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December 20, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hit-and-run collision blocks I-5 lane near Southcenter

The right lane of northbound Interstate 5 was blocked shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday near Southcenter Blvd. in Tukwila due to a four-car, hit-and-run collision, according to a Washington State Patrol spokesman. The suspect who fled the scene was caught a few miles away, said the spokesman, Trooper Chris Webb. There was one minor injury as a result of…

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December 20, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Black Lives Matter protest ends at Bellevue Square

Update at 4:35 p.m.: People who took part in a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday at the Bellevue Square shopping mall had dispersed by about 4 p.m., Bellevue Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler said. There were no arrests, Tyler said. “The protesters entered the mall. They were asked to leave and they did so,” he said. “They continued to…

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December 20, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Grandmother, grandson hit by car on Bainbridge Island

The Associated Press A fire official on Bainbridge Island said a woman walking with her two grandchildren in a condo parking lot Friday suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a car backing out of a carport. KING-TV reported that Assistant Fire Chief Luke Carpenter said the driver didn’t see the woman or the children. He…

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December 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Avian flu found in poultry in southern Oregon

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Avian flu has been found in a backyard flock of poultry in southern Oregon. The Oregon Department of Agriculture said Friday the same strain of the virus H5N8 that was recently discovered in a gyrfalcon in Washington state was found in a flock of about 100 chickens and guinea fowl kept privately…

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December 16, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Digging to resume at Bertha’s repair vault

Seattle Tunnel Partners got the green light to resume digging Tuesday night in front of Bertha, the stranded boring machine for the Highway 99 tunnel project. The state ordered the contractors late Friday to stop excavating an access vault, and write an emergency plan that would allow them to safely stop groundwater pumping — in the…

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December 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Sentencing in Yancy Noll slaying set for Jan. 2

Sentencing for the man convicted of the August 2012 drive-by slaying of Yancy Noll has been scheduled for Jan. 2, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder with a firearm enhancement for killing Noll as he sat in his car in North Seattle. Noll, a wine steward at…

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December 15, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Seattle teacher on leave after alleged misconduct with teenager

A Seattle elementary teacher has been placed on administrative leave after the school district received a report of possible sexual misconduct with a teenage girl. The teacher, who works at View Ridge Elementary, was put on leave Nov. 25, interim Principal Kathy Jolly said in a letter to families Monday. No View Ridge students were involved in the…

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December 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Seattle schools to investigate another Garfield High field trip

Seattle Public Schools will investigate a recent overnight field trip during which male and female students from Garfield High School shared sleeping areas while camping, the school district announced Monday. That investigation follows one into a November 2012 trip that recently resulted in a  $700,000 settlement to a then-Garfield female student and her family over  their allegations that she was raped by a…

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December 14, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Amtrak’s Everett-Seattle service resumes

The Associated Press and Seattle Times staff Amtrak says passenger-train service has resumed between Everett and Seattle after a 48-hour safety moratorium was lifted. Amtrak said in a statement early Sunday that BNSF Railway has cleared its tracks and re-opened the route. A mudslide hit railroad tracks at 12:30 a.m. Friday near Edmonds. On Wednesday night, a Sound Transit…

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