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June 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

UPDATE: Rainier hiker Karen Sykes died from hypothermia

UPDATE, 4:52 p.m. | Karen Sykes died of hypothermia with the secondary cause of heart disease, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said this afternoon. Her death was determined to be an accident. ORIGINAL POST | PHUONG LE The Associated Press The hiker whose body was found in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend was…


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December 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

First flu death of season in Washington

The Associated Press KENNEWICK, Tri-Cities — A Tri-Cities woman in her 50s is the first flu death of the season in Washington. State Health Department spokesman Marqise Allen says the woman died in the past week. Benton-Franklin health officer Dr. Amy Person told the Tri-City Herald the woman had chronic medical conditions that put her at…


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October 22, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Motorcyclist, 24, killed in crash with SUV in Sodo

A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash when he hit an SUV and was thrown from his bike  in Sodo Tuesday afternoon, according to a police report. The man was speeding and passing vehicles using the bicycle lane on southbound East Marginal Way South when he hit a green Isuzu Trooper SUV turning westbound onto…


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October 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Motorcyclist dies in Bellevue crash; other driver suspected of DUI

A 29-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Bellevue tonight when he was hit by a car whose driver is suspected of drunken driving, Bellevue police said. Bystanders attempted to resuscitate the motorcyclist at the scene before medics took him to Overlake Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Bellevue police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said. The crash happened around 6 p.m. at…


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September 13, 2013 at 8:55 PM

80-year-old North Bend man dies after I-90 crash

UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. | Police are now saying the 80-year-old North Bend man who died after a collision on Interstate 90 was driving the vehicle that swerved to miss a cooler in the road. This contradicts an earlier report that the man had been hit when another car swerved into his lane to avoid the cooler…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: car crash, death, Interstate 90

August 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Man dies after dive near Kingston

A man died Wednesday afternoon shortly after going diving near Kingston, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue officials said. He had been diving with others near the Point Julia area on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Reservation, breathing surface-supplied air from a compressor on the boat, rather than using a scuba tank, a fire and rescue spokeswoman said. After…


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July 1, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Des Moines man dead, dozens sickened by drug at Gorge concert

By DOUG ESSER Associated Press UPDATE: 12 p.m. | One man died and dozens of people were treated after overdosing on a drug called Molly at a weekend music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in central Washington, authorities said. More than 25,000 people attended the sold-out, two-day Paradiso Festival, which features dozens of electronic music performances. An autopsy was scheduled…


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January 15, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Dead orca calf was member of endangered population

The Associated Press The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service says a dead newborn orca calf found on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula last week belongs to a population of endangered killer whales. The agency said Tuesday that scientists are trying to determine what killed the 7 ½-foot-long male calf. He was found on a Dungeness Spit beach. An…


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December 18, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Baby dies of whooping cough in King County

King County officials a newborn has died of whooping cough. It’s the first death from whooping cough in Washington this year. The infant died Thursday. Health officials did not identify the family, nor any details about where the family lived. This year there have been 757 confirmed cases of pertussis reported among King County residents, the highest number…


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