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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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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…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Seattle Police Department, Washington State Patrol

October 14, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Seattle police, city news to be posted on Nextdoor site

Seattle police and Mayor Ed Murray’s office are expected to announce plans Wednesday to begin posting city news on the Nextdoor private social network. Starting Wednesday, Seattle news will be cross-posted from each city department’s blog or website to specific neighborhoods, groups of neighborhoods, or even the entire city via the online network, said police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb. City and…


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October 13, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Suspected car thief arrested after lengthy chase, Lake Union dip

Maybe if he had managed to find a bicycle, this would-be triathlete might have eluded Seattle police. Alas, the suspected car thief’s escape was short-lived early Monday morning despite running an impromptu obstacle course and taking a dip in the frigid water of Lake Union, according to police. It started around 2 a.m. when a security guard working…


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October 12, 2014 at 9:59 AM

1 shot, 1 arrested after fight between ex-suitors in Capitol Hill

A man was arrested after he allegedly shot another man he saw with his ex-girlfriend in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood early Sunday morning, police said. The 24-year-old man found and confronted his former girlfriend and another ex-boyfriend at 11th Avenue and East Pike Street shortly before 2 a.m., according to the Seattle Police Department. He pulled out…


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