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January 26, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Accident lands empty tour bus in business, sends three to hospital

Three people were injured when an empty casino tour bus crashed into the side of an auto-repair shop in Burien Sunday night, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Cindi West said the accident was under investigation but that it also  involved a sports-utility vehicle. The driver of the Snoqualmie Casino tour bus was taken…

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May 10, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Survivor of bus-SUV crash that killed parents says he’s coping

Ken Rotta, whose parents died when the SUV he was driving was hit by a bus Monday in Kirkland, says reality is just beginning to sink in. He says he’s been on “a little bit of a roller coaster” emotionally, and has been viewing the tragedy through faith, that his parents are together in heaven. “It’s hard to…

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January 8, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Tour company in fatal Oregon bus crash ordered to cease U.S. operations

The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered a Canadian tour company that operated the bus that crashed and killed nine people — several from the Puget Sound region — in Oregon early last week, to cease operations in the United States. USDOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration investigators found that before the crash, Mi Joo Tour &…

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January 1, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Tuesday Memo: 2013 and still kickin’ … Darn cold … Oil rig runs aground

2013 and still kicking, aren’t you: Things we’ll be hearing about that we’re tired of hearing about or don’t want to hear about or glad we don’t have to hear about (you pick): the fiscal cliff, cancellations of the North Line of the Sounder train between Seattle and Everett, snow in the…

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December 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Nine dead, about 20 injured in Oregon bus crash

This post was updated at 7:05 p.m.  Death toll stands at nine. The Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. (AP)– A tour bus careened through a guardrail along an icy Oregon highway and several hundred feet down a steep embankment Sunday, killing nine people and injuring more than 20 others, authorities said.  The charter bus carrying about 40 people lost…

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