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August 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Victim struck by CleanScapes truck identified

Update 2:58 p.m.: The victim in a fatal First Hill traffic accident has been identified as Rebecca A. Scollard, 42, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The 42-year-old died of multiple blunt-force injuries, a spokesman for the medical examiner said. Original post: A driver for Recology CleanScapes was behind the wheel of the truck that struck and killed…

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October 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM

Man shot in shoulder on First Hill; suspect at large

The Seattle Police Department is looking for a suspect who shot a man in the shoulder near Harborview Medical Center this afternoon and then ran. The man was shot in the 800 block of Jefferson Street at about 4 p.m. and sustained a non-life-threatening wound, according to police. SPD says the suspect is still at large. He’s…

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February 13, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Crash into Seattle light pole knocks out power; closes I-5 offramp

UPDATE 11:00 P.M.| The Stewart Street off-ramp opened back up just before 11 p.m., according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. UPDATE 8:00 P.M.| The Seattle Police Department has cited the driver of the semi-truck that struck the pole for misdemeanor hit-and-run and property damage offenses. The driver of the 2002 Peterbilt semi-truck was driving westbound on…

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January 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Man robbed at gunpoint on First Hill

A man was robbed at gunpoint Saturday on Seattle’s First Hill, and police are looking for the suspect. The victim was on East Union Street near Summit Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. when a man approached him from behind, according to Seattle police. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his cellphone, then…

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July 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Bank security guard stabbed in abdomen at Seattle bank

UPDATE, 4:00 p.m. |  Seattle Police Department officers arrested a stabbing suspect Tuesday afternoon in South King County, according to their online blotter. He was booked into the King County Jail for an assault investigation. The Associated Press Police say there was no apparent reason for a man to stab a security guard Tuesday morning at a…

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March 5, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Seattle Council sets First Hill Streetcar construction in motion for April

Groundbreaking will happen for the First Hill Streetcar next month, after the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance Monday to enter a $68 million construction contract with Stacy & Witbeck. Voters in the Puget Sound region approved the line in 2008 as part of the Sound Transit 2 plan, a sales tax boost that mainly funds suburban light-rail extensions…

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November 23, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Power restored in two Seattle neighborhoods

Nearly 8,000 City Light customers were without power Wednesday as a storm whipped through the city. The outage affected 4,000 customers on First Hill, where power was expected to be restored by 3 p.m. Another 3,900 customers in the Roosevelt neighborhood lost power, but it was restored by Wednesday afternoon to all but one customer.  City Light…

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October 25, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Local jobs making local streetcars, City of Seattle says

An upcoming contract to build First Hill Streetcar trains will include assembly jobs here in the Seattle area, the office of Mayor Mike McGinn said late Tuesday. The winning team is to be announced mid-day Wednesday in South Lake Union. Streetcar jobs have been a high-profile issue in many cities. Modern streetcars, including the first train sets…

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