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Category: General news

The latest news curated from around Puget Sound.

August 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Man charged in fatal stabbing at Bellevue Burger King

A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday Prosecutors allege in court documents that Steven Padilla walked up and started stabbing Jose Arias, 65, with a 10-inch knife for apparently no reason. Arias, who appeared to be sleeping when he…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, Burger King, homicide

August 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

City seeks new Parks Department head

By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle’s acting Parks Department superintendent is stepping down for health reasons and to make way for a new leader who will be hired after the city conducts a national search, Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday. Murray said the search will be completed by January. Christopher Williams, 50, who has served as acting…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Christopher Williams, Seattle Parks Department

August 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Girls accused of ‘bread balling’ Benton County cop car

The Associated Press RICHLAND — Four girls accused of throwing wads of bread at a Benton County sheriff’s patrol car were cited for reckless endangerment. The Tri-City Herald reports the deputy saw their car make an illegal left turn Sunday, and as he passed by the car he felt something thrown against the side of his car. He…

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Comments | Topics: Benton County Sheriff's Office, bread balling, reckless endangerment

August 18, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Bainbridge teen staging tree sit-in to protest planned development

A Bainbridge Island teen is staging a sit-in on a platform 70 feet up in a tree to protest the planned development of a commercial complex on the island. Chiara D’Angelo, 19, climbed the tree Monday morning at the future construction site of the 62,000 square foot mixed-use development. Opponents say the tree is one…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Island Police Department, Visconsi Companies

August 18, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Man getting rabies treatment after bat scratch at Olympic Nat’l Park

A Port Angeles man is undergoing rabies-prevention treatment after being scratched by a bat at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park last Tuesday. A bat flew out of a tree and landed on a 59-year-old man while he was sitting on the shore of Lake Crescent around dusk, according to the National Park Service. The man…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: bats, National Park Service, Olympic National Park

August 18, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Oregon says no to coal terminal on Columbia River

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon state regulators have rejected a proposal for a coal terminal on the Columbia River that would be a conduit for exporting millions of tons of American coal a year to Asia. The decision is a victory for tribal groups that said the terminal threatened their fishing. An Australian company, Ambre Energy, proposed to…

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August 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Kent police seek public’s help in finding vulnerable woman

The Kent Police Department is asking the public for help in locating a vulnerable 38-year-old mentally delayed female, Emilie Lorraine Zangara. She was last seen Saturday evening, Aug. 9. Her roommate, who is also developmentally disabled, reported that Zangara left their apartment located in the 10800 block of SE 240th Street on foot, police said….

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Kent Police Department, missing person, public help

August 17, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Mural collecting dust is William Cumming original

MOUNT VERNON  (AP) — A Seattle art dealer says a large mural originally mistaken for a tarp is an original 1941 painting from Northwest School artist William Cumming. The mural, painted on canvas measuring 28 feet long and 7 feet tall, had collected dust for decades in barns belonging to Tony Breckenridge’s family. Art gallery owner John…

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August 16, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Mechanical problem delays Vashon ferry service

The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth ferry service was reduced to a two-boat schedule until further notice Saturday afternoon after a third vessel on that route experienced mechanical problems, according to Washington State Ferries. Drivers departing Vashon Island were told to expect delays of up to an hour because of the vessel shortage. There was no immediate word on how…

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Comments | Topics: Evergreen, Vashon, Washington State Ferries

August 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Wildfire update: biggest fire almost entirely contained

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m. |  After several days of rain and cooler weather, the campfire ban for camp sites in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area has been lifted. The ban was implemented when resources for containing any escaped fire were severely taxed by the many fires burning in the vicinity. For camping, hiking and fire information visit the North Cascades…

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Comments | Topics: Carlton Complex, Central Washington, wildfires

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