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October 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Deaths of 3 family members in Rainier Beach baffle neighbors

Update at 2:47 p.m.: The 11-year-old killed Monday night in Rainier Beach was a student at Aki Kurose Middle School, according to Seattle Public Schools. Principal Mia Williams sent the following letter to parents: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share the tragic news that one of our students was killed yesterday night. The…


| More in The Blotter | Topics: domestic violence, homicide, murder-suicide

October 27, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Shooting threat made at Green River Community College

Update at 12:31 p.m.: Auburn police expect to complete their search of the campus in an hour or so. So far, the person responsible for the threat has not been found. Original post: Green River Community College has been placed under lockdown while Auburn police investigate a threat made against the school. Auburn police said at 10:15 a.m….


Comments | More in Education, The Blotter | Topics: Auburn Police Department, bomb threat, Green River Community College

October 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Man who tried to buy sex from teen sentenced to 16 months

Tyler Williams, a 27-year-old Iraq war veteran who was featured in a Times story last week about local efforts to reduce demand for prostitution, was sentenced Friday to nearly 16 months in prison following his conviction last month for attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor. Williams, who posted an ad seeking sex with “a…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: attempted commercial sex abuse of a minor, King County Superior Court, prostitution

October 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Auburn police defend response to Misty Upham disappearance

Auburn police are refuting allegations made by relatives of Native American actress Misty Upham that officers mistreated her and didn’t take her Oct. 5 disappearance seriously. Upham, 32, was reported missing by her parents Oct. 6. Her body was found at the bottom of a 150-foot embankment in Auburn near the White River on…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Auburn Police Department, death investigation, Missing persons

October 20, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Ex-Northshore teacher charged with possessing child porn

King County prosecutors charged a 72-year-old substitute teacher on Monday with three counts of first-degree possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct after his computer was seized earlier this month when a technician allegedly found pornographic images of children on an iMac the man brought in for repair. Kurtis Kasner, who was More

Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: child porn, Northshore School District, substitute teacher

October 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Northshore school substitute accused of child-porn possession

A 72-year-old substitute teacher for the Northshore School District was arrested at his Woodinville home on Wednesday after a computer technician found sexual images of young children on the Apple iMac the teacher had brought in to be fixed, according to Kirkland police. Kurtis Kasner was ordered held on $500,000 bail on Thursday and is expected to be…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: child porn, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Northshore School District

October 16, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Gregory Dean retiring after 10 years as Seattle fire chief

  Seattle Fire Chief Gregory Dean announced Thursday he will be retiring at the end of the year — and this time, he won’t be swayed to stay as he was when he first tried to retire a year ago. Dean, who graduated from Seattle’s Franklin High School and  has spent his entire 44-year career with…


Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: Gregory Dean, Seattle Fire Department

October 15, 2014 at 12:39 PM

‘Buyer Beware:’ King County taking aim at those who pay for sex

With as many as 27,000 men in King County going online to solicit sex each day, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg vowed at a Wednesday news conference that men who pay for sex with prostituted women and girls will be increasingly targeted for arrest and prosecution. In announcing the county’s participation in a national program aimed at attacking…


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

October 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

2 men each sentenced to 25 years for brutal Kirkland home invasion

Two men who attacked another man with knives during a vicious home-invasion in Kirkland a year ago were each sentenced Friday to just over 25 years in prison. Blessing Gainey, 20, and  Vincent “Vinny” Sisounong, 22, each pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary last month. Both charges carried weapons enhancements, and prosecutors had recommended the men each…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: attempted murder, Burglary, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

October 2, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Bellevue police seek felony charge in hit and run

Bellevue police traffic-collision investigators are recommending that King County prosecutors charge a 58-year-old Bellevue woman with felony hit-and-run for allegedly leaving the scene after driving over an injured pedestrian on Sept. 10. The 24-year-old victim was first hit in a crosswalk on Coal Creek Parkway by a van, then run over by the suspect’s SUV, police said. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center with…


Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bellvue Police Department, hit and run

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