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February 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Poll: State drivers busy talking — even texting — on cellphones

Last year, a study of distracted driving in Washington revealed that one in 12 drivers in the state use their cellphones while behind the wheel, and nearly half of those were using them for texting. The only thing surprising about that data to most folks was how low the number was — just…


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September 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Seattle Police adds patrols after Friday night’s fatal stabbing

Following Friday night’s double stabbing in Pioneer Square, there will be more uniformed and non-uniformed officers patrolling the streets over the weekend, Seattle police said Saturday night. A 46-year-old college English professor and his 30-year-old partner were stabbed Friday night by an alleged attacker whom police say suddenly confronted them after they left a Sounders game. The…


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January 13, 2013 at 5:51 AM

Beware of ice on lakes and ponds

Now that a genuine “Seattle freeze” has arrived, Kent Fire Department Capt. Kyle Ohashi offers survival tips for people who find themselves attracted to frosty lakes and ponds. Lesson one is, don’t walk out on them, because the ice likely won’t support the weight of a human being.  Pets can go out farther than their owners, who…


0 Comments | More in General news, Weather Beat | Topics: ice, Kent, safety