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August 12, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Bear burned in wildfire on the mend at Lake Tahoe

The 37-pound young bear whose paws were badly burned in the Carlton complex wildfires is doing great, according to caretakers at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in California. The third-degree burns on Cinder’s paws are healing, as well the burns around her face, said Denise Upton, a caretaker at the center. A veterinarian changes Cinder’s burn dressings every…


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August 12, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Monday’s lightning starts 17 fires; all but 2 are contained

Monday night’s lightning storms led to 17 fires in Washington, according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. Information Officer Jean Nelson-Dean said the fires burned about 1,370 acres. As of Tuesday morning 15 fires were contained, Nelson-Dean said. Fire fighters are still trying to contain two of the new fires. The Haven Lake fire northwest of Olympia has burned about 285…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Ellensburg, lightning, Olympia

August 12, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Local Shark Week: 25-foot rare shark seen in Puget Sound

Grace Coale, 19, wasn’t scared when she saw a 3-foot shark fin headed toward her fishing boat. She didn’t even scream. “I was really excited,” said Coale, who was fishing with her father near Meadowdale Wharf. She was so excited she leaned in closer to get a better look: The Edmonds native had spotted a 25-foot-long basking…


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August 12, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Rainier View home riddled with bullets during party

A home in Seattle’s Rainier View neighborhood was riddled with bullets Monday morning after three men opened fire, according to Seattle police. The shooting occurred about 1:50 a.m. in the 5300 block of South Hazel Street. The five adults and several children in the home were not injured, according to a police report. Police said a woman at…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: rainier view, shooting

August 8, 2014 at 10:49 PM

2 men pulled from Green Lake have died

The two young men who were pulled unconscious from Seattle’s Green Lake Thursday night died Friday, according to Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Leila Gray. One of the men died when he was brought into the emergency room and the other died later in the day, Gray said. The men were in critical condition after being pulled unresponsive from the lake, according to Seattle Fire Department…


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August 8, 2014 at 7:44 PM

60-year-old man found with Snohomish teen held on $100K bail

A 60-year-old man is being held on $100,000 bail on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping after he was found with a missing 14-year-old Snohomish girl in Lynnwood on Thursday. Estrada Montano Albino met the girl at a McDonald’s in Snohomish County and persuaded her to spend a night with him at a friend’s mobile home in Lynnwood,…



August 8, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey to retire from SPD next week

Former Interim Police Chief Harry Bailey will retire from the Seattle Police Department for the second time on Friday, Aug. 15, Chief Kathleen O’Toole wrote in a blog post Thursday. Bailey, who retired the first time in 2007 as an assistant Seattle police chief, was asked to come back in January to help lead the department after an…



August 8, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Seattle’s Matthews Beach safe to swim, reopens Saturday

Matthews Beach will reopen 11 a.m. Saturday, says Public Health – Seattle & King County. Water samples collected this week revealed bacteria counts low enough to make swimming safe. Matthews Beach is open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information about beaches’ current bacteria, algal toxin and temperature, visit…



August 5, 2014 at 5:37 PM

JBLM won’t get children who crossed southern border

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will not house hundreds of children from Mexico and Central America who have crossed the Mexican border unaccompanied into the United States, said U.S. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Olympia, Tuesday in a written statement. Heck, whose district includes cities surrounding the base, said the Department of Health and Human Services is no longer seeking…


Comments | Topics: Central America, JBLM, migrant

July 28, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Blue Angels will cause closures of I-90 through Sunday

The Boeing F/A-18 jets of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron will race at a speed of about 700 mph and perform aerobatic and low-flying tricks at the Boeing Seafair Airshow on Saturday and Sunday. The squad plans to practice for the show Thursday and Friday over Lake Washington. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has scheduled…


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