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Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

Highline Public Schools warns of possible threat to Mt. Rainier High Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Highline Public Schools issued a warning Tuesday evening, June 5, about a threat to Mount Rainier High School on Wednesday, June 6. Far as we can recall, this is... [Read more]

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle & King County issues warning about mumps outbreak

Public Health of Seattle and King County issued a warning that an outbreak of mumps has developed in King County, mainly in the Auburn area, but the outbreak can easily spread to other schools and areas... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

SCAM ALERT: Police, residents warn of telephone scammers posing as IRS agents

The King County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous residents (including us!) are warning of recent telephone scams where bad-acting fraudsters are posing as IRS agents and actually threatening... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools warns parents of attempted student abduction in Burien

Highline Public Schools warns parents of attempted student abduction in Burien

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated at 8:56 p.m. on April 14, 2015: Highline Public Schools sent out an automated phone call on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, warning parents at local schools of... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

SCAM ALERT: Residents reporting of scammer imitating City Light collector

The Burien Police Department on Monday released the following warning about a telephone scam being perpetrated on area residents: ‘Tis the season’ for new and not so inventive scams to be attempted... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Securing loose items like . . . patio furniture recommended’

WEATHER: ‘Securing loose items like . . . patio furniture recommended’

The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement warning of a “vigorous” low pressure system that will bring showers and scattered thunderstorms to the area on Sunday, Sept.... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Reminder to Seahurst residents not to leave cars unlocked…’

LETTER: ‘Reminder to Seahurst residents not to leave cars unlocked…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Just a reminder to Seahurst residents... [Read more]

New King County Sheriff Warns ‘Don’t Shoot Your Gun in the Air New Year’s Eve’

New King County Sheriff Warns ‘Don’t Shoot Your Gun in the Air New Year’s Eve’

For all our gun-totin’ Readers out there, your new King County Sheriff John Urqhart has a warning about firing guns in the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve: “Any bullet fired from a gun must... [Read more]

WEATHER: Storm Coming Sun./Mon.; ‘S’ Word Mentioned for Monday Night

WEATHER: Storm Coming Sun./Mon.; ‘S’ Word Mentioned for Monday Night

The National Weather Service issued a “Special Weather Statement” early Saturday morning (Dec. 15), warning of a “strong Pacific storm” moving in late Sunday through Monday, and... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Police Warning of ‘Grandchildren’ Phone Scam Going On

SCAM ALERT: Police Warning of ‘Grandchildren’ Phone Scam Going On

Normandy Park Police are warning residents about a recent, rather alarming phone scam that may be preying on local elderly people. “Persons claiming to be residents’ ‘Grandchildren’... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ Continues; Red Cross Offers Tips

WEATHER: ‘Excessive Heat Warning’ Continues; Red Cross Offers Tips

With temps predicted to be in the 90s today and tomorrow, the National Weather Service continues its “Excessive Heat Warning” through 11 p.m. Friday evening, Aug. 17. “The combination... [Read more]

WEATHER: Snow, Ice Storm, Rain…Next Up – WIND & FLOODING!

WEATHER: Snow, Ice Storm, Rain…Next Up – WIND & FLOODING!

Just when you thought things had calmed down after a wild week of wacky wintry weather comes a ‘Wind Advisory‘ from the National Weather Service, warning of winds from 20-30 MPH with gusts... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: City Light Says Thieves Are Posing As Fake Utility Workers

SCAM ALERT: City Light Says Thieves Are Posing As Fake Utility Workers

Seattle City Light on Friday (Dec. 30) announced that “several customers have contacted Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities with concerns about thieves posing as utility employees.” “The... [Read more]

Burien Police: Don’t Get Scammed In Parking Lots

Burien Police: Don’t Get Scammed In Parking Lots

by Ralph Nichols Burien Police are warning South King County residents to be on guard against a “pigeon-drop” scam that originates in parking lots. Detective Andy Skarr told The B-Town Blog that at... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Telephone Scammers Are Again Targeting State Businesses

SCAM ALERT: Telephone Scammers Are Again Targeting State Businesses

Scammers posing as Washington Department of Revenue employees are again calling Washington businesses to direct them to a bogus international phone number that charges them for the call, the Department... [Read more]

Dept. Of Health: ‘Unlikely’ We’ll See Increase In Radiation From Japan Here

Dept. Of Health: ‘Unlikely’ We’ll See Increase In Radiation From Japan Here

The Washington State Department of Health issued an update Wednesday (March 16), stating “it’s unlikely that we will see an increase in background levels of radiation in Washington,” due... [Read more]

WEATHER: ‘Snowfall Accumulations…Up To 6 Inches Are Possible’ Starting Wed.

WEATHER: ‘Snowfall Accumulations…Up To 6 Inches Are Possible’ Starting Wed.

Tuesday morning (Feb. 22), the National Weather Service issued a urgent “Winter Storm Watch” for Wednesday through Thursday, saying that “snowfall accumulations of up to 6 inches are... [Read more]

National Weather Service Says ‘Snow Showers Can Be Expected’ This Week

National Weather Service Says ‘Snow Showers Can Be Expected’ This Week

The National Weather Service released a “Special Weather Statement” on Sunday (Feb. 20), warning that “snow showers can be expected on The Lowlands this week.” “Snow levels... [Read more]

‘A Brief Period Of Light Snow Is Possible’ Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

‘A Brief Period Of Light Snow Is Possible’ Saturday Night/Sunday Morning

The National Weather Service released a “Special Weather Statement” Saturday afternoon (Jan. 29), warning that “a brief period of light snow is possible” starting late tonight or... [Read more]