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October 18, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Two hikers and their small dog spent nearly two hours stranded on a 120-foot cliff in Discovery Park in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood Friday night before being rescued, according to a Seattle Fire Department news release.
The couple had hiked down to the beach and were walking in the sand when the tide came in, forcing them up a steep, muddy trail, where they waited for the tide to go back out. Unfortunately for them, the sun set first, and they couldn’t find their way back down, the release said.
Around 7 p.m., a technical-rescue team from Magnolia Engine Company 41 arrived, lowering rope lines from above to the hikers, while the Chief Seattle Fire Boat pulled in below them and King County Sheriff’s Guardian One responded by air, the release said.
A Seattle police officer hiked up from the fireboat and was able to reach the stranded hikers and lead them down. Medics examined them and determined they were uninjured.
October 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM
UPDATE AT 10:53 A.M.: | Police say the death was a suicide.
ORIGINAL POST: Authorities say a man’s body has been found in Seattle’s Discovery Park.
Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said officers were called around 7:30 a.m. by a man who said he found the body a half-hour earlier, but it took him some time to get to a phone.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the body was ”in the southwest corner of the park, near the meadow.”
Police are investigating.
June 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM
A man was shot and wounded by Seattle police in Magnolia just before noon Saturday.
Police say they received several 911 calls about a man in his 20s armed with a knife at 36th Ave. West and West Smith Street.
Officers arrived and called for backup, including members of the department’s Crisis Intervention Team. They then approached the man on the street.
One of the officers shot the man in the torso after he advanced toward them, the department said in a news release.
Officers performed first aid and called for medics. The man, who was alert and conscious, was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
The two officers involved will be put on paid administrative leave while detectives investigate the shooting – as is normal department policy.
This is at least the fourth officer-involved shooting in Seattle this year.
In January, Seattle police fatally shot James. D Anderson who had shot and wounded two people at a Central District Bar. In February, Seattle officers killed a mentally disturbed man, Jack Sun Keewatinawin, in North Seattle. And in March, Bellevue officers killed robbery suspect Russell Smith, whom they had tracked to Columbia City.
April 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM
As a New Orleans style band played “The Wheels on the Bus” and “This Land is Your Land,” some 50 people marched across the Magnolia Bridge at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday.
They were calling for new funding sources to prevent what King County Metro Transit says could be a 17 percent service cut in 2014 and 2015. They chose a night rally because last fall, Metro reduced night buses to Magnolia, so the last trip is about 10:20 p.m from downtown. The late buses aren’t crowded but do attract riders who cannot or do not drive, defenders say.
“Their service cuts are our service cuts. Their hardship is our hardship. Only by standing in solidarity can we fix it,” said Katie Wilson, co-founder of the Seattle Transit Riders Union.
Some speakers called for taxing the rich and corporations. The state Legislature is considering a state gas tax increase for highways — and possibly letting King County enact its own car tab tax for transit and roads. County Councilman Larry Phillips of Magnolia called for a “progressive” source like car-tab tax for the bus system.
March 1, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Four months have passed since King County Metro Transit ended late-night bus trips in Magnolia, but residents haven’t given up on recovering their lost service.
Last week 30 people met with County Councilman Larry Phillips and Metro’s director of service development, Victor Obeso, in a Magnolia church and advocates say they gathered 500 petition signatures.
They want the 11:20 p.m., 12:20 p.m. and 1:20 a.m. trips from downtown Seattle restored.
“It mostly affects people who are disabled, or for some reason or another don’t drive, don’t own, can’t afford a car, or legally blind, like me,” said advocate Jim McIntosh, breathing hard Friday morning as he walked uphill to a bus stop on 28th Avenue West.
Metro has said the night runs were unproductive, and because of budget shortfalls they need to focus service hours on areas with more riders. Taxpayers subsidize about three-fourths of bus operating cost, through sales taxes and a $20 car-tab fee.
“It seems to me they [Metro] should be able to find some money somewhere to give them back a run or two,” argues Katie Wilson, co-founder of the Seattle Transit Riders Union.
Neighbors are trying to organize a midnight walk, from the D Line stop in Interbay and across the Magnolia Bridge, in late March — after a neighbor challenged Phillips to sample what it’s like to lose bus access. McIntosh said the event will happen while the Legislature is in session, to dramatize Metro’s request to replace expiring revenue sources, and try to avert worse cutbacks.
March 1, 2013 at 7:26 AM
A burglary and assault suspect who climbed a tree in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood early this morning after allegedly attacking his ex-girl friend’s roommate finally came down from his perch after several hours.
The man apparently went up in the tree sometime around 5:30 a.m. and came down about 8:30 a.m.
It all began when police got a call from the man’s ex-girlfriend around 5 a.m. that someone had broken windows in her house in the 4600 block of 33rd Avenue West, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
A man, believed to be the man later found in the tree, then broke into the home and attacked the ex-girlfriend’s roommate, a man. He was taken to the hospital.
The man who had broken in then ran off, Jamieson said.
Officers responding to the ex-girlfriend’s call were flagged down by a driver who said he heard someone in the area yelling for help. The officers looked in the area and found the man in the tree, said Jamieson.
Police know who the man is and they aren’t exactly sure why he climbed the tree or why he finally decided to come down.
Jamieson said the man may have gotten tired, cold, hungry or all three.
The incident occurred near the railroad tracks that lead to the railroad bridge that crosses the water west of the Ballard Locks.
All rail traffic through the area, including the Sounder commuter train service, was stopped until after the man came down.
August 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM
A man was seriously injured when he was pushed through a plate-glass window during an argument in the Magnolia Village area this afternoon, Seattle police reported.
The incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. in an alley off the 3100 block of West McGraw Street, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. Seattle Fire Department paramedics took the man to Harborview Medical Center while police questioned a suspect. Both men were young adults.
No other information was immediately available.
July 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM
April 11, 2012 at 11:45 AM
There is not points to locate on the map
You never know what you might find down there…
The Army Corps of engineers is exploding World War II munitions that were found in the water at Pier 91 in Smith Cove at the south end of Interbay this week, according to the Magnolia Voice, one of our community partners.
Cruise ships are docked there and the concern was that one of the behemoth vessels might come in contact with the leftover wartime devices.
The devices were found in 2010 in sediment and were uncovered by cruise ship thrusters.
There’s a video accompanying the story.
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