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September 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Police search for gunman who shot 2 in Rainier Beach

Update at 3:07 p.m.: Stacy Howard, a spokeswoman for Seattle Public Schools, said seven schools were ordered to have kids “shelter in place” for about an hour after the shooting at 2:10 p.m. A number of schools were letting out around that time and students were brought back into the buildings, she said. As of 3…


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September 11, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Capitol Hill apartment fire caused by smoking materials

Update at 3:34 p.m.: Residents of five of the units were displaced due to water damage in their apartments, said fire spokesman Kyle Moore, adding that the Red Cross was called in to aid those people. Moore said that the building does have a sprinkler system, correcting earlier information that it did not. Moore did…


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September 10, 2014 at 9:23 AM

59-year sentence for 2008 gang murder at Garfield High School

A South Seattle gang member who fatally shot a teenager at Garfield High School in 2008 was sentenced Wednesday morning to 59 years in prison. D’Angelo Saloy killed 15-year-old Quincy Coleman, a Central District gang member, on Halloween night 2008 while Coleman was hanging out with friends behind the school. Coleman was shot twice in…


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September 8, 2014 at 2:42 PM

2 men plead guilty to violent Kirkland home invasion

Two men who attacked an 18-year-old man with knives during a vicious home-invasion in Kirkland last year have each pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary, according to King County prosecutors. Blessing Gainey, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges on Friday, while his co-defendant, Vincent “Vinny” Sisounong, 22, entered guilty pleas on Monday afternoon, said…


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September 5, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Carnation defendant competency ruling not expected for 2 weeks

What was supposed to be a two-day hearing to determine if Michele Anderson is competent to stand trial and potentially face the death penalty in the alleged killings of six family members in 2007 has morphed into a multi-day affair, with a ruling from the trial judge not expected for at least two…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Carnation slayings, death penalty, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

September 4, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Knife-wielding man arrested in U District after police open fire

Update at 7:58 a.m.: Seattle police opened fire on a man in the University District on Thursday afternoon after he approached officers with a knife. The man was not hit by gunfire and members of the department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) were able to convince the man to surrender. But before that happened, he led officers…


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September 3, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Judge declines to seal competency evaluation in Carnation slayings

A two-day hearing is under way in King County Superior Court to determine if Michele Anderson is mentally competent to stand trial, and potentially face the death penalty, for allegedly killing six members of her family on Christmas Eve 2007 in Carnation. Juror summonses have already been mailed out in the case of Anderson’s co-defendant, former…


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August 28, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Family pinned to wall by car that crashes into Columbia City shops

Update at 5:46 p.m.: A Seattle building inspector has yellow-tagged the one-story building heavily damaged by an SUV Thursday afternoon. The designation restricts access to the building until engineers can determine what can be done to shore up the structure. Seattle police are working to have the SUV towed from inside the building. The investigation into the cause of…


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August 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM

1st-degree murder charges filed in Kent double homicide

King County prosecutors charged a 29-year-old Burien man with two counts of first-degree murder on Monday in connection with last week’s double homicide outside a Kent gas station. Leland Dean Russell, whose bail was initially set at $2 million following his arrest, is now being held without bail after Senior Deputy Prosecutor Jessica Berliner successfully…


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August 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Seattle man charged in fatal Leschi shooting in April

King County prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old Seattle man with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Deszaun Smallwood, who was one of three men killed blocks apart and within days of each other in April. Lorenzo Pratt, a member of the Deuce 8 street gang who goes by the street name “Chosen,”…


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