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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…


Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: Bellevue, bigfoot, Chicken

July 12, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Man shot outside South Lake Union bar

A man was shot twice early Saturday morning outside a Seattle bar in the 700 block of Westlake Avenue North. According to police, the shooting was reported after a fight outside the same bar around 2 a.m. Witnesses were not sure where the gunshots came from, but some described a car of people leaving the area, police said. Later…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: police, shooting

June 20, 2014 at 7:58 AM

Diversity training for Portland mayor and top police

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The city of Portland is sending about 16 white male managers to a three-day seminar called “White Men as Full Diversity Partners.” Most are top-level leaders from the police bureau, including Chief Mike Reese. Mayor Charlie Hales also plans to attend. Hales told KATU the $56,000 spent on the diversity training seminar is worth…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: diversity, police, Portland

June 9, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Video shows Redmond computer heist

Redmond police have released a video they hope might help catch thieves who took more than $25,000 in merchandise from a computer store Sunday morning. Police say the thieves were able to get into a back room of The Mac Store at Redmond Town Center about 7 a.m. and steal 16 MacBook Pro laptop computers in…


Comments | Topics: computer, police, Redmond

April 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Gun, shell casings found after deadly Seattle week

Seattle police, responding to a call of shots fired in the Central District early Sunday, found a gun hidden in bushes, spent shell casings at the scene and a single bullet on the seat of a car stopped by officers. The incident came after a week of three deadly shootings in the Leschi area and Central District. …


Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: bullet, police, shell casings

April 19, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Cyclist badly hurt in Seattle may have been drinking

A cyclist who was seriously hurt after running head-on into an SUV on Capitol Hill early Saturday showed signs of impairment from alcohol, police said. Seattle police said the collision happened about 12:15 a.m. near the intersection of Boren Avenue and Pike Street. Police said a preliminary investigation indicates the 43-year-old male cyclist was travelling westbound on…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: cyclist, Harborview, police

April 19, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Three hurt after brief police chase in Everett

Three people suffered minor injuries after a police chase in Everett Saturday, including the occupant of a car struck by the suspect vehicle. The incident occurred about 1:45 p.m. when a Snohomish County deputy saw a vehicle on 112th Street Southeast with a male passenger known to have a felony warrant. The deputy tried to stop…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Chase, police

April 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Man arrested after standoff in South Seattle

UPDATE 7:30 a.m.:  Officers have taken the suspect into custody, according to Seattle Police. Previous Post:  A man believed to be armed with a machete is refusing to surrender to police after threatening a roommate and a friend at his house early this morning, Seattle police have reported on their website and on Twitter. According to a…


Comments | Topics: machete, police, Seattle

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