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November 25, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Inmate found guilty of 2011 attack on Kent jail guard

A King County jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday afternoon in the first-degree assault trial of Sean Graham for beating a corrections officer at the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent in January 2011. The jury, which heard opening statements in the case on Nov. 12, also found Graham guilty of three counts of custodial…

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November 20, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Trial opens for 2 ex-Seattle firefighters accused of attacking homeless man

Trial began Thursday afternoon for two former Seattle firefighters and a woman accused of attacking a homeless man who was sleeping on a memorial to fallen firefighters in Occidental Park. The former firefighters, Scott Bullene and Robert Howell, and Bullene’s girlfriend, Mia Jarvinen, were each charged with fourth-degree assault and malicious harassment, the state’s version of a hate crime….

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November 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Man punches, gropes woman in Pioneer Square attack

Police arrested a man after he groped and punched a woman in Pioneer Square Tuesday night. The victim was walking on Third Avenue just after 5 p.m. when she noticed a shirtless man approaching her near Yesler Way, according to police. The man walked up behind the woman, stuck his hand inside her pants and repeatedly punched her in…

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November 19, 2014 at 9:47 AM

3 men wounded in Pasco ambush

The Associated Press PASCO — Police say three men were wounded in an ambush Tuesday night in Pasco. Police say the men were returning from a restaurant to a home when two gunmen came out from the side of the house and fired more than a dozen shots at their car. The Tri-City Herald reportsthe victims managed to…

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November 6, 2014 at 12:11 PM

3 people attacked with sword; Lynnwood man arrested

A 24-year-old Lynnwood-area man was arrested last night after attacking three people with a sword, sending two to the hospital, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was arrested at a home in the 13700 block of Fender Drive, where the attacks are believed to have taken place, the sheriff’s office said. According to a news release…

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November 5, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Man arrested after 2 women groped in South Lake Union store

He didn’t know? A man was arrested Tuesday after he groped at least two women at a South Lake Union thrift shop, according to Seattle police. An employee was pushing a cart through the store just before 1 p.m. when the 65-year-old man, described as drunk and wearing a cowboy hat, approached her and squeezed her buttocks, police said. The employee shouted “that’s…

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October 24, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Alleged serial groper pleads not guilty to Westlake attack

A man charged with groping a woman on a downtown Seattle street pleaded not guilty Friday in the King County Jail courtroom. Daryl R. Sharma, 36, a level 3 sex offender, was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail. He is charged with one count of assault with sexual motivation, a gross misdemeanor. Sharma has an extensive history of…

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October 21, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Parents brawl at Seattle-area youth football game

The Associated Press SEATTLE  — Two Seattle-area youth football teams for players 9 and 10 years old have been banned from the playoffs — not for anything they’ve done wrong, but because of their parents. The council for the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association banned the Renton Five Stars and the Bothell Cougars after a brawl in…

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