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October 23, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Diesel-bearing barge adrift off Arctic Slope in heavy seas

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska  — U.S. and Canadian authorities are monitoring a barge carrying nearly 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel that’s drifting in the Beaufort Sea. The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday the 134-foot barge broke free from its tow in Canadian waters during a severe storm earlier this week. Canadian aircraft located the barge drifting west…

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October 23, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Work on Bertha’s repair pit halted after shell-material discovery

Digging work for tunnel machine Bertha’s repair access vault was stopped Thursday after archaeologists monitoring the excavation found a deposit containing shell material. The discovery may indicate the presence of cultural materials and requires further evaluation, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Though no artifacts or human remains were found, the department follows…

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October 23, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Man’s body found at South Everett paper recycler

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found Thursday afternoon at a paper recycling plant in South Everett. An employee at the plant in the 2600 block of 94th Street Southwest reported finding the body around 2:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said. The age and identification of the dead man are unknown. The sheriff’s office…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Everett man found dead along Portland railroad tracks

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say a man found dead along railroad tracks on Portland’s lower east side was a 32-year-old truck driver from Everett, Washington. The man whose body was found Tuesday was identified Thursday as Arthur Preston Wynn. Sgt. Pete Simpson says investigators believe Wynn was struck and killed by a passing train.

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October 23, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Police searching for missing Bellevue man

The Bellevue Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a Bellevue man who has not been seen since late September. Michael W. Bennett, 44, who lives in Bellevue’s Newport Hills neighborhood, was last seen on Sept. 26, police said. His father reported him missing on Oct. 11, after he did not show up…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Suspect arrested in South Park shooting

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 28 shooting that injured one man in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood, police said. Seattle police and King County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 21-year-old suspect in White Center Thursday afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department. Detectives had been looking for the man since the shooting occurred. On…

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October 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Man rescued after falling inside 520 pontoon

Update at 9 p.m.: The man who fell inside a pontoon was rescued Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington State Department of Transprotation. He has a leg injury but is in stable condition. Original post: The Bellevue Fire Department is working to rescue a man who fell 15 to 20 feet inside a pontoon that’s part of the 520 Floating Bridge project. Officials are…

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October 23, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Owner pleads guilty to abandoning vessel in Tacoma

The Associated Press TACOMA — The owner of a vessel that sank in Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway last year has pleaded guilty to abandoning a derelict vessel and discharging pollution into state waters. The Washington State Attorney General’s Office says Stephen Mason was sentenced on Thursday to 20 days of confinement and two years of probation. He…

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October 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document

The Associated Press SEATTLE  — A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, in Seattle seeks $500,000 in damages for Ignacio Lanuza-Torres because the alleged forgery…

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