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Red Bull Soapbox Race – Seattle 2014

When: Sunday, August 24, 2014, 11am – 4pm
Where: Pioneer Square/International District – 2nd Ave and Yesler Way – main entrance on 3rd Ave and James

For more information, visit: http://soapbox.redbull.com/_2014_soapbox_usa_west/#home

Fire Festival

When: Friday, August 15, 9am – Sunday, August 17, 2014, 9pm
Where: Pioneer Square/International District

Hit and Run Near Seattle Center

UPDATE:
Two officers arrested the suspect near the Seattle Center just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. They took the suspect into custody without incident and are booking him into King County Jail for narcotics related charges and a warrant.

Detectives will continue their investigation to determine charges related to the hit and run.

Original Post:
Detectives are investigating a hit and run of a child and mother after driver flees police.

West Precinct Anti Crime Team officers were conducting an operation in the 400 block of Battery Street Thursday night when a suspected drug dealer escaped arrest.

The suspect fled on foot and eventually got into a waiting car and took off.

Officers did not pursue the car due to the extreme risk of injury to people in the area.

The suspect drove the vehicle erratically, ran a red light and stop sign and clipped a parked car near 6 Ave. and Denny Way. The suspect’s car continued onto the sidewalk striking a woman pushing a stroller containing an infant. The suspect bailed out of the damaged car and fled the area on foot.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a tall hispanic male in his twenties wearing a white shirt and jeans and may be armed with a handgun.

Medics transported the infant and mother to Harborview Medical Center for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

Traffic Collision Investigators are conducting the follow-up investigation.

Fatal Hit and Run on First Hill

SPD traffic investigators are looking for the driver of large truck, which fatally struck a pedestrian Thursday on First Hill.

Police received reports of the collision at 8th Avenue and James Street just after 3:30 PM and arrived to find the deceased victim.

Investigators have not yet identified the vehicle involved in the collision, but witnessed described it as a large commercial truck. Detectives are still speaking with witnesses and working to locate cameras which may have captured images of the truck.

Police do not yet know if the driver was aware they had struck the victim, and have not yet established whether this is an intentional hit and run case. Police also have not yet identified the victim.

James Street will be closed between 8th and 9th Avenue this evening as detectives investigate the incident.

Special Olympics Washington Over the Edge Seattle

When: Saturday, August 9, 8am – Sunday, August 10, 2014, 6pm
Where: 1000 2nd Avenue

For more information, visit:
http://equestrianwww.specialolympicswashington.org/sowa/calendar/special_events/over-the-edge-2012

Concert at the Belltown ArtWalk

When: Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:30 – 8pm
Where: Bell Street Park between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave

Seattle Street Food Festival

When: August 8-9th, 2014
Where: Cal Anderson Park, Capitol Hill

For more information, visit: http://www.seattlestfoodfest.com/

South Lake Union Block Party

When: Friday, August 8, 2014, 11am – 11pm
Where: Discover Center Park

For more information, visit: http://www.slublockparty.com/

Seafair Fleet Week – Boeing Maritime Celebration

Dates: Wednesday, July 30 – Sunday, August 3, 2014
Location: Seattle Waterfront | Pier 66, 69 & 90
Time: Parade of Ships: Wed 1:45 p.m. | Ship Tours: Pier 66 & 69 – Thurs – Sat 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Sun 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Pier 90 – Thurs – Sun 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Parade of Ships & Flight
Wednesday, July 30 | 1:45 p.m.
*This event is FREE to the public!
Gather at the Seattle Waterfront for a spectacular show at the Parade of Ships & Flight! Vessels from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marines and the Royal Canadian Navy will participate in the display. Military aircraft will fly overhead for the public to watch in celebration of the men and women who serve our country.

Parade of Ships

The Leschi Seattle Fireboat
The Leschi, built in 2007, is a 108-foot fireboat that can shoot 22,000 gallons of water per minute and travel at 14 knots. Features include a 55′ crane with a telescoping fire line and ladder, an infrared (thermal imaging) camera, and a medical treatment center. It is a CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) response vessel.

