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August 7, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Investigators shift focus to finding killer of East Bremerton girl

Update at 4:47 p.m.:  Although the Kitsap County coroner isn’t expected to make positive identification until Friday, authorities left little doubt they believe the body found Thursday is that of Jenise Wright, subject of an intense search. Searchers looking for the 6-year-old found the body Thursday morning in a wooded area near the Steele Creek Mobile Home…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: East Bremerton, Jenise Wright, Kitsap County Sheriff's Office

August 6, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Police: Oregon woman found dead committed suicide

The Associated Press PORTLAND — The Oregon state medical examiner’s office says an Oregon woman missing for nearly two weeks before her body was found along a rural road committed suicide by asphyxiation. Newberg-Dundee police said Wednesday that toxicology results are not yet available for 38-year-old Jennifer Huston of Dundee. Police say they found an empty box…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: missing Oregon woman, Search, suicide

August 6, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Columbia Gorge fire: 70 households told to flee

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Firefighters have told residents of 70 homes in the Columbia Gorge community of Rowena to evacuate. An additional 100 homes  are on notice to be ready to go. A wildfire began in brush overnight and has spread to timber and scrub oak in weather conditions that have fire bosses worried. Fire officials say…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Rowena, The Dalles, wildfire

August 6, 2014 at 1:04 PM

$50,000 in marijuana stolen from Seattle dispensary

Someone cut a hole in the wall at a Georgetown medical-marijuana dispensary and made off with $50,000 worth of pot Wednesday morning, Seattle police said. Officers were called to the dispensary in the 5000 block of East Marginal Way South at 6:50 a.m. and discovered a large hole had been cut into the side of the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Burglary, marijuana theft, Seattle Police Department

August 6, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Seattle man accused in ax killings to undergo evaluation

A 45-year-old Seattle man accused of killing his mother and stepfather with an ax last month is being sent to Western State Hospital to undergo a mental-health evaluation. The order for the competency evaluation postponed this morning’s arraignment for Richard Parenteau Jr., 45, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held in the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, mental health evaluation

August 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM

3 teens arrested after car stolen at gunpoint in Roosevelt area

Seattle police arrested three juveniles this morning after they allegedly stole a car at gunpoint. Police said a man was parking his car in the Roosevelt area around 11 p.m. Tuesday when one of the three teenage boys pointed a gun at the man and demanded his car keys and  cellphone. They then drove off in…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: car theft, carjacking, juvenile crime

August 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Redmond man pleads not guilty to fatal stabbing of girl, 17

A Redmond man pleaded not guilty this morning to first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a 17-year-old girl last month. Daniel J. Haggart, 25, is accused of stabbing an acquaintance, Cara A. Neil, 17, on July 18 outside Soul Food Books, 15748 Redmond Way, while he was fighting with his girlfriend. He is being held in…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: first-degree murder, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, stabbing

August 5, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Body of missing Oregon woman found

Update at 4:55 p.m.: The Associated Press PORTLAND  — The body of missing Oregon woman Jennifer Huston was found Tuesday, and investigators said there was no evidence of foul play in the mystery that gripped the Pacific Northwest for nearly two weeks. Newberg-Dundee police were notified at 10:30 a.m. that a property owner found Huston’s green 1999…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Missing persons, Oregon, Search

August 5, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Wenatchee woman, girl airlifted to Seattle after crash

The Wenatchee World SEATTLE — A 30-year-old Wenatchee woman was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this morning after a one-car accident near Vantage that also injured a 5-year-old girl. Stephanie A. Housden and the girl were injured when a car driven by Housden failed to negotiate a curve on Interstate 90 about seven…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, Traffic accident, Vantage

August 5, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Ex-cop charged with killing Oregon woman, hiding body in suitcase

The Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. — A former police officer has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of one of two women whose bodies were found stuffed in suitcases left along a rural Wisconsin highway. Steven Zelich, 52, of West Allis, was charged in the death of Jenny Gamez, a…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Cottage Grove, homicide, suitcase

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