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3 hrs ago | Bellevue Reporter
A small sewer overflow near Chism Beach Park prompted the closure of its swimming areas on Monday pending the results of testing by King County Water and Land Resources.
8 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Initially charged with first- and third-degree assault, King County proseuctors upped the charges against him for the July 18 stabbing after 17-year-old Cara Neil died of her injuries five days after the attack .
10 hrs ago | Redmond Reporter
Eric Emil Lehtinen, a 37-year-old Redmond resident who is accused of injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin , had his July 15 case setting hearing continued to Aug. 21, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office press secretary.
12 hrs ago | Kent Reporter
A 14-year-old Kent boy received a prison sentence of eight years and could serve a life sentence for the first-degree rape of an 8-year-old girl last November in a wooded area near a Kent hotel.
13 hrs ago | Sammamish Review
A trio of part-time judges is competing to fill an open seat on King County District Court.
The new facility is needed to store, service and deploy the expanding light rail train fleet as the system expands from 16 to 50 miles by 2023.
A serial rapist who pleaded guilty to the cold-case sex slaying of a 19-year-old Bellevue woman 34 years ago on Friday was given a minimum 14½-year prison sentence, but the judge made it clear he hopes Michael Halgren spends the rest of his life in prison.
He had issues with his short- and long-term memory, leading him to struggle with memorization.
The Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness accounted for 97 homeless people in Auburn in January during its annual One Night Count.
The King County Council has approved the first 161,000 hours of Metro transit reductions that cuts five bus routes and revises many others serving the Bothell and Kenmore area.
Incumbent Chris Stearns faces three challengers for his Thurston PUD District 3 seat, and all three have deep backgrounds in utilities, financial analysis and water systems.
King County prosecutors plan to charge a man with first-degree murder after the death of a 17-year-old girl he allegedly stabbed a week ago in Redmond.
King County residents not currently registered to vote in Washington can register in person at the King County Elections office or the Voter Registration Annex through 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 28. Register at King County Elections, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton, open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Eighteen coal trains per day could start rolling through Kent if a proposed Gateway Pacific terminal is built near Bellingham to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to China.
The King County Sheriff's Office Crime Blotter is both a description of a small selection of police incidents and a statistical roundup of all calls to the Northshore area that are dispatched to on-duty officers.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:30 pm
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