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December 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Kayaker dies near Bainbridge Island

UPDATE,  5:50 a.m. | An overdue kayaker found unresponsive by the Coast Guard off Bainbridge Island has been declared dead at a Seattle hospital. A Coast Guard spokeswoman, Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer, says a helicopter found the 52-year-old Kitsap County man in the water about 11:15 p.m. Sunday. His kayak was nearby. She says Mark…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bainbridge Island, Coast Guard, kayaker

December 10, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Mudslide: Sounder Northline suspended until at least Monday

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. | The Sounder Northline service is suspended until at least Monday, Sound Transit said in a news release. BNSF Railway and Sound Transit officials will investigate the slide and slope stability along the corridor before determining when to resume service. A description of what happened from the release: There were no injuries or damage…

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December 8, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Dead Puget Sound orca was pregnant with full-term fetus

The Associated Press COURTENAY, B.C. — The necropsy on the endangered orca found dead off Vancouver Island showed it was pregnant with a full-term fetus, and that someone removed several teeth from the dead killer whale before it could be examined. Experts had speculated the death may have arisen from birth complications. Biologists have yet to…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Center for Whale Research, dead orca

December 5, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Police arrest teens during break-in at Bothell car dealership

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | The Associated Press Police say it was a group of teenage boys and girls who broke into the office at a Bothell car lot early Friday and grabbed keys in an apparent attempt to steal cars. Sgt. Ken Seuberlich ays officers arrived within three minutes of the alarm around 1 a.m. and contained Brooks…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bothell, car dealership, theft

December 2, 2014 at 8:11 AM

Deputies arrest 1 at Burien Big 5 burglary

Update at 11:52 a.m.: Deputies say there is extensive damage inside the Big 5 store. Only 1 suspect found inside. UPDATE at 11:05 a.m.: One suspect has been detained at the Big 5. Deputies search for more. UPDATE at 10:59 a.m.: Sheriff’s Sgt. DB Gates says the burglar or burglars were targeting the store’s firearms. The first…

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November 24, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Flood watch issued for Western Wash.; heavy rains through holiday

  UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. | Much of Western Washington, including King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, will be under a flood watch starting early Tuesday morning and continuing through Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Skagit, Whatcom and Lewis counties also are included in the watch. Heavy rains starting overnight on Monday could bring ½ to 1¼ inches…

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Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: driving, forecast, Thanksgiving

November 20, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Sketchbook ‘in style of Picasso’ brings $112,500 at state auction

A sketchbook with drawings in the style of Picasso was auctioned for the Washington State Department of Revenue for $112,500. The sketchbook has not been authenticated as the work of the famous artist. The department did not want to spend the money to have it examined by an expert. The department says it was auctioned Thursday at…

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Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news | Topics: picasso, sketchbook

November 20, 2014 at 11:16 AM

New ferry named Chimacum

BREMERTON — Chimacum was chosen as the name for the newest Washington state ferry because workers and the state Transportation Commission wanted to avoid any possible confusion that would arise from having another ferry that begins with S. The commission selected the name at its meeting Wednesday in Lakewood. Construction on the $123 million ferry begins this…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Chimacum, ferry, tribe

November 20, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Everett workers find 150-ton boulder, left behind by a glacier

Workers digging the underground garage for a new hotel in Everett struck something big last week about 30 feet below the surface. This week they had uncovered a boulder bigger than an SUV, weighing an estimated 150 tons. A geotechnical engineer who was called out to examine it, Kurt Merriman, told The Daily Herald it’s a glacial…

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November 20, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Snow, ice cause accidents across Eastern Washington

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. | Winter storms made roads slick across Eastern Washington Thursday, triggering crashes that left one person dead. In Spokane, the first snow of the season caused at least 41 collisions. A fatal crash involving a semi-truck and two passenger vehicles occurred around 8:40 a.m. on State Route 2 near Deep Creek. The collision…

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