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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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November 6, 2014 at 11:02 PM

1 killed, 1 injured in Fremont apartment building fire

UPDATE 11:40 a.m. Seattle police say that a 58-year-old man who suffered second and third-degree burns on his hands during an apartment fire in Fremont Thursday night was injured trying to save an elderly neighbor who was on fire. The 81-year-old man who suffered burns to 95 percent of his body died hours after the fire,…

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November 6, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Man trapped by windstorm debris rescued in North Seattle

Firefighters rescued a man trapped by debris from a windstorm in Seattle’s Bitter Lake neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The man was trapped in the 12700 block of Dayton Avenue North, according to the Seattle Fire Department. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition with no visible injuries. The National Weather Service has issued a wind…

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October 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Gregory Dean retiring after 10 years as Seattle fire chief

  Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean announced Thursday he will be retiring at the end of the year — and this time, he won’t be swayed to stay as he was when he first tried to retire a year ago. Dean, who graduated from Seattle’s Franklin High School and  has spent his entire 44-year career with…

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September 11, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Crews cleaning up hazmat spill in downtown Seattle

Seattle Fire Department crews are cleaning up a what was thought to be a hazardous-material spill behind a downtown Seattle hotel, officials said. The spilled substance located in the alleyway behind the Courtyard Downtown Seattle/Pioneer Square has been identified as a non-dangerous chemical, according to the fire department. A hazmat team is on the scene. Traffic will…

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September 9, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Man in wheelchair struck by car in Belltown

A man in a wheelchair was injured Tuesday night when he was hit by a car at a Belltown  intersection, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man, who is in his 40s, was struck by an SUV at First Avenue and Cedar Street shortly before 8 p.m., spokesman Kyle Moore said. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center…

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September 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Motorcyclist seriously injured, driver arrested in Seattle crash

Update 3:55 p.m. A 19-year-old driver accused of hitting a motorcyclist in Madrona on Monday was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence. Seattle police, in a news release, said: “a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer developed probable cause to arrest the man. Investigators will now obtain a warrant and collect a sample of his blood for further impairment…

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September 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Woman mauled by 2 pit bulls in South Seattle

Update 1:12 p.m.: Stephen Pellegrini knew he had to do something when he saw two pit bulls attacking a young woman in South Seattle. The 52-year-old Renton man was driving near Boeing Field on Wednesday morning when he saw  the two dogs mauling a petite woman, whom he first believed was a teenager. He  stopped his car on South Cloverdale…

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