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November 13, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Father charged with 2nd-degree murder in death of Burien infant

UPDATE, 6:09 p.m. | The Associated Press A 26-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of his 8-month-old daughter. King County prosecutors say Ahmed Ibrahim killed the girl in their Burien apartment and then told police his 2-year-old daughter did it. KOMO-TV says the mother called 911 on Monday to say the girl…


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November 7, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Twins will be sheriffs in 2 Washington counties

The Associated Press CENTRALIA — Things could get confusing when people talk about Sheriff Snaza in Southwest Washington. Twin brothers will have the title of sheriff in neighboring Thurston and Lewis counties. With this week’s election, The Chronicle reports Lewis County Sheriff’s Office veteran Rob Snaza won the top job. His twin brother, John Snaza, is already sheriff in Thurston…


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April 19, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Boy, 12, killed by falling tree in Olympic forest

A Mason County sheriff’s spokesman said a 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a falling tree while hiking in the Olympic National Forest. Detective William Adam said the boy was struck in the head and died Saturday. He was hiking with his father on the popular Lower Lena Lake trail in a remote forested area…


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June 7, 2012 at 5:48 AM

UPDATE: Pierce County deputies kill man at Spanaway

The Associated Press UPDATE: 7:55 a.m. | SPANAWAY, Pierce County — Pierce County deputies shot and killed a man they say rammed their patrol car with a stolen pickup truck at Spanaway. Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the deputies spotted the truck about 1 a.m. Thursday spinning around and smoking tires. A license check showed the truck had been…


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April 24, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Former sheriff’s spokesman Urquhart will run for top cop job

John Urquhart, former spokesman for the King County Sheriff’s Office, announced today he will run for sheriff in an election later this year. Urquhart, 64, retired in September after 23 years at the sheriff’s office.  He said he met with his wife and two daughters Monday night about the decision. They could have vetoed his campaign,…


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November 14, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Family says woman killed by police was mentally ill

A SeaTac woman fatally shot by police in Pierce County Sunday suffered from severe mental illness, according to her family. Holly Crahay’s unpredictable behavior had her children convinced that if authorities didn’t civilly commit her to mental health treatment “ she would end up shooting herself or somebody else,” said her son, Trevor Noble…


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