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November 12, 2013 at 7:02 AM
Gonzaga and the gun: You may have heard about the two Gonzaga University students who faced sanctions after one of them used a gun to scare off a man trying to force his way into their university-owned apartment last month. The university has a no-guns policy. The students learned by letter Sunday that they are being put on probation. The student who owns the gun has a concealed-weapon permit (technically a concealed pistol license) and has said he didn’t know about the school’s policy. The gun did scare off the guy trying to get in their apartment. The students say they plan to appeal. The Spokesman Review has the story. Do think the university should have sanctioned the students? Vote in our poll.
The case of the woman killed by a cougar at a Portland-area wildcat sanctuary this past weekend is similar to the case in California that ended the life of a Brier woman in March, according to an Associated Press story. In the Oregon case, WildCat Haven head keeper, Renee Radziwon, 36, of Portland, was killed while cleaning an enclosure. In the California case, Dianna Hanson of Brier was killed by a lion at a cat haven also while cleaning an enclosure. Issues over following safety protocols also have been raised in both cases.
Some members of the Boeing machinists union are making a lot of noise to persuade other union members to vote no on the latest contract offer from Boeing. The union membership is split. The vote is tomorrow.
We certainly want to know more about this: Body parts discovered after dog fetches human leg near Olympia
What can be more tragic for a family? Second sister dies from Oct. 31 crash near Anacortes
Most-read stories on seattletimes.com:
- Union deeply split on Boeing’s 777X offer
- Anguish many of us understand | Danny Westneat
- Homebuilders lose big in Black Diamond vote
- Seahawks finally play ‘the game we’ve been looking for’ | Jerry Brewer
- Amazon, Postal Service cut deal to deliver packages on Sundays
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November 9, 2013 at 10:45 AM
The Associated Press
SPOKANE — Two Gonzaga students are facing possible expulsion from the university for pulling out a gun when someone tried to force his way into their on-campus apartment.
KHQ-TV reports the student handbook says students may not have handguns on campus or university-owned property. University officials explain the policy is in place for student safety.
On Friday a university discipline board decided to move forward with sanctions, including possible expulsion for the Oct. 24 incident involving a felon who the students say demanded money and was frustrated when he was turned down.
One student has a concealed-weapons permit for the gun and did not know at the time that possessing it violated school policy.
October 25, 2013 at 1:22 PM
VANCOUVER, Wash. — An 11-year-old Vancouver boy who took a gun to school will remain in juvenile detention at least until Tuesday while a mental evaluation continues.
The Columbian reports the boy appeared Friday before Juvenile Court Commissioner Jennifer Snider who heard psychologist Shirley Shen testify the boy has some severe mental health issues. She believes he poses a low risk to the community but is concerned because he often wakes up in the middle of the night and walks the streets.
Another review hearing was scheduled for Tuesday.
The boy was arrested Wednesday at Frontier Middle school with a .22-caliber handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition and several knives.
He told police a voice told him it was a good idea to kill another student who called his friend gay.
June 6, 2013 at 9:09 PM
Seattle police arrested a high-school student after receiving reports he was on his way to school with a gun Thursday afternoon, officials said.
The 15-year-old student was indeed carrying an unloaded handgun when officers found him in the 1400 block of Northwest 85th Street, according to an item posted in the Seattle Police Department blotter.
The student was reportedly en route to the Interagency Academy, an alternative school for troubled kids located in the 800 block of Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. Police locked down the school site for about 90 minutes as they searched for the student.
Initial reports did not indicate the student had threatened any of his classmates or teachers, police said.
The Seattle Times wrote about the Interagency Academy last year.
April 22, 2013 at 1:27 PM
UPDATE 8:45 A.M. Tuesday | Ballard High School Principal Keven Wynkoop said Monday’s decision to “Shelter in Place” at the school came after a neighbor reported seeing “some kind of gun” being stuffed into the waistband of someone behind the school during the lunch break.
The witness gave a description of the person and the vehicle he had come from. Seattle police officers and school security officers recovered a pellet gun from one student, and the matter was turned over to school officials for discipline.
Students and faculty members at Ballard High School were “sheltered in place” at midday Monday after a report that a person was seen with a gun along Northwest 67th Street near the school.
A call came at 12:54 p.m. after a parent reported seeing a young man with a gun. It was not immediately known if the person was a student, according to Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt.
Shortly after 1 p.m., Witt said officers were at the scene and reported that no one has been injured and no shots were reported fired. The incident remains under investigation.
January 7, 2013 at 7:04 AM
This could have been worse … Gun goes off in Silverdale store after falling out of customer’s coat. Does this mean it didn’t have the safety on? Did it even have one? The guy had a permit to have the pistol. Yeah, OK. Police are forwarding the information they’ve gathered to the prosecutor in Kitsap County.
Did the Seahawks win yesterday? Just kidding. Good for the Hawks, so sad for Robert Griffin III. It was painful to watch as his knee buckled when he attempted to recover from that bad snap. (Just in case you haven’t gotten enough photos of the game, we’ve posted another one with this morning’s memo.)
Sounder North Line returns: What? No mudslides? The trains are back in business. They’ve been shutting down the service between Seattle and Everett for weeks on end. Let’s hope the hills have stabilized and the trains keep running. We sort of pay for them, right?
That floating oil rig is on the move again. It’s being t0wed to what we hope is a quieter spot in a Kodiak Island bay in Alaska after being grounded during a storm a week ago. But there is bit of a hitch. It’s being moved during another storm with 18 mile-per-hour winds and 15-foot foot swells. … How much attention have you been paying to developments in this oil rig towing story? Vote in our poll.
