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October 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Is Fremont a top neighborhood? Planning group thinks so

There’s nothing like naked bicyclists to get a little attention. The American Planning Association named Fremont as one of its top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America. “This 215-acre ‘urban village’ has evolved throughout the decades as a colorful haven where everyone is welcome,” the planning group’s website gushes. The list of Fremont’s award-winning attributes includes…

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September 30, 2014 at 1:09 PM

More than 100 firefighters battle blaze in Fremont

Update at 4:02 p.m.: The cause of the fire is under investigation, the fire department said. Investigators haven’t been able to go inside the building because of hazardous material and the building’s strucutural integrity. Update at 3:37 p.m.: The fire department says the fire was declared extinguished as of 3:15 p.m. Twelve workers were evacuated…

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May 16, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Bike-to-work organizers hope to break 16,000-trip record

Organizers of the Seattle area’s Bike to Work Day festivities, going on under dry and cloudy skies, think they could beat the 2012 record of 16,000 morning cyclists. Crowds of riders seem large, and reports are now coming in from volunteers with hand-held clickers at the checkpoints, said Anne-Marije Rook, communications director at the Cascade Bicycle Club. …

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July 24, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Late-night Seattle fire engulfs Fremont house

Flames tore through a three-story house in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood late Tuesday. Neighbors said no one was inside the home when the fire broke out  just after 10 p.m. at  Third Avenue Northwest and Northwest 41st Street. Onlookers crowded the area in front of the house as Seattle firefighters struggled to put out the flames, which shot…

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May 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Man who died climbing Seattle power tower ID’d

The Associated Press A man who died after climbing a 200-foot tower and touching a high-voltage power line in Seattle has been identified. The King County Medical Examiner’s office identified the man as 25-year-old Collin Reed Schreiber. Spokesman James Apa says Schreiber died of “thermal burns and blunt force injury to the torso.” The death was ruled accidental. Schreiber…

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March 15, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Friday Memo: Wife shot dead, mistaken for intruder … Boeing’s better batteries

Here’s what gun-control advocates worry about: A man in Terrace Heights, just outside Yakima, says he mistook his wife for an intruder and shot her this past weekend. The bullet hit her in the neck. She died Wednesday after being taken off life support. She was just 27 and 10 weeks pregnant. Boeing’s batteries…

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October 15, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Box in Fremont bomb scare turned out to be college art project

What started as a college art project next to the Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood turned into a bomb scare this morning. Two men set up a large wooden box directly under the Aurora Bridge that had two red push-buttons on two of its 2.5-foot-wide sides, according to Seattle Police Department spokeswoman Renee Witt….

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October 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Police respond to report of suspicious box in Fremont

The Seattle Police Department’s Arson and Bomb Squad is responding to a report of a suspicious box in Fremont, according to police spokeswoman Renee Witt. A passerby called 911 at 9:52 a.m. and alerted police to a suspicious, wooden box in the 800 block of North 34th Street, between Fremont and Troll Avenues North, Witt said. “They’ll probably…

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