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Category: The Blotter

The latest reporting from the Times’ criminal-justice team.

December 16, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Sentencing in Yancy Noll slaying set for Jan. 2

Sentencing for the man convicted of the August 2012 drive-by slaying of Yancy Noll has been scheduled for Jan. 2, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder with a firearm enhancement for killing Noll as he sat in his car in North Seattle. Noll, a wine steward at…


Comments | Topics: homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Yancy Noll

December 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Body found near Wapato was homicide victim

The Associated Press YAKIMA — The autopsy on a body found by hunters east of Wapato showed extensive trauma to his skull. The Yakima County sheriff’s office says detectives are investigating the death of 29-year-old Omar Vargas-Cortez as a homicide. The body was found Sunday afternoon and the autopsy was performed Monday. The sheriff’s office says Vargas-Cortez had been…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: death investigation, homicide, Yakima County sheriff's office

December 16, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Seattle artist’s ‘Angry Birds’ lawsuit goes forward

The Associated Press SEATTLE  — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a Seattle artist who designed a line of plush pet toys called “Angry Birds.” Juli Adams designed the plush “Angry Birds” toys in 2006 for The Hartz Mountain Corporation, a New Jersey-based pet products company. In her lawsuit, Adams says that three…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Angry Birds, Hartz Mountain Corporation, U.S. District Court

December 15, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Emergency stop in Montana for Seattle to Paris flight

A Delta Airlines Flight 32 from Seattle to Paris with more than 200 people aboard made an emergency landing in Billings, Mont., Monday evening after an “electrical odor” was detected, the Billings Gazette reported. “They smelled an electrical odor on board, so they made a precautionary landing here,” Shane Ketterling, operations supervisor for Billings Logan International Airport,…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Billings, Delta Airlines Flight 32, emergency landing

December 15, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Navy subcontractor worker dies in boating accident

The Associated Press BANGOR, Kitsap County — A man who worked for a Navy subcontractor has died in a boating accident at Naval Base Kitsap at Bangor. The Kitsap Sun reports that 50-year-old William Smith worked in the security department for Homeland Security Solutions, a subcontractor for a base support company. He died Thursday night. The Virginia company’s program…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: boating accident, drowning, Naval Base Kitsap

December 15, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Suspect in Georgetown homicide facing potential 3rd strike

A SeaTac man who was charged last week with second-degree murder is facing a possible life sentence if convicted of his third-strike offense after a fatal shooting outside a Georgetown motorcycle club. A King County judge ordered Joshua Everybodytalksabout, 37, to be held without bail as a persistent offender as he awaits trial in the Dec….


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: homicide, Seattle Police Department, shooting

December 15, 2014 at 3:28 PM

O’Toole opens all 5 assistant chief jobs to competition

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole announced Monday she will open the department’s five assistant chief positions to competition beginning in January, a move that could lead to a significant realignment in the top ranks. Applications will be open to anyone in the department who holds the rank of lieutenant or above, including the current assistant…


Comments | More in General news, Government, The Blotter | Topics: assistant chiefs, Kathleen O'Toole, Seattle Police Department

December 15, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Search for Mount Hood camper called off

The Associated Press OREGON CITY, Ore. — Authorities say they’ve given up the search for a Milwaukie man reported missing on a camping trip to Mount Hood. Family members said 31-year-old Gerren Kirk didn’t leave word about exactly where he planned to camp when he left Dec. 3. Four days later his family reported him missing, and a…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: missing camper, Mount Hood, Search

December 15, 2014 at 10:29 AM

20-year sentence in Hawaii crash that killed Auburn woman

The Associated Press WAILUKU, Hawaii — A 30-year-old Micronesian man with a history of driving while intoxicated has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for a 2012 crash on Maui that killed a Washington state woman. The Maui News reports Walter Mark entered a no-contest plea to manslaughter and other felony counts and was sentenced Friday. Prosecutors…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Auburn, fatal crash, Maui

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