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September 10, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Murder charge refiled in 2010 stabbing of Black Diamond woman

A Black Diamond man who was sent to the state mental hospital after allegedly stabbing his elderly mother to death in August 2010 is once again facing criminal charges. Cecil Walker, 54, was charged last week with first-degree premeditated murder in connection with the Aug. 27, 2010, slaying of Ella Walker. The same charge was dismissed in January…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Black Diamond, homicide, King County Prosecutor's Office

September 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Ruling on Black Diamond developments will be appealed

Toward Responsible Development, a citizens group challenging Black Diamond’s approval of two planned urban villages, said it will appeal a judge’s decision rejecting the group’s complaint. Attorney David Bricklin wrote in an email forwarded to group members Monday that King County Superior Court Judge Patrick Oishi’s ruling last month was erroneous. Bricklin said the city didn’t adequately…

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Comments | More in Environment, Government | Topics: Black Diamond, development, YarrowBay

September 3, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Black Diamond man injured in paragliding mishap

CHELAN – A Black Diamond man was taken to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee Sunday afternoon after one side of his paraglider collapsed after take-off from Chelan Butte, according to The Wenatchee World. Mark Davis, 58, went off the butte at about 3 p.m. when his equipment failed and he spiraled about 75 feet down, said…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Black Diamond, Chelan, paragliding

May 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Everett city councilman dies in rafting accident

Everett City Councilman Drew Nielsen died Saturday in a rafting accident on the Green River. “We’ve all lost a real, good friend and colleague,” fellow councilman Paul Roberts said today. The Everett Herald reported that Nielsen, 61, was rafting near Black Diamond with his wife, Kim, and several friends. The raft flipped. Nielsen’s wife was able…

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Comments | Topics: Black Diamond, Drew Nielsen, Everett City Council