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December 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Ex-Seattle firefighters, woman acquitted of assaulting homeless men

A Seattle Municipal Court jury has acquitted two former firefighters and a woman of assaulting several homeless men during a confrontation in March in Occidental Park. The jury had been deliberating for only about two hours before reaching the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Testimony in the trial began Nov. 20. Seattle city prosecutors had accused the three defendants —…

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December 9, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Boat, house fire reported in Olympic Hills

Firefighters are responding to fire that started on a boat and extended to a house in Seattle’s Olympic Hills neighborhood. The fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday near Northeast 137th Street and 20th Avenue Northeast, according to the Seattle Fire Department. No injuries have been reported, the fire department said.  

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December 5, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Driver fatally injured after car-train collision in Sodo

Update at 7:52 p.m.: The car hit a BNSF grain train bound for Seattle, BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said. The milelong train stopped after crews were alerted to the crash, which also delayed four other freight trains. Update at 7 p.m.: Witnesses told police that the collision victim drove around a line of cars stopped for…

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December 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Items near baseboard heater cause of West Seattle fire

The Seattle Fire Department has determined that a Nov. 29 apartment fire  in West Seattle was caused by items placed close to an electric baseboard heater. Fire crews were called to an apartment building in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest for a report of an alarm going off inside the complex. Residents were evacuated…

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December 1, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Man hospitalized after car strikes Georgetown building

A 50-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition after his car apparently struck a building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said medics pulled the man from a car that overturned after hitting a building at 5510 E Marginal Way S. The building was damaged in the 11:45 a.m. crash, but…

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November 30, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Fires damage Seattle nursery and home

Fires caused serious damage to a Seattle greenhouse and a single family home Sunday morning. The first incident, called in at 7:50 a.m., involved a two-and-a-half-story house at 7305 25th Ave. NW. No one was home when a small appliance in the kitchen malfunctioned and triggered the fire, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore. Firefighters extinguished the…

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November 28, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Semi overturns near Duwamish River

A tractor-trailer overturned in South Seattle on Friday morning, trapping the driver in the cab. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said rescue crews were called to Duwamish Avenue South and South Spokane Street around 9:30 a.m. Firefighters managed to cut the 34-year-old man out of the cab; one of his hands was trapped after the vehicle overturned,…

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November 25, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Woman hurt in bus-car collision in Lower Queen Anne

A woman was injured when a car and bus collided in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood Tuesday evening. The crash occurred at Elliott Avenue West and West Harrison Street, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The 60-year-old woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. Drivers should expect delays in the area, the Seattle Department of…

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November 20, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Man struck by car in West Seattle intersection

Update at 6:42 p.m.: Delridge Way Southwest is now open following the collision investigation, police said. Metro bus 120 has resumed its normal schedule. Original post: A pedestrian was critically injured after he was hit by a car at an intersection in Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The pedestrian, a man in his 40s, was struck at Delridge…

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November 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Trial opens for 2 ex-Seattle firefighters accused of attacking homeless man

Trial began Thursday afternoon for two former Seattle firefighters and a woman accused of attacking a homeless man who was sleeping on a memorial to fallen firefighters in Occidental Park. The former firefighters, Scott Bullene and Robert Howell, and Bullene’s girlfriend, Mia Jarvinen, were each charged with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment, the state’s version of a hate crime….

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