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January 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Seattle mayor, councilmembers oppose zoo’s plan for elephants

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and fivemembers of the City Council sent a letter to the Woodland Park Zoo president and CEO Monday asking that the zoo’s two elephants be sent to a wildlife sanctuary, rather than to another zoo. Zoo officials announced in November that the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, would be relocated to…

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January 26, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Shooting reported at Westfield Southcenter mall; 1 minor injury

Update at 8 p.m.| Tukwila police arrested four people after a fight during which someone fired a handgun inside Southcenter mall Monday. Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired at the mall shortly after 5 p.m. and, upon arrival, identified and detained the four people who had been involved in a fight, according to the Tukwila…

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January 26, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Man wounded in shooting in Leschi

Update at 5:41 p.m.: Police believe the victim may have been the target of a robbery. He is a 20-year-old man. Police are looking for two suspects. Original post: A man was shot Monday afternoon in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood, according to the Seattle Police Department. Officers responded to near 27th Avenue South and South Washington Street shortly before 5 p.m. and found a man in his…

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January 26, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Man shot last week at Everett apartment dies

The man shot at an Everett apartment complex Wednesday afternoon died Friday from his injuries, police said. The victim has not been identified, according to the Everett Police Department. He provided little information immediately after the shooting, so no suspect information has been developed. Officers responded to reports of an assault and a gunshot at the Candlewood Apartments,…

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January 26, 2015 at 1:22 PM

Debris found in search for missing plane in Hood Canal

Update at 4:59 p.m.: Searchers have confirmed the debris spotted in the Hood Canal appears to be from an airplane, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. The depth of the water where the debris field is located is about 500 to 600 feet, the sheriff’s office said. No occupants of the airplane have been located. Searchers…

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January 26, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Seattle city leaders urge state legislators to abolish death penalty

Calling capital punishment costly and ineffective,  Mayor Ed Murray, all nine Seattle City Council members and City Attorney Pete Holmes have signed a letter urging the Seattle delegation to the state Legislature to pursue “safe and just alternatives” to the death penalty. “There is no credible evidence showing that the death penalty deters homicide or makes…

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January 26, 2015 at 12:48 PM

Yelm High School locked down while naked man on the run

The Associated Press YELM — Yelm High School was locked down for about a half-hour Monday morning as a precaution while Thurston County deputies chased down a naked man who was on the run in the area. The 22-year-old man had just gotten out of the shower when deputies tried to grab him for violating a no-contact…

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January 26, 2015 at 12:39 PM

FBI investigating online threats that affected Sea-Tac flights

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The FBI says it is trying to determine who made online threats involving three commercial airline flights, causing the evacuation of two and the diversion of another. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Monday that agents were investigating whether the threats came from the same person or from copycats. Law enforcement determined…

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January 26, 2015 at 12:12 PM

Man accused of hate-crime attack on Capitol Hill

Police arrested a man for a suspected hate crime after he threatened three men with a knife and yelled derogatory remarks about their sexual orientation. The victims were crossing at Harvard Avenue and East Pike Street shortly after midnight Sunday when the man began yelling slurs, threatened to stab them and began chasing them with a…

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January 25, 2015 at 4:59 PM

Two arriving planes delayed by bomb threats at SeaTac

Passengers on two arriving planes were delayed and then bused to the terminal following bomb threats Sunday afternoon, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Both planes were “cleared of security concerns” and passengers bused to the terminal, the airport tweeted around 6 p.m. The first one, JetBlue Flight 1006 from Long Beach, arrived around 4:15 p.m. from Long Beach. It…

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