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December 19, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Veronica Alicea Galván named to King Co. Superior Court bench

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday the appointment of Veronica Alicea Galván to the King County Superior Court bench. Galván is a former Assistant City Attorney for the city of Seattle who currently presides over the Des Moines Municipal Court and operates a dual-language courtroom that allows cases to be heard in Spanish. She earned her law…


Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: appointment, Des Moines, Inslee

November 19, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Man fatally shot last week in Des Moines identified

The man who was fatally shot in the front yard of a Des Moines home last week has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner as Robert H. Ward. Ward, 44, died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, the medical examiner’s office determined. According to police, Ward was among a number of people at a…


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May 13, 2014 at 7:18 AM

Tuesday Memo: Medal of Honor … Sun and 80 degrees … Seattle driving poll

Now here’s some news to our liking: President Obama is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor to a Seattle native who saved a fellow soldier’s life and secured the evacuation of other wounded Americans under continued fire during an ambush in Afghanistan in 2007. Kyle J. White, 27, will be the seventh…


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May 12, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Man injured when occupants of 2 vehicles exchange gunfire in Des Moines

A man was shot when occupants of two different vehicles started shooting at each other in Des Moines this evening, according to the Des Moines Police Department. Officers responded to reports of numerous shots fired in the area of South 218th Street and 29th Avenue South around 7 p.m. and located a 28-year-old male who had…


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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…


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…


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

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