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August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Suspect in 2 Seattle slayings now charged with Skyway homicide

A man already charged with two homicides in Seattle was charged Wednesday with aggravated first-degree murder in the April slaying of a Skyway man. Ali Muhammad Brown, 29, a convicted sex offender, was charged with aggravated first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Leroy Henderson, 30, in Skyway. Henderson was walking in the 12200 block of 68th…

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

August 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Man charged in fatal stabbing at Bellevue Burger King

A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday Prosecutors allege in court documents that Steven Padilla walked up and started stabbing Jose Arias, 65, with a 10-inch knife for apparently no reason. Arias, who appeared to be sleeping when he…

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Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, Burger King, homicide

August 20, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Seattle police seek hit-and-run driver who injured skateboarder

Seattle police are searching for the driver of a car who hit a skateboarder early Sunday and then drove off. The skateboarder is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street, police said. The car…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: hit and run, Seattle Police Department

August 20, 2014 at 1:05 PM

City seeks new Parks Department head

By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle’s acting Parks Department superintendent is stepping down for health reasons and to make way for a new leader who will be hired after the city conducts a national search, Mayor Ed Murray said Wednesday. Murray said the search will be completed by January. Christopher Williams, 50, who has served as acting…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Christopher Williams, Seattle Parks Department

August 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Bodies of 3 missing climbers recovered from Mount Rainier

The bodies of three climbers were recovered Tuesday from Mount Rainier. The bodies were found in a debris field on the Carbon Glacier below Liberty Ridge, the same location where six climbers went missing following a fall on May 31, said Patti Wold, spokeswoman for Mount Rainier National Park. While the three dead climbers are believed to be members of the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: climbing accident, missing climbers, Mount Rainier National Park

August 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

UPDATE: 1 arrest reported in Kent double homicide

UPDATE, 8 p.m. | Kent police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting, KING 5 News reported. Update 3:40 p.m.: Kent police say they have detained two men in connection with the slaying of two men at a gas station this morning. Cmdr. Jarod Kasner said detectives are questioning the men and have impounded…

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| More in The Blotter | Topics: Double homicide, homicide, Kent Police Department

August 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Wanted man rear-ends Spokane police detective’s car

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Authorities say a wanted man has been arrested after he rear-ended a Spokane detective’s car. Police say the man’s car crashed into the detective’s car Tuesday, and police discovered he was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants related to driving and domestic violence. KREM reports the detective was treated for minor injuries.

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: accident, Spokane Police Department

August 20, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Unconscious man pulled from South Seattle house fire

An unconscious man was hospitalized early this morning after a fire broke out inside his house in the 1800 block of South Lane Street in Seattle. The man’s next door neighbor dialed 911 shortly before 2 a.m. to report smoke and flames coming from the man’s home; the same neighbor tried to run into the burning South Seattle home…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Harborview Medical Center, House fire, Seattle Fire Department

August 20, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Wednesday Memo: Yay, 99 to close, again … Woman trapped under car … Tree sitter down

Uh, oh … Be prepared for a traffic mess with Highway 99′s four-day closure When is that tunnel thingy supposed to be finished? Speaking of things going along smoothly … Well, not so much for the Seattle Police Department. A judge says the department isn’t moving quickly enough to create a system to better track…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: Mariners, Seattle Police, tree sitter

August 20, 2014 at 4:40 AM

Fire crews rescue woman trapped under car

The Associated Press A Seattle Fire Department spokesman says firefighters used air bags to free a 67-year-old woman who was trapped under her own vehicle Tuesday night. The spokesman says an ambulance took her to Harborview Medical Center. She was reported in stable condition. KIRO-TV reports the accident happened at a gas station, where a spokesman says the…

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