USS Essex (LHD 2, U.S. Navy)
USS Essex stretches 844 feet in length and almost 186 feet high. It has 1,426 compartments, two propellers both 16 feet in diameter and two rudders. Each of its two anchors weights 40,000 lbs, and the craft can reach speeds of 24 plus knots.

USS Chancellorsville (CG 62, U.S. Navy)
USS Chancellorsville carries guided missiles and rapid-fire cannons, with anti-air, anti-surface and anti-subsurface capabilities. She also carries two Seahawk Light airborne multi-purpose system helicopters, focused on anti-submarine warfare.

USS Howard (DDG 83, U.S. Navy)
USS Howard returned home from a seven month long deployment on July 3rd. The ship and her 300 sailors sailed the Pacific Ocean and conducted exercises with the Republic of Korea navy, among other events.

CGC Mellon (U.S. Coast Guard)
USCGC Mellon is a high-endurance cutter homeported in Seattle. It is designed to perform each of the U.S. Coast Guard’s missions, which include search and rescue, defense operations, law enforcement and environmental protection.

HMCS Brandon (Royal Canadian Navy)
HMCS Brandon has served in the Canadian Forces since 1999 and is currently assigned to Maritime Forces Pacific. The vessel is homeported at CFB Esquimalt and stretches 181 feet in length.

HMCS Edmonton (Royal Canadian Navy)
HMCS Edmonton (MM 703) has served in the Canadian Forces since 1997. The vessel spans 181 feet in length and is the fourth ship of its class. It was built for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessel Project.

Parade of Flight
CH-53E
The mighty Sikorsky CH-53 Echo Super Stallion helicopter is one of the largest operational military helicopters in the world today and is the backbone of Marine Corps heavy vertical lift. This mighty helicopter is capable of carrying over 30,000 pounds of cargo including High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, better know as HUMVEEs, howitzers, personnel and more.

AH-1Z
The AH-1 Zulu is a significantly improved version of the venerable AH-1J and T models, which have served the Marine Corps since 1968. The “Zulu” Viper (formerly known as the Cobra) has twice the power and lift capability of the previous versions and can be equipped with air-to–air and air to ground missiles as well as possessing a deadly anti-armor capability.

UH-1Y
The UH-1Y Venom, formerly known as the Huey, is a two-engined, twin-piloted helicopter is used for re-supply, small unit insertions & extractions, casualty evacuations in addition to escort and command and control.

CH-46
The CH-46E Sea Knight, affectionately known as the “Phrog”, is one the oldest serving aircraft in the United States Marine Corps’ inventory, serving since 1964. These aircraft from Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron 164 (HMMT-164) are a Fleet Replacement Squadron based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Known as the Knightriders, they also fall under the command Marine Aircraft Group 39 (MAG-39) and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW).

MV-22B
Not quite a helicopter, not quite an airplane, one of the newest aircraft to enter the operational Marine Fleet is the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is an American multi-mission, military, tiltrotor aircraft with both a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability. It is designed to combine the functionality of a conventional helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.

Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration
MH-65D
Search and Rescue, or SAR, is one of the U.S. Coast Guard’s oldest missions. At the Parade of Ships and Flight, the U.S. Coast Guard will demonstrate how they minimize the loss of life and injury by rendering aid to persons in distress in the maritime environment using the MH-65 Dolphin helicopter.

Ship Tours

Pier 66
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62, U.S. Navy)
USS Howard (DDG 83, U.S. Navy)

Thursday, July 31 – Saturday, August 2
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 3
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pier 69
HMCS Edmonton (Royal Canadian Navy)
HMCS Brandon (Royal Canadian Navy)
*Note: there will be no tours at Pier 69 on Saturday, August 2.

Thursday, July 31 – Friday, August 1
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 3
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pier 90
USS Essex (LHD 2, U.S. Navy)
CGC Mellon (U.S. Coast Guard) (no tours on Friday, August 1)

Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*Ship tours are FREE to the public!

