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January 31, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Shooting in South Seattle injures victim in the elbow

Seattle police are reporting a shooting this evening in the 8400 block of Grattan Place South near Rainier Beach High School. The shooting, which occurred just before 7 p.m., injured a male victim in the elbow, according to the Police Department Twitter account. The shooter is at large. We’ll add to this post as more information becomes available.


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January 31, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Driver suffers life-threatening injuries after rollover crash in Capitol Hill

A man had to be extricated from a truck after the vehicle overturned at 14th Avenue and East John Street around 5 p.m. Friday. Emergency officials performed CPR on the driver at the scene, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The driver, a man in his 50s, was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening…


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January 31, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Shoreline woman gets 14 years for killing boyfriend

A Shoreline woman who fatally stabbed her longtime boyfriend in their home before taking off with their two young daughters and triggering an Amber Alert in May 2012, was sentenced this afternoon to about 14 years in prison. A King County jury last month convicted Doreen Starrish, 29, of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon and heroin possession. Starrish,…


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January 31, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Washington buyers boost Idaho liquor sales by $10M

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — The head of Idaho’s liquor division says state liquor stores had about $10 million in additional sales from Washington customers last year. The Spokesman-Review newspaper reports Jeff Anderson told lawmakers that the bump was not so much because the stores sold more bottles statewide, but because northern Idaho stores saw an…


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January 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Teen sentenced to probation in Oregon leaf-pile hit-and-run

The Associated Press HILLSBORO, Ore. — A 19-year-old Oregon woman who drove an SUV into a leaf pile, killing two young girls playing in it, has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Oregonian newspaper reports  a Washington County judge imposed the sentence Friday on Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros. A jury earlier in January found the woman…


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January 31, 2014 at 12:43 PM

7 years for man who killed 2 intruders at Puyallup pot-grow

A man who shot and killed two men who broke into his Puyallup marijuana-grow operation in December 2012 was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to seven years in prison. Jeremy Capodanno, 36, pleaded guilty in October to manufacturing marijuana and being in possession of a firearm. As part of a plea agreement, Capodanno will forfeit…


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January 31, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Shackled man escapes from police custody in Bellevue

Update at 3:35 p.m.:| Bellevue police said  they are also looking for escapee Downs’ girlfriend, Tanjanique Hillis, 20, on suspicion of rendering criminal assistance. Her photo is below. Original post:|If you happen to see a young man in a red jumpsuit, waist chains and leg shackles, don’t think twice — call 911. He is likely Windell Downs III,…


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January 31, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Ex-trooper held on $1 million bail in rape case

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Former Washington State Patrol Lt. Kenneth S. Garrison appeared in court Friday in Vancouver and was ordered held for investigation of rape, with bail set at $1 million. The 50-year-old Vancouver man is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 5 in Clark County Superior Court. He was arrested Wednesday at a Portland…


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January 31, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Seattle, Denver mayors make meaty Super Bowl bets

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”″ width=”512″ height=”288″ scrolling=””/] Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock met in New York City last night and this morning to trash talk and place bets on the outcome of Sunday’s Super Bowl game. After introducing Murray as Seattle’s first openly gay mayor, Stephen Colbert, in arch-conservative mode, said, “That’s a lifestyle…


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