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Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

March 31, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Trial to begin for Seattle man accused of attacking female joggers

The trial for a man accused of grabbing female joggers and burying his face in their buttocks in a Seattle park is scheduled to begin next week in King County Superior Court. Jury selection could begin as early as Monday in the trial of Duane “Eddie” Starkenburg, 47, who is charged with two counts of indecent liberties…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: attempted indecent liberties, indecent liberties, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

March 30, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Amanda Knox parents’ defamation trial postponed

The Associated Press MILAN – The defamation trial of Amanda Knox’s parents in Italy has been postponed until next year after key witnesses could not attend a hearing. Knox was freed on appeal last year after the court ruled there was no conclusive evidence that she was involved in the brutal slaying of her British roommate Meredith…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Amanda Knox, Italy, parents

March 30, 2012 at 10:34 AM

The future of Seattle’s waterfront

What will Seattle’s waterfront look like in five years? That’s the issue at the heart of an episode of City Inside/Out  on Seattle Channel Cable 21 at 7 p.m. tonight. In a few months, city officials will be given a design concept of what the waterfront might look like once the Alaskan Way Viaduct is completely down in 2016…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Seattle, viaduct, waterfront

March 30, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Bellingham Herald: Two missing after massive fire at Squalicum Harbor marina

Caleb Hutton The Bellingham Herald BELLINGHAM – Search and rescue teams are looking for two people who may have been trapped inside a boat destroyed in a multiple boat fire in Squalicum Harbor early Friday, March 30. Firefighters arrived shortly after 5:30 a.m. at Gate 3, G Dock East, near the Bellingham Yacht Club, to find a boat…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: bellingham, marina fire, missing

March 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Union garbage drivers walk out 1 day to support Alabamans

Garbage pickup should get back to normal Friday after hundreds of drivers from Allied Waste/Republic Services declined to make rounds Thursday. Members of Teamsters union locals 174 and 117 respected a picket line walked here by two drivers from Mobile, Alabama, where a strike is under way, said Tracey Thompson, secretary-treasurer of Local 117. But the drivers…


Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: Bellevue, Kent, Lynnwood

March 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Map of crime locations goes online in Kent

Residents of Kent can view locations of recent crimes on an online  map, now that the city has joined The site allows users to filter the results for different types of crimes, say burglaries and car thefts, or view all crimes. Other icons can show traffic accidents, or blocks where registered sex offenders…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Kent, South King County, Tukwila

March 29, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Dozens busted, drugs seized in multi-state raids

Two major drug rings were the focus of a two-day raid that led to the arrest of 36 suspects in Western Washington and the seizure of drugs, cash and guns, according to federal authorities. Additional suspects were arrested in New York, Utah and Arizona. On Wednesday, 19 people were arrested locally and another suspect was arrested in…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Drug Enforcement Administration, drugs, homicide

March 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Man with gunshot wound found in Tukwila cab

Tukwila police found a man with a gunshot wound inside a taxi traveling on Highway 518 Thursday afternoon. He had been shot and received a “superficial wound” during an altercation in Tukwila, and then after he left by taxicab, a witness phoned police with the vehicle number, said Mike Murphy, police spokesman.  No information is available yet…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Tukwila Police Department

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