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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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March 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Pausing to remember the mudslide victims

OSO, Snohomish County — Under a grim gray sky, more than 100 volunteers in neon vests huddled at the Oso Fire Department to observe a moment of silence at 10:37 this morning, exactly one week after a deadly mudslide devastated a nearby community. They doffed their baseball caps and bowed their heads as a state trooper and…

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March 29, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Mudslide searchers at risk from chemical contaminants

ARLINGTON — Dick Walker, senior spill responder with the state Department of Ecology’s spill-response program, said two teams of materials specialists are working to find and contain contaminants at the Oso-area mudslide site to protect searchers and the public. Walker said the entire mudslide site is presumed to be contaminated with household chemicals, diesel and propane…

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February 1, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Man arrested in New Year’s Eve arson at Neighbours nightclub

A 30-year-old man was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion that he set a fire on New Year’s Eve at Neighbours nightclub on Capitol Hill, according to Seattle police. Police earlier said that someone poured gasoline and set fire to it on a carpeted stairway inside the gay dance club. The fire was quickly extinguished, and someone…

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November 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Burlington man killed in Skagit County crash

A 59-year-old Burlington man was killed Sunday night when his pick-up truck crashed into a tree in Skagit  County, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash occurred at about 7 p.m.in the 1300 block of Beaver Lake Road, north of the town of Clear Lake. Trooper Mark Francis said the driver was wearing a seatbelt. The driver’s identity was not…

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