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July 29, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Deputy shoots suspected burglar in SeaTac

 Update at 3:04 p.m.: A deputy shot and wounded a man suspected of breaking into a SeaTac home while a woman and her young daughter were inside, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The woman and the 3-year-old girl were in their home in the 4600 block of South 176th Street when the woman heard…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, King County Sheriff's Office, Officer-involved shooting

July 28, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Bank guard wounded in Central District shooting improves

A 46-year-old bank security guard who was shot with his own gun during a confrontation with another man outside a Central District bank last week is now in satisfactory condition, according to a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center. The other injured man, a 30-year-old who was also shot with the guard’s gun, is listed as being in serious condition…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bank of America, Seattle Police Department, shooting

July 25, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Esquin wine thieves sentenced

Two men who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $650,000 in wine from a warehouse last Thanksgiving have been sentenced to prison. Samuel  Harris, 35, who orchestrated the theft and attempted arson, was given a nine-year sentence by King County Superior Court Judge Julie Spector, who said he put the community at risk.  Harris had  pleaded guilty…

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Comments | Topics: Esquin, fine wine, Thanksgiving Day

July 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Suspect, security guard shot at Central District bank

A security guard and second man were critically injured by gunfire Thursday morning as both men fought over the guard’s handgun outside a Central District bank, Seattle police said. The shooting happened just after 11 a.m. outside a Bank of America branch at 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Police believe the bank guard…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bank of America, Bank robbery, Seattle Police Department

July 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Pilot injured in helicopter crash in Skagit County

Update at 2:44 p.m.: The helicopter that went down near Lake Larch this morning had been in two separate previous non-fatal accidents, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) records. The first accident occurred on Nov. 16, 1996, in Forks, when the Hughes 369D helicopter lost engine power during a logging operation and sustained substantial damage when…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: helicopter crash, Snohomish County Sheriff's Office

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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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: child pornography, U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. District Court

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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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office, school shooting, Washington State Supreme Court

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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