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February 5, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Spokane teen who beat veteran to death sentenced to 20 years

The Associated Press SPOKANE  — A 17-year-old Spokane boy who admitted beating a World War II veteran to death during a robbery was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison. Kenan Adams-Kinard pleaded guilty to murder last month and faced a standard sentence of 20 to 27 years in Spokane County Superior Court, The Spokesman-Review reported. Delbert Belton, 88,…


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February 5, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Longtime Seattle-area pimp gets 10 years in prison

A Seattle-area pimp and longtime gang member was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking of a child, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Desmond Manago, 26, pleaded guilty in September to forcing a girl into prostitution in Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado and California. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Manago advertised the victim on and forced her…


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February 3, 2015 at 5:53 PM

Spokane police arrest 2 in assault on transgender woman

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Spokane police say detectives have arrested two men in connection with an assault on a homeless transgender woman. Police said Tuesday that a 45-year-old man was arrested for investigation of second-degree assault and malicious harassment in the Friday night beating. A 43-year-old man was arrested for investigation of malicious harassment. Police say the…


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February 3, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Seattle robber stashes loot where sun don’t shine

Talk about cracking the case. Seattle police say a 42-year-old man robbed another man of $40 at knifepoint outside a gas station at Broadway and East Pike Street around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Responding officers quickly found the suspect and recovered a knife from behind the gate of a closed business, police said. However, when police patted the man down they didn’t…


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February 3, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Crown Hill tavern, restaurant hit by gunfire

Someone fired several gunshots into a Crown Hill tavern early Tuesday morning after apparently getting kicked out of the business, police said. Witnesses said the shots were fired in the 8500 block of 15th Avenue Northwest around 1:30 a.m. just after an argument broke out at the bar and a man left in anger, according to police. Detectives found several…


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February 3, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Recording of USS Stennis women in bathroom investigated

The Associated Press BREMERTON — The Navy is investigating an incident aboard the aircraft carrier Stennis in which a sailor allegedly filmed female officers inside their bathroom. The commanding officer, Capt. Mike Wettlaufer, says he’s disappointed but pleased the incident was reported. The Kitsap Sun reports the incident reportedly occurred Thursday night while the Bremerton-based Stennis was conducting flight qualifications…


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February 3, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Transient accused of killing man in Parkland fight

The Associated Press TACOMA — The Pierce County sheriff’s office says a transient killed a Parkland man with claw hammer or screwdriver in a fight over money. The body of 51-year-old James Patrick Payne was found Saturday in a rented garage with injuries to his head and neck. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The News Tribune deputies arrested…


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February 2, 2015 at 10:07 AM

2 wounded in gang shooting outside Portland bar

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say two men were wounded in a gang shooting early Monday outside a bar in Portland’s Hazelwood neighborhood. Officers found evidence of the shooting and property damage after 2 a.m. at Boss Hawg’s Bar and Grill. Someone had already taken the victims, 35 and 29 years old, to Providence Hospital where their…


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January 30, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Man accused of setting wife on fire in Snohomish

The Associated Press SNOHOMISH  — A Snohomish man is accused of setting his wife on fire because he suspected she was cheating on him. The woman suffered burns on her hands, left arm and chest that made it difficult for her to breastfeed the couple’s 7-month-old child. A statement from a Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy filed in Everett…


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January 30, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Yakima gang detectives investigate fatal drive-by shooting

The Associated Press YAKIMA  — Police gang-unit detectives are investigating the drive-by shooting that killed a 25-year-old man Thursday night in Yakima. Officers responded to a report of a shooting and found the man dead at the scene. He has been identified as Elidoro Navarro of Yakima. Witnesses said multiple shots were fired from a dark-colored sedan. The Yakima…


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