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December 11, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Hope Solo seeks dismissal of domestic-violence case

The lawyer for Hope Solo is asking that the domestic-violence charge filed against the Seattle Reign goalkeeper be dismissed. Attorney Todd Maybrown, in a court filing submitted Wednesday in Kirkland Municipal Court, said his client has “been seriously prejudiced” by the two alleged victims in the case, who have not been available for depositions. The international soccer…

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December 8, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Bothell-area woman slashed with box cutter dies from wounds

A 48-year-old woman who was found with injuries from a box cutter on Thursday has died, the Snohomish Count Sheriff’s Office said. The woman had been hospitalized along with her estranged husband at Harborview Medical Center since both were found injured in a home in the 2100 block of Maltby Road near Bothell. The 48-year-old man is in intensive care at Harborview. Both…

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November 10, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Kids safe after Portland woman found dead

The Associated Press PORTLAND — Police say a man killed himself after taking his daughters from the Portland home where his ex-wife was found dead Monday. Sgt. Pete Simpson says detectives believe the man killed his ex-wife. The investigation began at 7:20 a.m., when a neighbor reported hearing gunshots at a home in southwest Portland. The neighbor also…

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November 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Hope Solo trial on domestic violence charges set for January

A Kirkland Municipal Court judge on Tuesday set a January trial date for Seattle Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. The international soccer star was charged in June with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault for allegedly hitting her half-sister and nephew. During a brief court hearing, Judge Michael Lambo set a Jan. 20 trial date after Solo’s…

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October 28, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Deaths of 3 family members in Rainier Beach baffle neighbors

Update at 2:47 p.m.: The 11-year-old killed Monday night in Rainier Beach was a student at Aki Kurose Middle School, according to Seattle Public Schools. Principal Mia Williams sent the following letter to parents: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I share the tragic news that one of our students was killed yesterday night. The…

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October 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier charged in wife’s death

The Associated Press LAKEWOOD — The Pierce County prosecutor has charged a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife at their Lakewood apartment. Prosecutor Mark Lindquist called the shooting last Thursday night an unfortunate example of domestic violence. He says 20-year-old Skylar Nemetz shot 19-year-old Tarrah Nemetz in the back…

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October 17, 2014 at 6:01 AM

White Center stabbing leaves victim with life-threatening injuries

Update at 6:51 a.m.: The sheriff’s office says the suspect is believed to be driving a 1996 Ford Probe with Washington license APA0835. The car is blue with a red bumper. Anyone who sees the car is asked to call 911. Original post: A stabbing victim has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after what is believed to…

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October 13, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Former Grant County clerk sentenced to community service for assaulting wife

The Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA – Former Grant County Clerk Kenneth Kunes was ordered to complete 240 hours of community service and pay an $800 fine after being convicted of assaulting his estranged wife. Kunes was convicted of misdemeanor harassment and assault charges last month following a March incident at the house his wife and mother shared, according…

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September 21, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Sunday Memo: Seahawks Sunday … Domestic violence: We’re worse than NFL … Corgi shot dead remembered

The Seahawks‘ game against the Denver Broncos this afternoon may appear to be a rematch of their Super Bowl meeting of last season, but not really … See was sport’s writer Bob Condotta has to say about it. And speaking of the NFL, the reported domestic violence incidents involving some of its players…

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September 10, 2014 at 9:52 AM

Olympia man sentenced to 6 years for setting wife afire

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — A man who poured lighter fluid on his wife’s legs and set her on fire was sentenced Tuesday in Olympia to more than six years in prison. It was the second sentencing for Duane M. Rader who had a previous 10-year sentence for arson and assault overturned on appeal. The Olympian reports Rader…

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