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October 6, 2014 at 12:35 PM

7-year-old playground-accident victim identified

The Columbian The 7-year-old girl who died Friday two days after she reportedly sustained a head injury on the Fisher’s Landing Elementary school playground has been identified. Stormy Solis died of a closed head injury, according to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office. A family member of Stormy told KATU-TV that the girl walked home from school and…


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September 8, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Body pulled from Lake Union identified as missing New Zealand teenager

The body pulled from Lake Union on Sunday has been identified as a New Zealand teenager who had been missing since last week. Wynter Emerson, 18, died on Sept. 2, and his cause of death is “probable drowning,” according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. His manner of death is classified as undetermined. Harbor units recovered…


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August 27, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Motorcycle crash leaves one dead, passenger seriously injured

Update 7:40 a.m.: A crash on the West Seattle freeway early Wednesday that left a 32-year-old motorcyclist dead and his passenger seriously hurt occurred after the motorcyclist apparently failed to negotiate a curve. According to the Washington State Patrol, the motorcycle was heading east on the freeway just after 1 a.m.when it crashed near the exit ramp onto…


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August 8, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Woman dies when vehicle rolls, crashes into Vancouver substation

The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. A 44-year-old woman was killed Thursday afternoon in a crash in which her vehicle ended up at a Clark Public Utilities substation in east Vancouver, Wash. Trina Wase was pronounced dead at the scene. Traffic Sgt. Pat Johns of the Vancouver Police Department said speed and alcohol were possible factors in the crash. The…


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July 31, 2014 at 6:07 AM

White Swan woman dies of fire injuries

The Associated Press WHITE SWAN, Wash. — A 71-year-old woman who was injured in a house fire Tuesday at White Swan died at a Seattle hospital. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Linda Hart and her sister suffered burns escaping from the house. They were taken to Harborview Medical Center where the sister, Cheryl Hart, is in satisfactory condition. The deputy…


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July 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Power boat operator arrested in fatal Lake Washington crash

Update 11:10 a.m. The Renton man booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide in connection with a fatal boat crash on Lake Washington on Wednesday night has a 2002 conviction for reckless driving , according to King County District Court records. Update 7:42 a.m.: A boat operator involved in a collision on Lake Washington that killed one…


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July 11, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Two killed in motorcycle crash near Wapato

The Associated Press WAPATO, Wash. — Two people on a motorcycle were killed in a collision Thursday night near Wapato. The Washington State Patrol says the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at an intersection on Highway 97. KNDO reports the patrol identified the dead as 17-year-old Omar Delgado of Union Gap and 21-year-old Yaritza Lopez of Yakima. The…


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July 9, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Seattle police release video of light-rail station shooting

[do action="custom_iframe" url="" width="600" height="500" scrolling=""/] Seattle police released surveillance-camera footage today showing the struggle between an armed 23-year-old man and a King County sheriff’s deputy at Sound Transit’s Sodo Station last week, moments before the deputy fatally shot the man. Seattle police are investigating the shooting at the request of the Sheriff’s Office. The 23-year-old who was…


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June 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Climber who fell near Mount Baker dies after head injury

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office says a climber who suffered a severe head injury in a fall Thursday on Twin Sisters Mountain was dead when ground rescuers arrived. The Sheriff’s Office says weather prevented a helicopter from reaching the scene Thursday, and officials were still trying Friday to arrange for a helicopter…


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May 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Bicyclist dies crossing Highway 20 traffic near Oak Harbor

OAK HARBOR — An Anacortes man died Wednesday afternoon when he rode his bicycle across Highway 20 in front of an oncoming SUV. The State Patrol identified the bicyclist only as a 49-year-old Anacortes man, pending notification of his next of kin. Brian Williams, 52, of Burlington, was driving a Ford Expedition north at Liberty Market, just…


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