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September 13, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Company recalls tomatoes sold at Lynnwood Costco

A California company issued a voluntary recall of its tomatoes Saturday night, saying that batches of the tomatoes sold at the Costco in Lynnwood might be contaminated with salmonella. The recall affects Expo Fresh Roma tomatoes, packed on Sept. 5 or Sept. 6. The tomatoes were shipped to several Costco locations, including Lynnwood and Tacoma. The company…

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September 12, 2014 at 7:26 PM

King County Council member introduces body-camera proposal

A King County Council member has introduced legislation calling for a pilot project that would outfit King County sheriff’s deputies with body cameras and develop a task force to address privacy and public-disclosure issues relating to the recording devices. The proposal would allow the King County Sheriff’s Office to develop a program to experiment with officer-worn…

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September 12, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Shoplifters threaten Seattle Niketown employees with foot-measuring tool

If ever there was a case for a gumshoe. Seattle police say two women made off with bags of clothing from Niketown after threatening employees with a foot-measuring tool. The women walked into Niketown in the 1500 block of 6th Avenue around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and began stuffing clothing and other items inside shopping bags, police said. Store staff became suspicious so one…

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September 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal deputy-involved shooting at Sodo Station

As is routine in such cases, King County Executive Dow Constantine on Friday ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a man by a sheriff’s deputy at Sound Transit’s Link light rail Sodo station in June. Oscar Eduardo Perez-Giron, 23, was fatally shot after he wrestled with deputy Malcolm Elliott and then pulled a…

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September 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Teen accused of killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright charged with murder

The Associated Press PORT ORCHARD — The teen accused in the rape and killing of a 6-year-old Washington girl has been charged with aggravated murder and aggravated rape. The charges were filed Friday against Gabriel Gaeta in Kitsap County Superior Court. The 17-year-old has been held in the Kitsap County Juvenile Detention Center on $1 million bail…

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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 12, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Chief O’Toole to seek dismissal of pot tickets written by single officer

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has asked city attorneys to seek the dismissal of  all of the citations issued by a bicycle officer who wrote 80 percent of the tickets during the first half of this year for using marijuana in public. The request to the City Attorney’s Office is based on a conclusion the 66 citations…

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September 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Vandals smash windows on dozens of cars on Westlake Avenue North

Seattle police say the windows on dozens of cars were smashed overnight on Westlake Avenue North. The cars were parked in the 2000 block of Westlake Avenue North when they were vandalized by two men, police said. Police were first alerted to the vandalism spree when a resident dialed 911 around 3 a.m. to report seeing two men armed…

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September 12, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Man who fled to Washington gets 50 years for stabbing ex-wife 84 times

The Associated Press MORRISTOWN, N.J.  — A Morris County man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife and covering her face with a pig mask has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. A jury found Anthony Novellino guilty in July of the murder of 62-year-old Judith Novellino, a high school English teacher. The couple had recently divorced. Prosecutors…

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September 12, 2014 at 10:34 AM

FBI: Boy taken by father from Seattle may be in danger

The FBI and local police are searching for a 9-year-old boy who is believed to be with his father and may be in danger. Billy Hanson is believed to be with Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, in a white 1976 Cooper sailboat named “Draco.” Billy was last seen with his father on Aug. 30, according to the FBI….

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