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March 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Foreign student whose mom paid $2M bail sentenced in fatal crash

A foreign student who crashed his newly purchased Mercedes-Benz into another car, killing its driver and injuring three people, was sentenced to 17½ months in prison on Friday. Yichun Xu, 20, pleaded guilty in February to vehicular homicide and three counts of reckless endangerment for a Nov. 10, 2012, crash in Des Moines that killed a…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: collision, Des Moines, fatal

February 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Chinese student pleads guilty to fatal Des Moines crash

A Chinese community-college student, who drove his newly purchased Mercedes-Benz at freeway speeds on a residential street in Des Moines and crashed into another car, killing the driver and injuring three people, pleaded guilty today. Yichun Xu pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) and three counts of reckless endangerment. He faces a sentence…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: car crash, Des Moines, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

February 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Des Moines police locate missing boy, 15

UPDATE, 10:05 p.m. | Officers have located Jonathan Ormsby, who is now home, the Des Moines Police Department said. ORIGINAL POST | Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a boy who is missing and may be endangered. Johnathan Ormsby, 15, was last seen around 12:30 p.m. after he ran from the Des Moines Marina,…

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November 5, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Death of Des Moines man at Gorge concert related to meth, not Molly

SPOKANE (AP) — Autopsy results show the death of a 21-year-old man at a June concert at the Gorge Amphitheater was related to methamphetamine, not the drug known as Molly. Officials initially thought Patrick D. Witkowski of Des Moines died June 30 due to an overdose of the drug considered to be a form of Ecstasy. Chelan…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: cause of death, Des Moines, druges

October 4, 2013 at 6:16 PM

UPDATE: Deputies arrest suspect in Des Moines shooting

UPDATE, 7:21 p.m. | The shooting suspect has been arrested, according to King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West. He was found hiding in an apartment complex in the 10600 block of 22nd Avenue South. ORIGINAL POST | The King County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance footage photos of a suspect being sought in a shooting in…

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October 4, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Man gets 28-year sentence for fatal 2011 shooting in Des Moines

A 31-year-old man was sentenced this afternoon to 28 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman and wounding a man in a Des Moines parking lot in November 2011. Johnny Rourn, of Des Moines, had pleaded guilty in August to second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Both charges include firearm sentencing enhancements. Two groups of people were involved in…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Des Moines, homicide, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office

September 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

Des Moines ‘boil-water’ advisory lifted

Folks in Des Moines can drink straight from the tap again. The Washington State Department of Health has lifted an advisory for residents of Water District 54 to boil their water before drinking it, after lab tests showed the water now meets safe drinking-water standards, a spokesman confirmed. Officials issued the warning Saturday, after tests found E….

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0 Comments | More in Environment, General news, Health | Topics: Boil water advisory, Des Moines, Normandy Park

September 24, 2013 at 11:26 PM

Kent police dog stabbed in domestic-violence investigation recovering

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. Wednesday: | Kato, the Kent police dog  stabbed while on duty Tuesday night, has been released from a veterinary hospital and is recovering at home, according to Kent police. ORIGINAL POST: A Kent police dog was stabbed in Des Moines after the K-9 team responded to a report of a domestic-violence incident  Tuesday…

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August 5, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Man pleads guilty to fatal 2011 shooting in Des Moines

A 30-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a woman and wounding a man in a Des Moines parking lot in November 2011. Johnny Rourn, of Des Moines, pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and second-degree assault, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Both charges include firearm sentencing enhancements and Rourn is looking at a sentence…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: assault, Des Moines, homicide

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