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November 21, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Vehicular homicide charges filed in crash that killed 4 in Auburn

The driver of a car that crashed in Auburn last month, killing four passengers, has been charged with four counts of vehicular homicide, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Friday. Auburn police say a car driven by Nicholas W. Anderson, 38, was heading north in the 3700 block of Auburn Way South about 2…

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November 21, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Looking back at memorable Seattle-area snows

This week’s historic snow dump experienced by Buffalo, N.Y., got us thinking about our own memorable Seattle-area “snow events.” Everyone knows that snow here is  infrequent, but apparently that’s what makes it so traumatic for us when it does happen. Heaven forbid we try to drive to work with more than an inch of snow…

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November 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Concrete-blocked sewer prolongs work on Aurora Avenue North

Looking forward to the end of the Aurora Avenue North construction? Not so fast. For a second time, utility crews in the boomingest part of Seattle have found concrete in the sewage pipes while performing emergency repairs. This time, the site is Aurora Avenue North — where Seattle Public Utilities closed one general-traffic lane in each direction…

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November 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Prison sentence for stealing Aussie couple’s bikes

The Associated Press MOUNT VERNON — A 24-year-old man was sentenced to prison Thursday for stealing bicycles from an Australian couple when they stopped in Mount Vernon last summer on a cross-continent trek. The Skagit Valley Herald reports Danial Frank Osburn of Mount Vernon pleaded guilty to theft and an unrelated heroin charge. He was sentenced in Skagit County…

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November 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM

JBLM soldier demoted for threatening reporter’s wife

The Associated Press JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — A soldier who threatened a reporter’s wife was demoted by an Army judge Thursday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera was demoted one rank to staff sergeant. The News Tribune reports the ruling means the 33-year-old can stay in the Army or soon be eligible for early retirement. Barbera once…

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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 21, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Suspected DUI driver dies after hitting Bremerton church

Associated Press Police in Bremerton say a suspected drunken driver fleeing from an officer died early today in a crash in Bremerton. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle about 2 a.m. Friday but it sped off. The chase only lasted about a minute, police said. The fleeing car hit a building at a “T” intersection, and the…

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November 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Heavy mountain snow expected; I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass reopens

Update at 8:20 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqulamie Pass has reopened. The transportation department estimates the roadway will close and reopen throughout the night. Update at 7:32 p.m.: Eastbound Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass has closed because of heavy snow and disabled vehicles blocking the roadway. Update at 6:15 p.m.: Both directions of Interstate 90 near…

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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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November 20, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Student describes how he stopped SPU gunman in newly released witness recordings

He spoke in a clear, steady voice as he described to a detective the actions he took at Seattle Pacific University that day – actions that so many people have since praised as the work of a hero. Just hours after a gunman opened fire at SPU’s Otto Miller Hall on June 5, killing one student…

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