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April 15, 2014 at 12:51 PM

No felony charges for Seattle firefighters accused of beating homeless man

Two Seattle firefighters accused of beating of a homeless man in Pioneer Square on March 15 will not face felony charges, the King County Prosecutor’s Office announced this morning. The office issued the following statement: “We reviewed this case because one of the three suspects had potentially committed a felony assault. We have concluded that there is not…

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April 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM

1 injured in blast at Aurora Avenue North motel

A man was critically injured this morning when a natural-gas explosion destroyed a room at a motel on Aurora Avenue North, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Police and fire personnel responded to the Klose-In Motel at 9309 Aurora Ave. N., after the explosion just before 11:30 a.m., said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department. The victim,…

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April 7, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Major delays on Hwy 99 heading into Seattle this morning

Heading into Seattle on Highway 99? Prepare for some major delays this morning. Southbound traffic in the 2100 block of Aurora Avenue North is being rerouted onto Dexter Avenue North while Seattle firefighters battle a house fire in the 2100 block of Aurora Avenue North. There are no reports of injuries. The fire was reported just after 8:30…

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March 26, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Ballard couple suffer carbon-monoxide poisoning

UPDATE, 5p.m. | The Seattle Police Department investigators determined the cause of the carbon monoxide poisoning was accidental, according to a Seattle Fire Department news release. The couple is recovering at Virginia Mason Medical Center. ORIGINAL POST | A Puget Sound Energy (PSE) employee was called to a townhouse in the 800 block of…

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March 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Report of strong odor forces Franklin High School evacuation

Update at 4:56 p.m.:| The SFD Haz Mat team did not detect any hazardous substance at Franklin High School. People are being allowed back in the building. Update at 4:17 p.m.:| Office staff smelled something strong and called the Seattle Fire Department at 3:11 p.m., according to district spokeswoman Teresa Wippel. Classes had already been let out, but…

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March 17, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Woman accused of attacking homeless man released from jail

UPDATE, 6:28 p.m. | Mia Jarvinen was released from jail shortly before 8 this evening after posting a $20,000 bond, according to King County Jail records. ORIGINAL POST | A judge Monday set bail at $20,000 for the woman who is accused, along with two off-duty Seattle firefighters, of the attack on a…

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February 21, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Seattle firefighter pleads not guilty to child rape

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…

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February 21, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Man lying in garage driveway hit by car Thursday night

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…

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January 27, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Man struck by SUV while pumping gas in Rainier Beach; driver arrested for vehicular assault

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…

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January 23, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Driver injured when car hits building in North Seattle

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…

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