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  • New tech creates portrait based on DNA, giving hope in cold cases and searches for missing people

    SEATTLE — It’s been almost 30 years since the body of 16-year-old Sarah Yarborough was found strangled in Federal Way. Her killer has never been found. But a suspect profile using brand-new DNA technology is breathing fresh life into the cold-case.  Yarborough’s case is just one of dozens the company – Parabon Snapshot – is trying to solve around the world, said Dr. Ellen Greytak, the director of bioinformatics with the company. “We absolutely think this is revolutionary,” Greytak said. “We’ve seen […]

  • Chihuahua goes along for the ride as Seattle police chase stolen car

    SEATTLE – A very frightened chihuahua went along for the ride late Thursday night as police chased a stolen car through Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood. Seattle police said they spotted the stolen white Lexus parked in front of a gas station near the 900 block of N.E. 65th St. just before midnight. The car had been linked to several armed robberies throughout the day. Police said two suspects jumped in the car and sped off, driving the wrong way down […]

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  • Dog shot multiple times while protecting 16-year-old ‘best friend’ from armed burglars

    DES MOINES, Wash. – A 16-year-old  boy was hiding in a closet giving updates to a 911 dispatcher during a burglary at his family’s home, when he heard gunshots and his dog suddenly stopped barking. Des Moines police Cmdr. Doug Jenkins said the first 911 call came in at about 12:20 p.m. about a home in the 1400 block of South 234th Street. Police said the teen was home alone when the break-in happened. “He heard noises and voices, ran upstairs and […]

  • Bremerton High School closed after threat

    BREMERTON – Classes at Bremerton High School are canceled today as officials investigate an unverified threat. The school district put out the notification just before 7 a.m. Friday. “Because safety is our top priority, we are evaluating the situation and canceling classes as a precaution,” a school district official said in a release. Bremerton police later said the threat originated in New Mexico and a student was taken into custody. Police said they would release more information soon. BPD investigated […]

  • Blaine schools canceled Friday after email threat

    BLAINE, Wash. — The Blaine School District canceled all classes on Friday after receiving an email threat the night before. District officials said in an online post that the email was immediately forwarded to Blaine police officers who began investigating. They released this update at 7:30 a.m.: “Blaine School District Staff are in consultation this morning with local law enforcement officials specific to the nature of the threat that was received on Thursday night. What we are learning is that […]

  • 2 charged in ‘tragic’ stabbing death after mushroom deal goes bad, prosecutors say

    TACOMA — Two people in their 20s are charged with murder after they allegedly stabbed a man during a psychedelic mushroom deal gone wrong. Addison Bishop, 26, and Jordan Boshears, 22, are charged with second-degree murder. They are being held in Pierce County Jail in lieu of bond. Mushrooms and a Fatal Stabbing — Pierce Co Prosecutor (@PCProsecutor) February 22, 2018 According to court documents: On Wednesday, officers responded to calls of a stabbing on South Fawcett Avenue in […]

  • Snow, cold and black ice greet commuters; more snow expected Friday

    Black ice and snow covered most roadways as a cold winter storm held the Pacific Northwest in its grips.

  • Man who drove up to Naval Base Kitsap and claimed he had IED taken into custody

    BREMERTON, Wash. — Naval Base Kitsap was closed Thursday morning when a man trying to enter the base allegedly told officers he had an Improvised Explosive Device on his body and in his vehicle. Part of the base was reopened Thursday afternoon. Those located within certain boundaries were encouraged to “shelter in place” as officers investigated the incident, according to the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management. At 2:45 p.m., the shelter in place remained for Navy personnel within a […]

  • Severed foot found on beach belonged to Washington man

    SEATTLE  — Authorities say a severed foot in a running shoe found on a Vancouver Island beach belonged to a Washington man. The Seattle Times reports Kitsap County authorities reported 79-year-old Stanley Okumoto missing Sept. 19. His partial remains were found in November along a beach near Neah Bay, about a mile from where his car was found by authorities. A tibia and fibula attached to a left human foot with a white ankle sock in a black running shoe was found […]