Stories trending this morning on seattletimes.com:
- Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch once again the winning formula in Seattle’s comeback victory
- Seahawks could tell Robert Griffin III wasn’t right and took full advantage | Steve Kelley
- Panhandler found dead with $83K of heroin, needle in his arm
- Seahawks are playing like they have something to prove | Steve Kelley
- How fearless, young Seahawks roared back despite early punch | Jerry Brewer
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October 27, 2012 at 3:38 PM
Seattle police arrested a young couple who each allegedly punched a woman during a bizarre altercation outside a Belltown nightclub early Saturday morning.
The 21-year-old man and his girlfriend, each convicted felons, were booked into King County Jail on investigation of assault and illegally possessing a handgun, according to an item posted on the Seattle Police Department Blotter.
The incident started a little before 2:30 a.m. when the man approached another woman outside the club in the 100 block of Bell Street, according to police. That angered his girlfriend, leading her to punch the other woman.
“While they were fighting, the male apparently decided he was no longer romantically interested in the victim, and he too punched the victim in the face,” police said.
During the fight, a gun apparently fell out of the man’s sweatpants, and his girlfriend allegedly picked it up and pointed it at the victim, police said.
It’s illegal for a convicted felon to possess a firearm.
Police recovered the gun and arrested the couple.
September 24, 2012 at 6:55 AM
Weather: Sunny for the next several days with a high of 70 or thereabouts today. That’s great for mid-to-late September. That’s what we’ll see for most of the week, and no rain in sight. Cross your fingers. September can often be rather wet. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
The Puyallup Fair (oops, we mean the Washington State Fair) drew 1.1 million visitors this year. That’s 58,000 more than did the Puyallup last year.
Arena vote by Seattle City Council: Councilmembers are scheduled to cast their votes today on the deal to build a big arena in the city’s Sodo neighborhood.
Police shoot and kill a man in Southeast Seattle: Seattle police officers shot and killed a man when they responded to reports of a prowler in the area. Police say the man pointed a gun at them. Exactly what happened is a bit sketchy. We’ll bring you more when we have it.
How drunk can you be when you shoot yourself in the foot and you don’t know who shot you? A man in Selah, Yakima County, told authorities someone shot him in the foot, but he was damned if he knew who. His girlfriend told police she was driving the guy home and he accidentally shot himself when he pulled the gun from his sock to show her and it went off …
Area gas prices drop: OK it’s only 3 cents lower than a week ago and the average is still over $4 a gallon at $4.02, according to the survey by AAA Washington. Here are the numbers: Bellingham $4.13, Bremerton $4.01, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett $4.04, Tacoma $4.01, Olympia $4.02, Vancouver $3.99, Yakima $4, Tri-Cities $3.97, and Spokane $3.90.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
- State could be test case in marijuana legalization
- Why Washington’s kids aren’t going to college
- Mental mistakes costly as WSU blows big fourth-quarter lead to lose to Colorado | Bud Withers
- Wilson’s success makes Gruden look like a genius | Jerry Brewer
- High-cost home puts mentally ill client in shelter
September 14, 2012 at 7:20 AM
Weather: Hey, it reached 82 degrees in some areas yesterday. Can this be September? It’s expected to be a bit cooler today and for the next several days, but the skies are forecast to be clear. OK, it might be a bit cloudy tomorrow, but we’re trying to ignore that. Enjoy the weekend. The National Weather Service forecast.
Traffic: The map and cams.
Stop smoking or I might shoot you? A man in Bellingham pointed a gun at a pregnant woman Tuesday reportedly because she was smoking. He was driving along in his pickup when he saw her puffing and reportedly asked, ”Who the heck smokes when they’re pregnant?” The woman replied, “I do.” Clearly not liking her response, he pulled out a gun and pointed it at her, according to Bellingham police. They busted him a short time later. The Bellingham Herald has the story.
Dad jumps in river to save toddler son: A man and his 23-month-old son were walking on a bridge in Spokane yesterday when the toddler fell into the Spokane River. The father jumped in to save his son and did! The youngster was taken to the hospital and it appears he’ll be OK. According to the story in The Spokesman Review, Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer summed it up: “This is really a good outcome compared to what we’re used to,” Schaeffer said.
Many decades in the biz: At a time when job security is touch and go and car dealerships change hands or close shop, Richard Hahn of the Hahn Motor Co. in Yakima is of a generation where changing jobs was the exception, not the rule. Hahn has been with the company for 60 years, having started in 1952. His father opened the dealership in 1924. Hahn is retiring. The Yakima Herald-Republic has the story.
‘Take it outside’: That’s reportedly what a middle-school administrator told some boys when he found them fighting and now he’s on paid leave while the Tacoma School District looks into what happened. A parent said the administrator ought to have intervened and stopped the fight.
Most-read stories this morning on seattletimes.com:
June 18, 2012 at 8:13 AM
In response to the recent spate of shootings in Seattle, Town Hall Seattle has invited several public figures for an evening of conversation about urban violence and public safety 7:30-9 p.m. on Monday.
Participants will include Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn; Police Chief John Diaz; City Councilmember Bruce Harrell; Mariko Lockhart, director of Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative; and Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat among others.
The discussion will cover public safety, mental illness, gangs and how a city heals after violence and tragedy occur.
The event is free but attendees must have a ticket. For tickets, go to: seati.ms/KCO506.
Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). The event will be in the Great Hall.
The event will also be streamed live on Seattle Channel (cable 21) or at seattlechannel.org. Seattle Channel will be taking viewer questions via social media, Facebook (www.facebook.com/SeattleChannel) and Twitter (#safeseattle).
Here are the questions and comments sent in via Twitter using the #safeseattle hash tag:
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