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October 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Search under way for missing Microsoft program manager

Officials are searching for a missing Seattle man who hasn’t been seen since he left the Microsoft campus last Wednesday, police said Krishna Venkatesh, 27, a program manager at Microsoft, is believed to have driven from the Redmond campus to Deception Pass, where his car was found Monday, according to the Seattle Police Department. The…

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October 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Alleged Westlake groper accused of more than a dozen similar attacks

A level 3 sex offender whose alleged groping of a Seattle woman on Oct. 12 resulted in a social media campaign to have police investigate the incident may be responsible for more than a dozen similar incidents, police said. Seattle police on Tuesday said that more than a dozen women have contacted the Sexual Assault Unit…

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October 21, 2014 at 3:19 PM

SPD investigating gunfire in Rainier Beach

Seattle police say were called to Rainier Beach on Tuesday afternoon for a report of gunshots. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said officers were called to Rainier Avenue South and South Rose Street at 2:34 p.m. for the report. He said officers found a bullet casing on the street, but nobody who was shot. “There’s nothing to indicate there was a person being…

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October 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Child hit by car in Chinatown International District

A 3-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being struck by an SUV Tuesday afternoon in the Chinatown International District, according to Seattle police. Police said the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. at 12th Avenue South and South King Street. The child was injured after being struck in the head and arm by a car mirror, said Seattle Fire Department…

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October 20, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Judge dismisses suit by SPD officers on use-of-force reforms

Sweeping away all claims, U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman has dismissed a lawsuit brought by 100 Seattle police officers seeking to block new, federally mandated use-of-force policies. “It does not shock the conscience to see certain de-escalation procedures imposed on police officers in an effort by their Department to avoid a pattern or practice of excessive use of force,”…

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October 17, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Homeless man pleads not guilty to fatal shooting in Pioneer Square

A homeless man from Texas pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man on Sept. 24 in Pioneer Square, according to the King County Prosecutor’s Office Kenneth Bernard Jones Jr., 19, was arrested six days after the killing by Federal Way police after he was identified by witnesses and tipsters, according…

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October 16, 2014 at 12:12 PM

North Seattle bank robbery prompts school alert

Update at 12:34 p.m.: Seattle Public Schools says the shelter-in-place pracuations have been lifted at Bryant, Eckstein, View Ridge, Wedgwood and Thornton Creek schools. Original post: Seattle police are searching for a bank robber believed to be armed, prompting several Wedgwood-area schools to go on alert. The robbery was reported near the 7500 block of 35th Avenue Northeast. The robber is described as…

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October 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting on Beacon Hill

King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal officer-involved shooting of a man who threatened police with a pellet gun in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in July. Austin J. Derby, 36, was fatally shot by a Seattle police officer after he pointed a gun at police on July 1 following a chase that started…

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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 15, 2014 at 8:46 AM

Dual crashes snarl traffic in South Seattle

Update at 10:48 a.m.: Seattle police  have reopened all lanes of East Marginal Way South following the Wednesday morning collisions. Original post: Commuting through Sodo this morning? Avoid East Marginal Way South after two separate serious-injury crashes in the northbound lanes have snarled traffic. Seattle police spokesman Patrick Michaud said the first crash involved an SUV and motorcycle at South Fidalgo Street,…

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