crashes — both in West Seattle, both causing minor injuries. The first collision happened at 5:45 p.m., sending an 11-year-old girl to the hospital. The two-car crash involved a police car as an officer responded to a carjacking in South Park, as the vehicle was driven uphill into…


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June 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Report: SPU suspect ‘wanted to hurt himself and others’ in 2010

Aaron Rey Ybarra, the 26-year-old suspect in the shootings that left one man dead at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday, called 911 in a rage in 2010, saying he “wanted to hurt himself and others,” according to a police report obtained by The Seattle Times. Officers from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department found that Ybarra was…


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June 1, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Child with measles visited Sea-Tac in late May

  A King County child with measles visited Sea-Tac Airport during the contagious period of the disease in late May, prompting public health officials on Sunday to issue a warning to people who might have been exposed. The child was at Concourse A and baggage claim from 6:20 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday, May 26. The…


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April 20, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Silverdale Boy Scout was killed by rolling log

A 12-year-old Silverdale boy was killed Saturday when a log rolled over him during a Boy Scout outing in the Olympic National Forest, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office. The boy and three other Scouts were trying to roll the log down a steep boulder field into Lena Lake at about 9 a.m. Saturday when…


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March 29, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Mudslide death toll now 18; missing drops to 30

ARLINGTON — The death toll from last Saturday’s deadly mudslide has risen to 18 while the number of missing and unaccounted for has dropped dramatically to 30. The new numbers were announced a short time ago during the nightly media briefing in Arlington given by Jason Biermann, program manager for the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management. Biermann…


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March 29, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Oso church to be part of community rebuilding

OSO, Snohomish County — Pastor Gary Ray of the Oso Community Church said no memorial services have been scheduled for congregants of his church. “Everything’s almost on hold,” he said during a news briefing Saturday morning. “People are waiting to see what happens.” Ray said the 100-year-old church intends to play a role in the community’s rebuilding. “The community…


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