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January 29, 2015 at 4:08 PM

Competency exam ordered for man accused of stabbing Renton clerk

A judge on Thursday man ordered a mental evaluation for a man accused of slitting a the throat of Renton clerk during a robbery earlier this month. After undergoing the evaluation, Darren Gayles will face a competency hearing on Feb. 18 at the Maleng Regional Justice Center to determine whether he’s competent to stand trial for first-degree assault…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, King County Superior Court, Renton

January 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM

Delridge middle school student robbed at gunpoint

An armed man robbed a teen of her backpack as she walked to school in Delridge Thursday morning, according to Seattle police. The 13-year-old Denny International Middle School student was walking down a staircase near 20th Avenue Southwest and Southwest Holden Street when a man approached her, pulled out a gun and said “give me everything you’ve got,” police said. The man…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: armed robbery, Delridge, Denny International Middle School

January 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Everett man sentenced to 5 years for Chelan County drive-by shooting

The Wenatchee World An Everett man earned a five-year prison sentence Wednesday for firing gunshots from a car at an Entiat homeowner last May. Luke T. Boudrieau, 19, entered an Alford plea of guilty to five felony charges, maintaining his innocence while agreeing he could be convicted for his part in gunfire that nearly struck a resident…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Chelan County, shooting

January 29, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Former soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits

The Associated Press A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied about suffering an injury in Iraq so that he could collect more than $250,000 in benefits. Investigators say that in claims for state and federal benefits, Darryl Lee Wright…


Comments | More in General news, Military, The Blotter | Topics: National Guard, snoqualmie, veteran

January 29, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Officer involved in golf-club arrest removed from street duty

Update at 4:29 p.m.: Mayor Ed Murray today issued the following statement on the conduct by the Seattle police officer who arrested the man with the golf club and purportedly made racially-charged comments on Facebook: ” I am very disappointed by these incident(s). They are both concerning to me. “While I support the Chief’s decision yesterday to call for…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Kathleen O'Toole, questionable arrest, Seattle Police Department

January 29, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Man killed in Everett shooting identified

The man who was fatally shot at an Everett apartment complex last week has been identified as Jeffrey J. Wehl, 57. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wehl died from a gunshot wound to the head. The manner of death is homicide. Everett police responded to reports of an assault and a gunshot at the Candlewood Apartments, 1022 W….


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Everett, homicide, shooting

January 29, 2015 at 10:13 AM

2.8 earthquake felt on Eastside, centered north of Marymoor Park

UPDATED, 11:20 a.m. | The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network now reports that the earthquake was a 2.8 magnitude quake. ORIGINAL POST | A mild earthquake shook the Eastside this morning about 9:37. With a 2.7 magnitude, the quake was centered in Redmond just north of Marymoor Park, said Doug Gibbons, research assistant at the University of Washington’s…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: earthquake, Eastside, Redmond

January 29, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Police looking for car in fatal Everett hit-and-run

The Associated Press EVERETT — Police are still looking for the car that fatally injured a pedestrian trying to cross a street Monday night near Everett. The Snohomish County sheriff’s office say the car would have front-end damage and be missing an outside mirror. Witnesses say a man was driving. The Daily Herald reports the victim was identified as 53-year-old…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Everett Police Department, hit and run, vehicular homicide

January 29, 2015 at 6:58 AM

15 accused of thefts from Yakama Nation scholarship program

The Associated Press TOPPENISH — Fifteen people have been accused of stealing $179,000 worth of scholarships from the Yakama Nation Higher Education Program. An indictment in federal court in Yakima says they were awarded 67 checks for studies at colleges and universities that reported the students had never enrolled or completed coursework. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports FBI agents…


Comments | More in General news | Topics: scholarships, Yakama Nation

January 29, 2015 at 6:37 AM

Woman accused of recording adult film in OSU library

The Associated Press CORVALLIS, Ore. — A 19-year-old woman has been accused of recording an adult film in the main campus library at Oregon State University. OSU spokesman Steve Clark says the university learned about the video Tuesday, but it apparently was recorded during the fall semester and posted on the Web. Clark says Oregon State Police investigated…


Comments | Topics: adult film, Oregon State University

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