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January 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

Court documents describe brutal attack on Renton store clerk

A judge on Thursday found probable cause to hold a man in custody for allegedly slitting the throat of a Renton store clerk during a robbery Wednesday. The 44-year-old man was arrested Wednesday afternoon at an apartment complex in the 13400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South after police received a phone call that…

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January 6, 2015 at 8:44 PM

Local comedian struck, injured onstage during show in Renton

  A popular Seattle-area comedian was attacked onstage during an open-mic event at a Renton restaurant Monday night by a man who allegedly was angry that he wasn’t allowed to perform. Dylan Avila, 36, was standing onstage at The Local 907 in Renton on Monday night during an open-mike show that he runs when a man hit…

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December 12, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Suspect arrested in Renton double stabbing

Update at 1:48 p.m.: Renton police say they have arrested a suspect. The victims have non-life-threatening wounds, police say. Original post: The Associated Press RENTON — Police say two people have been stabbed in Renton. KOMO reports they have been taken to a hospital, their conditions unknown. Police are looking for the attacker.

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December 3, 2014 at 6:54 AM

Driver dies as car plunges off Puget Drive in Renton

UPDATE, 9:45 a.m. | Police say the 2014 Lexus was speeding erratically when it left the road at a curve, plunged over an embankment and crashed into trees. ORIGINAL POST | One person was killed when a car traveled off South Puget Drive and down an embankment in Renton early Wednesday, Renton police reported. Police said the…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Road-rage shooting on Interstate 405 near Renton

The Associated Press RENTON — A driver told the Washington State Patrol he was shot by another driver on Interstate 405 early Sunday near Renton. The man says he felt a pain in his shoulder as he was passed by a white Cadillac whose driver may have felt upset at being blocked in traffic. The patrol says a…

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October 9, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Renton man sentenced to prison for collecting late father’s benefits for 17 years

The Associated Press A Renton man who collected his late father’s Social Security checks for nearly two decades has been sentenced to a year in prison. Patrick Derrick admitted that he collected the benefits, totaling more than $219,000, for 17 years after his father died. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle says the 67-year-old forged his father’s…

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October 9, 2014 at 6:04 AM

VP Biden’s visit bringing Seattle-area traffic to a standstill

UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. | Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted that all lanes and ramps are open. UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. | Taking a late commute this morning? Expect to be completely stuck on Interstate 5 through Seattle because of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit. All freeway on and off-ramps through downtown were closed around 9:45 a.m. and aren’t…

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September 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Pedestrian struck by car while crossing street in Renton

A pedestrian was critically injured when she was struck by a car in Renton Monday night, police said. Witnesses said the car hit the woman when she was crossing the street in the 14900 block of Maple Valley Highway around 8:30 p.m., according to the Renton Police Department. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center in…

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September 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Teen charged in fatal Renton hit and run

A 16-year-old teen accused of fatally injuring a teenage skateboarder in Renton on Sunday has been charged with felony hit and run. Court documents filed in King County Juvenile Court on Wednesday say the victim, Andrew Finnell, 17, was skateboarding in the street with his brother and a friend near Whitman Court Northeast and Northeast…

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September 7, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Skateboarding teen critically injured in Renton hit-and-run

Update 9:30 p.m.: The driver suspected in a Renton hit-and-run crash that sent a 17-year-old skateboarder to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Sunday has been identified and is in contact with police, authorities said. The suspect is a 16-year-old boy, and the vehicle suspected in the collision has been located and impounded, Renton officials said. Original post: A 17-year-old boy who was…

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