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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…


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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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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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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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