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February 28, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Kent police arrest 2 bikini baristas suspected of lewd acts

Kent police detectives who have been investigating bikini-barista behavior since October arrested two women suspected of committing lewd acts at a drive-through coffee stand called Twin Peaks Espresso. The women allegedly performed the lewd acts at the stand at 24013 104 Avenue S.E. for coffee tips that ranged from $10 to $25. According to Kent…

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February 28, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Inmate dies in Snohomish County Jail

A 41-year-old male inmate in the Snohomish County Correctional Facility died this morning, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. When corrections staff went to check on the inmate in the jail’s medical facility they found he was not breathing and unresponsive. CPR was performed by paramedics who were called to the scene. A death investigation will be conducted…

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February 28, 2013 at 2:01 PM

The News Tribune: Armed man in body armor looking for a fight

  Stacia Glenn The News Tribune The man was trying to pick fights inside a Tacoma bar, challenging people to take him on. He got no takers. After some patrons tried to calm him down and convince him to leave the bar, they spotted a gun in his pocket and felt the body armor beneath his shirt. That’s when they…

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February 28, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Washington, other states defend same-sex marriage in Supreme Court cases

Washington has joined more than a dozen states defending same-sex marriage in a pair of landmark cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

The states on Thursday filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting a decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down California’s Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage in that state four years ago.

Their second brief, expected to be filed Friday, supports a 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision that found the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.

“Washington has a clear interest in supporting marriage equality and in ensuring the federal government respects marriages that are valid under Washington law,” Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a statement.

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February 28, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Police release 911 recordings in N. Seattle fatal shooting

The Seattle Police Department on Thursday released audio recordings of 911 calls and police-radio transmissions preceding the fatal shooting of a man Tuesday evening near Carkeek Park. Jack Keewatinawin, 21, was shot after police say he brandished an 18-inch piece of rebar at officers who had responded to calls that he had been threatening his…

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February 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM

‘Barefoot Bandit’ pleads not guilty to new criminal charge

Corrected version After spending more than a year in prison, Colton Harris-Moore was back in a courtroom this morning for his arraignment on a new criminal charge filed in Skagit County. Harris-Moore, the so-called “Barefoot Bandit,” pleaded not guilty to a burglary charge in Skagit County Superior Court in Mount Vernon. The Skagit County Prosecutor’s…

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February 28, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Suspected cop impersonator arrested in Auburn

Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of posing as a cop to commit a series of robberies in Seattle parks. Police arrested 46-year-old Ryan James Purdy (pictured at right) yesterday after he told a fellow bus passenger about being wanted for impersonating a cop. Bad move. The passenger got off the bus and called police. When…

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February 28, 2013 at 7:23 AM

Fire destroys South Park house

A vacant South Park house was destroyed this morning by a roaring fire that was started by candles burning a curtain. It spread rapidly as two propane canisters in the house burst. A homeless man who had been squatting in the house in the 8600 block of Dallas Avenue South was taken to Harborview Medical…

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February 28, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Thursday Memo: Barefoot Bandit in court … House explosion … Tax ruling

The Barefoot Bandit: He’s scheduled to be in Skagit County Superior Court today because of that plane that was stolen in Anacortes back when he was bouncing around the Northwest committing crimes and eluding the cops at every turn. KING5 has the story. Colton Harris-Moore’s court appearance is to enter a plea…

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