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April 16, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Renton man charged in girlfriend’s death

King County prosecutors on Wednesday charged Gabriel Navarro of Renton with first-degree murder/domestic violence, accusing the 20-year-old of strangling his girlfriend to prevent her from ending their three-year relationship and to punish her family. Navarro is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $2 million bail. Allison Leedy, 20, spent the past four months making…

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April 14, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Police: Renton murder suspect blames alternate personality

A King County District Court judge on Monday found probable cause to hold a 20-year-old Renton man on investigation of second-degree murder in connection with the death of the man’s 20-year-old girlfriend on Saturday. The judge set bail at $750,000 for Gabriel G. Navarro, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Just before noon Saturday, Navarro…

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April 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Suspect in Bellevue slaying is arrested during traffic stop

Bellevue police arrested a suspect Monday morning in the slaying of a 72-year-old woman whose body was found inside her apartment Sunday night, according to Bellevue police. The 53-year-old man was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of homicide just after 10 a.m., jail records show. The man, whose criminal history includes convictions for…

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April 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Girl dies after being struck by pickup in Northgate

A 17-year-old girl was killed this morning when she was struck by a pickup as she crossed Fifth Avenue Northeast at Northeast 115th Street in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood, according to Seattle police. The girl was walking west around 8:20 a.m. when she was hit by a green Ford Ranger that was traveling south on Fifth Avenue Northeast,…

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April 14, 2014 at 11:38 AM

1 injured in blast at Aurora Avenue North motel

A man was critically injured this morning when a natural-gas explosion destroyed a room at a motel on Aurora Avenue North, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Police and fire personnel responded to the Klose-In Motel at 9309 Aurora Ave. N., after the explosion just before 11:30 a.m., said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department. The victim,…

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April 3, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Once believed found, woman still missing in mudslide

Kris Regelbrugge, 44, remains missing in the Oso-area mudslide, according to one of her husband’s brothers. Another relative told The Seattle Times last week that Regelbrugge’s body had been recovered from the mud, about 10 feet from where the body of her husband, Navy Cmdr. L. John Regelbrugge, 49, was found. John Regelbrugge’s brothers — Greg, Danny…

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April 2, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Thorp named to King County Superior Court bench

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday he is appointing Tanya Thorp, a 12-year veteran of the state Attorney General’s Office, to the King County Superior Court to replace Judge Joan DuBuque, who is retiring after serving more than 30 years on the bench. Thorp, 35, of Seattle, received her law degree cum laude from Seattle University in 2002;…

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April 1, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Ex-soldier admits killing Kirkland woman in 2011

Dakota Wolf, a former soldier who fatally attacked a 19-year-old Kirkland woman with a butcher knife in November 2011, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. As part of his plea deal, attorneys for Wolf – who was originally charged with first-degree murder –…

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March 28, 2014 at 1:35 PM

3 generations of family among the missing

Shane and Katie Ruthven were living “an all-American” love story: They had just landed some new contracts and their small business, Mountain Lion Glass, was expanding. They recently purchased property in Ocean Shores, with the idea of having a place to share vacations with their large, extended family, said Katie’s father, retired Snohomish County sheriff’s…

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March 25, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Brothers of U.S. Navy commander find his body in mudslide debris

The body of U.S. Navy Cmdr. L. John Regelbrugge III, 49, was found this morning on his property on Steelhead Drive, said his sister-in-law, Jackie Leighton of Vacaville, Calif. Regelbrugge was a 32-year Navy veteran, she said. “John was found this morning about 10 a.m. with his dog. His brothers found his body,” Leighton said. Regelbrugge’s wife, Kris,…

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