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October 3, 2013 at 10:13 AM
RICHLAND, Tri-Cities (AP) — Six Hanford workers were taken to a Richland hospital Wednesday as a precaution after an unknown liquid spilled on some of them as they were dismantling piping in an evaporator building.
A spokesman for Department of Energy contractor Washington River Protection Solutions, Rob Roxburgh, told the Tri-City Herald the liquid was not radioactive and it was being tested.
He says some of the liquid spilled on the skin or clothing of some of the workers. A couple felt uncomfortable so all six at the location were taken to Kadlec Regional Medical Center.
The piping was left from maintenance at the evaporator building. It is periodically operated to reduce the volume of radioactive and hazardous chemical liquid held in Hanford’s 28 double-shell tanks.
May 30, 2013 at 10:20 AM
Seattle police are investigating a Thursday morning collision along Airport Way South that left a bicyclist critically injured.
The collision occurred about 6:50 a.m. while both the male bicyclist and the driver of a Nissan sedan were traveling southbound in the 9400 block of Airport Way South, police said.
The bicyclist was thrown from his bicycle and suffered life-threatening injuries, according to Tukwila Fire Battalion Chief Marty Roberts.
He was transported to Harborview Medical Center, but his condition was not available Thursday afternoon.
As is routine in serious collisions, an officer with expertise in drug recognition responded to the scene and evaluated the driver of the Nissan. It was determined that the driver was not impaired, Seattle police said. He was interviewed by investigators and released from the scene.
Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad also responded and began their investigation. The intersection was closed briefly while the investigation was conducted.
Seattle investigators are hoping to speak with witnesses to the collision and asking that anyone with information call Detective Mike Korner in the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at (206) 684-8927.
March 18, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Michael Chadd Boysen, the man accused of killing his grandparents inside their Renton home on March 9, will not fight returning to Washington.
Chad Lewis, spokesman for the Washington Department of Corrections, said Monday that Boysen will be back at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton by Friday. It’s there where a hearing will be held to determine how much time he will spend in prison for violating the terms of his probation.
Last Monday, DOC Secretary Bernie Warner issued an arrest warrant for Boysen, 26, because he had failed to report for substance-abuse treatment required under his release from prison.
Boysen’s grandparents picked him up at the Monroe Correctional Complex on March 8 after he served nine months of a 16-month sentence for a 2012 attempted residential-burglary conviction. The couple then took Boysen to check in with his probation officer and to get an identification card. They brought him home and hosted a welcome-back party attended by numerous other relatives. Family members told police that Boysen appeared to be in good spirits that night.
The bodies of Robert, 82, and Norma Taylor, 80, were found inside their home by the couple’s daughter, Melanie Taylor. The couple were strangled, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The slayings sparked a multistate manhunt that ended Tuesday when Boysen was arrested at a Lincoln City, Ore., motel after a nearly 10-hour standoff with police.
It’s unclear when King County prosecutors plan to charge Boysen in connection with the two slayings.
June 25, 2012 at 5:56 AM
A fire in an apartment building in Everett late last night sent a woman to the hospital.
Firefighters found the 72-year-old woman in her smoke-filled apartment, although the apartment’s sprinkler had extinquishing the blaze, according to the Everett Fire Department. The woman was taken to the hospital where she was first reported in serious condition, but news outlets later reported her in critical condition.
The fire, which was reported at 11:23 p.m. at Holly Village Apartments in the 9600 block of Holly Drive, was contained to the woman’s apartment, according to the fire department.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation and no damage estimate was available.
January 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM
A woman was struck by a vehicle in downtown Seattle during rush hour late this afternoon.
The incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. and closed traffic in the area for about 10 minutes.
The woman was taken to the hospital, but her condition wasn’t immediately available.
November 22, 2011 at 7:59 AM
Federal Way police shot and wounded a 33-year-old man early this morning after they said he was combative.
The wounded man, who was not identified by police, was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be treated for gunshot wounds to his leg, according to Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. The four officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave while an outside agency, Renton police, investigate.
Police said they were called to an apartment in the 31700 block of 50th Lane Southwest at 2:40 a.m. for a domestic-violence incident. When officers arrived they were told that the 33-year-old man had been assaulting his roommates; the man had left the home by the time police arrived, according to Schrock.
Police searched a nearby greenbelt and one officer came upon the 33-year-old man.
“The suspect acted irrational, making animal type sounds, and charged the officer. The officer in fear for his life drew his firearm and fired multiple shots,” Schrock said in a news release.
A second officer also fired several non-fatal shots, according to police. Neither officer was hurt.
Police are investigating whether the man was intoxicated.
November 18, 2011 at 9:39 AM
A 14-year-old Wenatchee teen was found dead in a high school swimming pool yesterday morning.
The boy, Antonio Reyes, was found at the bottom of the pool about 11 a.m. by students arriving for the next class, according to The Wenatchee World.The boy was taken to the hospital, but couldn’t be revived.
Foul play isn’t suspected in the boy’s death.
October 29, 2011 at 3:55 PM
April Lutz, a Snohomish High School freshman critically wounded in a school restroom attack Monday, was released from Everett’s Providece Regional Medical Center this afternoon, said Cheri Russum, Providence spokeswoman.
Firefighters, paramedics and a team of doctors who worked more than six hours helped bring the girl back from the brink of death after the attack, which left her with wounds to her heart, lungs, neck and thigh, as well as more than a dozen other areas.
Saturday, there was little fanfare as the 14-year-old left the hospital, Russum said. “Her family just wanted to get her home.”
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