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May 15, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Covington man charged in fatal beating of 16-year-old

A man accused of beating 16-year-old Tyler Parker to death on a Covington roadside Saturday has been charged with second-degree murder. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office says Robert Thomas “Bobby” Green of Covington has a clear history of alcohol abuse and is being held at King County Jail on $1 million bail. Green’s previous violations include…

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May 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Suspect in beating death of Covington teen held on $1M bail

A judge found probable cause today to hold a 26-year-old man on suspicion of second-degree murder in connection with the death Saturday of a 16-year-old boy in Covington. The suspect, a Covington resident, is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. A second court appearance is scheduled for May…

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March 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Kentwood High students released following emailed ‘blood bath’ threat

An email threatening a “hostage take-over and blood bath” at Kentwood High School has prompted authorities to advise school officials to send students home at 10:15 a.m. Friday while the school is searched, according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office. Early information indicates a former student hacked into another former student’s email…

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January 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Seattle police arrest ‘Jimmy Buffett Bandit’

Seattle police have arrested a man they’ve been calling the “Jimmy Buffett Bandit” since he robbed a bank in September sporting a thick mustache, pony tail and Hawaiian shirt. The 44-year-old man was caught Thursday evening around 5:30 p.m. when trying to rob a US Bank near Westlake Avenue and 8th Avenue North,…

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November 23, 2012 at 6:54 AM

Friday Memo: Man punches, kills dog … Apple Cup … Tunnel money

Jail time for killing a dog: What causes someone to hit an aging dog, and so hard it has to be put down? Daniel Joseph Heidt, 25,  pleaded guilty to first-degree animal cruelty earlier this week for punching the dog he was watching for someone else. The Kitsap Sun reports. It’s still November. More

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November 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Covington murder suspect ordered held on $1M bail

A King County District Court judge found probable cause today to hold a 26-year-old Kent man in the King County Jail on investigation of homicide in connection with the bludgeoning death of a 48-year-old man in Covington on Sunday afternoon. The suspect is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. King County prosecutors are expected to file…

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November 5, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Covington homicide victim was bludgeoned, not shot

King County sheriff’s detectives say that a man who was slain near a Covington home on Sunday was bludgeoned to death and not shot as originally reported. The Sheriff’s Office initially said the victim, a 48-year-old man, was shot in the head by a 26-year-old acquaintance, who was arrested at the scene. The victim was found in a trailer…

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November 4, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Suspect arrested in Covington shooting

A 26-year-old man was arrested late Sunday night in connection with a fatal shooting in Covington Sunday afternoon. The King County Sheriff’s Office said the victim, a 48-year-old man, was fatally shot in the head. The 26-year-old arrested in connection with the crime was an acquaintance, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West. The victim was found in…

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