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Recent Articles
  • Elderly victim loses $41,000 to scammers in Renton

    Police in Renton are warning of an elaborate scam that left 78-year-old Renton woman without more than $41,000 in cash. They say a man came up to her as she was walking to her car in the parking lot of Fred Meyer in Renton. He pointed to a wallet on the pavement and asked if it was hers and she answered that it wasn’t.  That’s when a female accomplice picked up the wallet and opened it so the victim could […]

  • Mariners name Lloyd McClendon as manager

    By Greg Johns SEATTLE — Lloyd McClendon, who spent the past seven years as the Tigers’ hitting coach, was named the next manager of the Mariners on Tuesday night. The club made the hire official not long after a Major League source confirmed a report initially tweeted by the Puget Sound Business Journal. General manager Jack Zduriencik just concluded talks with five finalists to replace Eric Wedge, with McClendon among the group brought to Seattle for a second interview. McClendon, 54, […]

  • Two brothers plead guilty to illegally shipping gun parts to Thailand

    SEATTLE — Two brothers arrested in June for a scheme to ship firearms parts to Thailand have pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to conspiracy to illegally export firearms parts. Nares Lekhakul, 36, a permanent U.S. resident living in Bellevue, pleaded guilty Tuesday.  His brother, Naris Lekhakul, 42, a Thai citizen arrested at Sea-Tac International Airport in June, pleaded guilty last week.   Both men are scheduled to be sentenced in January. In plea agreements, the brothers admitted Naris, […]

  • Bulgarian fugitive, convicted human trafficker arrested in Kirkland

    KIRKLAND — U.S. marshals have arrested a convicted Bulgarian fugitive and human trafficker in Kirkland. The U.S. Marshals Service said Plamen Vladimirov Trifonoy, 58, was convicted in Bulgaria in 2002 and sentenced to eight years in prison for causing the deaths of 18 Sri Lankans who suffocated in the back of a cargo truck in 1995. Trifonoy, who allegedly immigrated illegally to the United States in 2005, had been working as a long-haul trucker in Washington state.  The Pacific Northwest […]

  • 3 students face long-term suspensions for Garfield High School hazing incident

    SEATTLE — Officials at Seattle’s Garfield High School on Friday explained more about the status of 11 students who faced emergency expulsion for their alleged participation in hazing activities. The school now says two students were misidentified, so their expulsions were revoked.   Of the other nine students, six received short-term suspensions ranging from five to nine days. Three others received more serious, long-term suspensions, one for 15 days and two for 20 days.   Since the students were credited for days […]

  • Anacortes man gets 12 years for possessing child porn

    A federal judge has sentenced an Anacortes man to more than a dozen years in prison for having images of child pornography Conor Broderick, 29, has prior convictions for sex offenses.  He came to the attention of police after two victims reported he was harassing them and threatening to post explicit pictures of them on the Internet. Anacortes police arrested Broderick last November, after an alleged stalking incident.  The stalking was reported to police after two different women claimed Broderick […]

  • Lakewood cop shooter’s accomplice appeals conviction

    The getaway driver for the man who killed four Lakewood police officers is appealing his murder conviction, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. In the original criminal case in 2011, prosecutors portrayed the accomplice of Maurice Clemmons, Dorcus Allen as someone who knew Clemmons was likely to attack police officers. Allen, 42, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 420 years in prison. His attorneys appealed, arguing prosecutors couldn’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Allen knew Clemmons was on […]

  • King County makes it illegal to urinate in public

    SEATTLE — It may seem like a no-brainer to you. But Monday, King County officially made it illegal to go potty outside in unincorporated parts of the county. The Metropolitan King County Council adopted an ordinance to make it against the law to urinate or defecate in public.  The legislation makes it a Class 2 infraction, which means offenders could be facing fines of up to $125. “I believe that this bill is a very common-sense solution to an issue […]

  • Lawsuit settlement could lead to fewer institutionalized children

    Mental health services for juveniles required under a recent legal settlement could eventually cost the state an estimated $32 million a year, but could result in fewer kids ending up in foster care or state institutions. According to the Tacoma News Tribune, the settlement resolves a class-action lawsuit filed by the group Disability Rights Washington on behalf of youth up to age 21 that lawyers argued were being unnecessarily institutionalized. The money will be spent on efforts to keep those […]

  • Redmond father pleads not guilty to injecting son with heroin

    SEATTLE — A Redmond man accused of injecting his 4-year-old son with heroin was arraigned in court Thursday. Eric Lehtinen, 37, entered a not guilty plea to attempted murder.  According to charging documents, doctors found a dangerous mix of heroin, ketamine, morphine and other drugs in the boy’s system.  They don’t know if he’ll suffer long-term damage. The boy’s father could be sentenced up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.  He remains in the King County Jail with […]