Seafair Weekend Festival

Dates: Friday, August 1 – Sunday, August 3, 2014
Location: Genesee Park/Lake Washington
Time: Fri 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Schedule:

Friday, August 1, 2014
8:30 a.m. – Gates Open
8:30 a.m. – H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
9:30 a.m. – USF1 Powerboat Tour Testing
- Albert Lee Appliance BBQ Demo: Alfresco
- Hyperlite Wakeboard Wake Opens
10:00 a.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
- Oberto Stage: Marine Band
10:30 a.m. - Albert Lee Appliance Cooking Stage: Handcrafted Pies by Dr. Terry
10:35 a.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Lucas Oil Air Show
10:49 a.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Flying Heritage Collection
11:00 a.m. - Main Gate Busker: Navy Dixieland Band
11:08 a.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Jack Link’s Jet Waco Screamin’ Sasquatch
11:22 a.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Bill Leff Airshow
11:30 a.m. – Albert Lee Appliance BBQ Demo: DCS
11:49 a.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Air National Guard Aerobatic Team
12:00 p.m. - Oberto Stage: Navy Band
- LivingSocial Stage: Navy Dixieland Band
- H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Autograph Session
- Seafair Clown Appearance
- Boeing Seafair Air Show Pilot Autograph Session
12:02 p.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show: USCG Search and Rescue Demonstration
12:30 p.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show: Patriots Jet Team
- USF1 Powerboat Tour Autograph Session
- Albert Lee Appliance Cooking Stage Demo: Barefoot Wine & Bubble
1:00 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration
1:45 p.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2:30 p.m. – USF1 Powerboat Tour Demo
- Oberto Stage: Marine Band
2:40 p.m. - Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Seafair Vintage Exhibition
2:50 p.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Qualifying Session
5:05 p.m. – USF1 Powerboat Tour Qualifying
5:50 p.m. – H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
6:00 p.m. – Gates Close

Saturday, August 2, 2014
8:30 a.m. - Gates Open
- Main Gate Busker: Upward Bound in the Fifth Dimension
8:30 a.m. – USF1 Powerboat Tour Testing
8:50 a.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
9:30 a.m. - Albert Lee Appliance BBQ Demo: Alfresco
10:00 a.m. - USF1 Powerboat Tour Heat 1 Presented by Maya’s Mexican Restaurant
- Hyperlite Wakeboard Competition Begins
10:10 a.m. - Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Seafair Vintage Exhibition
10:20 a.m. – USF1 Powerboat Tour Heat 2 Presented by Sicklesteel Crane
10:30 a.m. - Albert Lee Appliance Cooking Stage: Handcrafted Pies by Dr. Terry
10:35 a.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show: Flying Heritage Collection
10:54 a.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show: Bill Leff Airshow
11:00 a.m. - USF1 Powerboat Tour Autograph Session
11:10 a.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show: Air National Guard Aerobatic Team
11:30 a.m. – Albert Lee Appliance BBQ Demo: DCS
11:55 a.m. – H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 1A Presented by Barefoot Wine
12:00 p.m. - Oberto Stage: Navy Band
- Boeing Seafair Air Show Pilot Autograph Session
12:15 p.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 1B Presented by Jail Sucks Bail Bonds
12:30 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Patriots Jet Team
- LivingSocial North Beach Food & Wine Festival: Glenlivit Tasting Hosted by Rick Edwards, Master of Scotch in the Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden
- Arrival of Seafair Clowns
- Albert Lee Appliance Cooking Stage: Chef Tobie Robinson, Pasnips LLC
1:00 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration
1:30 p.m. - Genesee Park: Arrival of Seafair Pirates
1:40 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2:00 p.m. - Miss Seafair Appearance
2:30 p.m. - USF1 Powerboat Tour Heat 3 Presented by Graham Trucking
- Oberto Stage: Marine Band
- Hyperlite Wakeboard Experience Competition
2:45 p.m. - Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Seafair Vintage Exhibition
2:55 p.m. - USF1 Powerboat Tour Heat 4 Presented by Graham Trucking
3:00 p.m. – Albert Lee Appliance Cooking Stage: Fleet Week Navy Chef Challenge
- South Turn: Sound Wave Sounders FC Band
3:10 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Lucas Oil Airshow
- Hyperlite Wakeboard Seafair Experience Semi-Finals
3:23 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Flying Heritage Collection
3:41 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Jack Link’s Jet Waco Screamin’ Sasquatch
4:00 p.m. – Oberto Stage: The Side Project
4:05 p.m. - USF1 Powerboat Tour Heat 5 Presented by Pinky’s Kitchen
4:15 p.m. - Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Seafair Vintage Exhibition
4:25 p.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
6:00 p.m. – Oberto Stage: Fox & The Law
7:00 p.m. - Alaska Airlines Seafair 65th Anniversary Concert &
Fireworks Show Begins
7:30 p.m. – Oberto Stage: The Young Evils
8:45 p.m. – Oberto Stage: Nolan Garrett
9:30 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show Evening Edition: Patriots Jet Team
9:50 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show Evening Edition: Bill Leff Airshow
10:21 p.m. - Alaska Airlines Seafair 65th Anniversary Fireworks Show
11:00 p.m. – Gates Close

