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September 24, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Six boys, ages 14 and 15, broke out of a maximum security juvenile detention facility near Snoqualmie, Wash., on Saturday night after knocking out a female staff member, authorities said. Police recaptured them on Sunday after spotting them in a nearby woods from a helicopter. The boys had been locked up on charges of assault, possession of firearms and burglary, the King County Sheriff's Office told the Associated Press; now they'll face charges of assault, unlawful imprisonment and escape.
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SPORTS
May 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Dennis Rodman and Kim Jong Un formed quite a bond earlier this year when the former NBA star visited North Korea and partied with the country's dictator, infamously telling him that he has "a friend for life. " Well, that friendship is about to be put to the test after this tweet from Rodman on Tuesday: I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him "Kim", to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose. - Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) May 7, 2013 Bae, a Korean American tour operator who was arrested in North Korea last November, was sentenced by the North's Supreme Court last week for unspecified “hostile acts” against the state.
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March 27, 2014 | By Paresh Dave and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
ARLINGTON, Wash. - The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill's foot lacks the strength to fight the pull of gravity. Rain and logging add to the river's offense. In this deep-seated recess, landslides are inevitable. They send sediment surging into the river, deforming it for years until the cycle repeats. DOCUMENTS: Warnings about landslides in Snohomish County This ongoing battle exploded Saturday in a catastrophic geological event as a wall of mud, trees and rocks slammed into the river below, blocking the flow.
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October 26, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
It became known as the Wah Mee massacre: 14 people were bound, robbed and systematically shot in the head. Seattle police arrived and found the victims lying face down in pools of blood. One survived the Feb. 19, 1983, rampage, but 13 died. What happened at the Wah Mee Club -- the name means "beautiful place" in Chinese -- remains the deadliest mass shooting in Washington state history. And this week, the Washington Department of Corrections decided to release from prison a man convicted in connection with the Wah Mee killings.
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November 30, 2009 | By Kim Murphy
Four Seattle-area police officers were shot to death Sunday morning in a coffee shop in what officials called a brazen ambush by a lone gunman. At least one officer apparently fought his way to the coffee shop door and returned fire, possibly wounding the shooter, authorities said. The shooter is likely to seek medical treatment for a gunshot wound, officials said. The officers, three men and a woman attached to the Lakewood Police Department, were conducting a routine pre-shift briefing over their laptops at the Forza Coffee Shop in Parkland, Wash.
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December 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
In an ordeal that made some passengers feel like hostages, about 300 people aboard an Amsterdam-to-Seattle flight were delayed for 18 hours on the ground, unable to leave the plane for much of that time, as food and water ran out and the toilets stopped working. Northwest Airlines Flight 33 finally arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Wednesday morning, 28 hours after takeoff, after being held up by a nightmarish combination of fog, work regulations and mechanical trouble.
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August 12, 1997 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Washington state schoolteacher who last month pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old student whose child she bore in May said she had hoped to hide her family identity throughout the ordeal because her father, former Orange County Republican Rep. John Schmitz, is dying of cancer. "It's a tragedy that this came out about me before his death," Mary Kay LeTourneau, one of Schmitz's eight children, told the Seattle Times in an emotional interview from jail in Kent, Wash. "He has cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before seeing if I can be a trophy husband. The Skinny: Once again my views on love have been shattered. It may take me years to recover from this one. Sorry we're late today. There were technical difficulties beyond our control. Hopefully you took the day off anyway. Friday's stories include coverage of Rupert Murdoch's divorce filing and a preview of the weekend box office. If you are interested in receiving an email alert when the Morning Fix is live please send me a note . Daily Dose: Last week, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt criticized the idea of the Koch brothers, who often back conservative causes, owning the Los Angeles Times.
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December 16, 2006 | Sam Howe Verhovek, Times Staff Writer
Severe storms with some of the strongest wind gusts ever recorded in the Seattle area swept across the Pacific Northwest late Thursday and Friday, killing at least four people, closing major roadways and bridges and knocking out power to 1.5 million people in three states. "I didn't just see trees and bushes blown down, I saw people knocked to the ground," said Carole VanHorn, a nursing aide who was in downtown Seattle on Thursday night. "It was just wild."
SPORTS
January 16, 1989 | Associated Press
Dale Ellis of the Seattle SuperSonics says his marriage may become stronger as the result of his arrest in a domestic dispute last week. "The whole thing was blown out of proportion," Ellis told the Seattle Times. "That's what happens when you're in the public eye. You're under a microscope. You have to do the right thing all of the time. "That's the sad thing about it. I don't really want to discuss what happened. It's kind of personal. A little embarrassing.
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