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December 13, 2014 at 11:28 PM

Power outage leaves 4,000 in the dark in West Seattle

Update: City Light said shortly after midnight that power was restored. The outage was due to an underground cable failure.   A power outage in West Seattle has left more than 4,000 customers in the dark, Seattle City Light said Saturday night. City Light said on its website that the outage occurred around 11 p.m., and a…


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December 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Items near baseboard heater cause of West Seattle fire

The Seattle Fire Department has determined that a Nov. 29 apartment fire  in West Seattle was caused by items placed close to an electric baseboard heater. Fire crews were called to an apartment building in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest for a report of an alarm going off inside the complex. Residents were evacuated…


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November 29, 2014 at 9:39 PM

West Seattle residents displaced by fire

Two adult females and a dog were assisted by the Red Cross after a fire damaged their home in an apartment complex in the 3800 block of Beach Drive Southwest on Saturday afternoon, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The occupants of three other apartments were also displaced, though residents in nine other units on floors…


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October 9, 2014 at 3:17 PM

1 arrested after many gunshots reported in West Seattle

    Update at 6:45 p.m.: The man arrested after shots were fired in West Seattle has been taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, the Seattle Police Department said Thursday evening. Officers responded to a call of several shots fired around 2:45 p.m. and heard a man yelling and firing a gun in a nearby…


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October 8, 2014 at 2:36 PM

9-year-old threatens teacher with knife at West Seattle school

Seattle police are investigating a report of a 9-year-old boy threatening a teacher with a knife. Seattle police spokesman Patrick Michaud said officers were called to Gatewood Elementary School, 4320 S.W. Myrtle St., just after 2 p.m. for a report of the incident. “The kid walked in and pulled a knife on his teacher. They were able to get…


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September 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Man shot in leg during West Seattle fight

A man was shot in the leg during a fight involving up to 20 people in West Seattle’s High Point neighborhood on Friday afternoon, police said. Officers began receiving reports of a fight in the 3000 block of High Point Way Southwest around 3:30 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department. When officers arrived at the scene they…


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September 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Indecent exposure reported near West Seattle school

Seattle police are looking into whether a man who exposed himself to a girl on the playground at Holy Rosary School in West Seattle is responsible to a string of West Seattle flashings last year. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said officers were called to the school at 4142 42nd Ave. S.W. around 12:05 p.m. for a report…


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September 6, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Police suspect arson in three West Seattle fires

Three overnight fires in West Seattle may have been deliberately set, and Seattle police and the fire marshal are investigating. Police received a call just before midnight Friday, after two people said they saw a man set fire to a dumpster in the 4300 block of Southwest Admiral Way.  The witnesses reported yelling at the suspect before he ducked…


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September 5, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Two injured in West Seattle shooting

Update at 4:20 p.m.: Seattle detectives collected video surveillance from Friday morning’s shooting at a West Seattle 7-Eleven and are now working to identify the people involved. The video shows a group of males circling through the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in a gray or silver Buick before they climb out of the car and…


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September 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Police looking for gunmen in two overnight shootings

Seattle police are investigating two non-fatal shootings, only minutes apart, overnight. At 11:26 p.m. police were called to the 7500 block of 24th Avenue Southwest, in West Seattle, for a report of gunfire. The 911 caller told dispatchers they had heard possibly five gunshots followed by with screams, according to a police report. When officers arrived they found a…


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