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November 16, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Dead man identified in Alki boating accident

The man who died in a capsized boat off Alki Point has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Anthony J. Collins, 40, of Port Orchard. Collins drowned in the Friday afternoon accident, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. Three of his crewmates suffered hypothermia but survived, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The…

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August 23, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Friday Memo: Ballmer to retire … Celebs flee fire … Fireboat Alki

Ballmer to retire: The announcement comes at a time when Microsoft struggles to enter the mobile market — think Surface tablet — and PC sales are on the wane. The software company’s stock rose this morning on the news. Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980. Oh, no, celebrities flee wildfire: Huey Lewis and…

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June 24, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Aging fireboat Alki to be inspected as city explores its future

In a second attempt to sell Seattle’s 1927-vintage fireboat Alki, the city is having the 123-foot boat dry-docked, cleaned and examined by a marine surveyor. Work could begin as early as Tuesday and is expected to take about a week and a half, said Katherine Schubert-Knapp of the city’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services. The Alki, replaced…

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April 15, 2013 at 11:55 AM

High bidder for fireboat Alki opts out

The high bidder for the 1927-vintage Seattle fireboat Alki has backed out of the sale, leaving city administrators looking for a different buyer for the 123-foot piece of Seattle history. The high bidder, whom city officials have not identified, bid $71,100 for the Alki in a 10-day online auction last month. But today, Katherine Schubert-Knapp of the city’s…

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March 5, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Fireboat Alki: Bidding tops $23,000; nine days left

In its first of 10 days on the auction block, the City of Seattle’s 1927-vintage Fireboat Alki has attracted some 30 bids, with a high bid of $23,800 as of 2 p.m. Tuesday. Bidding on the 123-foot fireboat began Monday evening and will continue until 7 p.m. March 14 at bidadoo.com.   Photos, a spec sheet on…

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August 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Arrest follows bloody brawl, gunfire at West Seattle bar

A verbal argument at the Bamboo Tavern at 2806 Alki Avenue Southwest early Sunday morning led to a bloody fist fight and at least one shot that was fired, according to Seattle police.   Both the victims and the suspects were “very intoxicated” when they got into some sort of argument around 1 a.m., according to Seattle…

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July 7, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Large brawl on Alki included gunfire, fighting with baseball bats

Seattle Police responded Friday night to what they called “a large brawl” on Alki Beach at Whale Tail Park. According to Seattle Police, there was a large group of people at the park when two women got into an argument, which escalated into a melee around 9 p.m. Someone fired multiple shots with a handgun, and…

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July 6, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Shots, fighting near Alki’s Whale Tail Park

Shots were fired into a crowd at Whale Tail Park near Alki Beach in West Seattle around 9:15 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department Twitter account. No victims were located but one shot did go through a house window, according to the Seattle Police Department. At least one suspect has been detained, they said. Another female…

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June 12, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Runaway pie truck … 5 teens burned … Pitbull prison break

Weather:  Great yesterday. Not so great today. OK, it’s supposed to make it to the mid-60s, but we see clouds out there and rain in the forecast. We know it’s only Tuesday, but we’re looking forward to Friday for all the usual reasons, weather included. The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic:  More

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April 23, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Man arrested after threatening motorcyclist with gun on Alki

A 22-year-old man was arrested near Alki Beach last night after he reportedly struck a motorcycle with his car and then threatened the motorcyclist with a gun. According to police, an officer working a special patrol emphasis at the beach was flagged down by a motorcyclist at Alki Avenue Southwest and Marine Avenue Southwest just before…

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