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Was there an armed carjacker chase in Northgate?

December 6th, 2015 by Mike

Update Dec. 8th: The Seattle Times has updated information here. The Seattle Police Department has more here.

The medical examiner’s office has not yet released the man’s identity. (And all mentions of the Northgate neighborhood in this incident are left behind.)

5 p.m. update with a link to the Seattle Police press release.

This afternoon brought an armed carjacking, a high-speed chase, shots fired…apparently in Sandpoint, Montlake, Wedgwood and – Northgate?

According to our news partner The Seattle Times:

We were out of position, but: Does anyone have any information about activity in Northgate/Maple Leaf?

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It may be about to rain? (But still gonna be hot)

June 24th, 2015 by Mike

Update 1:55 p.m. It IS raining.


From the Seattle office of the National Weather Service early this afternoon.

Better go close the skylight.

For the rest of the week though, things remain hot. (And they don’t cool down much at night.)

There’s a special weather statement here.

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Nearby news from overnight – shots and bunnies

August 19th, 2012 by Mike

Two items from our overnight email:

  • Calvin reports numerous gunshots heard around 11 p.m. in Pinehurst, just northeast of Maple Leaf. “When I called in to the police they stated they’d heard several reports about it. I heard twenty to thirty shots in all.”

Anybody have more news on this?

  • On a brighter note, Elise has a question about “random bunnies in Maple Leaf.”

Recently I’ve noticed a couple cute and friendly rabbits foraging on the corner of 17th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 91st Street. I saw them a few days ago in the late afternoon and tonight at around 1:30 a.m. One is large and brown and the other is black and a bit smaller.

They don’t seem to have any fear of people, so I worry they are escaped pets which may not know how to live safely out in the neighborhood. However, they are not amenable to being approached closer than about three feet, so maybe they’re wild and just hanging out. Neither have any indicators of being owned by anyone except for not acting feral. Keep your ears open for families missing their pets but please don’t call to get them rounded up by animal control. Thanks!

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