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October 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Blind man falls out Wenatchee apartment window

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — Police say a blind man fell out of his sixth-floor apartment window Wednesday night in Wenatchee. Sgt. John Kruse tells KPQ the fall could have killed the 60-year-old man except he landed on a third-floor air conditioner. He was conscious when he was rescued by a fire department crew and taken to Central…

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October 8, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Stink bugs looking for warm homes in Washington

Washington residents may be wondering about big brown bugs that have been seen crawling on the walls. They’re “stink bugs” looking to move into a warm, dry place. State Agriculture Department entomologist Arlo Pelegrin told KIRO-FM the Western conifer seed bug is more common in Eastern Washington but starting to show up west of the Cascades….

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September 3, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Injured hiker rescued near Mount Pugh

Update at 10:02 p.m.: The weather cleared and the helicopter was able to hoist the injured hiker, the sheriff’s office said. He is being taken to a hospital. Update at 9 p.m.: A helicopter team was unable to rescue the hiker because of weather. He will likely be carried out by rescuers on the ground, the…

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June 5, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Man trying to get ‘closer to God’ falls from Seattle building

A 26-year-old man who said he was “trying to get closer to God” fell from a downtown building on Wednesday, Seattle police said. Around 6:30 a.m., police were called to Fifth Avenue and Pike Street where a man who had fallen to a ledge above a storefront awning was calling for help. The man told officers he had climbed up the…

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June 4, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Man falls from roof onto downtown Seattle store awning

A man apparently scaled the side of the downtown Seattle Banana Republic store this morning and fell off the roof on the store’s awning. Seattle fire crews were called to the store at 500 Pike Street shortly before 6 a.m. after receiving reports of a man laying on the awning, 15-feet above the women’s store entrance,…

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April 16, 2014 at 10:38 AM

Toddler injured in fall from window in Seattle

A toddler has been taken to Harborview Medical Center after apparently falling from a third-story window near Columbia City. Seattle police and fire department medics were called to the 3800 block of South Oregon Street just after 10 a.m. following reports of the fall. The injured girl is 1 1/2, Seattle police said. “When we arrived she was…

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January 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Colorblind Yakima man says he sees colors after head knock

YAKIMA (AP) — Seventy-year-old Richard Riggs of Yakima says he has been colorblind since birth. But after hitting his head in a recent fall he says he now sees the “colors of the rainbow.” A doctor told KIMA-TV a fall could not change a genetic condition such as colorblindness, but a concussion could possibly change the way…

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January 6, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Worker who fell from Seattle building dies

A 35-year-old man who fell 50 feet off a building near Seattle Center this morning has died. The man, reportedly an iron worker, was on scaffolding at a building at 101 Taylor Ave. N. when he fell, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center though he was unconscious and had no…

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August 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Toddler critically injured in fall from Skyway apartment window

A 20-month-old boy fell from a second-story window onto a parked vehicle in Skyway on Tuesday night and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Police say the toddler’s family was home in the Cambridge Park Apartments on South 133rd Street when he fell while playing near the window and pushing out the screen…

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