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August 25, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Woman robbed at gunpoint while waiting for bus in Rainier View

A 64-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon while waiting for a bus at a Rainier View bus stop, police said. The victim was waiting for a Metro bus around 5 p.m. in the 11800 block of Beacon Avenue South when a man came up behind her and shoved a small, silver handgun into her side, according…

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August 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Snohomish County deputy injured when car strikes horse

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries Sunday night when his patrol car struck a horse near Arlington, the sheriff’s office says. The deputy was responding to a domestic violence call around midnight when he struck the horse in the 3900 block of Stanwood Bryant Road, according to Shari Ireton, the sheriff’s director of communications….

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August 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM

2 sentenced to prison for killing Kent woman, burning her body

A Kent man was sentenced to 45 ½ years in prison for killing a woman and burning her body in her car near Black Diamond in May 2012. A King County jury last month found 32-year-old Kennon Fastrup of first-degree murder, second-degree arson, attempting to elude police and violating a no-contact order. Fastrup’s co-defendant, Michelle Backstrom, 37, was…

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August 25, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Man found dead in state fair parking lot

The Associated Press PUYALLUP — A man has been found dead in a parking lot at the Washington State Fair. Puyallup police say citizens called 911 just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday to say there was a body in the blue parking lot. The News Tribune reports the death of the 27-year-old from Puyallup is being investigated as suspicious….

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August 21, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE  — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who hunted down women in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75. Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sherrie Daigle said Hansen died at Alaska Regional Hospital after being in declining health for the…

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August 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Woman gets mental evaluation for naked pole climb

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say they’ve sent a 34-year-old woman to the hospital for a mental evaluation after she made a naked flagpole climb on the roof of a downtown Portland office building. Police said she stripped about midnight Wednesday, hauled down the flag and then wrapped herself in it, brandishing a lighter and fire…

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August 21, 2014 at 11:39 AM

State Supreme Court expands convicts’ access to DNA testing

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Washington’s Supreme Court is expanding convicts’ access to DNA testing that could prove their innocence. In a 6-3 ruling Thursday, the justices ordered DNA testing for Lindsey Crumpton, who was convicted of repeatedly raping a 75-year-old Bremerton woman in 1993. Crumpton was arrested running near the woman’s house, carrying bedding smeared with…

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August 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Teen sentenced for carving swastika in boy’s forehead

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen’s forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. In a Portland courtroom Thursday, 16-year-old Blue Kalmbach told the victim in a quiet voice that he was sorry for his actions. Kalmbach was the last of…

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August 21, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Settlement pays teacher in Wenatchee drowning case

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — The teacher who was in charge of a Wenatchee High School gym class when a student drowned will be paid for two more years to remain on leave. A settlement was reached this month with Ed Knaggs who was fired over the 2011 drowning but won reinstatement. The Wenatchee World reports he’ll be…

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August 20, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Seattle police seek hit-and-run driver who injured skateboarder

Seattle police are searching for the driver of a car who hit a skateboarder early Sunday and then drove off. The skateboarder is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street, police said. The car…

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