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September 13, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Man crossing Alaskan Way hit by car

A man crossing Alaskan Way on Seattle’s waterfront was critically injured late yesterday afternoon when he was struck by a car. The man was crossing the street in the 1400 block about 5:30 p.m. when he was hit by a Ford Focus that was going north, according to Seattle police. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken…

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May 8, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Big ferry-lanes detour on Seattle waterfront starts 5 a.m. Thursday

Seattle drivers headed to Bremerton or Bainbridge Island ferries will be channeled into a five-block detour starting Thursday morning at 5 a.m., according to the state┬áDepartment of Transportation. The detour will last two years and┬ápossibly longer, depending on how fast work proceeds on the Highway 99 tunnel and a proposed city sea-wall replacement. There are three main…

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May 4, 2012 at 6:24 AM

Mudslide halts passenger rail traffic through Seattle

A rare mudslide in downtown Seattle has halted passenger rail service at least until early Sunday. The slide, triggered by heavy rains, sent mud up to four feet deep across a 50-foot section of track near Alaskan Way, near the north end of the downtown waterfront, about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, said Gus Melonas, spokesman for BNSF…

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April 15, 2012 at 9:51 AM

3 pedestrians killed overnight in separate incidents

Updated: 3: 50 p.m. Three pedestrians were killed Saturday night in separate incidents around the Puget Sound region. In Seattle, a 50-year-old man died after being struck by a van at Alaskan Way and Wall Street, Seattle police said. Fire Department personnel worked to revive the man, who was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center, according to Seattle…

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