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January 6, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Seattle police make arrest in cold-case homicide

Seattle police have made an arrest in the connection with the 2011 slaying of Donald Meyer, whose remains were found in Georgetown and underneath the Ship Canal Bridge. King County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Dan Donohoe said Scott Halfhill was charged Monday with second-degree murder. Halfhill, 59, was booked into the King County Jail on Monday. Halfhill, who was Meyer’s…

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December 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

3 arrested after diamond ring, pot stolen in West Seattle burglary

Seattle police on Sunday arrested three men after they allegedly broke into a West Seattle home and stole a diamond ring and marijuana. A woman living at the home told police that she hid in the closet while thieves ransacked her house. The woman told officers that “she heard voices outside the front door of her…

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December 26, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Suspect at large in Seattle bus stabbing; victim in stable condition

A man in his 40s suspected of stabbing another man on a downtown Seattle bus Wednesday evening is still at large, police said Friday. The stabbing victim, also a man in his 40s, is in stable condition and expected to survive, said Detective Drew Fowler of the Seattle Police Department. His injuries were reported as life-threatening when…

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December 24, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Man stabbed on Metro bus in downtown Seattle; suspect at large

Update at 9:10 p.m.: A man is in critical condition after he was stabbed on a Metro bus by another man who then fled the scene Wednesday evening, police said. The stabbing victim entered a Metro bus and sat down next to the suspect, who began to argue with him about how close the two were…

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December 13, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Man with throat cut found in Seattle’s International District

A 49-year-old man was found with his throat cut Friday evening in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Seattle police responded to several 911 calls just after 5 p.m. and found the man in the 600 block of South King Street bleeding from the neck. Officers then followed a trail of…

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December 3, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Man robbed after getting off bus on Queen Anne

Seattle police are searching for at least one person after a robbery in the Queen Anne neighborhood  Tuesday night. Police said a man in his late teens approached a man who had just gotten off a bus at Fourth Avenue West and West Crockett Street around 7 p.m. The young man demanded the victim’s wallet and iPad before walking away,…

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December 2, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Body found in Chinatown-ID park

Seattle police are investigating a suspicious death at a park in Chinatown-International District. Seattle police spokesman Drew Fowler said someone dialed 911 around 8 a.m. Tuesday to report seeing the body at Kobe Terrace, 221 Sixth Ave. S. Homicide detectives are investigating. “It’s suspicious because we don’t know cause of death yet,” Fowler said. Fowler did not have any additional information,…

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November 20, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Student describes how he stopped SPU gunman in newly released witness recordings

He spoke in a clear, steady voice as he described to a detective the actions he took at Seattle Pacific University that day – actions that so many people have since praised as the work of a hero. Just hours after a gunman opened fire at SPU’s Otto Miller Hall on June 5, killing one student…

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October 29, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Teens linked to car thefts from Lake City dealerships

Seattle police have arrested two teenage boys they say stole nearly a dozen cars from dealerships in Lake City. Department spokesman Andrew Garber said that police were led to the teens after officers detained several boys “lurking” at a dealership on Oct. 12. One of the boys told investigators they had stolen nearly a dozen cars from nearby…

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October 10, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Woman attacked while jogging Thursday in Interlaken Park

Seattle police are searching for a man who choked a woman until she blacked out in Interlaken Park on Thursday afternoon. The woman survived the attack, according to police. Police said the 44-year-old woman was jogging on Interlaken Boulevard around 3:30 p.m. when the man attacked her, putting her in a carotid chokehold from behind. The victim and the suspect fell to…

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