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November 27, 2014 at 9:44 PM

4 men plead guilty in Bellevue, Kirkland hash-oil explosions

The Associated Press Four men who were charged in July for causing two separate hash-oil explosions have pleaded guilty to federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle said Daniel Strycharske and Jesse Kaplan pleaded guilty Friday to endangering human life while manufacturing a controlled substance. They also pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacturing hash oil…

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November 27, 2014 at 3:02 PM

After 3 months in hospital, Kitsap County woman heads to jail on murder charge

After spending nearly three months at Harborview Medical Center, a 55-year-old Central Kitsap County woman was booked into jail Wednesday night, accused of fatally stabbing her husband and then setting their house on fire Aug. 31, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Chong Charpentier, who has been charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson,…

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November 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Edmonds woman shoots home intruder

A woman at home with her family shot and wounded a man early Thursday as he tried to break into her home in Edmonds, police said. The 33-year-old woman awoke at about 3:15 a.m. to someone pounding on the front door, in the 16400 block of 75th Avenue West. As she came to the door, a…

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November 27, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Runaway barges drift about 11 miles in Snohomish County

Two runaway barges that had drifted about 11 miles in the water off Snohomish County before beaching themselves on a breakwater were towed away by tugboat Thursday morning. The barges, which were tied together and about 60-by-300 feet combined, had been moored off of Jetty Island in Everett. They became unhitched and drifted in the channel between Hat and…

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November 27, 2014 at 10:15 AM

Seattle to consider naming Nyland permanent schools superintendent

Seattle School Board members plan to vote next week on putting interim Superintendent Larry Nyland in the top post permanently. Nyland, a former superintendent in Marysville, has been on the job in Seattle for four months since the district’’s last leader, Jose Banda, left to run the school district in Sacramento, Calif. According to a board…

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November 26, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Jury convicts man in slaying of Tacoma cab driver

The Associated Press TACOMA — A jury on Wednesday convicted Jaycee Fuller of first-degree murder in the 2009 killing of a 22-year-old Somalian cab driver in Tacoma. The News Tribune reports 37-year-old Fuller is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19. He requested a delay in his sentencing until after the holidays but that request was denied. Fuller…

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November 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Statewide DUI emphasis patrols under way

The (Aberdeen) Daily World Extra DUI patrols began statewide  Wednesday and continue through Jan. 1 as a way to make the roads safer during the holiday season, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. The patrols are part of “Target Zero,” a Washington state strategic highway-safety plan, the goal of which is to completely eliminate traffic deaths…

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November 26, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Crow seizures: 30 birds dead in Portland parks

PORTLAND — Police say 30 dead crows have been found in downtown Portland parks after reports that they were having seizures. A police spokesman says there’s no apparent reason for the deaths. The Audubon Society has been called in to help with the investigation. The birds were found Wednesday morning in three areas: Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park…

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November 26, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Police: Seattle protester had cache of weapons in car

Police say a man who was arrested during Monday’s Ferguson protest in Seattle had a cache of weapons, including a handgun, knife, shotgun, semi-automatic rifle, ammunition and powerful fireworks. Jeffrey Alan Acord, 31, was charged Wednesday in Seattle Municipal Court with possession of a concealed pistol without a permit, carrying a dangerous knife and illegal possession…

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November 26, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Warrant issued for former Sonic Robert Swift

A $20,000 bench warrant was issued Wednesday morning for former Sonic Robert Swift after he failed to show up in King County Superior Court for his arraignment on a firearms charge. Swift, 29, was charged Nov. 12 with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun in connection with an October raid of a Kirkland home…

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