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February 11, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Witness: Bandanna found where SPD officer killed; later linked to earlier arson

A bandanna with the stars and stripes of an American flag was found in the middle of the 29th Avenue, several feet north of the spot where Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton was fatally shot while seated in his patrol car on Halloween night 2009, a crime-scene investigator testified on Wednesday. At the time, Seattle police…

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February 10, 2015 at 12:06 PM

Cop recalls ‘horrific’ shooting of SPD Officer Timothy Brenton

A veteran Seattle police officer paused to compose himself and wipe away tears Tuesday morning as he recounted seeing the massive wounds that Officer Tim Brenton sustained in a fatal ambush on Halloween night 2009. Like Brenton, Sgt. George Davisson was training a rookie officer the night when Brenton’s trainee, Officer Britt Sweeney, broadcast over the…

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February 9, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Jurors again hear taped confession in Carnation murder trial

Jurors in Joseph McEnroe’s aggravated murder trial on Monday resumed listening to the taped confession made two days after six members of a family were found shot to death in a rural Carnation home on Christmas Eve 2007. On the tape, McEnroe can be heard calmly describing the slayings of his then-girlfriend’s family and how he and Michele Anderson hid the bodies…

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February 6, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Carnation woman accused of trying to sell teen daughter’s virginity

Update at 10:05 p.m.| Bryan Murphy, 38, the truck driver who allegedly tried to pay to have sex with a 14-year-old, was taken into custody without incident in Oklahoma Friday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol. Murphy was booked into the Ottawa County Jail awaiting extradition to Washington. Washington State Patrol Capt. Roger Wilbur commended the 14-year-old victim…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: commercial sex abuse of a minor, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, North Bend

February 6, 2015 at 2:10 PM

Leader of shellfish-poaching ring sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison

The former owner of a Quilcene Bay seafood company was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison Friday for leading a clam-and-oyster poaching ring responsible for illegally harvesting $700,000 worth of shellfish from beaches owned by the state and private individuals. Rodney Allan Clark, 50, pleaded guilty last month to 17 counts of first-degree trafficking in…

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

February 4, 2015 at 4:58 PM

Witness recalls hearing gunshots that killed Seattle police officer

A woman who was  walking her dog on Halloween night 2009 took the witness stand on Wednesday afternoon, providing the first testimony about events that immediately preceded the fatal ambush of Seattle Police Officer Tim Brenton in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood. The trial of Christopher Monfort, who has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and is…

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February 3, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Bothell police detective accused of having sex with girl, 17

A Bothell police detective has been charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly abusing her supervisory position to have sex with a then-17-year-old student in 2010 when the detective was a school resource officer at Bothell High School. Detective Dione Thompson, 45, of Seattle, was placed on paid administrative leave on Sept. 11…

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January 23, 2015 at 4:41 PM

White Center man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing mother

A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Friday, admitting he stabbed his mother 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door in a drunken rage in November 2012. Brodie Lamb, who has schizophrenia with substance-abuse problems, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his mother, 69-year-old Margaret Ryan, inside…

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January 23, 2015 at 3:38 PM

Testimony in Monfort, McEnroe trials to resume Monday

Following a break, testimony in two death-penalty trials being heard in King County Superior Court in Seattle will resume Monday. In an unusual bit of timing, Christopher Monfort, suspected of killing Seattle police Officer Timothy Brenton in 2009, and Joseph McEnroe, charged with killing six members of his then-girlfriend’s family in Carnation in 2007, are being tried…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Christipher Monfort, death penaly, Joseph McEnroe

January 22, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Man could get prison for poaching Hood Canal shellfish

The former owner of a Quilcene Bay seafood company is facing at least five years in prison as the leader of a clam-and-oyster poaching ring responsible for illegally harvesting $700,000 worth of shellfish from beaches owned by the state and private individuals. Rodney Allan Clark, 50, on Thursday pleaded guilty to 17 counts of first-degree trafficking…

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