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November 15, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Seattle fire crews putting out ship fire in Ballard

Seattle firefighters are putting out a galley fire aboard a 110-foot fishing trawler in Ballard this morning. Firefighters were dispatched to the 600 block of Northwest 41st Street around 10:15, said Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. The crew made it off safely and there were no reported injuries. Moore said people should expect heavy smoke in the…

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April 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM

UPDATE: Pellet gun recovered after Ballard High campus closure

UPDATE 8:45 A.M. Tuesday |  Ballard High School Principal Keven Wynkoop said Monday’s decision to “Shelter in Place” at the school came after a  neighbor reported seeing “some kind of gun” being stuffed into the waistband of someone behind the school during the lunch break. The witness gave a description of the person and the vehicle…

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February 2, 2013 at 5:54 PM

18 Ballard High staffers join boycott of student “progress” tests

Eighteen staff members from Ballard High School have joined a boycott of the Measures of Academic Progress, the exams Seattle schools are required to give 2-3 times a year. More teachers and instructional assistants may join next week, said Ballard science teacher Noam Gundle. The petition to join the boycott hadn’t been circulated yet to all…

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September 10, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Outrage over transfer of longtime Ballard Boys & Girls Club director

The director of the Boys & Girls Club in Ballard is being transferred to Federal Way and some people in Ballard are not happy, according to our news partner My Ballard blog Executive director Mark Hendricks has been in Ballard for 25 years, according to the blog. Folks opposed to the move now have…

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August 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM

SFD: Ballard van explosion was accident

UPDATE AT 11:44 A.M. TUESDAY: Fire investigators have determined the fire was caused by an overheated electrical system in a locked minivan. The cause is being ruled as accidental. ORIGINAL POST: A loud car explosion alarmed Ballard residents and businesses near the 2200 block of Northwest 58th Street Monday just before 10 p.m. Emergency personnel were…

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August 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Man in critical condition after Crown Hill house fire

An 83-year-old man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center with serious respiration injuries after a fire engulfed a home in Seattle’s Crown Hill neighborhood Thursday night, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Firefighters initially thought no one was inside the home at the 8500 block of  12th Avenue Northwest when it caught fire just before 10 p.m.,…

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