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February 10, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Man stabbed in leg downtown Tuesday morning

UPDATED, 9:40 a.m. | Police responded to reports of a stabbing a little after 7 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Seattle at Fifth Avenue and University Street. The adult male victim was stabbed in the leg and the incident was reported by passers-by, according to Sgt. Sean Whitcomb of the Seattle Police Department. A trail of blood indicates the…


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February 9, 2015 at 6:09 PM

County Council approves new youth jail in Seattle

Update at 6:30 p.m. The Metropolitan King Council Council voted Monday to approve a contract for the development of a new youth jail and courthouse in Seattle, council spokesman Al Sanders said. The vote was 7 to 0. It was taken after several hours of comments from people opposed to the project. “They took the vote while they were being shouted…


Comments | Topics: Children and Families Justice Center, incarceration, jail

January 21, 2015 at 8:31 PM

2 injured, 1 critically, in shooting near Third Avenue and Pine

Seattle police respond to a double shooting downtown. (Paige Cornwell / The Seattle Times) Two people were injured, one critically, Wednesday night in downtown Seattle, police said. A 25-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were injured when more than a dozen shots were fired near Third Avenue and Pine Street, in the downtown core. The man and boy…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Seattle, Seattle Police Department

January 12, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Chat rewind: Is the Seattle area changing for the better — or worse?

New glass high-rise buildings, construction cranes by the score and legions of little Car2gos tell the tale of a city on the move. (Tom Reese) From 2012 to 2013, Seattle was America’s fastest-growing major city, a city walking the line between frenetic change and beloved authenticity. Columnist Jon Talton and Pacific NW writer Ron Judd were…


Comments | More in Live chats | Topics: Newcomers, Seattle, Urban development

January 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Man shot in leg near University District club

A man was shot in the leg outside a University District nightclub early Sunday morning, according to the Seattle Police Department. Firefighters took the man, who was not identified, to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting occurred at about 2 a.m. in the area near Northeast 45th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast. There was…


Comments | Topics: Seattle, shooting, University of Washington

December 26, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Woman in serious condition after Seattle house fire

An elderly woman is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after suffering burns and inhaling smoke during a house fire in Seattle on Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire near 39th Avenue South and South Mead Street at about 2:49 p.m., said Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Sue Stangl. By 3:30 p.m. the fire was out. The five…


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December 26, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Suspect at large in Seattle bus stabbing; victim in stable condition

A man in his 40s suspected of stabbing another man on a downtown Seattle bus Wednesday evening is still at large, police said Friday. The stabbing victim, also a man in his 40s, is in stable condition and expected to survive, said Detective Drew Fowler of the Seattle Police Department. His injuries were reported as life-threatening when…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Metro Transit, Seattle, Seattle Police

December 20, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Port Angeles considering Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles is the latest city in Washington to consider adopting a holiday honoring Native Americans — but not on Columbus Day. The Peninsula Daily News reports that the City Council plans to consult with the Lower Elwha and other tribes about establishing Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This year Seattle and Bellingham decided to celebrate…


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