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April 15, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Death toll hits 37 in Oso mudslide

The Oso mudslide has claimed the lives of 37 victims, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said this morning. The medical examiner’s office said in a news release that 36 victims have been positively identified. Seven people remain missing. Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive Monday that flags at all state facilities in Washington be lowered to half-staff…

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April 11, 2014 at 6:18 PM

CenturyLink blames Thursday’s 911 outage on a 3rd-party vendor

The statewide 911 outage in the early hours of Thursday morning was caused by an unnamed, third-party vendor, according to a news release CenturyLink put out today. The release offers little more explanation that that, saying: The 911 outage which occurred in Washington on April 10 was not related to CenturyLink’s network, but due to a technical…

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April 11, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Traffic snarls coming to Snoqualmie Pass for 2 weeks

Construction-related bottlenecks in the big city will be relatively minor this weekend, but motorists crossing the state Sunday can expect delays as long as two hours for crews east of Snoqualmie Pass  building detour routes for the summer work season. The state Department of Transportation (DOT) will reduce travel to one lane in each direction for two…

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April 11, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Teen identified as 36th Oso mudslide victim

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office today identified Denver Harris, 14, as one of those killed by the March 22 Oso mudslide. He is the 36th victim identified, and was the last person identified of the 36 people whose bodies had been recovered as of Friday morning. Seven people remained missing this afternoon, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s…

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April 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Man arrested after standoff in South Seattle

UPDATE 7:30 a.m.:  Officers have taken the suspect into custody, according to Seattle Police. Previous Post:  A man believed to be armed with a machete is refusing to surrender to police after threatening a roommate and a friend at his house early this morning, Seattle police have reported on their website and on Twitter. According to a…

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April 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Man pleads guilty to Metro bus robberies in West Seattle

A 19-year-old Seattle man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and attempted robbery for holding up Metro bus passengers at gunpoint in two separate incidents last year. King County prosecuting attorneys say they will ask for a 13-1/2-year prison term, which is at the high end of the standard range, at Trevonnte Brown’s…

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April 9, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Family says missing slide victim’s remains found Wednesday

The brother-in-law of an Oso mudslide victim who has been listed as missing, Mark Gustafson, 55, said he was about 30 yards away on the debris field Wednesday morning when Gustafson’s remains were found. “It’s not official yet, but we knew it was him because of the tattoo on his shoulder,” said Doug Smith, a brother-in-law from Galena,…

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