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March 21, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Skier dies at Crystal Mountain; could be heart attack

The Associated Press CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN — A spokeswoman for Crystal Mountain ski resort says a 67-year-old Lakewood man died Friday while skiing. Spokeswoman Tiana Enger says the man may have suffered a heart attack. The News Tribune reports that the ski patrol got a call early Friday afternoon that a skier had collapsed and was unresponsive. Patrol…


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March 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Seattle skier dies after injury at Mission Ridge

The Associated Press UPDATE 5:55 p.m.: Raymond Farbarik, the Seattle man who lost control and collided with a tree while skiing at the Mission Ridge ski area Friday, has died, according to The Wenatchee World. ORIGINAL POST: WENATCHEE — The Chelan County sheriff says a 47-year-old Seattle skier was critically injured at the Mission Ridge ski area near…


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March 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Man sentenced 2nd time for 1994 shooting at Ballard High School

A 36-year-old man who fatally shot a student outside Ballard High School in 1994 was sentenced for a second time in the drive-by slaying, again to slightly more than 51 years in prison. Brian Ronquillo, who was 16 at the time, fired eight times as the car he was in passed students on the More

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March 21, 2014 at 3:14 PM

2nd man charged in homicide near Renton

A second man has been charged in connection with the Feb. 17 shooting death of a 27-year-old man in the Lake Desire area near Renton. King County prosecutors charged Ryan Erker, 34, of Gig Harbor, with second-degree murder. Charged earlier with second-degree murder in the case was Steven M. Marshall, who has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors…


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March 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

FBI: Alaska killer likely not tied to missing man in Washington

The Associated Press ANCHORAGE — The FBI says it’s highly unlikely confessed Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes was connected to the unsolved disappearance of a man in Washington state. A special episode of Investigation Discovery’s “Dark Minds” TV series airing April 2 says Gilbert Gilman was a potential victim of Keyes, who had been in…


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March 21, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Inquest ordered into fatal Seattle police shooting

An inquest has been ordered into the fatal shooting of a man by a Seattle police officer in November. Leonid Kalyuzhnyy, 51, was shot and killed by Seattle police Officer Brad Devore about 4 a.m. Nov. 29 after police were called to the Elizabeth James House in the Central District on reports of a gunshot. A woman…


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March 20, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Funeral Saturday for pilot in KOMO-TV copter crash

The Associated Press The funeral for the pilot killed in Tuesday’s news helicopter crash will be Saturday in Issaquah. KOMO says the funeral for Gary Pfitzner will be at noon Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The service is open to the public. Pfitzner and photographer Bill Strothman were killed as their copter went out of control while taking off…


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March 19, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Corrections officer accidentally shoots self at Tukwila gun range

The Associated Press TUKWILA — A Washington Department of Corrections officer accidentally shot himself in the leg Wednesday at a police shooting range in Tukwila. Department spokeswoman Norah West says the officer was among a group of community corrections officers working on their firearms requalification at the Seattle Police Athletic Association shooting range. KOMO reports the wounded man was taken…


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March 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Missing purse could lead to suspect in White Center rape

The King County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a purse that was stolen from a woman who was attacked and sexually assaulted near White Center on March 7. The attack happened just after midnight as the victim was walking on the south side of Roxbury Street near 24th Avenue. She was approached by a…


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March 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Woman in Everett apartment fire died of overdose

The Associated Press EVERETT — A woman whose body was pulled from a downtown Everett apartment fire in December died from an alcohol and drug overdose. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of 47-year-old Wendy A. Pirring an accident. The Daily Herald reports the Dec. 15 fire in the Hodges Building started in her apartment,…


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