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November 4, 2013 at 6:48 AM
If you like football, you must be dizzy with delight over the Seahawks win yesterday. What a comeback! What a game! What a … Whoa, wait a minute. Sports writer Jerry Brewer says the team is merely surviving.
Whoa again! Spokane got a dusting of snow yesterday. And it could get maybe a half-inch Tuesday night. It’s still autumn, no? Western Washington will see more wind and rain through the week. National Weather Service forecast
Downtown crime: Members of First United Methodist Church near Seattle Center say crime downtown is getting worse and that police and prosecutors aren’t doing enough to stop it. The church held a forum yesterday to discuss the matter with Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, City Attorney Pete Holmes and the Seattle Police Department’s interim police chief, Jim Pugel. Do you avoid going downtown because it’s not safe? Vote in our poll. (Mobile users can vote here.)
And did you set your clocks back an hour yesterday? That extra hour of sleep never means much to us.
Wasn’t that windstorm something on Saturday? Thousands of customers lost power, but most have their power back today.
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:
- Canceled health insurance plans add to angst of change
- Powerful winds close Highway 520 bridge; thousands lose power
- Seahawks rally to beat Buccaneers, 27-24, in overtime
- Seattle’s Jamal Crawford is a flashy, humble dreamer | Jerry Brewer
- Seahawks must stop playing down to the competition | Jerry Brewer
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August 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM
A Seattle police say the investigation into the shooting Monday of a Metro bus driver could be lengthy.
Detectives are interviewing “hundreds” of people and going through video footage, department spokeswoman Renee Witt said this morning. “Detectives are working it, but it’s not going to be an overnight process,” Witt said.
Veteran bus driver DeLoy Dupuis, 64, suffered wounds to his cheek and arm when Martin Anwar Duckworth, 31, opened fire Monday morning on Dupuis’ Route 27 bus in downtown Seattle. Duckworth then led police on a chase to a second Metro bus, where he was fatally shot by police after pointing a revolver at officers at least twice.
Duckworth died at Harborview Medical Center about seven hours later.
On Wednesday, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the shooter as Duckworth and said he died of multiple gunshot wounds. His death is classified as a homicide.
Among the unanswered questions is how and where Duckworth obtained the revolver used to shoot Dupuis. Duckworth, a felon who had a history of drug offenses and mental-health issues, was not allowed to carry a firearm.
Police have also not released the names of the four officers who opened fire on Duckworth. Witt said the names will likely be released next week. All four have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard following an officer-involved shooting.
Dupuis said Tuesday afternoon he was thankful to be alive and described the shooting as “quite an ordeal.”
September 6, 2012 at 6:59 AM
Weather: Sunny and warm today and tomorrow. Yes! A bit cooler on the weekend, but we’ll take that, too. It’s just that Monday and Tuesday will see even cooler temps, as in the mid-60s. Does that mean fall is here? Dang. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
No freebie to ride the bus downtown: We’ve said it many times before, but the free bus rides you’ve enjoyed in downtown Seattle — since 1973 — come to an end Sept 29. Metro says it will save $2 million by ending the free service, and people needing to get to social services will still be able to ride for free. Still, since 1973 …
Bears on the move: The Yakima Bears baseball team played its last game in Yakima yesterday, suffering a 3-2 loss to Boise. The owners of the Northwest League team got a better offer to play in Hillsboro, Ore., and they took it. Even though the club has lost money each of the past 10 years, it’s always sad to see a franchise leave town. Does that ring a bell, Seattle?
Wildfire near White Salmon: We’re keeping an eye on the fire near White Salmon that has threatened some 30 homes so far.
Hiker found dead is identified: The man who died while hiking with his brother near Merchant Peak in Snohomish County over the weekend has been identified as 30-year-old Randall Stupey of Everett, according to myeverettnews. Randall Stupey’s brother called authorities after the two got separated and his brother didn’t turn up.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
- Marshawn Lynch’s status is unclear for Seahawks’ season opener Sunday at Arizona
- Seattle homicide victim called ‘one of the good guys’
- Nokia and Microsoft unveil Lumia 920, 820 Windows Phone 8 devices | Microsoft Pri0
- Sniper’s family puzzled as to what prompted fatal Arlington standoff
- Is there a catch to Seahawks’ release of Kellen Winslow? | Seahawks Blog
May 2, 2012 at 5:40 AM
UPDATE: 7:40 a.m. | Downtown Seattle streets are quiet this morning as early commuters arrive for work. Plywood covers many store windows, particularly along Sixth Avenue.
Some pedestrians along Sixth Avenue got out their cell phone cameras to record the scene of plywood covered windows.
“It seemed just like WTO, if you remember that,” said one man. “I don’t know why the cops didn’t respond sooner. They (the protesters) were breaking windows and people were just watching and taking pictures.”
April 7, 2012 at 10:02 AM
There was gunfire in downtown Seattle last night, but it doesn’t appear anyone was injured.
An officer heard the shots at Second Avenue and Stewart Street just before 8:00 pm and then saw a car driving away, according to Seattle police.
The officer sent out information about the vehicle and other officers responded to the area. It wasn’t long before a car matching the description of the car seen driving from the scene of the gunfire was spotted and pulled over at Second Avenue and Columbia Street. People in the car were detained by police.
A second car following that car also was stopped and those inside were detained, police said.
All of them were questioned by officers and Gang Unit detectives. Afterward, everyone was released.
Officers recovered shell casings from the shooting scene.
March 25, 2012 at 4:33 PM
Seattle Police nabbed a purse-snatcher in downtown Seattle late Sunday morning.
The man struck a woman and grabbed her purse on the corner of First Avenue and Pike Street around 11:35 a.m., according to the Seattle Police Department’s online blotter.
The thief ran away, but police arrested him nearby, in Victor Steinbrueck Park.
The victim did not require medical treatment.
March 15, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: A 51-year-old woman suffered potentially life-threatening head injuries when she was struck by a Metro bus in downtown Seattle Thursday morning.
The woman was injured at the corner of Third Avenue and Pine Street just before 8:30 a.m., according to Kyle Moore with the Seattle Fire Department. She was treated at the scene and then taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The bus was heading north on Third, approaching Pine Street. As it was crossing the intersection with a green light, the woman stepped off the curb on the east side of the street and into the path of the bus, according to Seattle police.
Detectives with the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad are investigating.
January 11, 2012 at 12:34 PM
January 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM
A woman was struck by a vehicle in downtown Seattle during rush hour late this afternoon.
The incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. and closed traffic in the area for about 10 minutes.
The woman was taken to the hospital, but her condition wasn’t immediately available.
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