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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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October 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Police investigating sex offender for alleged Westlake groping

A level 3 sex offender is being investigated in connection with the alleged groping of a woman Sunday near Westlake Park. Seattle Police Department spokesman Detective Patrick Michaud said police were notified that a photo of the man taken by the alleged victim bore a resemblance to the sex offender. The man is a 36-year-old level 3 sex…

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