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December 31, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Man shot in Renton in serious condition

A man shot in Renton Monday night is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, according to the hospital. The 27-year-old man was found outside the Summerhill Apartments complex at 10415 S.E. 174th St. around 8 p.m., Renton fire officials told KOMO. The Renton Police Department has not released any information about the victim, what led…


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December 31, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Home burglars wake Redmond area couple with pepper spray and a handgun

Masked burglars woke a Redmond area couple up this morning with pepper spray and a handgun, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The intruders broke into the home in the 9000 block of 209 Avenue Northeast just after 12:30 a.m. and confronted a man and a woman, both in their 50s, while they were in…


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December 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Man dies in early morning Renton crash

The State Patrol has identified a 58-year-old man killed in a traffic crash in Renton early this morning as Gilbert D. Bustamante. Bustamante, of Renton, was driving a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser South on Interstate 405, exiting to Highway 167, when he struck the left barrier, according to the State Patrol. He was wearing a seatbelt. There were…


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December 31, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Security guard helps stop Wenatchee kidnapping

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — An alert security guard at Wenatchee Valley College helped stop an attempted kidnapping of an 11-year-old girl over the weekend. The Wenatchee World reports that 43-year-old John A. Graff of Leavenworth was arrested Saturday on suspicion of first-degree attempted kidnapping. The security guard, Kevin Edwards, detained him until Wenatchee police arrived. The…


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December 31, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press A soldier from north Florida has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says Pfc. Markie T. Sims of Citra died Saturday in Panjwal, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. The 20-year-old was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd…


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December 31, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Monday Memo: Baby exposed to meth … Wet-dry weather … Stuck on tracks

Baby exposed to meth: A 22-year-old woman and her 35-year-old boyfriend from Lake Stevens are facing felony child-endangerment charges for allegedly smoking meth in a car when an 11-month-old baby was inside with them. The Herald in Everett has the details. The weather in review: Like a Shop-Vac, staff reporter Sandi Doughton’s wrap-up of…


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December 30, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Four people escape car struck by train in Edmonds

Four people escaped from a car before it was struck by a train Saturday night in Edmonds. Edmonds Police say the car, driven by a 24-year-old Seattle woman, got stuck on the tracks around 11:30 p.m.. The occupants bailed out when they saw the northbound training bearing down on them. “It could have been so much…


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December 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Nine dead, about 20 injured in Oregon bus crash

This post was updated at 7:05 p.m.  Death toll stands at nine. The Associated Press PENDLETON, Ore. (AP)– A tour bus careened through a guardrail along an icy Oregon highway and several hundred feet down a steep embankment Sunday, killing nine people and injuring more than 20 others, authorities said.  The charter bus carrying about 40 people lost…


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December 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Review: $700,0000 wasted at Camp Murray office dealing with 911 service

The Associated Press  TACOMA– An internal review of a statewide agency charged with improving 911 service concludes the office at Camp Murray wasted $700,000. The News Tribune found in public records that the Enhanced 911 Unit has nothing to show for a now cancelled technology project that involved three years of work. Internal and external reviews of the…


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