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October 31, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Bremerton teen pleads not guilty in assault, slaying of neighbor, 6

PORT ORCHARD — A 17-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 6-year-old Bremerton neighbor girl has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and aggravated rape charges. The Kitsap Sun reports that defense lawyer Roger Hunko has stipulated that his client, Gabriel Gaeta, is competent to stand trial. Gaeta entered his pleas Friday in Superior…


Comments | Topics: Gabriel Gaeta, Jenise Wright

October 31, 2014 at 9:04 PM

New tunnel-machine bearing arrives from Japan

Hitachi built a new seal ring in Japan for its stranded tunnel-boring machine, and it arrived Friday at Seattle’s Terminal 46. The state Department of Transportation tweeted photos of new seal ring, as well as the new bearing. Previously, Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) said it kept a spare bearing, a requirement of its $1.44 billion contract to…


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

October 31, 2014 at 6:23 PM

3rd victim dies from Marysville-Pilchuck HS shooting

The third girl shot by a classmate at Marysville-Pilchuck High School has died at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit died at 4:44 p.m. Friday from severe injuries sustained in the shooting, according to Providence Hospital. In a statement read by hospital officials, her family members extended their gratitude toward the hospital and the Marysville community. “Our hearts…



October 31, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Multiple-vehicle collision closes Rainier Ave. S. at 53rd Ave. S.

The Seattle Fire Department said 10 people were injured in a crash in Rainier Beach that involved at least 12 cars , including a Seattle police patrol car. Two people were critically injured, spokesman Kyle Moore said. According to Seattle police, all lanes of southbound Rainier Avenue South at 53rd Avenue South are closed due to the multiple-vehicle…



October 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Portland health officials: Woman back from Africa tested for Ebola

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Oregon health officials say a woman who visited West Africa has been hospitalized in isolation after reporting a fever and is undergoing Ebola tests as a precaution. Officials said Friday that the woman had no known contact with anyone affected with the virus and is considered a low risk for contracting the…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: Ebola

October 31, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Skagit County woman arrested after text threat to SPU student

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. | The Associated Press Seattle police say a threatening text message that set off a brief lockdown at the Seattle Pacific University campus has led to a woman’s arrest. Detective Drew Fowler says an SPU student received the message from a former girlfriend, who reportedly said she would kill him and his friends. The lockdown…


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October 31, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Man convicted in wife’s death, had Googled ‘how to break a neck’

MOUNT VERNON — A man authorities say strangled his wife after doing online research into how to kill someone has been convicted of first-degree murder. A Skagit County Superior Court jury returned the verdict against William Rodgers on Friday morning. The 52-year-old Rodgers was on trial for nearly three weeks. Prosecutors had said Rodgers performed Google…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Mount Vernon

October 31, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Mountlake Terrace police report 2 incidents of child luring

Two incidents of child luring have been reported in Mountlake Terrace in the last week, according to a news release from the city. In both cases, drivers of vehicles attempted to contact students walking alone and offered them rides home, police said. One driver was described as being a thin woman with brown hair driving a silver…


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