A portion of the West Valley Highway in Auburn that closed because of a mudslide has reopened, city officials said. A mudslide this morning closed the highway from 15th Street Northwest to 37th Street Northwest, according to the city of Auburn. Crews have cleared the roadway and placed jersey barriers in front of the slide area…More
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Auburn police say that a man was shot, fell or was pushed out of a window, and then managed to dial 911 early this morning. At 12:40 a.m., the 28-year-old walked into a room at the Days Inn, 1521 D St. N.E., and was shot in the abdomen. The man then jumped, or was thrown, out of the motel room window,…More
A man was sentenced to 19 years in prison this afternoon for fatally stabbing his cousin on Christmas Eve 2012 in Auburn, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Bradley Courville, 26, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with a deadly-weapon enhancement in December, faced a range of 15 to 23 years in prison. He also pleaded guilty to…More
King County prosecutors have filed charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless endangerment against an 18-year-old man accused of driving so fast on a winding road in Auburn that his car traveled more than 400 feet off the road, sheared a utility pole and ejected two passengers. Qiang Liu, of Auburn, was with four passengers…More
A man was struck by an Amtrak train in Auburn this afternoon. The 42-year-old from Las Vegas was posing for a photo on the tracks when the train approached. He was unable to get out of the way of the southbound train that was traveling 79 miles per hour, said Auburn police spokesman Cmdr. Mike Hirman. The man’s…More
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office released the name of a 5-year-old boy who died as a result of a car crash in Auburn over the weekend. Stacey Holmes died at Harborview Medical Center on Monday following Sunday collision at 2:30 a.m. on Auburn Way South near the Muckleshoot Casino. Auburn police said the boy and his 9-year-old…More
A five-year-old child who was critically injured in an early morning car crash on Sunday in Auburn died at Harborview Medical Center on Monday morning, according to police. Auburn police said the collision occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday when a 21-year-old Pacific man was speeding at around 90 miles per hour when he ran off Auburn…More
A man pleaded guilty yesterday to fatally stabbing his cousin last Christmas Eve in Auburn, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Bradley Courville pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with a deadly-weapon enhancement. He also pleaded guilty to third-degree assault for assaulting an Auburn police officer.
The 25-year-old Courville, who goes by the nickname “Red Cloud,” faces a range of 15 to 23 years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 10.
Around 1:18 a.m. Dec. 24, Auburn police found the victim, Quinn Oliver, 26, dead at a home in the 4000 block of Auburn Way South. A woman at the residence told officers that before Oliver died, he staggered inside and said that “Red Cloud” had stabbed him.
Soon after the woman explained this to police, Courville emerged from some nearby bushes and identified himself to officers, according to charging documents.
When talking with police, Courville said he was experiencing a “spiritual” moment before the slaying and grabbed a butcher knife, charges said. Courville told officers that Oliver called him a name and he reacted by stabbing the man in the neck. Courville said that after the stabbing he hid in the bushes.More
The man suspected of shooting two men outside the Muckleshoot Casino late Saturday night has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, both with firearms enhancements. Antonio F. Castro, 63, of Renton, remains in the King County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 2 at the Maleng Regional Justice…More
Bail was set Monday at $500,000 for a 63-year-old Renton man after a judge found probable cause to hold him on investigation of assault for the weekend shooting at the Muckleshoot Casino. The man is alleged to have shot two men Saturday in the parking lot of the Auburn casino. According to Auburn police, the Renton man was…More