Sunday, August 3, 2014
7:30 a.m. - Gates Open
- Main Gate Busker: Upward Bound in the Fifth Dimension
8:30 a.m. – USF1 Powerboat Tour Testing
8:50 a.m. – H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Testing
9:30 a.m. – Albert Lee Appliance BBQ Demo: Alfresco
9:55 a.m. – Stan Sayres Pits Stage: Opening Ceremonies with National Anthem
Performed by Hollis Wong-Wear
10:10 a.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 2A Presented by Meridian Valley Golf
& Country Club
10:30 a.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 2B Presented by Graham Trucking
- Albert Lee Appliance Cooking Stage: Handcrafted Pies by Dr. Terry
10:50 a.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Lucas Oil Air Show
11:00 a.m. - Genesee Park: Arrival of Seafair Pirates
- Oberto Stage: Kitt Bender
11:14 a.m. – Boeing Seafair Air Show: Flying Heritage Collection
11:30 a.m. – Albert Lee Appliance BBQ Demo: DCS
11:33 a.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Air National Guard Aerobatic Team
11:55 a.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 3A Presented by Tulalip Resort Casino
12:00 p.m. - Oberto Stage: Navy Band
- Miss Seafair Appearance
- Boeing Seafair Air Show Pilot Autograph Session
12:15 p.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Heat 3B Presented by Western Washington
Hyundai Dealers Association
12:30 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Patriots Jet Team
- Albert Lee Appliance Cooking Stage Demo: Moxie Kitchen featuring Chef Rebecca Cameron
- LivingSocial North Beach Food & Wine Festival: Glenlivit Tasting Hosted by Rick Edwards, Master of Scotch in the Beer, Wine & Spirits Garden
1:00 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration
1:40 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: U.S. Navy Blue Angels
2:30 p.m. - USF1 Powerboat Tour Heat 6 Presented by Graham Trucking
- Oberto Stage: Marine Band
2:40 p.m. - Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum Seafair Vintage Exhibition
2:55 p.m. - H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Provisional Heat Presented by Fox Plumbing & Heating
3:00 p.m. - Hyperlite Wakeboard Seafair Experience Finals
- South Turn: Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline
3:10 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Alaska 737-900 Flyover
3:18 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Bill Leff Airshow
3:36 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Boeing 787 Fly-Over
3:44 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Flying Heritage Collection
4:00 p.m. - Oberto Stage: Judd Wasserman
4:02 p.m. - Boeing Seafair Air Show: Jack Link’s Jet Waco Screamin’ Sasquatch
4:20 p.m. - Graham Trucking Seafair Cup USF1 Powerboat Tour Finals
4:45 p.m. - Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup – H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Final
5:15 p.m. – Awards Ceremony at Stan Sayres Pits Stage
- Athletic Awards Vintage Hydroplane Exhibition Award
- Budweiser Fastest Lap
- Graham Trucking Seafair Cup
- Fox Plumbing & Heating Jackpot
- Albert Lee Appliance Seafair Cup
6:00 p.m. – Gates Close

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