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August 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

2 employees killed outside Kent gas station

Update 3:40 p.m.: Kent police say they have detained two men in connection with the slaying of two men at a gas station this morning. Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said detectives are questioning the men and have impounded their cars. He believes they are working on obtaining a warrant to search the vehicles. Kasner declined to say where the men…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: Double homicide, homicide, Kent Police Department

August 20, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Unconscious man pulled from South Seattle house fire

An unconscious man was hospitalized early this morning after a fire broke out inside his house in the 1800 block of South Lane Street in Seattle. The man’s next door neighbor dialed 911 shortly before 2 a.m. to report smoke and flames coming from the man’s home; the same neighbor tried to run into the burning South Seattle home…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, House fire, Seattle Fire Department

August 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

SPD officer who wrote 80 percent of pot tickets returns to patrol

A Seattle police bicycle officer who was reassigned after it was learned he had written 80 percent of the tickets for using marijuana in public this year has returned to his regular assignment, Seattle police said Monday afternoon. However, police continue to investigate the conduct of Officer Randy Jokela, who in some marijuana citations referred to City Attorney Pete…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: marijuana, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Police Officers' Guild

August 18, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Gang member convicted of 2008 slaying at Garfield High School

A South Seattle gang member who fatally shot a teenager at Garfield Hig School in a revenge slaying has been found guilty of first-degree murder with a firearm and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm. D’Angelo Saloy killed 15-year-old Quincy Coleman, a Central District gang member, on Halloween night 2008. Coleman was hanging out with friends on stairs behind…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: gangs, Garfield High School, King County Prosecutor's Office

August 15, 2014 at 8:41 AM

5 injured in multiple-car crash on I-5

Five people were hurt Friday morning after a multiple-vehicle accident on southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle. A Lincoln Town Car, a Toyota and a semi-truck collided in the right lane near South Spokane Street at 8:13 a.m., said Seattle Fire spokesman Kyle Moore.  The most seriously hurt is a 37-year-old man who was not wearing a seatbelt,…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: crash, i-5, Seattle Fire Department

August 15, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Authorities catch inmate who escaped from Forks prison

UPDATE, 10:15 a.m. | Aaron Richard Brown III, the prison inmate who escaped from a Clallam County prison, has been caught. Brown was arrested around 9:30 a.m. about six miles north of the Hoh Mainline Road in the Olympic National Forest, according to the Department of Corrections. This post will be updated. ORIGINAL POST | An inmate serving time…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Department of Corrections, Forks, inmate

August 14, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Man stabbed in White Center Thursday morning

King County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who stabbed another man in the back after they were refused entry to a White Center bar early Thursday morning. The two men were standing in the 9600 block of 16th Avenue Southwest around 1:22 a.m. when the stabbing occurred, said Sheriff’s spokeswoman D.B. Gates. The two men knew…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, King County Sheriff's Office, mullet

August 14, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Bellevue PD looking into possible false reporting in Marshawn Lynch case

Bellevue police say they are looking into whether the person who accused Marshawn Lynch of assault and personal property damage was lying. Police spokesman Seth Tyler said Thursday morning the case involving Lynch remains open. But, Tyler said, instead of any alleged wrongdoing by the Seahawks running back there is a possibility of false reporting by the former…

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Comments | More in Sports, The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue Police Department, Marshawn Lynch

August 14, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Auburn police continue to investigate bloody scene; no body found yet

UPDATE, 8:15 a.m., Friday | Auburn Police investigating bloody items found along a roadway say tips have led them to several locations throughout the city and unincorporated King County. Cmdr. Mike Hirman said Friday morning that officers have searched several spots near where the items were found abandoned off Peasley Canyon Road. He said they have also searched…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Auburn Police Department, Washington State Patrol crime lab

August 13, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Rainfall overnight shatters 32-year-old record

The overnight rainstorm not only gave your lawn a much-needed watering, it shattered a 32-year-old record. According to the National Weather Service, .85 inches of rain have fallen at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport since 1 a.m. This shatters a record of .33 inches set in 1982. “1.33 inches fell since 9:53 p.m. last night. This is fairly uncommon for…

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Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: National Weather Service, rainfall, seatac airport

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