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December 18, 2014 at 6:16 AM

More reports of flu-like illnesses; sickness closes Kirkland school

The Associated Press The state Health Department says the number of flu-like illnesses in Washington is slightly higher than at this time last year. Health Department educator Michelle Harper says there have been no laboratory-confirmed flu deaths. Last flu season there were 79 flu-related deaths in Washington. KOMO reports an outbreak of flu-like illness on Wednesday prompted Eastside…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: Eastside prep, flu, Kirkland

December 18, 2014 at 6:09 AM

Wet and breezy Northwest weekend in the forecast

The Associated Press Forecasters say it will be a breezy, rainy weekend across most of Washington. A strong, moist wet flow from the Pacific is expected to bring heavy rain to the coast and mountains in Western Washington. The Weather Service says the snow level remains high in the Cascades, but highway passes could be slick. Light mountain snow…

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December 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Ferry crew, nurse’s extensive CPR brings back heart-attack victim

The Associated Press KINGSTON, Kitsap County — Authorities say a well-trained Washington State Ferries crew and a registered nurse who happened to be nearby swung into action and provided CPR to an 80-year-old man who had an apparent heart attack as he walked onto a state ferry. The Kitsap Sun reports that the Bainbridge Island man collapsed late…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Tokitae

December 17, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Extreme makeover: Seattle police edition

Seattle police are ditching their two-tone blue uniforms and replacing them with solid navy blue slacks and shirts. The monochromatic move, long discussed by the rank-and-file, has been pushed by Chief Kathleen O’Toole, said Seattle Police Officers’ Guild President Ron Smith. “They’ll be LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) blue with a new shoulder patch,” said Smith, describing…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Police Department, Seattle Police Officers' Guild, uniforms

December 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Third suspect arrested in Portland school shooting

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Portland police say a third suspect has been arrested in their investigation of a shooting outside an alternative Portland high school that injured four young people. The arrest came after a chase late Tuesday in Marion County, about 40 miles south of Portland. Police say the suspect is 16 years old. Police say the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gangs, Portland, Portland Police Bureau

December 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Issaquah school remains closed Thursday after letter threat found

UPDATE, Thursday, 5:50 a.m. | Pacific Cascade Middle School in the Issaquah School District will remain closed on Thursday after a a threatening letter was found on Wednesday. From the district’s website: Investigations into the threat letter discovered at PCMS are continuing with law enforcement. As of this morning, no new information has come to light….

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Issaquah School District, King County Sheriff's Office, school threat

December 17, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Unclaimed ashes to be scattered on Puget Sound

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County medical examiner plans to scatter the unclaimed ashes of 23 people on the waters of Puget Sound. Dr. Thomas Clark says many of the cremated remains are decades old and no relatives can be found or they’re not interested. So, on Thursday, the sheriff’s patrol boat will carry the remains…

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Comments | More in General news | Topics: burial at sea, Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office, unclaimed ashes

December 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Whatcom County man accused of using horse whip on son

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County sheriff’s office says a man forced his 10-year-old son to run for three hours on logging roads at the crack of a horse whip. Other family members reported the 32-year-old man and another relative who were punishing the boy Sunday for not doing his chores properly at their home…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: child abuse, horse whip, Whatcom County

December 17, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Gunfire reported near Rainier Beach elementary school

Seattle police say they have increased patrols around Emerson Elementary School, in Rainier Beach, after staff reported hearing gunfire early Wednesday. According to police, staff and students at the school at 9709 60th Ave. S. went into “shelter-in-place” status around 6:30 a.m. after hearing gunfire. Students and staff were there for pre-school programs, according to Seattle Public Schools. “Witnesses reported seeing…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle Police Department, Seattle Public Schools, shooting

December 17, 2014 at 6:55 AM

1 man killed, 1 hurt in NW Montana plane crash

The Associated Press POLSON, Mont. —Authorities have identified the pilot killed in a plane crash in northwest Montana as 33-year-old Brett Thoft, of Wasilla, Alaska. In addition, a passenger injured in the crash was identified as Tim Schauss, of Lake County. He is listed in critical condition at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The small plane crashed in Lake…

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