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September 19, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Man shot in leg during West Seattle fight

A man was shot in the leg during a fight involving up to 20 people in West Seattle’s High Point neighborhood on Friday afternoon, police said. Officers began receiving reports of a fight in the 3000 block of High Point Way Southwest around 3:30 p.m., according to the Seattle Police Department. When officers arrived at the scene they…

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September 8, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Indecent exposure reported near West Seattle school

Seattle police are looking into whether a man who exposed himself to a girl on the playground at Holy Rosary School in West Seattle is responsible to a string of West Seattle flashings last year. Police spokesman Drew Fowler said officers were called to the school at 4142 42nd Ave. S.W. around 12:05 p.m. for a report…

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September 6, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Police suspect arson in three West Seattle fires

Three overnight fires in West Seattle may have been deliberately set, and Seattle police and the fire marshal are investigating. Police received a call just before midnight Friday, after two people said they saw a man set fire to a dumpster in the 4300 block of Southwest Admiral Way.  The witnesses reported yelling at the suspect before he ducked…

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September 5, 2014 at 6:33 AM

Two injured in West Seattle shooting

Update at 4:20 p.m.: Seattle detectives collected video surveillance from Friday morning’s shooting at a West Seattle 7-Eleven and are now working to identify the people involved. The video shows a group of males circling through the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in a gray or silver Buick before they climb out of the car and…

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September 4, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Police looking for gunmen in two overnight shootings

Seattle police are investigating two non-fatal shootings, only minutes apart, overnight. At 11:26 p.m. police were called to the 7500 block of 24th Avenue Southwest, in West Seattle, for a report of gunfire. The 911 caller told dispatchers they had heard possibly five gunshots followed by with screams, according to a police report. When officers arrived they found a…

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September 1, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Two crashes involving police cars in West Seattle

Two police cars were wrecked Monday in unrelated crashes — both in West Seattle, both causing minor injuries. The first collision happened at 5:45 p.m., sending an 11-year-old girl to the hospital. The two-car crash involved a police car as an officer responded to a carjacking in South Park, as the vehicle was driven uphill into…

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August 24, 2014 at 8:42 AM

Sunday Memo: Gas prices are high … Outrage at pooh smells … Sounders to play Timbers

Gas price here are higher than in other parts of the country. Duh. There are several factors. Find out what they are in this piece by Seattle Times business reporter Angel González. Where’s that smell coming from? Who can pass up a story with the headline: West Seattle rabble-rouser…

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August 15, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Disabled veteran evicted from West Seattle home again

The Associated Press SEATTLE — The King County sheriff’s office says deputies have evicted a disabled Vietnam War veteran from a West Seattle home he lost in foreclosure. The sheriff’s office says Byron Barton and his wife and adult son were arrested about 8 a.m. Friday on trespassing charges but not held. Barton was taken by ambulance…

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June 13, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Man sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison for West Seattle killing

A 69-year-old man who shot a stranger in the back outside a West Seattle bar has been sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison, according to the West Seattle Blog. Lovett “Cid” Chambers fatally shot Michael “Travis” Hood, who had moved to Seattle from Jacksonville, Fla., soon before his January 2012 death. Hood was out celebrating…

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