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April 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM

State Patrol: Wash. mudslide area not for tourists

ARLINGTON  (AP) — Three weeks after the deadly Oso mudslide, the Washington State Patrol wants drivers to know the slide area is “not a tourist attraction.” In a statement Friday, Trooper Keith Leary says only rescuers and emergency vehicles are allowed past the closure points along Washington Highway 530 on the west and east ends of…

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0 Comments | More in General news | Topics: Arlington, mudslide, Oso

February 18, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Bremerton man killed in I-5 crash identified

A Bremerton man who died on Interstate 5 after his Honda struck a tanker trailer carrying 7,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen on Sunday night has been identified as Magarbi Matthew. The Washington State Patrol released the name of the 22-year-old man on Tuesday. Matthew was driving a 2002 Honda Accord when he was killed. KIRO-TV reported that Matthew is in the Navy. KIRO said…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5 crash, State Patrol

February 17, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Snoqualmie Pass closed until 11:30 a.m. amid heavy snow

Heavy snow led officials to close Snoqualmie Pass for several hours Monday morning, hindering residents traveling on the Presidents’ Day holiday. Interstate 90 westbound was closed at Easton Cle Elum and Ellensburg, while eastbound was closed at North Bend, according to a post on the website of the Washington State Department of Transportation. The DOT and…

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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit, Weather Beat | Topics: Department of Transportation, Snoqualmie Pass, State Patrol

January 17, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Men in high-speed, road-rage crash held on bail

Two men accused in a high-speed, road-rage crash on Interstate 90 on Wednesday were ordered held on bail at the King County Jail on Friday. Desi B. Beltran, 29, was ordered held in lieu of $1 million for investigation of first-degree assault, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and hit and run. Hugo Yanez, 31, was being held…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: road rage, State Patrol

December 18, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Multiple vehicle crash on Highway 509 near the airport snarls traffic

UPDATE: 9 a.m. | A section of Highway 509 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that was shut down this morning after a multiple car crash is back open, according to the State Patrol. ORIGINAL POST: A multiple car collision on Highway 509 in SeaTac this morning has left a woman in critical condition and a man…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: collision, Highway 509, SeaTac

October 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Ugly morning commute on I-5 south into Seattle

UPDATE 9:10 a.m.: Things are improving for commuters heading in Seattle on southbound I-5. The commute, which had been more than 100 minutes at one point this morning, is down to just over an hour, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The average morning commute time from Lynnwood to Seattle on I-5 south is 43 minutes. ORIGINAL POST: Brace…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5, State Patrol, WSDOT

October 11, 2013 at 7:41 AM

Speeds top 100 mph in I-5 chase in Snohomish County

A man was arrested in Snohomish County early this morning after a police chase with speeds topping 100 mph. According to the State Patrol, troopers noticed a black Lexus sedan on Interstate 5 South, near Smokey Point, around 11:30. p.m. weaving through traffic. When they ran the license plate they realized the car had been stolen, said…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Everett, police pursuit, State Patrol

September 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Suspect in fatal I-405 crash charged with vehicular homicide

A Woodinville man who reportedly told authorities he was high on methamphetamine and heroin when he crashed into a 22-year-old Federal Way man’s car on Interstate 405 last week, killing him, has been charged in King County Superior Court. Samuel C. Sampson was charged Wednesday with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving. Sampson, 27, remains at…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, State Patrol, vehicular homicide

May 5, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Lynnwood man killed in car-tractor collision

A 58-year-old Lynnwood man was killed Friday afternoon at about 4:30 at the scene on State Route 9, just south of Mount Vernon, when his 2004 Kia Rio crossed the highway onto the opposing southbound lane and struck a 1996 Kenworth tractor, the Washington State Patrol reported. The 42-year-old man driving the tractor was injured and…

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April 16, 2013 at 9:12 AM

WSP: crime-lab manager under investigation

The State Patrol is investigating allegations that a WSP crime-lab manager in Eastern Washington mishandled case files, claiming to have completed laboratory case work that was not actually done. WSP officials have found at least five cases in which it appears that the former manager of the agency’s crime lab in Cheney filed false information, according…

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