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July 21, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Construction worker falls to death at Bellevue College

Update at 12:31 p.m.: The Bellevue Police Department says the construction worker who fell to his death was 31. The state Department of Labor & Industries is investigating the accident. Original post: A man who was working at the construction site of a new building at Bellevue College died this morning after falling off a ladder…

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July 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Woman charged with attempted murder for shooting at Kent Starbucks

A Tacoma woman accused of shooting a man in the head at a Kent Starbucks on Tuesday was charged today with first-degree attempted murder. Fermina Bartolini Bertos, 24, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the King County Jail. Kent police say Bertos and the victim were walking into the Starbucks at Southeast 208th Street and 107th Avenue…

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July 18, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Seattle man sentenced to 15 years for distributing child porn

A 30-year-old Seattle man with prior convictions for child molestation was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for distributing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Joseph Edgar Brown was also sentenced to a lifetime of probation, prosecutors said. According to court documents, Brown was on probation after serving time for molesting two young…

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July 17, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Supreme Court overturns decision in Bremerton school shooting case

The state Supreme Court ruled today that prosecutors cannot charge a man with third-degree assault for allegedly providing access to a gun to his then-girlfriend’s 9-year-old son. The boy brought the weapon to a Bremerton school, where it accidentally discharged and injured a fellow student. In a 6-3 ruling, the high court rejected the argument by Kitsap County prosecutors…

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July 14, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Sixth victim identified in Skyway shooting

Detectives continue to investigate a shooting spree in Skyway early Sunday morning that left six people injured, including one woman who suffered life-threatening wounds, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The sixth victim suffered a grazing wound that was treated at the scene with a Band-Aid, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said this morning. “It was…

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July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Man charged with manslaughter for slapping Sea-Tac Airport co-worker who died

A 27-year-old Federal Way man was charged today with first-degree manslaughter after he struck a co-worker at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday and the co-worker later died. According to court documents filed in King County Superior Court, Taumailelei Mapusua Jr., an employee of Integrated Airplane Service, got into an argument over a piece of equipment with the…

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July 9, 2014 at 2:35 PM

City to pay $495K to Seattle firefighter whose hearing was damaged by siren

The City of Seattle has agreed to pay $495,000 to a veteran firefighter whose hearing was permanently damaged when a siren was activated inside a fire station while he was four feet from the engine. According to legal documents, Seattle Firefighter Rodney Bingham was preparing to board a fire engine at Station 41 in Ballard on Oct. 11,…

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July 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Man arrested after fight at Sea-Tac Airport results in death

A fight Saturday over a piece of equipment at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport resulted in the death of one man and the arrest of a second, King County prosecutors said. According to an airport spokesman and documents filed in King County Superior Court, a 27-year old cargo service contract worker got into a dispute with an employee of Korean Air…

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July 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Ex-boyfriend charged in January strangling of Kirkland woman

The ex-boyfriend of a 28-year-old Kirkland mother who was found strangled in January was charged today with second-degree murder. Before the body of Amy Rene Hargrove was found Jan. 6 in her mother’s Kirkland home, she had taken out a protection order pointing police to her ex-boyfriend in the event anything happened to her. “A piece of…

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June 27, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Level III sex offender sentenced to 7 years in prison

Ricky Lee Lewis, a Level III sex offender who was scheduled to face trial this month for two alleged sexual assaults, was sentenced this afternoon to seven years in prison under a plea deal in King County Superior Court. Lewis had faced a potential life sentence as a “persistent offender” under the state’s two-strikes law for…

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