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April 16, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Bellevue man charged in slaying of aunt

A Bellevue man who is suspected of killing the 72-year-old aunt he lived with after relapsing on drugs was charged today with second-degree murder, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. In court documents, prosecutors say that Mark Irwin, 53, was wearing blood-covered pants and had scratches on his arms on Monday when Bellevue…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, homicide

April 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Girl killed in Northgate accident identified

The 17-year-old girl who was killed Monday morning when she was struck by a pickup in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Sandhya Khadka. The medical examiner’s office said Khadka died of brain injuries. Her death was ruled an accident. Seattle police say the girl was crossing Fifth Avenue Northeast at Northeast 115th Street…


0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: fatal accident, Northgate, Seattle Police Depatrtment

April 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Bail set at $2M for man suspected of killing aunt in Bellevue

A King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold a Bellevue man in connection with the slaying of his 72-year-old aunt whose body was found inside her apartment Sunday night. Mark Irwin, 53, was ordered held pending charges for investigation of second-degree murder and bail was set at $2 million. According to the document of…


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April 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM

1 injured in blast at Aurora Avenue North motel

A man was critically injured this morning when a natural-gas explosion destroyed a room at a motel on Aurora Avenue North, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Police and fire personnel responded to the Klose-In Motel at 9309 Aurora Ave. N., after the explosion just before 11:30 a.m., said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department. The victim,…


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April 11, 2014 at 12:10 PM

2 separate bank robberies; 1 suspect caught

Seattle police said one person is in custody following a bank robbery that occurred in the 400 block of Broadway at around 11:15 this morning. They are still, however, searching for the suspect in a another, earlier bank robbery in the 4100 block of University Way Northeast shortly after 9 a.m., police said. The suspect who remains at…


0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: bank robberies, Capitol Hill, kitchen knives

April 11, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Cars, house damaged by South Seattle gunfire

Officers discovered damage to three vehicles and a house while investigating a call Thursday evening in South Seattle. Seattle police say officers responded to 911 calls of shots fired near Beacon Avenue South and South Leo Street around 7:45 p.m. The suspect, or suspects, and the vehicle involved were gone by the time officers arrived, police…


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April 9, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Man pleads guilty to Metro bus robberies in West Seattle

A 19-year-old Seattle man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and attempted robbery for holding up Metro bus passengers at gunpoint in two separate incidents last year. King County prosecuting attorneys say they will ask for a 13-1/2-year prison term, which is at the high end of the standard range, at Trevonnte Brown’s…


0 Comments | Topics: 19-year-old, bus, Metro

April 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Deputy arrested New Year’s Eve had prescription drugs in system, police say

An on-duty King County sheriff’s deputy who was arrested in Newcastle on New Year’s Eve after he was found asleep in his patrol car had prescription drugs in his system, according to the Bellevue Police Department. The case against the deputy, who was arrested on investigation of physical control of a motor vehicle, the legal…


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April 8, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Tulalip woman pleads guilty in death of toddler

A 38-year-old woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and criminal mistreatment in the death of her 19-month old daughter who perished after she was left in a car without supervision for several hours, according to federal prosecutors. Christina D. Carlson, an enrolled member of the Tulalip Tribe, told investigators that she had been living in her…


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April 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Cries for help, ‘lava field of mud’: Oso fire chief describes response

OSO, Snohomish County — It wasn’t until about five days after the deadly March 22 mudslide that Fire Chief John Harper truly grasped the scope and magnitude of the disaster. Even though Harper and his 15-person volunteer crew had been working 15-hour days in the mud and water, searching for survivors, he still hadn’t realized the full…


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