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July 11, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Police confiscate ammunition, firearms and cash in New Holly

Seattle police searched a house in the New Holly neighborhood early this morning in a case one neighbor says is connected to recent shootings in South Seattle. Police said they confiscated 10 firearms, 500 rounds of ammunition and $5,000 cash while serving a warrant in the 6500 block of 29th Avenue South at 5:30 a.m. Police spokesman Sgt….

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: ammunition, New Holly, Seattle Police Department

July 11, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Police release 911 recordings from SPU shooting

Seattle police this morning released a series of 911 calls recorded when a gunman stormed the Seattle Pacific University campus last month and shot three people, killing one. The calls, which were released after The Seattle Times and other media filed public disclosure requests, are only a portion of the emergency calls recorded during…

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July 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Death penalty back on the table for Carnation defendants

The state Supreme Court unanimously reversed a King County Superior Court judge’s ruling that prosecutors had incorrectly sought the death penalty when they charged two former Carnation-area residents with killing a family on Christmas Eve 2007. In 1 1/2-page order, the court reversed Judge Jeffrey Ramsdell’s Jan. 31 ruling in the cases of defendants Michele Anderson and Joseph McEnroe that had taken the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation homicides, death penalty, Washington State Supreme Court

July 8, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Small plane crashes in Fall City this morning, killing pilot

Update, 10:45 a.m.: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said this morning that it could take up to 10 days before they release investigatory details into why a single-engine plane crashed into a Fall City golf course this morning. Peter Knudson, NTSB spokesman, said an investigator from their Seattle-area office is responding to the crash site….

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: airplane crash, Fall City, King County Sheriff's Office

July 8, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Detectives still seeking clues to dead infant found near North Bend

King County sheriff’s investigators are still trying to find the mother of a newborn baby whose body was found abandoned near North Bend earlier this year. On Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s office said that a DNA profile has been developed from the newborn with the hope of finding a relative. The baby girl appeared to have…

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July 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Court commissioner bars release of video of SPU shooting to media

A King County Superior Court commissioner on Thursday issued a restraining order barring local media outlets from obtaining a copy of Seattle Pacific University surveillance video taken when a gunman stormed the campus last month and killed one student and wounded two others. Commissioner Carlos Velategui accused the city’s four TV news stations of seeking the graphic video…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Aaron Rey Ybarra, Seattle Pacific University shooting, Washington State Public Records Act

July 3, 2014 at 10:58 AM

SPD officer charged with molestation, suspended without pay

 Update 11:48 a.m.: Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole released this statement about Officer Eric A. Smith, who was charged today with five criminal counts stemming from child abuse allegations. “I have just been informed that the Snohomish County Prosecutor has filed charges against a Seattle police officer for multiple counts of Child Molestation and Communicating with…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: child molestation, Seattle Police, Snohomish County District Court

July 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM

SPD officer accused of child molestation bails out of jail

Seattle Police Officer Eric A. Smith, who is accused of molesting his ex-girlfriend’s daughter, was released from the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday night. Smith, who was ordered held Tuesday in lieu of $150,000 bail, is expected to be charged on Thursday, according to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office. Smith, of Bothell, was booked into jail Monday…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: child molestation, Seattle Police Department, Snohomish County Jail

July 2, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Suspect in Leschi double homicide charged with murder

Ali Muhammad Brown, accused of shooting two men at close range in Leschi a month ago, has been charged with two counts of aggravated first-degree murder. Brown’s whereabouts are unknown. Police in New Jersey say he may be responsible for a robbery in that state last weekend. The charges filed Tuesday offer new details into the slayings of Dwone…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, shooting

July 2, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Hot enough? Tuesday was hottest day since 2010

You probably know the 94-degree high set at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport yesterday was a record for the day, but get this: It hasn’t been that hot since 2010. Kirby Cook, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said Sea-Tac hasn’t recorded a temperature that high since Aug. 15, 2010 — when the high was 96 degree during…

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Comments | More in Weather Beat | Topics: 96 degrees, hottest day in four years, National Weather Service

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