The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A 52-year-old Seattle firefighter accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Friday to child rape charges in Bellingham. Michael James “Suey” Sulak remained free on bail after his arraignment in Whatcom County Superior Court. He lives in Ferndale and met the Lynnwood girl through a community theater group where he…More
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A man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after police say he was struck by a car in the South Lake Union neighborhood last night. The man was lying in the driveway of a parking garage at Mercer Street and Yale Avenue North, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson. A woman driving a gray Subaru struck him, Jamieson said. “The…More
UPDATE, 8:10 p.m. | The driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe that struck another man was arrested, Seattle police said. Pending his release from Harborview Medical Center, he is expected to be booked into the King County Jail for investigation of vehicular assault. ORIGINAL POST | A man who was pumping gas at a supermarket suffered a…More
A 63-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition after her car crashed into a building in North Seattle. Seattle police said the woman apparently drove across four lanes of traffic, went down an embankment and then hit a building in the 11000 block of Lake City Way Northeast. The car ended up on its side. It…More
Two men in their 20s were in critical condition following a crash on Rainier Avenue South at Andover Street at 8:20 this morning. The two men were driving in a Ford Mustang southbound on Rainier when the driver lost control and hit a telephone pole before slamming into a parked car. A resident of one of the nearby…More
A man was hospitalized this afternoon after he was struck by a Link light-rail train in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said that the man, in his 30s, was struck at South Holgate Street and Fourth Avenue South. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center around 4 p.m. The man is expected to survive, Moore said. This…More
A man was injured today at the same construction site where a worker died Monday after a 50-foot fall. In today’s accident, a worker was rushed from the site, at 101 Taylor Ave. N., to Harborview Medical Center after a sharp “grinder wheel” got stuck in his right cheek, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. The man is expected…More
A pedestrian suffered a broken leg and other injuries after he was struck by a car on Capitol Hill, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man, in his 20s, hit the windshield of the car after he was struck around 2:30 p.m. at East Harrison Street and Broadway East, said fire department spokesman Kyle Moore. The…More
A man who died after falling 50 feet off a building near Seattle Center on Monday has been identified as Aaron Adair, 34. Adair, reportedly an iron worker, was on scaffolding at a building at 101 Taylor Ave. N. when he fell, according to Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. He was taken to Harborview…More
The blast that knocked a building six inches off its foundation today in the Mount Baker neighborhood is one of several recent explosions or fires suspected to be caused by the manufacture of a marijuana-based product.
Seattle police and firefighters are on scene of the blast, which occurred inside a vacant apartment at 2802 S. McClellan St. No one was hurt and the building has been evacuated.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore blamed the blast on the process used to create hash oil.
The most popular way of making hash oil — a high-potency extract of marijuana — now involves the use of flammable solvents, particularly butane, which can be purchased in hardware stores.
A substance, believed to be butane, was being stored in containers in a freezer in the building. The butane apparently leaked from the freezer into the refrigerator below and into the appliance’s electrical system. When the refrigerator kicked on today an explosion occurred, Moore said.More