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    Robbers targeting Asian women in South Seattle

    SEATTLE — Robbers are targeting Asian women on the streets of South Seattle, not just in busy commercial areas but in quiet neighborhoods, too. “They are snatching jewelry and purses, unfortunately,” said Pat Murakami with the South Seattle Crime Prevention Council. Nine different Asian women robbed in a span of nine days. A map released by the Seattle Police Department shows a pattern.   Six of nine robberies occurred between 4 p.m. and  7:30 p.m in Beacon Hill or Rainier […]

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    Thousands of Seattle Public Schools teachers wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirts to classes

    SEATTLE —  Supporters say it’s more than just a T-shirt, the goal behind the words is to open up dialogue. About 2,000 teachers in the Seattle Public Schools system  were wearing their message with “Black Lives Matter” shirts on Wednesday. “I see this as an opportunity,” teacher Sarah Arvey said. A chance to say that black lives matter. “We are providing students with a range of information and perspective on what Black Lives Matter means,” Arvey said. Arvey says she’s […]

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    Kent schools sound alarm, say they’re overcrowded by nearly 1,500 students

    KENT, Wash. — The Kent School District is the latest to sound the alarm over overcrowded classrooms. The fourth largest district in the state says they are overcrowded by about 1,500 students. In fact, 17 of Kent’s elementary schools have more students than the building capacity. Neely O’Brien Elementary is one of those. On Tuesday, Q13 News visited a portable classroom with 28 students. There was no elbow room, with kids learning inches from one another. “We are sitting at 770 (students) […]

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    Shooting at homeless encampment in Sodo brings up more concerns for businesses

    SEATTLE — The shooting of a homeless man at an encampment at the junction of Royal Brougham and Airport Way started with an argument. The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Sunday and, as of Monday, Seattle police were seeking more information on the shooter and hoping to make an arrest. “A man on the planting strip shot once in the neck,” Seattle Police spokesperson Patrick Michaud said. Police say the victim is a homeless man living at the encampment. As […]

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    4-year-old boy seriously injured by falling tree in West Seattle; dad also hurt

    SEATTLE —  Dangerous winds toppled trees all across Puget Sound, including a tree in West Seattle that fell and seriously injured a 4-year-old boy and also hurt his father. The Seattle Fire Department says the boy and his father were inside Glen Garden, a popular trail in West Seattle when a massive tree broke off from its stump. A branch or some other part of the tree injured the child. The father suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to Harborview […]

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    Jurors hear Seattle Pacific University shooter’s confession to police: ‘I felt nothing but hate’

    SEATTLE — Throughout his murder trial, the accused SPU shooter has shown little emotion. But on Thursday, listening to his confession in court, Aaron Ybarra looked visibly bothered as he hunched over his seat. In his taped confession, Ybarra voluntarily talked about the shooting that killed one student and injured two others on June 5, 2014. “I was meaning to die but I got caught,” Ybarra said, adding that hate forced him to walk onto the SPU campus and randomly open […]

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    Seattle Pacific University victim on being shot: ‘It felt really hot, like a surge of energy’

    SEATTLE  — One of the victims wounded in the SPU shooting in 2014 says she called her mom to tell her she loved her because she didn’t know if she was going to make it. The bullet entered Sarah William’s chest and exited her arm. “It felt really hot, like a surge of energy pushed my body backwards,” Williams said. On Wednesday, jurors saw a graphic surveillance video of the shooting from June 5, 2014. It shows Aaron Ybarra walking into the […]

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    Hero who saved countless lives during SPU shooting describes what he saw, heard that day

    SEATTLE — The young man who tackled and stopped a shooter at SPU two years ago spoke for the first time on Tuesday. Jon Meis was working at the security desk at Seattle Pacific University’s Otto Miller Hall when the shooting happened on June 5, 2014. He was a student at the time and only trained to push the panic and lockdown buttons during emergencies. He was not trained to tackle or fight but he says that was his first […]

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    Victims of Seattle Pacific University shooting relive the terrifying moments of that day

    SEATTLE — For the first time since the Seattle Pacific University shooting in 2014, the victims on Monday publicly described the terrifying moments  when police say Aaron Ybarra opened fire, killing one student and injuring two others. “He was holding a gun,” Anna Sophia Cutturilo-Hackney testified, adding that she could see the rifle pointed at her but luckily wasn’t shot. She identified Ybarra as the shooter to jurors. Cutturilo-Hackney says she was talking to her friend Thomas Fowler Jr. outside Otto […]

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    Popular parks, nearly 170 miles of sidewalk in Seattle could be options for homeless camps

    SEATTLE — Under a new camping ordinance under consideration, numerous parks and miles of sidewalks could be options for homeless camps. “It is rather outrageous,” Seattle resident Garry Golightly said. Q13 News obtained two maps — one drawn up by Seattle Parks and Recreation, the other by SDOT that shows where homeless encampments could go. Click here for Seattle Parks and Recreation map Click here for SDOT map  City leaders requested the maps after the camping ordinance was proposed to […]