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WA a leader in race to replace aging natural gas pipes — It's been ten years since an explosion rocked the quiet suburban Spiritridge neighborhood in Bellevue. A decade may be a long time, but it's not long enough for people who witnessed the explosion to forget what they saw that day. The smell of natural gas drew people out of their homes on the morning of Sept.

Toddler rescued, but search for family continues — ARLINGTON, Wash. -- "I'm from Pennsylvania -Scranton, Pennsylvania. I'm here because I love my family and I'm after them." Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Ryce has flown 3,000 miles to Washington on a personal rescue mission. He's gearing up at the Arlington Walmart for what could be the most difficult day of his life Wednesday.

Homeless vets say program promising help was 'a nightmare' — Kathie King is still adjusting to her whirlwind move from New Mexico to Oak Harbor -- a move that began last summer after she saw an ad on Craigslist. King said the ad intrigued her because it was titled, "Homes for Heroes, Homes for Veterans."

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Officer disciplined for drinking, driving police truck — Bellevue Police Officer Dion Robertson has been punished for driving a police bomb squad truck to a brew pub, drinking two beers, then driving the department vehicle to another officer's home, where he drank more. Robertson was seen drinking the beer at the Issaquah Brew House on November 10 where he was attending an appreciation dinner for the Bellevue SWAT team.

Seattle full of speeders and tailgaters, police say — Poll: What's the most annoying habit of Seattle area drivers? There's a common perception that Seattle drivers are polite to a fault, and pokey as a rule. But the police officers who patrol the city's roads say otherwise. Seattle's streets are less crowded than three years ago, but the rate of collisions is rising.

On-board camera shows Boise bus crashing into building — BOISE -- Valley Regional Transit released the video from the camera inside a bus that crashed into the Idaho Power building last month. The driver has been charged with negligent driving. Investigators say there's evidence the driver, a 59-year-old man from Boise, was driving drowsy and appeared to have his eyes closed just prior to the crash.

Calif. firm selected to lead search for Seattle's next top cop — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is turning to a familiar California company to conduct a nationwide search for the city's next police chief --Bob Murray & Associates. The firm has conducted over 150 searches for police chiefs in cities with populations ranging from 2,000 to 3 million, according to Jeff Reading, communications director for Mayor Murray.

$225,000 payout to man mauled by Lakewood K-9 — Chad Boyles of Pierce County has agreed to a settlement of $225,000 for injuries inflicted when he was attacked by a Lakewood police dog in 2011. Boylessued the City of Lakewood in federal court requesting $3 million in damages; the case was expected to go to trial this summer.

King Co. Sheriff fires deputy who threatened to arrest reporter — A King County Sheriff's deputy involved in confrontation with a Seattle journalist last year has been fired. Deputy "K.C." Patrick Saulet was fired for dishonesty and abuse of authority, according to a termination letter dated January 30. Saulet was one of several law enforcement officers who threatened to arrestDominic Holden during a July 30 confrontation.
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Dec 17, 2014

RT @KOMOCraig: Mid December and the lifts at Snoqualmie Pass sit idle #liveonkomo at 5/6. Biz impacts and when the snow may come...

Dec 16, 2014

RT @joefryer: Tonight on @NBCNightlyNews: Sony hackers threaten movie theaters that show "The Interview." We'll have reaction from authorities.

Dec 16, 2014

RT @RedmondWaPD: Come see us on your lunch break this time next week for a custom-fit $5 bike helmet and $20 ski/snowboard helmet!

Dec 16, 2014

RT @FareedZakaria: And let’s hope this is finally a wake up call to the Pakistani military:

Dec 16, 2014

RT @msnbc: Cleveland's police union chief tells @arimelber the shooting of Tamir Rice was "justified"

Dec 16, 2014

RT @seaclarridge: Former Coug Tori Johnson, who studied hospitality, reported killed in #sydneysiege, says @GuardianAus.

Dec 16, 2014

RT @ChrisDaniels5: The Guardian says Tori Johnson was the manager of the Sydney Lindt Cafe, and attended #WSU in 2002-2003.

Dec 16, 2014

RT @GonzagaBulldogs: ZAGS WIN! @ZagMBB takes down Texas Southern 94-54! @kwiltj had 21pts making it his third consecutive game with 20+pts

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