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February 17, 2015 at 6:47 PM

Hazmat spill reported at suspected drug lab in North Seattle

UPDATED, Wednesday, 6 a.m. | Seattle police say they’re investigating a possible methamphetamine lab in a north Seattle residence. Detective Drew Fowler says firefighters notified police Tuesday afternoon after they were called to the site for a medical call. Firefighters suited up in protective gear and entered the residence, where they found a 30-year-old man unconscious. Fowler says…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Pinehurst, Seattle Police Department

February 10, 2015 at 10:22 PM

Iditarod committee votes to move start of race to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Iditarod Trail Committee board of directors has voted to move the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to Fairbanks. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the board unanimously voted to move the 1,000-mile competition because of low snow conditions in south-central Alaska. The event begins with a ceremonial start March 7 in…


Comments | More in Environment | Topics: Alaska, Iditarod

February 6, 2015 at 8:10 PM

Eastern Washington hit with dirty rain

SPOKANE — Residents of Eastern Washington are reporting rainfall that contained milky-colored or light gray dirt. The National Weather Service is stumped about the origin of the dirty rain. The weather service office in Spokane started receiving calls from across the region on Friday morning asking about the source of the dirt, which coated vehicles that were parked…


Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, Spokane

February 5, 2015 at 5:53 AM

Rain expected to stay for 5 days, snarls morning commute

  Lights from cars and street traffic signals are reflected on a rainy Southwest 160th Street at the intersection of First Avenue South in Burien early Thursday morning in this slow shutter speed photo. Rain is predicted for the next several days in the Seattle area. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times) UPDATE, 9:30 a.m….


Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: rain

February 3, 2015 at 6:16 AM

Forecast: Heavy rains, mild temps across Washington

It’s February in the Northwest and we can expect heavy rains throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Temperatures will reach the low 50s Tuesday in the Seattle area with an increasing chance of rain. Highs for the rest of the week are expected to be in the mid-50s. Forecasters expect heavy rain…


Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: rain

January 25, 2015 at 11:21 AM

3 children found with knife wounds; mom arrested

Police say an Olympia mother has been arrested after her three young children suffered severe knife wounds to their necks. Olympia Police Lt. Jim Costa said officers went to the home after 1 a.m. Sunday. Both parents were there, and the children — a 2-year-old and 6-month-old twins — had life-threatening wounds. They were rushed to…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: child assault

January 23, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Pot-related calls to poison-control centers grow in Wash., Colo.

The Associated Press Marijuana-related calls to poison-control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. But it’s not clear how much of the increase might be related to more people using marijuana, as opposed to people feeling more comfortable…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: marijuana, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Washington Poison Center

January 21, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Doctors seek link between paralysis in 2 Oregon girls, virus

PORTLAND — Two Oregon girls are suffering from sudden paralysis, and doctors are trying to figure out whether it was caused by enterovirus 68. Dr. Richard Leman of the state Health Authority says more than 100 American children have suffered recently from such muscle weakness. About a third had enterovirus 68. Infectious disease specialists want to know…


Comments | More in Health | Topics: enterovirus, Oregon

January 19, 2015 at 11:19 AM

SpaceX releases video of rocket crash-landing on ocean barge

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — SpaceX has released dramatic footage of its booster rocket trying to land on a floating ocean barge after a launch — an unprecedented attempt that ended in a fiery explosion. The video released Friday shows the 14-story rocket hitting the football field-sized barge at an angle, lighting up the night sky off the…


Comments | More in Business/Technology | Topics: Elon Musk, SpaceX, video

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