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August 24, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Sunday Memo: Gas prices are high … Outrage at pooh smells … Sounders to play Timbers

Gas price here are higher than in other parts of the country. Duh. There are several factors. Find out what they are in this piece by Seattle Times business reporter Angel González. Where’s that smell coming from? Who can pass up a story with the headline: West Seattle rabble-rouser…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Cascadia Cup, gas prices, pooh signs

August 15, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Disabled veteran evicted from West Seattle home again

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The King County sheriff’s office says deputies have evicted a disabled Vietnam War veteran from a West Seattle home he lost in foreclosure. The sheriff’s office says Byron Barton and his wife and adult son were arrested about 8 a.m. Friday on trespassing charges but not held. Barton was taken by ambulance…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: eviction, foreclosure, veteran

June 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Man sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison for West Seattle killing

A 69-year-old man who shot a stranger in the back outside a West Seattle bar has been sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison, according to the West Seattle Blog. Lovett “Cid” Chambers fatally shot Michael “Travis” Hood, who had moved to Seattle from Jacksonville, Fla., soon before his January 2012 death. Hood was out celebrating…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: bar shooting, King County Superior Court, manslaughter

May 29, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Traffic mess a special worry for expectant West Seattle woman

Among those caught in the morning traffic mess in Seattle was a pregnant woman, Danielle Campoamor of West Seattle, who took about an hour and a half to get from home to the University of Washington Medical Center. “Bad Seattle traffic is one thing,” she tweeted. “Bad Seattle traffic with contractions? Insert expletive deleted here.” Reached later by…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Interstate 5, pregnant, Traffic

April 15, 2014 at 5:53 AM

Woman dies in West Seattle apartment fire

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A woman has been found dead in a West Seattle apartment fire. Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore says when firefighters arrived 4:30 a.m. Tuesday the smoke in the apartment was so thick they couldn’t see a hand in front of their face. Moore told KIRO they searched the second-floor apartment and found the…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: fatality, fire, West Seattle

April 13, 2014 at 12:57 PM

SPD dog takes bite out of crime in deli burglary

A 23-year-old man was arrested for investigation of the burglary of a West Seattle deli store Saturday after he allegedly fled the business and was found by a police dog, Seattle police said in a Web post Sunday. Officers responded at about 1:12 a.m. to 911 calls of a burglary of the deli in the 9000…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, Seattle Police Department, West Seattle

April 8, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Man guilty of manslaughter in West Seattle slaying

Lovett “Cid” Chambers was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter this afternoon for fatally shooting a 35-year-old stranger in the back outside a West Seattle bar in January 2012. Chambers, 69, was charged with second-degree murder for shooting Michael “Travis” Hood, as he was walking from the Feedback Lounge, where Chambers was a regular. Hood later…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, West Seattle

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