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January 23, 2015 at 6:05 AM

Man fatally shot at Federal Way apartment building

UPDATE at 1:45 p.m. Federal Way police have identified the 19-year-old man killed Thursday night as Erik Raul Reynaga. Reynaga’s body was found next to a car in the parking lot of the Crystal Point Apartments, 35328 25th St. S.W., said police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. Reynaga was temporarily staying at the apartment complex, Schrock said. Investigators believe the man was killed…


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January 22, 2015 at 4:21 PM

Police continuing to investigate double shooting downtown

Police homicide and gang detectives continue to investigate the shooting Wednesday night in downtown Seattle that left two people hurt. Police were called to a report of shots fired near Third Avenue and Pine Street, the hub of shopping, business and transit, at 8:15 p.m. No arrests have been made and police have not provided descriptions of…


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January 22, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Dead whale found under Seattle’s Colman ferry dock

Update at 6 p.m.: The dead gray whale found under the Colman ferry dock Thursday morning has been moved to a temporary site at Pier 48, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service. The whale, a 32-foot-long female, is partially decomposed and had likely been dead for several days, NOAA said. Divers moved…


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January 21, 2015 at 12:31 PM

‘There’s been a murder’: Woman describes discovering Carnation victims

Update at 2:53 p.m.: A King County sheriff’s deputy who responded to Wayne and Judy Anderson’s rural Carnation home after a 911 hang-up call, believed to have been placed by one of the six murder victims, explained to jurors Wednesday why he didn’t go onto the Anderson’s property. Deputy Ron Harrington said he thought he was…


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January 21, 2015 at 8:11 AM

Suspect arrested in Lynnwood double stabbing

UPDATE 9:02 a.m. | The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested a man in connection with a double stabbing at a Lynnwood apartment Wednesday morning as he was getting off a bus. The man is accused of entering an apartment in the 4100 block of 156th Street Southwest, in unincorporated Snohomish County, and stabbing a 37-year-old…


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January 20, 2015 at 9:28 AM

McEnroe ‘loved’ family he killed but was coerced, attorney says

Update at 2:40 p.m.: Joseph McEnroe’s defense attorney told jurors during his opening statement that McEnroe was coerced into killing the Anderson family by his mentally ill girlfriend. “Joe did love the Andersons; he loved Wayne and Judy. He really liked Michele’s niece and nephew and truly liked children, but over the years Michele would dominate Joe’s life,…


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January 16, 2015 at 8:55 AM

Deputies ask for tips in Lake Stevens homicide investigation

Detectives are looking for information about the slaying of Summer Francis Smith, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning. The remains of the 18-year-old were found in Lake Stevens earlier this month.  While sheriff’s detectives are investigating her slaying as a homicide, her cause and manner of death have not been released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s…


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January 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM

SPD Assistant Chief Nick Metz named Aurora, Colo., police chief

Assistant Seattle Police Chief Nick Metz has been selected as the next chief of police in Aurora, Colo. Metz said he has always wanted to lead a department and is “excited” about the move. He said he was formally offered the job on Wednesday and expects to be confirmed by the Aurora City Council on Feb. 2….


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January 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Court overturns conviction of Lakewood cop killer’s getaway driver

Darcus Allen, the man convicted of driving Maurice Clemmons to and from the coffee shop where Clemmons ambushed four Lakewood police officers in 2009, had his conviction and 420-year sentence overturned by the state Supreme Court Thursday morning. In a unanimous opinion, the court ruled that the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office engaged in “prejudicial misconduct” during Allen’s 2011 trial “by…


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January 13, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Firefighters extinguish condo fire near Northgate Mall

UPDATE 2:07 P.M.: Seattle firefighters have extinguished a fire that damaged a condo building near Northgate Mall. The fire appears to have started on a third-floor patio and then flames spread to the unit above, said fire spokesman Kyle Moore. There were no injuries, Moore said. A cause of the fire has not yet been determined. ORIGINAL POST: Seattle firefighters are battling…


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