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December 18, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Suspected firearms thief arrested in North Kitsap County

A 21-year-old suspected firearms thief was arrested in North Kitsap County on Wednesday in connection with a Dec. 5 burglary in which a number of firearms were taken from an occupied home, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. Hayden David Armstrong-Nunes was taken into custody on an arrest warrant after a foot pursuit and physical…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: firearms, Kitsap County Sheriff's Office, narcotics

December 16, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Kent police officer thrown from motorcycle while on duty

A Kent motorcycle officer was thrown from his motorcycle Tuesday night while en route to a dispatched call, police said. The officer, who was not identified, was conscious when found lying in the roadway in the 900 block of North Central Avenue. He was taken to a  hospital as a precaution, Kent Police Department spokesman Cmdr….

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December 16, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Sheriff’s office: Man, 80, fatally shoots man, 51, in Mason County

An 80-year-old man shot and killed a 51-year-old acquaintance after a fight, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said police and medics were called to the 100 block of West Chappell Crossing, six miles west of Shelton,  around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday where they found the 51-year-old man mortally wounded. The sheriff’s…

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December 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Train hits car on tracks in Kent; Sounder trains delayed

Kent police say the driver of a vehicle that was struck by a Sound Transit train was able to escape without injury on Tuesday evening. Kent police Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said the vehicle got caught on the tracks when the barrier arms descended. The driver saw the southbound Southline No. 1515 train coming and was able to…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: collision, delays, Kent

December 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Emergency stop in Montana for Seattle to Paris flight

A Delta Airlines Flight 32 from Seattle to Paris with more than 200 people aboard made an emergency landing in Billings, Mont., Monday evening after an “electrical odor” was detected, the Billings Gazette reported. “They smelled an electrical odor on board, so they made a precautionary landing here,” Shane Ketterling, operations supervisor for Billings Logan International Airport,…

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December 10, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Ex-Seattle firefighters, woman acquitted of assaulting homeless men

A Seattle Municipal Court jury has acquitted two former firefighters and a woman of assaulting several homeless men during a confrontation in March in Occidental Park. The jury had been deliberating for only about two hours before reaching the verdict Wednesday afternoon. Testimony in the trial began Nov. 20. Seattle city prosecutors had accused the three defendants —…

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December 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

‘Tuba Man’ killer pleads guilty to Bellevue nightclub slaying

A man who was convicted as a teenager of killing street musician Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to an unrelated fatal shooting in Bellevue on Christmas Eve 2012. Ja’Mari Alexander-Alan Jones, 21, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing DeShawn Milliken in the Mirror Lounge at Munchbar, a restaurant/bar in Bellevue Square. The…

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December 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

$50,000 bail for sailor accused of hate crime attack on Seattle cabbie

A judge set bail at $50,000 on Monday for a 26-year-old sailor accused of a hate crime after police say he beat an immigrant taxi driver unconscious and told him to “go back to your own country,” according to a court document. In a document of probable cause, which lays out the case, Seattle police say the cab driver picked up …

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December 4, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Woman accused of attacking homeless man testifies in trial

A former Seattle firefighter’s girlfriend, who is alleged to have begun an attack on a homeless man in Occidental Park on March 15, took the stand in the two-week-old trial Thursday in Seattle Municipal Court. Mia Jarvinen, 38, said she had not kicked the alleged victim, Simon McDonald while he was reclined under the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in…

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December 4, 2014 at 12:37 PM

2 men, 1 cat doused with pepper spray at First Hill McDonald’s

Update at 2:26 p.m.: Firefighters were called back to the McDonald’s to treat several McDonalds employees for exposure to pepper spray. Could be residual. Update at 1:09 p.m.: We’re still trying to sort things out, but police are essentially supporting the story told by Joseph Malloy. Malloy, 42, said he went into the McDonald’s with his cat…

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