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September 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Men charged with first-degree murder in Sammamish slaying

Update 12:27 p.m. King County prosecutors on Friday charged Kevin David Patterson and Christopher John Shade with first-degree murder, first-degree robbery and theft of a motor vehicle in connection with the slaying and robbery of a Sammamish man earlier this week. In interviews with police, Patterson, 20, blamed Shade for the slaying. Shade, 18, blamed Patterson for Richard Bergesen’s…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Canada, King County Prosecutor's Office, King County Sheriff's Office

September 19, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Two children first cases of enterovirus in the state

Officials with Public Health - Seattle & King County said Friday morning that two children, one from King County and the other from Snohomish County, are the state’s first diagnosed cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The presence of the respiratory illness in the children was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The children were stable…

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Comments | More in General news, Health | Topics: enterovirus, Seattle Children's

September 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sammamish homicide victim met suspect through his church

Update 3:45 p.m. Overlake Christian Church has identified a parishioner as the man killed in Sammamish on Wednesday. “All of us at Overlake Christian Church who knew Rich Bergesen personally are grieving today. Rich’s caring and compassionate heart touched many hurting people in our world. From ministering to street kids impacted by HIV/AIDS in South African townships, to community…

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Comments | Topics: homicide, King County Sheriff's Office, Sammamish

September 17, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Suspect arrested in homicide at Sammamish home

Update at 10:10 p.m. | Kevin D. Patterson, the suspect in the Sammamish homicide, was arrested in British Columbia Wednesday night, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Officers also located the missing BMW. Update at 7:05 p.m. | The suspect wanted in connection with the homicide in Sammamish on Wednesday morning has been identified as Kevin Patterson, 20,…

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Comments | Topics: homicide, King County Sheriff's Office, Sammamish

September 17, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Driver seriously hurt in crash on Vashon

Update at 1:27 p.m.: The sheriff’s office says the private bus was transporting students on field trip. Eighteen children have been taken to a hospital as a precaution. Update at 12:27 p.m.: The King County Sheriff’s Office now says that a driver seriously hurt on Vashon Island on Wednesday collided with a private bus. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: auto accident, deer, King County Sheriff's Office

September 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Everett optometrist accused of molesting young patient

Update at 8 p.m. | A judge set bail at $750,000 for John Patrick O’Brien, the Everett optometrist accused of fondling a 10-year-old girl during an eye exam. He remained in custody Wednesday night. An Everett optometrist accused of fondling a 10-year-old girl during an eye exam was arrested Tuesday for investigation of child molestation, sexual…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: child molestation, Everett Police Department, optometrist

September 17, 2014 at 5:55 AM

4.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Puget Sound area early Wednesday

Updated at 12:55 p.m. A 4.0 magnitude earthquake, the largest in Western Washington this year, shook the Puget Sound area early Wednesday. The quake, centered under Hood Canal, started around 3 a.m. and only lasted a few seconds, said John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network based at the University of Washington. The quake was centered near Seabeck,…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: earthquake, Kitsap County

September 16, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Man pistol-whipped during Beacon Hill home invasion

Seattle police say a group of armed, masked men pistol-whipped a man during a Beacon Hill home-invasion robbery early Tuesday morning. The victims told police that around 2:45 a.m. they heard a loud bang at the front door of their home in the 4700 block of 30th Avenue South. When they went to investigate they encountered a…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Beacon Hill, home-invasion robbery, pistol-whipped

September 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Pedestrian struck by car in Kirkland

Update at 5:26 p.m.: The pedestrian hit by a car in Kirkland on Monday has died. His name has not been released by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Original post: A man has been hospitalized with “severe” injuries after he was struck by a car Monday afternoon in Kirkland, police said. The man was crossing 119th Place…

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| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Kirkland Police Department, pedestrian accidents

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