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November 4, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Hope Solo trial on domestic violence charges set for January

A Kirkland Municipal Court judge on Tuesday set a January trial date for Seattle Reign goalkeeper Hope Solo on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. The international soccer star was charged in June with two counts of fourth-degree domestic violence assault for allegedly hitting her half-sister and nephew. During a brief court hearing, Judge Michael Lambo set a Jan. 20 trial date after Solo’s…

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October 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Police investigating reported sexual assault at Juanita High

Four underclassmen at Juanita High School were arrested and “emergency expelled” from the school Thursday while Kirkland police investigate a reported sexual assault of an 18-year-old, male student in the school locker room. KING5 has identified the victim as a special-education student and says the younger students were jabbing him with a broom. According to a news release…

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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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September 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Driver killed, passenger injured in Kirkland crash

The driver of a vehicle died and his passenger was taken to the hospital after crashing into an embankment in Kirkland Friday night, police said. The accident occurred about 10:50 p.m. at Simonds Road Northeast and 92nd Avenue Northeast. Kirkland police said they found the two men injured in the crash, but medics pronounced the driver dead…

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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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