Topic: Southeast Seattle
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September 10, 2013 at 8:09 AM
Power was restored to some 7,300 Seattle City Light customers who were without it for about an hour in Southeast Seattle this morning.
The cause of the outage isn’t immediately available.
January 14, 2013 at 2:26 PM
A Seattle Fire Department spokesman says an unattended propane stove being used for baking in a shed caused a fire that destroyed one south Seattle townhouse and damaged two others. No one was hurt.
Spokesman Kyle Moore says the fire started Monday afternoon when flames from the propane stove ignited combustibles in the shed and the propane tank caught fire. Flames then spread to the first townhouse and then to two others.
Moore says the second townhouse was badly damaged and the third sustained heat damage to its siding.
July 11, 2012 at 7:46 AM
Shots were fired into an unoccupied house in Southeast Seattle early this morning in an apparent gang-related incident.
Seattle Police said the house in the 4800 block of South Holden Street is a “known gang hangout” and the site of two previous drive-by shootings. Someone drove by around 1 a.m. Wednesday and fired several rounds at the house. No one was reported injured.
Gang-unit detectives are following up.
June 15, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Weather: With apologies to The Beatles and George Harrison in particular: “Here comes the sun!” It’s going to be clear, sunny and in the low 70s today and we are joyous. Other forecasters say the temperature could reach 75. Although light rain is forecast for Saturday and Sunday, we are choosing to ignore it. You should, too. The National Weather Service forecast.
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Former Seahawk says he started a fire in his Liberty Lake apartment and that God told him to do it. At first, Kevin Ellison, who was with the Seahawks briefly, told authorities the fire was an accident — smoking in bed. But he later said he set the bed ablaze because God told him to do it. He was busted and is being investigated for arson. How sad.
Missing in the Green River: The search for a Kent woman who fell into the Green River near the Green River Gorge Bridge is scheduled to resume later this morning. The woman was hiking with four friends when she slipped and fell. Another hiker jumped in and grabbed her, but couldn’t hold on. He was later rescued.
Fremont Fair: Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, which we all know is the “Center of the Universe,” holds its famous fair and Solstice celebration starting tonight and running through Sunday. Tomorrow is the popular Solstice Parade which starts at noon. There will be a celebration of the arts, including the Seattle Art Car Blowout. There’s also the Dads and Dogs parade and a beer garden.
Shot in a car in Seattle: A man told police he was in the front seat of a car at a fast-food joint in Seattle last night when his gun went off. The bullet struck his girlfriend, critically injuring her. No argument or the like before the shooting, the guy told the cops. The gun was seized. Boyfriend taken into custody. We’ll get the girlfriend’s condition soonest.
House fire in Kent: Our news partner KING5 is reporting a significant house fire down there this morning. More to come.
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January 6, 2012 at 8:03 AM
Arson/bomb squad investigators are trying to determine who left an incendiary device at a Southeast Seattle bank early Friday morning.
The device, which one witness described as two bottles wrapped in tape in a box with wires, failed to ignite. Seattle police are calling the incident an attempted arson.
Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said that someone who apparently saw the device inside the secure ATM area at a Chase Bank, 7100 Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, flagged down a patrol officer at 6:37 a.m. to report seeing the device. Police arson/bomb squad investigators collected the device and “rendered it safe,” according to a police news release.
A witness told KOMO Radio the device was two bottles wrapped in tape in a box with wires.
Police spokeswoman Renee Witt says they have no leads and there have been no similar arsons recently.
Sound Transit’s light-rail service to Othello Station was disrupted during the investigation. However, service from downtown Seattle to the airport, including Othello Station, has resumed, according to Bruce Gray with Sound Transit.
Anyone with information about the device is asked to call the Seattle police Arson and Bomb Investigation office at 206-684-8980.
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