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September 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Olympia man sentenced to 6 years for setting wife afire

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A man who poured lighter fluid on his wife’s legs and set her on fire was sentenced Tuesday in Olympia to more than six years in prison. It was the second sentencing for Duane M. Rader who had a previous 10-year sentence for arson and assault overturned on appeal. The Olympian reports Rader…

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September 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Whatcom County woman accused of pulling gun on kids

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A 47-year-old woman who allegedly pulled a gun on young children playing outside has been charged with six counts of assault. Gwyneth Fay Hafstad, of Kendall, is being held in Whatcom County Jail on $100,000 bail. Prosecutors in Whatcom County say she parked her SUV outside a neighbor’s house on Aug. 28, and…

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August 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Police: driver crushes Seattle parking officer’s hand

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Seattle police say a driver with at least four unpaid parking tickets crushed a parking enforcement officer’s hand with his Lexus as he tried to keep the vehicle from being immobilized by a wheel clamp. Detective Drew Fowler says the 57-year-old man was arrested for investigation of reckless endangerment. The parking officer…

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August 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Man in tux shoots at couple who see him having sex in Seattle alley

A drunken man in a tuxedo fired a gunshot at a couple early Tuesday  after they interrupted him having sex with a woman in a downtown alley, Seattle police said. According to police, a witness spotted the 64-year-old man handing money to a woman near Fourth Avenue South and South Main Street just after 2 a.m.  The pair…

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August 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Teen sentenced for carving swastika in boy’s forehead

The Associated Press PORTLAND  — An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen’s forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. In a Portland courtroom Thursday, 16-year-old Blue Kalmbach told the victim in a quiet voice that he was sorry for his actions. Kalmbach was the last of…

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August 18, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Coffee-shop employee attacked, robbed in North Admiral

An employee of a North Admiral coffee shop was attacked and robbed Monday as he waited for the business to open, Seattle police said. The victim arrived at work near 41st Avenue Southwest and Southwest Admiral Way about 4 a.m. and sat on the front steps to await the manager’s arrival, police said. The employee was reading from a tablet computer…

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July 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Man accused of shooting bank guard was just released from jail

A 24-year-old Seattle man was released from jail two days before he allegedly punched a bank security guard, wrestled away the guard’s gun and shot the man at least twice, before shooting himself in the face, according to prosecutors. Arthur Idowu Thomas spent nearly two months in the King County Jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree assault…

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July 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Man slashed during Lake City Way robbery

Seattle police are looking for the armed robber who slashed a man with a knife during a robbery on Lake City Way early Sunday morning. The 39-year-old victim was smoking outside his apartment building in the 14000 block of Lake City Way at 2:30 a.m. when a man approached him and asked for a cigarette, police said. When the victim pulled out…

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July 17, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Woman drops pants, attacks employees at Dick’s Drive-In

Who doesn’t like Dick’s Drive-in? Well … According to police, one woman isn’t exactly a fan of the burger joint — and employees have some unpleasant mental images to prove it. Employees at the Dick’s on Broadway and East Denny Way called police at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after the woman began harassing customers and refused to leave the…

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