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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 20, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Suspect arrested in fatal Lakewood home invasion

The Associated Press LAKEWOOD — Police have arrested one suspect in a violent home invasion in Lakewood where they believe another suspect was fatally wounded. Lakewood police say they’re still looking for a third masked man who forced his way inside Tuesday night, pistol whipped a man and cut his wife with a knife. The homeowner was able…

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November 19, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Trial begins for man accused of killing wine steward Yancy Noll

Opening statements in the first-degree murder trial of Thomasdinh “Dinh” Bowman got under way Wednesday afternoon in King County Superior Court. Bowman, 31, is accused of pulling his BMW Z4 convertible alongside Yancy Noll’s car at a stoplight at 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street on Aug. 31, 2012, and firing through his window, killing the popular 43-year-old…

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November 19, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Man fatally shot last week in Des Moines identified

The man who was fatally shot in the front yard of a Des Moines home last week has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner as Robert H. Ward. Ward, 44, died of a single gunshot wound to the torso, the medical examiner’s office determined. According to police, Ward was among a number of people at a…

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November 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Chilling 911 calls document Marysville-Pilchuck shooting

Emergency calls placed by teachers and students to police dispatchers last month provide real-time glimpses into the chaotic aftermath surrounding the mass shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The recordings released Wednesday include the first calls to police from those who witnessed the shooting. They include the harried emergency call placed by Megan Silberberger, a teacher…

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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 10, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Mother arraigned in Oregon bridge death

The Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The woman accused of throwing her 6-year-old autistic son off a bridge on the Oregon Coast has yet to enter a plea, and defense attorneys have indicated they want the court to determine if she is fit to stand trial. Jillian Meredeth McCabe was arraigned Monday in Newport on an indictment…

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November 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM

New charge filed in grisly Port Orchard homicide

The Associated Press The man accused of killing his girlfriend and posting grisly photos of her body online is facing a new charge. Kitsap County sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson said authorities filed a probable-cause certificate Friday amending the charges against David Kalac from second-degree murder to first-degree murder. Wilson said that when Kalac was arrested in Oregon, documents were found in…

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November 6, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Autopsy: Woman in online photos strangled, beaten

The Associated Press Update at 3:25 p.m.: Authorities say a Washington state woman whose lifeless body appeared in online photos died of strangulation and blunt force trauma to the head. The Kitsap County coroner’s office released the cause of death for 30-year-old Amber Lynn Coplin on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the man accused in her death waived…

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November 4, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Kitsap County investigating woman’s death, graphic photos

The Associated Press UPDATE: Wednesday, 9:10 a.m. | Deputy Scott Wilson said Wednesday that the identity of the woman found by a relative Tuesday afternoon has yet to be confirmed. The office can’t confirm the online postings but is taking them seriously. Deputies are looking for the woman’s car, a gold 2001 Ford Focus, Washington license 495-YLY. ORIGINAL…

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