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July 8, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Ex-boyfriend charged in January strangling of Kirkland woman

The ex-boyfriend of a 28-year-old Kirkland mother who was found strangled in January was charged today with second-degree murder. Before the body of Amy Rene Hargrove was found Jan. 6 in her mother’s Kirkland home, she had taken out a protection order pointing police to her ex-boyfriend in the event anything happened to her. “A piece of…

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July 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

3 teens rescue man in Lake Washington

Three teens rescued a man after they noticed him floating in Lake Washington and brought him back to shore near a Kirkland park Monday afternoon. Bystanders on a dock at Kirkland’s Settler’s Landing Park noticed a man on a paddleboard heading south along the shore around 4 p.m., according to the city of Kirkland. Soon afterward, the…

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June 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Hope Solo pleads not guilty; court document describes a brawl

Soccer star Hope Solo pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges this afternoon in Kirkland Municipal Court. City prosecutors asked for a bail of $5,000 and no-contact order between Solo and the alleged victims. However, Kirkland Municipal Court Judge Michael J. Lambo allowed Solo to be released on her own recognizance after her attorney, Todd Maybrown,…

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June 20, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Man arrested after crash on I-405 in Kirkland this morning

A Lynnwood man was arrested after his car struck another car, causing it to flip over, according to the Washington State Patrol, which says the man then drove three miles before crashing into a barrier on Interstate 405 in Kirkland shortly after midnight today. A Toyota Corolla and a Jeep Liberty were northbound on I-405…

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April 25, 2014 at 2:50 PM

20-year sentence for AWOL soldier who killed Kirkland woman

A former soldier who killed a 19-year-old Kirkland woman with a butcher knife in November 2011 was sentenced today to 20 years in prison. Dakota Wolf, 22, pleaded guilty earlier this month to second-degree murder with a deadly weapon for the random attack that killed Scarlett Paxton. Paxton and Wolf did not know each other. During his sentencing hearing…

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April 1, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Ex-soldier admits killing Kirkland woman in 2011

Dakota Wolf, a former soldier who fatally attacked a 19-year-old Kirkland woman with a butcher knife in November 2011, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. As part of his plea deal, attorneys for Wolf – who was originally charged with first-degree murder –…

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March 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Kirkland man arrested in fatal hit & run incident

A Kirkland man has been arrested in connection with the hit and run death of a woman in Kenmore early Friday. The man, 53,  is being held on $200,000 bail for investigation of felony hit and run. The woman was struck about 7 a.m. while she was crossing Juanita Drive Northeast in an uncontrolled crosswalk at the…

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March 7, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Former co-worker pleads guilty in 1996 slaying of Kirkland mother

A man who was extradited from Montana last year to face charges in connection with the 1996 death of a Kirkland woman pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in King County Superior Court on Friday. Clifford E. Reed, 60, was originally charged with second-degree murder for the slaying of 28-year-old Sandi Johnson, whose skeletal remains were…

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January 16, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Police serve warrants in last week’s slaying of Kirkland mother

Kirkland police served two separate warrants today in connection with the slaying of a 28-year-old Kirkland woman in her childhood home last week. Police said the warrants were served to locate additional evidence and several people were detained, although no arrests were made for the homicide. They were served in  the 1400 block of 153rd Avenue Northeast in Bellevue…

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