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November 21, 2014 at 12:19 PM

31-year sentence for man who killed former boss in Federal Way

A 32-year-old man who fatally shot his former work supervisor in Federal Way more than five years ago was sentenced Friday morning to 31 1/2 years in prison. A King County jury convicted Kareem Harris last month of first-degree murder with a firearm enhancement for the shooting of Wilbur Gant on Oct. 28, 2009. Gant died about a year…

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November 19, 2014 at 6:03 AM

2 overnight shootings in Federal Way; 1 fatal

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. | The body found at the Club Palisades Apartments has now been linked to a shootout and robbery in Pierce County, according to officials. ORIGINAL POST | Police are investigating two overnight shootings in Federal Way. KIRO reports a 20-year-old man was fatally shot late Tuesday night at the Club Palisades Apartments….

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October 30, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Two crashes on northbound I-5 snarl traffic

UPDATE, 9:15 a.m. | The accidents have cleared, according to the WSDOT. UPDATE, 7:20 a.m. | The northbound I-5 backup near Martin Luther King, Jr. Way is about five miles as the two right lanes remain blocked from the earlier collision, according to a WSDOT tweet. UPDATE, 7:37 a.m. | All lanes of northbound I-5 except the…

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October 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Teen struck by school bus in Federal Way still in critical condition

A Federal Way girl who was hit by a school bus carrying elementary students on Thursday remained in critical condition Friday morning at Harborview Medical Center, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The girl had just left her home and was in the crosswalk when she was struck at the intersection of Pacific Highway South and South…

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October 14, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Fire damages Federal Way strip mall

The Associated Press FEDERAL WAY — A stubborn fire continued to flare up Tuesday morning, three hours after it broke out about 6:30 a.m. in a strip mall in Federal Way. KOMO reports the building on Pacific Highway South houses a tattoo and piercing saloon, trophy award shop and martial arts studio. The owner of the tattoo shop…

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September 26, 2014 at 1:46 PM

King County man sentenced to 7 years for attempted pot robbery

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A federal judge sentenced a 19-year-old King County man to seven years in prison for using a firearm during an attempted marijuana robbery that turned deadly. Federal prosecutors say Lenny Brikn Jr. and his half-brother Deshawn Boykin pulled a gun and tried to rob two men who arrived at a Federal Way apartment…

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September 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Road closed after pedestrian killed in Federal Way accident

A woman was killed in Federal Way early Friday morning when she was hit by a car while crossing a roadway, according to Federal Way police. Police said the woman, about 60, was crossing the street in the 32200 block of 21st Avenue Southwest at around 6:30 a.m. and had almost reached the curb when she…

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September 3, 2014 at 6:15 AM

Teen wounded in Federal Way shooting

A teenage boy was taken to Seattle’s Haborview Medical Center after a shooting Tuesday night in Federal Way. The boy was in the 1800 block of South 288th Street around 9:24 p.m. when he was shot, said department spokeswoman Cathy Schrock. The teen was shot in the shoulder and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Neighbors told KIRO…

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September 3, 2014 at 6:12 AM

Wednesday Memo: First day of school today … Bus service cuts? … Teen shot in Federal Way

It’s the first day of school in many districts today, including Seattle. Be careful out there. In other school related news: Seattle mayor seeks new Education Department for cityState’s charter-school era begins with Seattle elementary Bus service cuts proposed: Is one of the routes yours? King County proposes 48 bus-route reductions for 2015 A…

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