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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 6, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Man accused of online threats against UW charged with harassment

A man who allegedly threatened to carry out a shooting at the University of Washington was charged Thursday with felony harassment and misdemeanor harassment, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office. Derek Grube, 32, in is being held in the King County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 20. According to charging…

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November 5, 2014 at 11:14 AM

Police: Man accused of UW threats angry at loud students in libraries

A 32-year-old Seattle man is jailed on investigation of felony harassment after he allegedly posted an online rant about University of Washington students and threatened to “start shooting” if their loud behavior in the school’s libraries didn’t stop. Derek Grube waived his appearance in court Tuesday afternoon, when a judge found probable cause  to hold him and set…

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November 4, 2014 at 11:14 AM

11-year sentence for DUI driver in fatal Burien crash

A Tukwila man has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison for driving impaired when he caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a Marysville woman last December, the prosecutor’s office said. Christopher Wittman, 25, pleaded guilty last month in King County Superior Court to vehicular homicide (DUI), vehicular assault (DUI) and reckless endangerment. He was sentenced on Friday,…

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October 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Northshore school substitute accused of child-porn possession

A 72-year-old substitute teacher for the Northshore School District was arrested at his Woodinville home on Wednesday after a computer technician found sexual images of young children on the Apple iMac the teacher had brought in to be fixed, according to Kirkland police. Kurtis Kasner was ordered held on $500,000 bail on Thursday and is expected to be…

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October 15, 2014 at 12:39 PM

‘Buyer Beware:’ King County taking aim at those who pay for sex

With as many as 27,000 men in King County going online to solicit sex each day, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg vowed at a Wednesday news conference that men who pay for sex with prostituted women and girls will be increasingly targeted for arrest and prosecution. In announcing the county’s participation in a national program aimed at attacking…

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October 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Report: SPD officer caused ‘unnecessary’ injury to suspect

A  Seattle police officer caused “unnecessary and forseeable injury” when he punched a handcuffed woman during a June incident, according a police training expert’s opinion submitted to prosecutors. The opinion about the conduct of Officer Adley Shepherd was reached by Robert Bragg Jr. of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, the Washington State…

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October 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

2 men each sentenced to 25 years for brutal Kirkland home invasion

Two men who attacked another man with knives during a vicious home-invasion in Kirkland a year ago were each sentenced Friday to just over 25 years in prison. Blessing Gainey, 20, and  Vincent “Vinny” Sisounong, 22, each pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and first-degree burglary last month. Both charges carried weapons enhancements, and prosecutors had recommended the men each…

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October 2, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Man, 19, charged with fatal Pioneer Square shooting

A 19-year-old man was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in connection with last week’s fatal shooting in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Kenneth Bernard Jones Jr. is accused of shooting Melvin V. “TayTay” Dees, 22, several times near Yesler Way and Second Avenue Extension South around 10:40 a.m. Sept. 24. Dees was taken to Harborview Medical Center,…

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September 30, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ex-deputy in prostitution case sentenced to longer prison term

A former King County sheriff’s deputy who was sentenced last month to 366 days in prison for helping his wife work as a prostitute has been re-sentenced to a longer term after he was caught lying to the court. Darrion Keith Holiwell was sentenced Monday to 17 months in prison and ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution…

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