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October 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Report: SPD officer caused ‘unnecessary’ injury to suspect

A  Seattle police officer caused “unnecessary and forseeable injury” when he punched a handcuffed woman during a June incident, according a police training expert’s opinion submitted to prosecutors. The opinion about the conduct of Officer Adley Shepherd was reached by Robert Bragg Jr. of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, the Washington State…

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October 11, 2014 at 1:52 PM

State to toss speeding tickets written while cops sped past

The Wenatchee World WENATCHEE — State Patrol Chief John Batiste will throw away speeding tickets given near Cashmere earlier this week after his officers didn’t cite up to eight police officers — and the wife of another — who blasted through a speed trap Tuesday and Wednesday. “It was a matter of “simple fairness,” said Bob Calkins,…

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October 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Woman killed, passenger critically hurt in I-5 accident in Everett

  A 24-year-old woman was killed and her passenger rushed to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries after a possible racing-related crash on northbound Interstate 5 in Everett on Friday afternoon. Washington State Patrol Trooper Mark Francis said the woman was driving a blue Chevrolet Corvette that one witness said was racing either a full-size SUV or…

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October 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Man who drove off Southworth ferry dock ID’d as Belfair resident

The man who drowned after he drove a car off the Southworth ferry dock and into the water on Friday evening has been identified as a 60-year-old from Belfair, Mason County, officials said Monday. His death is classified as a suicide, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office. The man drove a Ford Escape eastbound…

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October 3, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Everett bridge inspected, reopens after truck hits it

UPDATE: 2:05  p.m.: Washington State Department of Transportation engineers have inspected the bridge and found no structural damage, and it’s being reopened to traffic. ORIGINAL POST: State Highway 529 is closed at the Snohomish River in Everett after a semi-truck carrying a large load struck several bridge support beams, according to the Washington State Patrol. Northbound…

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September 25, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Motorcyclist injured after collision with Jeep in Tukwila

UPDATE, Friday, 7:50 a.m. |  The collision Thursday night only involved the motorcycle and no other vehicles, according to a tweet from Trooper Chris Webb of the Washington State Patrol. ORIGINAL POST | A motorcyclist has life-threatening injuries after a collision with a Jeep on Highway 99 in Tukwila on Thursday night, according to the Washington…

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September 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

High-speed chase on I-5 ends near Lynnwood with 1 arrest

    Update at 11:01 a.m.: Washington State Patrol confirmed the chase started on I-5 near the Snohomish-Skagit county line. The driver, a woman from Olympia, was pulled over for speeding and then took off. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 110 mph, the State Patrol says. Troopers used three sets of spike strips before successfully disabling the…

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September 19, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Truck carrying 46,000 pounds of apples overturns near Index

A semi-truck carrying 46,000 pounds of apples overturned after a collision on Highway 2 near Index, Snohomish County, on Friday evening, forcing the closure of the eastbound lane. The semi-truck collided with a pickup around 5 p.m. near Mount Index River Road and overturned into a ditch, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash site,…

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September 19, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Documents confirm SPD officer punched handcuffed woman

The Washington State Patrol served a search warrant last month for records related to possible injuries suffered by a Seattle police officer who is under criminal investigation over  punching a handcuffed woman, according to newly filed court documents. The officer, Adley E. Shepherd, was relieved of duty in June after patrol-car video raised questions…

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September 16, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Multiple-vehicle accident blocks traffic on SB I-5 near Shoreline

Update at 10:14 p.m.: The occupants of the vehicles involved in the accident have minor injuries, the state patrol said. A tow truck is en route to the scene. Original post: A multiple-vehicle accident is blocking southbound traffic on Interstate 5 near Shoreline, according to the Washington State Patrol. Five cars and a semi-truck collided on I-5…

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