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January 16, 2015 at 7:04 AM

Wrong-way driver dies in crash on Hwy. 522, west of I-405

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m. | The wrong-way driver was a 38-year-old woman from Kirkland, according to Dominic Ledesma of the Washington State Patrol. Investigators don’t know why she was driving in the wrong lane and don’t believe she was impaired, Ledesma said. UPDATE, 9:25 a.m. | Highway 522 has reopened and all lanes are clear, according to the…

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| More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bothell, fatality, Woodinville

December 28, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Shots fired in air at JBLM bring police

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — A soldier assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord fired several shots into the air from a parking lot early Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Law enforcement at the base cordoned off the area after the incident at about 4:30 a.m. Law-enforcement agencies from Pierce County assisted. The public affairs office says the soldier was taken…

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December 28, 2014 at 9:18 AM

No Sounder service for Seahawk fans today

Sound Transit says it will not run Sounder train service on Sunday for Seahawks fans because of the weather forecast calling for heavy rains. Heavy rain could increase the chance of a mudslide along the train route. Sound Transit advises Seahawks fans to consider taking a bus to the game instead of the train. Passenger train service had…

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December 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Search continues for hiker missing in Olympic National Park

Teams searched Saturday for a 60-year-old man missing in Washington’s Olympic National Park, focusing on an off-trail area where his pack was found. Jim Griffin hasn’t been seen since Monday, when he went for a hike on the Olympic Hot Springs Trail. His friends reported him missing Wednesday night after he failed to show up at a…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: hiker, missing, search and rescue

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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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: BNSF, mudslide

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

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