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February 28, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Man gets 19 years for killing cousin in Auburn on Christmas Eve 2012

A man was sentenced to 19 years in prison this afternoon for fatally stabbing his cousin on Christmas Eve 2012 in Auburn, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Bradley Courville, 26, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with a deadly-weapon enhancement in December, faced a range of 15 to 23 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Auburn, homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

February 28, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Federal Way to pay $130K to man questioned in 2008 homicide

The City of Federal Way has agreed to pay $130,000 to settle a civil lawsuit filed by a man who claimed police chained him to a bench while they used manufactured evidence to obtain warrants to search his house and car during a 2008 homicide investigation. Randall Fontana was a person of interest in the slaying of 75-year-old…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: civil lawsuit, civil rights, Federal Way Police Department

February 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

King County deputy arrested after on-duty traffic collision

A veteran King County sheriff’s deputy was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Mill Creek this morning after he crashed his patrol car into the rear of another vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said. Police who responded to the accident just before 7 a.m. near 132nd Street Southeast and Bothell-Everett Highway said the deputy showed signs of impairment, the Sheriff’s Office said…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: accident, DUI, King County Sheriff's Office

February 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Man who embezzled more than $300K from Pearl Jam faces 14-month sentence

A judge today sentenced the former financial officer for Pearl Jam’s management company to 14 months in prison for embezzling more than $300,000 over three years. Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff, however, decided to hold off on finalizing the sentence for two weeks so defendant Rickey C. Goodrich could get his financial affairs in order. Rogoff said his primary concern is…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: embezzlement, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Pearl Jam

February 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Tunnel contractors aim for a Sept. 1 restart for Bertha

Chris Dixon, project director for Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), told reporters Friday that his team has set a Sept. 1 goal to restart stranded boring machine Bertha. That would amount to a nine-month stoppage overall. The world’s widest tunnel-boring machine halted Dec. 7 when it overheated, and sand was found in the grease around the main…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: bertha, Highway 99 tunnel

February 28, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Man who escaped from Bellevue police back in custody

A jail inmate who escaped from police in Bellevue on Jan. 31 is back in custody. According to Seattle Times news partner KING 5, Windell Downs III was arrested earlier today following a car chase. Police say he was arrested in Renton. Details of the arrest were not immediately available. Downs, 21, escaped from police outside…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue Police Department, escape, fugitive

February 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Gunman sought in Feb. 10 shooting at Everett convenience store

Everett police are looking for this man in connection with a shooting earlier this month that left another man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The victim was paying for items at a 7-Eleven store at 711 112th St. S.E. around 10:30 p.m. Feb. 10 when he noticed the man in the photo apparently…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, Everett Police Department, shooting

February 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Human remains found near Tacoma

A geologist doing field work southeast of Tacoma discovered a partially decomposed body this morning. The remains were found about 8:15 a.m. in the 2700 block of 64th Street East, according to the News Tribune of Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said it’s too soon to determine gender or age. Investigators plan to search  databases with records of…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, Pierce County Sheriff's Department

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