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September 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Suspect’s wife arrested in Lakewood robbery attempt

The woman suspected of being the getaway driver for her husband, who was shot during an attempted bank robbery in Lakewood on Monday, was arrested Thursday afternoon. Brittney Latrice Winston was located at her residence in Parkland, Pierce County, shortly before 1 p.m., according to the Lakewood Police Department. She was booked into custody on…

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September 18, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Man accused of shooting Duvall officer charged with assault

A 47-year-old man accused of shooting a Duvall police officer in the leg was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree assault. Joshua Kramer, 47, allegedly wounded the officer and opened fire on a King County sheriff’s deputy Monday night after police responded to several reports about someone in a dark car firing paint balls at people and homes,…

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September 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM

More Ebola aid from Paul Allen, World Vision

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and the Federal Way-based aid organization World Vision both announced new efforts today to help fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Allen will donate $1.3 million to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, the organization that has provided hands-on medical treatment for most of the people diagnosed with Ebola…

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September 18, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Black Diamond man pleads not guilty to killing mother in 2010

A Black Diamond man accused of stabbing his elderly mother to death in August 2010 pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to first-degree premeditated murder. Cecil Walker, 54, is accused of the Aug. 27, 2010, slaying of Ella Walker. The same charge was dismissed in January 2012 after Walker was ruled mentally incompetent and sent to…

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September 18, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Seattle tunnel tops U.S. green group’s ‘boondoggle’ list

The Highway 99 tunnel tops a new list of 11 “highway boondoggles” that shouldn’t be built, in a report issued Thursday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). The report, called “Highway Boondoggles: Wasted Money and America’s Transportation Future,” argues that America’s six-decade “Driving Boom” has passed its prime, and miles traveled will gradually…

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September 18, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sammamish homicide victim met suspect through his church

Update 3:45 p.m. Overlake Christian Church has identified a parishioner as the man killed in Sammamish on Wednesday. “All of us at Overlake Christian Church who knew Rich Bergesen personally are grieving today. Rich’s caring and compassionate heart touched many hurting people in our world. From ministering to street kids impacted by HIV/AIDS in South African townships, to community…

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September 18, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Suspected ‘chop shop’ busted in Snohomish County

Police in Snohomish County have a arrested a 29-year-old man suspected of operating a ‘chop shop’ in the Marysville area, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. Members of the county’s Auto Theft Task Force served a search warrant Wednesday on the suspected chop shop in the 3100 block of 87th Avenue Northeast, where they…

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September 18, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Thursday Memo: Pot-store problems … Cross-country dog … Armpit fire … M’s poll

You need a good business plan, people: OK, a lack of preparedness by applicants isn’t the only reason there’s only one pot store operating in Seattle, but the retail marijuana biz isn’t going smoothly due to a number of factors, including a lack of supply, limited locations, and red tape. Dog gone, dog…

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September 18, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Man arrested after 75-mile high-speed chase

RITZVILLE — Washington State Patrol troopers have arrested a 52-year-old Spokane Valley man after a 75-mile high-speed pursuit that took them from the Spokane area southwest to Ritzville along Interstate 90. KREM-TV reports that troopers say they had received several reports of a man driving erratically Wednesday on I-90 in Spokane. They say he refused to…

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