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December 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Third suspect arrested in Portland school shooting

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say a third suspect has been arrested in their investigation of a shooting outside an alternative Portland high school that injured four young people. The arrest came after a chase late Tuesday in Marion County, about 40 miles south of Portland. Police say the suspect is 16 years old. Police say the…

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December 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Issaquah school closed after threatening note found

Pacific Cascade Middle School in the Issaquah School District has canceled classes Wednesday after a threatening letter was found on campus. The typed letter was left outside a teacher’s classroom and threatened violence against four school staff members on Friday, according to the district. The note also contained unspecified threats of violence at lunch or during the school’s…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Issaquah School District, King County Sheriff's Office, school threat

December 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Unclaimed ashes to be scattered on Puget Sound

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County medical examiner plans to scatter the unclaimed ashes of 23 people on the waters of Puget Sound. Dr. Thomas Clark says many of the cremated remains are decades old and no relatives can be found or they’re not interested. So, on Thursday, the sheriff’s patrol boat will carry the remains…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: burial at sea, Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office, unclaimed ashes

December 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Whatcom County man accused of using horse whip on son

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County sheriff’s office says a man forced his 10-year-old son to run for three hours on logging roads at the crack of a horse whip. Other family members reported the 32-year-old man and another relative who were punishing the boy Sunday for not doing his chores properly at their home…

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December 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Gunfire reported near Rainier Beach elementary school

Seattle police say they have increased patrols around Emerson Elementary School, in Rainier Beach, after staff reported hearing gunfire early Wednesday. According to police, staff and students at the school at 9709 60th Ave. S. went into “shelter-in-place” status around 6:30 a.m. after hearing gunfire. Students and staff were there for pre-school programs, according to Seattle Public Schools. “Witnesses reported seeing…

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December 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Kent police officer thrown from motorcycle while on duty

A Kent motorcycle officer was thrown from his motorcycle Tuesday night while en route to a dispatched call, police said. The officer, who was not identified, was conscious when found lying in the roadway in the 900 block of North Central Avenue. He was taken to a  hospital as a precaution, Kent Police Department spokesman Cmdr….

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Kent Police Department, motorcycle, officer

December 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Sheriff’s office: Man, 80, fatally shoots man, 51, in Mason County

An 80-year-old man shot and killed a 51-year-old acquaintance after a fight, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said police and medics were called to the 100 block of West Chappell Crossing, six miles west of Shelton,  around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday where they found the 51-year-old man mortally wounded. The sheriff’s…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Fatal shooting, Mason County Sheriff's Office, Shelton

December 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Train hits car on tracks in Kent; Sounder trains delayed

Kent police say the driver of a vehicle that was struck by a Sound Transit train was able to escape without injury on Tuesday evening. Kent police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said the vehicle got caught on the tracks when the barrier arms descended. The driver saw the southbound Southline No. 1515 train coming and was able to…

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December 16, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Seattle task force on homelessness to present its ideas Thursday

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s Emergency Task Force on Unsheltered Homelessness has completed its work, and a City Council committee will hear the group’s recommendations Thursday, said Jason Kelly, Murray’s press secretary. The deadline for the group to provide its recommendations was Monday. Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim will brief the council’s housing committee. Murray has not yet decided…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Emergency Task Force on Unsheltered Homelessness, homelessness, Seattle City Council

December 16, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Shots fired at would-be intruder in Lynnwood

The occupant of a Lynnwood-area home opened fire on a man who was trying to break in Tuesday afternoon, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said. The would-be intruder, who had previously lived at the home in the 19300 block of Locust Way, showed up around 12:45 p.m. to collect his belongings, the sheriff’s office said. However, a resident…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, intruder, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

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