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June 1, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Seattle police arrest suspect in double homicide

Seattle Police are searching for Matalepuna Malu, a suspect in a double homicide Sunday.

Seattle Police captured a 26-year-old suspect Sunday afternoon in downtown, after he allegedly shot two young men in the Central District. The identities of two young men shot to death early Sunday in Seattle are still unknown, but their suspected killer, Matalepuna Malu, was arrested this afternoon. Police say officers responded to reports of gunfire at 2:22 a.m. and found the men…

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April 7, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Mudslide has claimed the lives of 33 people

The number of people who died in the Snohomish County mudslide is now at  33. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office also said this morning they have positively identified 30 of the 33 individuals. This morning, the medical examiner’s office staff said they have identified Billy L. Spillers. Spillers, 30,  was a chief petty officer in the Navy stationed at…

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December 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM

First flu deaths reported in state this season

The Associated Press The Washington Health Department says a Pierce County boy and two older adults in King County are the first influenza deaths in the state this season. The department said Thursday that flu activity is picking up across the state and it’s urging everyone from six-months old on up to have an annual flu shot. The…

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Comments | More in Government, Health | Topics: deaths, influenza, King County

March 1, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Washington residents: fewer babies, more divorces

Washington residents, on average, are having fewer pregnancies, births and abortions, state public health officials reported Thursday. But more of those who are pregnant were getting prenatal care in 2010 than the year before, and fewer were smoking: 9.2 percent, down from 9.8 percent in 2009. State Health Officer Dr. Maxine Hayes said birth rates have been…

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