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July 28, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Blue Angels soar over Seattle

Seafair-bound Blue Angels soared through Seattle’s skies this afternoon. 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…

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July 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Wednesday’s 0.74 inches of rain breaks records

Today’s heavy rainfall broke the record for the most rain on July 23. According to the National Weather Service, Seattle received 0.74 inches of rain. The previous record for today was 0.54 inches in 1949. “We’ve received more rain today than we normally get in the whole month of July,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Johnny…

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July 22, 2014 at 10:40 PM

SPD: Cellphone use at Torchlight Parade could bog down networks

For people attending Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade this Saturday, there will be extra police officers and other public-safety personnel who can help during an emergency, according to a Seattle Police Department blog post. The post said police are expecting cellular networks to be bogged down during the parade, based on last year’s Torchlight parade and this year’s Seahawks…

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July 22, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Family awakened, robbed at gunpoint in Seattle’s Hillman City

Seattle police are investigating a home-invasion robbery that reportedly involved three men who robbed a family at gunpoint in Seattle’s Hillman City neighborhood. According to a police department report, the family was sleeping when three robbers forced their way through the rear door of a home in the 4600 block of South Orcas Street at about…

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July 21, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder arrested

By Associated Press PORTLAND — The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been arrested, accused of sex abuse offenses involving a 17-year-old boy on a track and field team she coaches at a central Oregon high school. Oregon State Police say they arrested 43-year-old Melissa Bowerman on Monday at her home in Fossil, Ore. She was…

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July 16, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Feds: If migrant kids go to JBLM, communities need not worry

If unaccompanied minors from Central America come to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, they would not mingle with the communities at the base or surrounding areas, representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) told local officials during a conference call today. As of today, HHS said officials are still evaluating the base  as a possible…

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Comments | Topics: Central America, Denny Heck, JBLM

June 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Hiker, rescue volunteer killed at Pilchuck Falls identified

A hiker and rescue volunteer who fell to their deaths at Pilchuck Falls on Saturday have been identified. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office identified the rescue-team member as JB Bryson, 62, of Sedro-Woolley. The hiker has been identified as Peder Trettevik, 25, of Stanwood. At about 9:40 p.m. Saturday, sheriff’s deputies from Skagit and Snohomish counties, along with Skagit County search-and-rescue personnel, were called to the Lake Cavanaugh…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: hiking death, Pilchuck Falls, Skagit County Sheriff's Office