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April 8, 2014 at 8:37 PM

1,000 containers of hazardous chemicals at Green Lake house

Clean-up crews removed some of an estimated 1,000 containers of hazardous chemicals from a house in Seattle’s Green Lake neighborhood today, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. After finding a large number of containers in the house, located near 65th Street and Fifth Avenue Northeast, officials determined they would pose “a substantial threat to public…


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March 30, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Sunday Memo: Thunder & lightning … Kurt Cobain … Sounders lose

Thunder and lightning: A lightning strike during yesterday’s thunderstorm punched a hole in the chapel at Bethany Community Church in the Green Lake neighborhood. Three people were inside but none were injured.  The strike didn’t cause a fire, thank goodness. Speaking of weather, all that rain yesterday helped make March the…


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October 17, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Man stabs restaurant employee after being denied free pizza

A man threw a temper tantrum and stabbed an employee at a pizza restaurant near Green Lake Wednesday evening when he was denied a free pizza, a police report said. The man walked into the restaurant, near the 7600 block of Aurora Avenue North, around 6:15  p.m. and told employees he would “scatter trash throughout the restaurant…


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July 11, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Cops: Man took pizza, balloons from kid’s party

Seattle police say they arrested a man at Green Lake about 6 p.m. Wednesday after he reportedly crashed an 8-year-old’s party and made off with pizza and balloon animals. Parents told police the 28-year-old suspect had sat down at a table in the park with several children, and ate several pieces of their pizza. Parents asked…


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February 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Woman reports fourth attack in North Seattle since Friday

This afternoon, a woman told police she’d been assaulted early Sunday morning in North Seattle, the fourth such attack in the area since Friday. The woman told police she had noticed a man watching her as she left a bar called Leny’s Place on the 2200 block of North 56th Street at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday,…


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February 11, 2013 at 8:56 AM

Woman attacked while running around Green Lake this morning

A woman who was running around the outside loop at Seattle’s Green Lake was attacked this morning, according to Seattle police. The woman said a man grabbed her while she was near East Green Lake Drive North and Wallingford Avenue around 6:30 a.m. She told officers the man tried to pull her under some bushes. “The woman…


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November 1, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Police coax apparently suicidal man out of Green Lake this morning

An apparently mentally ill man who was standing in Green Lake this morning yelling at bystanders was eventually coaxed from the water by Seattle police officers and crisis negotiators. Police officials say they were called to the lake around 8:30 a.m. on reports of a man yelling and trying to drown himself. At one point, officers threw the…


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October 5, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Man damages 3 cop cars, hits officer with car door, refuses to get out of car

A suspected drunken driver tested the mettle some Seattle police officers near Green Lake early this morning — damaging three police cars, using an open car door to hit an officer and, at one point, refusing to get out of his car. An officer responded to a call of a possible drunken driver in the 7900…


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October 4, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Toxic algae bloom in Seattle’s Green Lake growing worse

Toxic levels of blue-green algae in Seattle’s Green Lake are continuing to climb, according to the city’s parks department. Park visitors are reminded that the lake is closed to wading, swimming and any “wet-water” boating that would put skin in contact with the water. “Dog owners are especially encouraged not to allow pets in the lake or…


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