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January 26, 2015 at 6:14 PM

Olympia mom accused of cutting her 3 young children’s throats

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A woman accused of stabbing her three small children told detectives she cut the children’s throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier husband, a prosecutor said Monday. Christina E. Booth, 29, of Olympia, said in the police interview that her husband, Thomas Booth, never helped her…

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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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January 25, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Man kneeling in street killed by vehicle in Marysville

A man kneeling in a street in Marysville was struck and killed by a vehicle early Sunday morning, the Marysville Police Department said in a release. The 39-year-old Marysville man was kneeling, facing away from oncoming traffic when a 54-year-old woman driving eastbound on 88th Street struck him shortly before 3 a.m. He lifted himself up…

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January 24, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Woman arrested after drive-by shooting in Belltown

A 20-year-old woman was arrested early Saturday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Officers were in the area when they heard shots fired around 1 a.m. near First Avenue and Blanchard Street. A woman reported that a bullet came through her apartment window and witnesses reported seeing a white Camaro fleeing the area,…

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January 23, 2015 at 1:20 PM

King County homeless population up sharply in One Night Count

The annual One Night Count of the Homeless, held Thursday night into Friday morning, found 3,772 people in King County without shelter, a 21 percent increase over 2014. The count confirms what many advocates say is a continuing crisis in homelessness in the region despite local governments spending millions on the problem. “We know that there…

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Comments | Topics: Alison Eisinger, Committee to End Homelessness, homeless

January 20, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Kalakala headed to demolition site this week

The owner of the former state ferry Kalakala said the 1927-vintage vessel  will be moved this week to a site where it can be demolished. The 276-foot boat, which has been moored in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway since 2004, will be moved Wednesday night and Thursday morning to a type of dry dock called a “graving dock,” on the nearby…

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January 19, 2015 at 7:28 PM

Tornado touched down near Gig Harbor, weather service confirms

A low-intensity tornado touched down near Gig Harbor on Sunday afternoon, uprooting trees and breaking limbs along a roughly four-mile path, the National Weather Service in Seattle determined Monday. No injuries were reported. The twister touched down at 2:18 p.m. about four miles west-southwest of Gig Harbor and lasted up to 15 minutes, said meteorologist Allen Kam….

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January 19, 2015 at 6:43 PM

Overnight lane closures on Aurora Avenue near South Lake Union

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 20., overnight lane closures along Aurora Avenue North may cause traffic delays near South Lake Union, the Washington State Department of Transportation said this week. Construction crews are expected to close some lanes on Aurora between Valley and Halladay streets — while they conduct utility work on the roadway. The work will take…

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January 18, 2015 at 9:53 PM

Apartment fire in SeaTac displaces family of four

An apartment fire in SeaTac displaced a family of four and one other resident Saturday night, the Kent Fire Department said in a news release. There were no injuries reported. The first emergency unit to reach the scene on the 20000 block of 30th Avenue South reported that thick smoke and flames were visible from the front…

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