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1 hr ago | PNW Local News

Kent Police arrest man in connection with Shell station shooting deaths

Kent Police arrested a 29-year-old man Wednesday night in connection with the shooting death of two men early in the morning in the Shell service station parking lot at South 212th Street and 64th Avenue South.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Burien, WA

1 hr ago | Auburn Reporter

Accused of sex trafficking, Auburn man pleads not guilty

A 33-year-old Auburn man pleaded not guilty Aug. 1 to four federal counts involving the sex trafficking of two female victims, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle.


Related Topix: Auburn, WA, Prison

2 hrs ago | Real Change

A moment of silence

Members of Women in Black held a silent vigil in front of the Seattle Justice Center Aug. 13. The vigil honored eight homeless people who have died outside or by violence in King County this summer, including Larry Flynn, a 42-year-old homeless man.


6 hrs ago | Real Change

Choice cuts. Metro offers cities their bus routes back - for a price.

Officials in several King County cities say the cost of a proposed program to buy back Metro bus service may be too expensive, and transit advocates say the program may signal bad news for low-income riders.


Related Topix: Mercer Island, WA, Federal Way, WA, Shoreline, WA

10 hrs ago | HeraldNet

2 shot dead in Kent gas station

Police in the south Seattle suburb of Kent say they have detained two men for questioning in the shooting deaths of two other men at a gas station.


Related Topix: Kent, WA

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seattle Times

Victim of forklift accident at Lynnwood Goodwill is identified

The man who died after a forklift accident at a Goodwill store in Lynnwood earlier this week has been identified.


Related Topix: Lynnwood, WA, Bothell, WA


Suspect in Seattle, New Jersey killings charged with fourth murder

A man already charged with two murders in Washington and another in New Jersey is now facing a fourth murder charge.


Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Murder charge filed in Burger King stabbing

The King County Prosecutor's Office charged a homeless man Wednesday with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday .


KHQ-TV Spokane

Transient charged in fatal restaurant stabbing

King County prosecutors have filed a second-degree murder charge against a 38-year-old transient accused of fatally stabbing a sleeping stranger in a suburban fast-food restaurant.


Related Topix: Bellevue, WA

Highline Times

Assault over cash tops police blotter

By Matt Wendland White Center man pistol-whipped and beat over $120 A White Center man was repeatedly pistol-whipped and kicked over a $120 debt according to the King County Sheriff's Department.


Related Topix: White Center, WA, Ravenna (Seattle, WA), Madrona (Seattle, WA), Lake City (Seattle, WA)

The Waterland Blog

Burien City Council approves ordinance controlling 'disruptive' public behavior

The Burien City Council approved by a 6 - 1 vote an ordinance updating the city statute for dealing with people on publicly-owned property "whose behavior is dangerous, unsafe, illegal or unreasonably disruptive to others."


Related Topix: Burien, WA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc.

Mercer Island Reporter

Land values drive tax assessment

Staff from the King County Assessor's Office and Board of Equalization spoke with some 60 Islanders last week to discuss the new property tax assessments mailed out to Islanders on July 31. The Assessor's office lead by Lloyd Hara, an elected official, re-values 700,000 parcels of land county-wide each year.


Related Topix: Mercer Island, WA

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Paramedic proposal met with optimism, some concern

A proposal to absorb Vashon's paramedics into the south King County paramedic system is garnering mixed responses at Vashon Island Fire & Rescue .


Related Topix: Vashon, WA, Renton, WA, Burien, WA, Kent, WA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Ballard News-Tribune

Lockhaven tenant fights back against 'illegal eviction' and 'retaliation'

The Lockhaven issue continues to spill like a cup of dark-roast Starbucks coffee across the news-desk of the Ballard News-Tribune even after the once affordable housing complex, Lockhaven Apartments, has become Cadence Apartments: upscale apartments, operated by Goodman Real Estate .


Related Topix: Drink, Coffee, Eastlake (Seattle, WA)


Community upset over proposed Maple Valley pot facilities

A local company has filed an application with King County to build two big warehouses that records show will produce and process marijuana.


Related Topix: Maple Valley, WA

Bremerton Patriot

Mayor Lent sings Bremerton's praises at chamber luncheon

Mayor Patty Lent had a chance to be the city's Booster in Chief during this week's chamber of commerce monthly luncheon.


Related Topix: Bremerton, WA, Silverdale, WA

The Bothell Reporter

Suspect takes victims car, then returns it | King County Sheriff's Office Crime Blotter

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.


Related Topix: Bothell, WA

Redmond Reporter

Search continues for new King County Library System director

The search committee met this week to select the candidates it will invite for interviews, which will take place mid-September.


Related Topix: Libraries, Redmond, WA

The Waterland Blog

'Burien In Motion' kicks off Travel Options Challenge

Have you signed up yet with King County's Burien In Motion program ? If you live or work in Burien, you're eligible to receive a free ORCA card with two weeks unlimited travel and to earn additional rewards from local businesses.


Related Topix: Burien, WA

Renton Reporter

Volunteers needed to count walkers and cyclists this fall

During a three-day survey last year, volunteers counted nearly 66,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across Washington.