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Tag: Seattle

July
28th

Seattle police find missing Lakewood man

A missing 62-year-old Lakewood man has been found and reunited with his family.

Seattle police located Victor Keith Myers, who suffers from dementia, Wednesday night, the Lakewood Police Department reported this morning.

Myers was last seen leaving the home he shares with his nephew. He had talked of doing some banking in Seattle and possibly handling retirement paperwork at the University of Washington.

Myers’ family reported him missing Monday.

March
21st

Low level radiation from Japan detected in Seattle; no health risk

A state air monitor in Seattle has detected trace levels of radiation in connection with Japan’s nuclear emergency, The Washington State Department of Health reporte din a press release today.

.The minuscule amounts of radioactive iodine are millions of times lower than levels that would be a health concern. Despite these very small amounts, the state’s overall background radiation levels haven’t risen.
The positive results are consistent with findings reported by federal and Canadian partners, and by independent researchers. As expected, because of the distance from Japan and air mixing, radiation reaching our state is so diluted there is

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Sep.
20th

Seattle warehouse fire affecting I-5 commute

A four-alarm fire in a vacant south Seattle warehouse is causing some traffic problems on Interstate 5.

The State Patrol has closed two lanes of southbound I-5 at South Spokane Street, according to Twitter. Southbound drivers are backed up for four miles and northbound drivers are backed up for two miles.

The state Department of Transportation advises motorists to treat the smoke like fog.

“Reduce speed and use low-beam headlights,” DOT reported on Twitter.

May
25th

Seattle doctor faces charges in prescription drugs-for-sex case

King County sheriff’s detectives have arrested a 72-year-old doctor who has offices in Seattle on suspicion of prescription forgery.

The doctor was arrested Monday and booked into King County Jail. The case has been forwarded to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for a charging decision.

Investigators allege the doctor,  a physician and surgeon with  an office at Harborview Medical Center and privileges at the University of Washington Medical Center, committed 34 counts of prescription forgery. He would write prescriptions in return for sexual contact with a 22-year-old woman who was not a patient, deputies report. The prescriptions for Xanex, Oxycontin

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April
7th

Jury says Seattle officer justified in shooting Clemmons

A jury has said this morning that Seattle police officer Benjamin Kelly was justified in shooting Maurice Clemmons. The jury unanimously said that Clemmons presented an imminent threat of death to Kelly, our news partner KIRO-TV reports.

Kelly shot and killed Clemmons on Dec. 1, 2009, two days after Clemmons had killed four Lakewood police officers in a Parkland coffee shop.

Jurors received the case Tuesday afternoon and reached their verdict this morning.

An inquest is not a criminal trial. After hearing testimony earlier this week, the six-member panel answered a series of questions about the shooting. The

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Sep.
16th

Two arrested in Seattle street robberies

Seattle police have arrested two of the four people suspected in a series of late night street robberies in recent days.

Detectives and SWAT officers arrested a 24-year-old woman Tuesday night in Auburn, a newly released Seattle police press release states. Officers located and arrested a 23-year-old man in Federal Way. Both have been booked into King County Jail on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

Investigators have identified the other two male suspects who were pictured in surveillance images released by Seattle police Monday.