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April 23, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Snorkeler who died in Hawaii was Washington state woman

The Associated Press LIHUE, Hawaii — A snorkeler who died off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai has been identified as a Washington state resident. The Garden Island says the drowning victim is identified as 65-year-old Gayle Kelly. Kelly died after getting caught in a current while snorkeling with other swimmers off Haena Beach Park…

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December 12, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Bellevue man gets life in prison for murdering girlfriend on Hawaii

The Associated Press KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii  – A Washington man who beat his girlfriend to death while the two were vacationing in Hawaii has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Philip Howard Zimmerman, 47, was sentenced Tuesday for second-degree murder and kidnapping in the death of 44-year-old Susan Brockert at The Fairmont Orchid…

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June 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Bellevue man pleads guilty to murder in Hawaii; victim also from Bellevue

The Associated Press KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii –  A Bellevue man accused of beating his girlfriend to death at a Hawaii resort has pleaded guilty. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports prosecutors say 46-year-old Philip Howard Zimmerman pleaded guilty Wednesday to second-degree murder, kidnapping and criminal property damage. Zimmerman and 44-year-old Susan Brockert, also from Bellevue, were vacationing at The Fairmont…

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May 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Waiting for the president in Denny Blaine

Posted by Lynn Thompson / Seattle Times staff reporter About 50 people gathered at Viretta Park in the Denny Blaine neighborhood, across the street from the home of Bruce and Ann Blume, to get a glimpse of the presidential motorcade. Sandy Chock-Eng, who grew up in Hawaii, wore her socks with Hawaiian flags on the side. “I’m…

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December 29, 2011 at 7:10 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Speeding on bridge … Dining on squirrel … Missing in Hawaii

Weather: We wish we could say something different here, but over the next five days, there’s either rain or the chance of rain or showers in the forecast. Oh joy.  That means we greet the new year with gray and rainy weather. But there are fireworks, too! The details. Traffic: Today’s the first day of tolling…

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