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November 26, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Warrant issued for former Sonic Robert Swift

A $20,000 bench warrant was issued Wednesday morning for former Sonic Robert Swift after he failed to show up in King County Superior Court for his arraignment on a firearms charge. Swift, 29, was charged Nov. 12 with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun in connection with an October raid of a Kirkland home…

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November 25, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Inmate found guilty of 2011 attack on Kent jail guard

A King County jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday afternoon in the first-degree assault trial of Sean Graham for beating a corrections officer at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent in January 2011. The jury, which heard opening statements in the case on Nov. 12, also found Graham guilty of three counts of custodial…

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November 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Chinese student convicted of fatal Des Moines crash deported

A Chinese national who caused a fatal crash in Des Moines in November 2012 has been deported and is barred from returning to the U.S. for 10 years, according to a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Seattle. Yichun Xu, 21, was released from the state Department of Corrections (DOC) on Oct. 6 and was…

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November 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM

31-year sentence for man who killed former boss in Federal Way

A 32-year-old man who fatally shot his former work supervisor in Federal Way more than five years ago was sentenced Friday morning to 31 1/2 years in prison. A King County jury convicted Kareem Harris last month of first-degree murder with a firearm enhancement for the shooting of Wilbur Gant on Oct. 28, 2009. Gant died about a year…

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November 20, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Kent man accused of allowing his mother to die from neglect

A 48-year-old Kent man entered not guilty pleas on Thursday to second-degree manslaughter and first-degree theft charges for allegedly causing the death of his elderly mother through neglect and stealing more than $100,000 from her bank accounts in recent years, court records show. Joselito Hondolero is accused of being criminally negligent in the care of his mother, Adriana…

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November 20, 2014 at 4:11 PM

$50,000 bail for Everett firefighter arrested in Seattle sex sting

Everett firefighter David “Pete” Vier was ordered held on $50,000 bail on Thursday, a day after his arrest for allegedly showing up at a Seattle fast-food restaurant intending to pay a juvenile girl $150 for sex, according to the probable-cause statement outlining the case against him. Vier, 60, of Arlington, waived his first court appearance on…

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November 19, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Trial begins for man accused of killing wine steward Yancy Noll

Opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman got under way Wednesday afternoon in King County Superior Court. Bowman, 31, is accused of pulling his BMW Z4 convertible alongside Yancy Noll’s car at a stoplight at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street on Aug. 31, 2012, and firing through his window, killing the popular 43-year-old…

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November 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Interlake High teacher charged in sexual misconduct case

A teacher at Bellevue’s Interlake High School was charged last week with first-degree sexual misconduct with a minor, accused of sexual contact with a 17-year-old student, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Patrick Colgan, 33, of Seattle, was arrested Nov. 7 and was released from the King County Jail the next day after posting…

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November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Police: Man accused of UW threats angry at loud students in libraries

A 32-year-old Seattle man is jailed on investigation of felony harassment after he allegedly posted an online rant about University of Washington students and threatened to “start shooting” if their loud behavior in the school’s libraries didn’t stop. Derek Grube waived his appearance in court Tuesday afternoon, when a judge found probable cause  to hold him and set…

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October 31, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Multiple-vehicle collision closes Rainier Ave. S. at 53rd Ave. S.

The Seattle Fire Department said 10 people were injured in a crash in Rainier Beach that involved at least 12 cars , including a Seattle police patrol car. Two people were critically injured, spokesman Kyle Moore said. According to Seattle police, all lanes of southbound Rainier Avenue South at 53rd Avenue South are closed due to the multiple-vehicle…

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