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July 31, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Police search for suspects in Delridge arson

UPDATE, 11:44 p.m. | Seattle Fire Department investigators concluded Thursday that the house fire was intentionally set. Seattle Police Department arson bomb squad detectives are continuing to search for possible suspects.  Original Post | Detectives from the Seattle Police Department are searching for a group of young men seen running from a burning home in a West Seattle…

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July 23, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Wednesday’s 0.74 inches of rain breaks records

Today’s heavy rainfall broke the record for the most rain on July 23. According to the National Weather Service, Seattle received 0.74 inches of rain. The previous record for today was 0.54 inches in 1949. “We’ve received more rain today than we normally get in the whole month of July,” said National Weather Service Meteorologist Johnny…

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July 11, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Northwest heat wave expected to last into next week

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The Weather Service says a Northwest heat wave will last into the middle of next week. Forecasters have issued an excessive heat watch for the weekend in the Seattle metro area, meaning the prolonged period of high temperatures could cause heat-related illnesses and accidents. Highs in Seattle are expected in the 80s…

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June 27, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Friday Memo: Soaring rent … Measles outbreak … Clutch foils carjacking

Let’s hope there’s a gym:  Seattle-area apartment rents continue to increase, according to a new study. West Bellevue is the most expensive with an average of $1,912 a month for a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment. The cheapest places to rent? SeaTac ($901) and Des Moines ($923). Hey, you’re close to the airport. Have you…

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June 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sex offender pleads not guilty to kidnapping at Beacon Hill park

A Level 3 sex offender accused of dragging a 6-year-old girl from a Beacon Hill park earlier this month pleaded not guilty to first-degree kidnapping this morning in King County Superior Court. Jesse Brisbin, 30, is accused in court documents of approaching the girl around 7 p.m. June 5 at Benefit Park while she was…

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May 31, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver downtown

A 60-year-old woman was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver Friday night in downtown Seattle. Police say the woman was in the crosswalk at Virginia Street and Second Avenue around 11:30 p.m when she was hit by a tan Honda Accord. She was taken to the Harborview Medical Center with broken bones. According to police, the Accord…

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May 27, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Seattle adding speed-enforcement cameras at 5 schools

Seattle will install traffic cameras at five more schools during June, to enforce a 20 mph limit while children come and go. The sites are Roxhill Elementary and Holy Family School in West Seattle; Dearborn Park Elementary on south Beacon Hill; Bailey-Gatzert Elementary in the Central Area; and Eckstein Middle School in the Wedgwood neighborhood of…

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May 19, 2014 at 7:32 AM

Mayor will name his pick for Seattle police chief this morning

SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray will hold a news conference today at 10 a.m. to announce his pick for police chief. The mayor’s choice will then need to be approved by the Seattle City Council. Murray said over the weekend he made an offer that was accepted. A search committee had narrowed a list of candidates…

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