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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…


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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…


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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…


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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. …


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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…


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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…


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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…


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April 4, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Kirkland police dog hit while tracking suspect

The Associated Press KIRKLAND, Wash.  — A police dog was hit by a vehicle while tracking a suspect early Friday in Kirkland. The dog named Thor suffered a bump on the head and was taken a veterinary clinic. He’s expected to recover. KIRO reports  the driver was not believed to be at fault. The suspect who was wanted in…


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