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November 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

4 men plead guilty in Bellevue, Kirkland hash-oil explosions

The Associated Press Four men who were charged in July for causing two separate hash-oil explosions have pleaded guilty to federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said Daniel Strycharske and Jesse Kaplan pleaded guilty Friday to endangering human life while manufacturing a controlled substance. They also pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacturing hash oil…

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November 27, 2014 at 3:02 PM

After 3 months in hospital, Kitsap County woman heads to jail on murder charge

After spending nearly three months at Harborview Medical Center, a 55-year-old Central Kitsap County woman was booked into jail Wednesday night, accused of fatally stabbing her husband and then setting their house on fire Aug. 31, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Chong Charpentier, who has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson,…

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November 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Edmonds woman shoots home intruder

A woman at home with her family shot and wounded a man early Thursday as he tried to break into her home in Edmonds, police said. The 33-year-old woman awoke at about 3:15 a.m. to someone pounding on the front door, in the 16400 block of 75th Avenue West. As she came to the door, a…

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November 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Runaway barges drift about 11 miles in Snohomish County

Two runaway barges that had drifted about 11 miles in the water off Snohomish County before beaching themselves on a breakwater were towed away by tugboat Thursday morning. The barges, which were tied together and about 60-by-300 feet combined, had been moored off of Jetty Island in Everett. They became unhitched and drifted in the channel between Hat and…

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November 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Seattle to consider naming Nyland permanent schools superintendent

Seattle School Board members plan to vote next week on putting interim Superintendent Larry Nyland in the top post permanently. Nyland, a former superintendent in Marysville, has been on the job in Seattle for four months since the district’’s last leader, Jose Banda, left to run the school district in Sacramento, Calif. According to a board…

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November 25, 2014 at 11:22 PM

Coast Guard searches for overdue Bremerton crabber

The Associated Press Coast Guard crews are looking for a Bremerton man reported overdue on a crab-fishing trip out of Anacortes. Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer said 48-year-old Dean Harvey was last seen Tuesday morning when he and his brother left Anacortes on separate 18-foot fishing vessels to go crabbing. They agreed to return to Anacortes…

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November 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Weekend snow in the mountains

Update at 4:30 p.m.: Traction tires are now required for both directions of Highway 2 at Stevens Pass. Chains are required for vehicles over 10,000 pounds gross trailer-vehicle weight, or larger than a Ford F-350.

Update at 2 p.m: Westbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass is now open. Traction tires are advised for both eastbound and westbound traffic.

The view of both Stevens Pass summit and Snoquamie Pass summit from WSDOT webcams as of 4:15  Saturday afternoon.

The view of both Stevens Pass summit and Snoquamie Pass summit from WSDOT webcams as of 4:20 Saturday afternoon.

Update at 1:10 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass has reopened; westbound is still closed. Chains are required on all vehicles except those with all-wheel drive.

The current travel time between Ellensburg and North Bend is 88 minutes.

Original: If you are planning on driving over the pass for Sunday’s Seahawks game, or to get a jump on Thanksgiving travel, you may need to give yourself some extra time.  A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday, increasing to a winter storm watch Saturday night.

On Saturday, 4 to 7 inches of snow is expected for elevations above 2,500 feet, with another 12 to 18 inches expected Saturday night through Sunday afternoon for elevations above 3,000 feet — which includes both Stevens and Snoqualmie passes.

Snoqualmie Pass closed in both directions on Saturday morning due to spinouts, with hopes of reopening by 1 p.m., according to Washington State Department of Transportation. Traction tires are advised for Stevens Pass.

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November 21, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Seattle mayor pardons tofu turkey ahead of Thanksgiving

This is what Thanksgiving in Seattle looks like, apparently. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray pardoned a tofu turkey Friday. Murray posed for photos with the phony fowl at City Hall to draw attention to “hunger in our community” ahead of Thanksgiving and the holiday season, spokesman Jason Kelly said. The stunt wasn’t a nod to People for the Ethical Treatment of…

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Comments | Topics: food banks, hunger, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

November 21, 2014 at 8:23 AM

One dead, five injured in Pasco shootings

Tri-City Herald One person is dead and five others are injured following a series of shootings in Pasco that police say may be gang related. Three shootings occurred within a 24-hour span and appear to be connected, said Capt. Jim Raymond. The first shooting late Tuesday left three men with non-life threatening injuries, police said. At least a dozen…

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November 20, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Missing girl, 11, found safe in Renton

Update at 10:42 p.m.: Mylaejah House has been found safe in Renton, the Seattle Police Department said. Original post: An 11-year-old Seattle girl is missing, police said Thursday evening. Mylaejah House is 4-foot-11, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans and carrying a pink backpack, according to the Seattle Police Department. She may be in South Seattle. Anyone who sees…

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