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November 19, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Everett firefighter accused of sex abuse of a minor in Seattle

An Everett firefighter was arrested in Seattle and booked into King County Jail on investigation of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and commercial sexual abuse of a minor, according to an Everett city spokeswoman and jail records. Meghan Pembroke, a spokeswoman for Everett, confirmed the arrest of the 60-year-old firefighter and paramedic who she…

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November 19, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Man fatally shot last week in Des Moines identified

The man who was fatally shot in the front yard of a Des Moines home last week has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner as Robert H. Ward. Ward, 44, died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, the medical examiner’s office determined. According to police, Ward was among a number of people at a…

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November 18, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Man accused of setting ex-wife on fire says someone hit him on head

A 55-year-old Lynnwood man claims he was knocked unconscious Sunday before his home was set on fire, severely burning his ex-wife and leaving her in critical condition, according to court documents released Tuesday. However,  the man has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder and arson. Firefighters responded to the fire at the home in the 6200 block of 193rd…

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November 17, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Lynnwood woman critically injured in probable arson fire; man arrested

Update at 8:45 p.m.: A man found inside a burning house Sunday night in Lynnwood was taken into custody Monday evening in connection with the probable arson fire, police said. The man was booked into Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of first-degree arson and first-degree attempted murder, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. A woman who was also found…

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November 10, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Lake Stevens cop resigns amid criminal investigation

A Lake Stevens police officer who is the focus of a criminal investigation has resigned from the force, the department announced Monday. The officer was identified as Andrew Thor in a news release by police Chief Dan Lorentzen. He said the city cannot comment on the investigation. The investigation reportedly began after a woman Thor had been dating for…

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November 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Hope Solo trial on domestic violence charges set for January

A Kirkland Municipal Court judge on Tuesday set a January trial date for Seattle Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. The international soccer star was charged in June with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault for allegedly hitting her half-sister and nephew. During a brief court hearing, Judge Michael Lambo set a Jan. 20 trial date after Solo’s…

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October 29, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Tulalip Tribes ‘denounce horrific actions’ of school shooter

In a statement released Wednesday, the Tulalip Tribes said members “denounce the horrific actions of Jaylen Fryberg,” who shot five friends at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday before killing himself. “All of the young people he attacked were his friends, and two were his cousins,” the statement reads. “Parents and children alike are struggling to understand what caused him…

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October 28, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Tacoma teens charged with ‘funny’ school-shooting threats

Two Franklin Pierce High School students were arrested and charged with felony harassment for making threats in two separate incidents on Monday, according to school officials and prosecutors. Willie Painter, a spokesman for the Franklin Pierce School District in Tacoma, said the first arrest occurred during the school day when two students were allegedly overheard making…

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Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Franklin Pierce High School, prank, school shooting

October 27, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Sheriff: Marysville shooter arranged meeting with victims

Freshman Jaylen Fryberg texted five classmates to meet for lunch Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School before shooting them, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary said during a news conference Monday in Everett. Trenary said once the five were seated at a table in the cafeteria, Fryberg opened fire with a handgun, killing two and wounding three others before taking his own life. Trenary said the .40-caliber Beretta handgun was legally purchased, registered…

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