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September 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Boil-water order on Mercer Island; all restaurants closed

UPDATE: Sunday, 10:15 a.m. | All residents of Mercer Island must continue to boil tap water before drinking it, or use bottled water, according to the mercergov.org website. Authorities expect the next round of test results around midday Sunday. There are no reports of illness at this time, according to the site. Due to the water-boil…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: E. coli, Mercer Island; boil water

August 16, 2014 at 11:23 PM

Man critically injured in a hit-and-run in Renton

A man who was walking his dogs along Southeast Petrovitsky Road in Renton suffered life-threatening injuries after a being struck by a vehicle Saturday night, the King County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident, which detectives are calling a hit-and-run, happened around 9 p.m. in the 14700 block of Petrovitsky near the Fairwood Center shopping complex….

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August 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Man fires shotgun during fight in Sodo

Police arrested a 39-year-old Seattle man in the Sodo neighborhood Saturday after he fired a shotgun during a fight with several other men, a spokesman for the department said. The incident happened around Fourth Avenue South and South Lander Street, close to a Shell gas station. Witnesses who called 911 to report the incident told police…

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Comments | Topics: Seattle Police, shotgun, Sodo

August 16, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Mechanical problem delays Vashon ferry service

The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth ferry service was reduced to a two-boat schedule until further notice Saturday afternoon after a third vessel on that route experienced mechanical problems, according to Washington State Ferries. Drivers departing Vashon Island were told to expect delays of up to an hour because of the vessel shortage. There was no immediate word on how…

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Comments | Topics: Evergreen, Vashon, Washington State Ferries

January 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Woman robbed on South Seattle street

A woman suffered minor injuries during a robbery in South Seattle on Friday night. Police say the 60-year-old victim’s purse was snatched shortly after she exited a Metro bus at Beacon Avenue South and South Cloverdale Street around 6 p.m. She was knocked to the ground and sustained a small abrasion to the back of her head. She was treated…

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Comments | Topics: Beacon Avenue South, robbery, South Seattle

September 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM

State Patrol advises caution on wet roads as collisions mount

Traffic is a mess on the region’s rainslicked roads, with multiple collisions reported Saturday on Interstates 5 and 405, as well as State Routes 520 and 99. While not all of the incidents can be directly linked to the wet weather, the State Patrol is advising drivers to slow down and practice good defensive driving. State Trooper Dominic Ledesma…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Washington State Patrol

September 28, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Police investigating assault in Pioneer Square

Detectives are looking for suspects in the assault of a 37-year-old man in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhoood early Saturday morning. The beating happened around 1:30 a.m. at First Avenue South and South Jackson Street when the man and his wife encountered two men having an argument, according to Seattle police. Officers were told that the two suspects turned…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Pionner Square, Seattle Police

September 28, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Puyallup police cars damaged in chase

A suspect in a domestic-violence dispute led Puyallup police on a wild chase that damaged three squad cars and snarled traffic Saturday morning. The incident happened after p0lice were called to the 2800 block of Sixth Street Southeast around 9:15 a.m. in response to a call from a woman who said her 18-year-old daughter was assaulting her and…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: police pursuit, Puyallup police

September 28, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Two accidents stop traffic at Battery Street Tunnel

Two separate traffic accidents at the Battery Street Tunnel blocked traffic Saturday morning on Aurora Avenue North, according to the Washington State Patrol. The first incident, a collision, happened around 8:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes, blocking all traffic in that direction for half an hour. Then at about 10:30 a.m., an accident in the tunnel’s southbound…

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