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August 20, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Person pulled from water at Seattle waterfront

UPDATE, 6:50 p.m. | Alaskan Way at University Street is now open, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation. ORIGINAL POST | A person was pulled from the water at Pier 57 on the Seattle waterfront Wednesday evening, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters are evaluating the patient after performing a saltwater rescue. The…

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August 20, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Victim of fire in Seattle’s Mount Baker district identified

The woman who died in a fire in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood Sunday morning has been identified as Adrienne Wind, 29, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The fire started shortly before 1 a.m. at a house in the 3700 block of Cascadia Avenue South, Seattle Fire Department spokes Kyle Moore said Sunday….

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August 20, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Man dies in construction accident at Swedish Edmonds hospital

A man died after he was electrocuted while working on a construction project at Swedish Hospital’s Edmonds campus Wednesday afternoon. The 38-year-old man was using a compressed air tool at a construction site where crews were working on a hospital expansion project when he was electrocuted, according to Edmonds police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives are…

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August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Suspect in 2 Seattle slayings now charged with Skyway homicide

A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder in the April slaying of a Skyway man. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a convicted sex offender, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Leroy Henderson, 30, in Skyway. Henderson was walking in the 12200 block of 68th…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Leschi

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 2:25 PM

Seattle police seek hit-and-run driver who injured skateboarder

Seattle police are searching for the driver of a car who hit a skateboarder early Sunday and then drove off. The skateboarder is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street, police said. The car…

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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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August 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Bodies of 3 missing climbers recovered from Mount Rainier

The bodies of three climbers were recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier. The bodies were found in a debris field on the Carbon Glacier below Liberty Ridge, the same location where six climbers went missing following a fall on May 31, said Patti Wold, spokeswoman for Mount Rainier National Park. While the three dead climbers are believed to be members of the…

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August 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

2 employees killed outside Kent gas station

Update 3:40 p.m.: Kent police say they have detained two men in connection with the slaying of two men at a gas station this morning. Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said detectives are questioning the men and have impounded their cars. He believes they are working on obtaining a warrant to search the vehicles. Kasner declined to say where the men…

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August 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Wanted man rear-ends Spokane police detective’s car

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Authorities say a wanted man has been arrested after he rear-ended a Spokane detective’s car. Police say the man’s car crashed into the detective’s car Tuesday, and police discovered he was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants related to driving and domestic violence. KREM reports the detective was treated for minor injuries.

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