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December 12, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Whatcom County DUI suspect fights blood draw

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A drunken-driving suspect was given a sedative against his wishes to stop him from fighting a blood draw troopers wanted for a fatality investigation in Everson, Whatcom County. Brian Jeffery Smith is charged with vehicular homicide in the Dec. 5 death of 38-year-old Jason Lyle “Bone” Schuyleman, who was riding a motorcycle when…

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December 4, 2014 at 10:32 PM

1 killed in Bothell car-pedestrian collision

Update at 10:48 p.m.: The victim is a female from Bothell, according to the Washington State Patrol. One southbound lane of Highway 527 is open. Original post: A pedestrian died after being struck by a car on Highway 527 in Bothell Thursday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol. The fatal collision occurred on Highway 527 at 186th Street…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Road-rage shooting on Interstate 405 near Renton

The Associated Press RENTON — A driver told the Washington State Patrol he was shot by another driver on Interstate 405 early Sunday near Renton. The man says he felt a pain in his shoulder as he was passed by a white Cadillac whose driver may have felt upset at being blocked in traffic. The patrol says a…

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November 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Washington State Patrol Chief suffers stroke

The Associated Press TACOMA — The head of the Washington State Patrol, Chief John Batiste, is recovering after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Hawaii over the weekend. The News Tribune reports that Batiste was vacationing with his family when he had the stroke. Doctors have advised against him flying yet, so he remains in Hawaii,…

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November 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Woman killed in 2-vehicle collision on Highway 20

CORRECTION | The Washington State Patrol issued a correction Monday saying that the female passenger killed in the Highway 20 accident on Sunday was wearing a seat belt. Firefighters at the scene cut the belt to attend to the woman. PREVIOUS POST | A woman was killed just after 1 p.m. Sunday when the car she…

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November 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM

I-90 blocked near Eastgate after chase ends in crash

Update at 11:11 a.m.: All lanes of westbound I-90 at Eastgate have reopenbed, according to the DOT. Update at 10:43 a.m.: Two left lanes, including the HOV lane, are now open on westbound I-90 at Eastgate, according to the state Department of Transportation. The backup is still at about six miles. Update at 10:16 a.m.: The state…

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November 7, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Boy, 7, falls from moving school bus in Aberdeen

The Associated Press ABERDEEN — Police in Aberdeen say a 7-year-old boy fell out of a moving school bus. The child was not believed to be seriously hurt. KBKW reports that police Capt. John Green said police responded Friday morning. The Aberdeen School District bus driver told an officer he was traveling about 20 to 25 mph…

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November 7, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Troopers investigate fatal crash on I-5 near Everett

One person is dead after a three-car crash Friday afternoon on northbound Interstate 5 in Everett. The driver of the car that caused the crash is believed to have had a some sort of medical episode near the Highway 2 on-ramp, according to the Washington State Patrol. The State Patrol initially reported that the crash was a hit-and-run. The right…

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