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April 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Seattle’s new bike plan: ride on calmer backstreets

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to overhaul its Bicycle Master Plan, to provide separated bike lanes as well as a network of calm backstreet routes known as greenways. The 2014 version is meant to serve what Councilmember Sally Bagshaw likes to call “willing but wary” riders.  That’s a shift from earlier thinking — to…

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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: bicycles, Seattle

April 11, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Man arrested after standoff in South Seattle

UPDATE 7:30 a.m.:  Officers have taken the suspect into custody, according to Seattle Police. Previous Post:  A man believed to be armed with a machete is refusing to surrender to police after threatening a roommate and a friend at his house early this morning, Seattle police have reported on their website and on Twitter. According to a…

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0 Comments | Topics: machete, police, Seattle

March 18, 2014 at 1:30 PM

A list of previous news helicopter accidents in Washington state

Tuesday’s fatal crash of a KOMO-TV helicopter in Seattle isn’t the first time a news aircraft has crashed in Washington state. Here are some recent accidents: In November 1999, a KIRO-TV helicopter collided with a second chopper about 1,000 feet above Lake Union. Both aircraft landed safely, and no one was seriously injured. “The impact happened almost simultaneously,” Clark Stahl, who…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: helicopter crash, KIRO-TV, komo-tv

March 11, 2014 at 10:42 AM

Lake City explosion, fire blamed on hash oil

A refrigerator explosion and fire at a Lake City house last night is one of several recent explosions or fires suspected to be caused by the manufacture of a marijuana-based product. Seattle police and firefighters responded to a report of an explosion around 9:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Northeast 135th Street. The 37-year-old resident told investigators that…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: explosion, hash oil, Seattle

February 22, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Two hurt in downtown Seattle shootings

A 17-year-old and 50-year-old were shot overnight in separate incidents in downtown Seattle. Shortly before midnight Friday, a 50-year-old man was critically wounded when he was shot during a fight with three others at a Seattle homeless encampment under the Yesler Way overpass, at Fourth Avenue and Terrace Street. According to the Seattle Police Department, the shooting victim hit a…

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0 Comments | Topics: downtown, Pine Street, Seattle

February 21, 2014 at 7:56 AM

Seattle police searching for Belltown rape suspect

Seattle police are searching for a man who raped a woman in Belltown last month. According to police: a woman was walking near the intersection of Second Avenue and Clay Street a little after 1 a.m. on Jan. 18 when she was attacked by a stranger. The woman told police that the man raped her. The suspect is…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Belltown, police, rape

February 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Snow blankets Puget Sound area Saturday night

Snow that fell Saturday night around the Seattle area is still hanging around this morning. No major accumulation was predicted but the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory. While most highways and major arterials are bare and wet, roads might still be snowy or icy. Heavier snow has fallen to the south, and a…

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0 Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, Seattle, snow

February 1, 2014 at 1:55 PM

College student from Seattle dies in N.Y. hit-and-run

A Bard College student from Seattle, Evelina Martin Brown, died in a hit-and-run accident in Tivoli, N.Y., late Friday night. according to the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office. She was 20. Brown, known as Lina, was a 2012 graduate of Garfield High School, according to her Facebook page. A second student, Sarah McCausland, 19, of Winnetka, Ill., also…

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