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Starbucks names new head for Evolution Fresh unit

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:16
Jeff Hansberry, the president of Starbucks' China & Asia Pacific division, has been put at the helm of juice unit Evolution Fresh. The appointment comes in the wake of the departure of Chris Bruzzo, who recently left the company to become chief marketing officer at videogame maker EA.

Conservative group leader: Home raids like 'rape'

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:16
One of the central figures fighting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and conservative groups says law enforcement raids of several houses left the homeowners with reactions "similar to a rape victim."

Islamic State group downs Iraqi attack helicopter

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 10:04
Islamic State group militants armed with a rocket launcher shot down an Iraqi military attack helicopter Friday, killing two pilots and raising new worries about their ability to attack aircraft amid ongoing U.S.-led airstrikes.

Some Mercer Island restaurants may reopen today

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:29
Four restaurants on Mercer Island have been cleared to reopen Friday,  serving limited menus of prepackaged foods that don't require water. Several more may get the go-ahead later in the day, said Sharon Bogan, of Public Health - Seattle and King County.

Bellevue cops: Hysterical postal worker struck victim with truck

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:22
A U.S. postal worker was arrested after she allegedly hit someone with her mail truck while “laughing hysterically” in Bellevue on Friday morning, police said.

Sedro-Woolley store clerk killed by fleeing shoplifter's SUV

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:18
SEDRO-WOOLLEY — The police chief in Sedro-Woolley says two convenience-store workers were injured, one of them fatally, when they chased a shoplifter out to a waiting vehicle.

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on his new foundation, Monday's game, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:17
As noted earlier today, Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had a lot to day today on a number of topics. Here's the official transcript:

Police have recovered SUV that likely injured girl in Rainier Valley

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:16
Seattle police have located the SUV believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident that injured a 7-year-old girl earlier this week.

New water samples test clean for E. coli on Mercer Island

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:11
Water samples taken Thursday showed no signs of contamination, and some restaurants are looking to reopen. But the boil-water order is still in effect.

Sean Okoli, Jordan Morris called up to U-23 national team

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:06
Sounders forward Sean Okoli and Stanford star Jordan Morris, a Mercer Island High graduate and product of the Sounders Academy, were called in to the U.S. U-23 team that will play in Brazil.

A rare, personal glimpse of Bruce Lee’s Seattle years

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 09:04
A new exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum features hundreds of photos, poems, letters and other memorabilia providing an intimate look at the martial-arts legend and movie star during his formative years in his hometown.

On the Air

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:18

Everett bridge inspected, to reopen after truck hits it

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:16
UPDATE: 2:05  p.m.: Washington State Department of Transportation engineers have inspected the bridge and found no structural damage, and it's being reopened to traffic.

Invasion of voracious bullfrogs spreads in Montana

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:16
An invasion of American bullfrogs that will eat just about anything -- including each other -- is spreading downstream along Montana's Yellowstone River and poses a potential threat to native frogs, government scientists said Thursday.

Weather service storm forecasts get more localized

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:16
The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you.

Dave Chappelle's Seattle stand likely to gross $385K

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6RZ41p-42o

Boeing’s 737 production hike will add jobs, pressures

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 08:13
Boeing said Thursday it will raise production of the 737 at its Renton plant to 52 planes a month in 2018, which will bring additional jobs but also additional risks.

Man charged in $5M violin theft pleads guilty

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:20
A man accused of masterminding the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin pleaded guilty to robbery Friday, nearly eight months after the 300-year-old instrument was snatched from a musician who was attacked with a stun gun following a performance in Milwaukee.

Whale Wins chef Renee Erickson serves up a recipe for success

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16
With elegant simplicity and personal commitment, the Seattle chef who started The Walrus and the Carpenter makes the places we want to eat.

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans back strikes in Iraq, Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 07:16
Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.