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  • Fugitive caught through WMW viewer tips given longest sentence in state history for metal theft

    SENTENCING UPDATE: June 16, 2014 — Donald Turpin, who stole 4.3 miles of copper wire from the Sound Transit light rail system between November 2012 and August 2011, was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison. It’s the longest sentence in state history for metal theft. His co-defendant, Lee Skelly pleaded guilty to theft and got 45 days of work release. FUGITIVES CAPTURED July 29, 2013 — King County Sheriff’s Detectives arrested Donald Turpin and Lee Skelly on […]

  • Violent Spokane County child predator sentenced to 43 months in prison

    SENTENCING UPDATE May 13, 2014 — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says Cabbie Baruth was sentenced last month to 43 months in prison. FUGITIVE CAPTURED March 3, 2013 — The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says it was a domestic violence call that put Spokane police on the doorstep where missing sex offender, Cabbie Baruth, was hiding out. Officers say Baruth was high on meth and uncooperative. He was booked into jail for drug possession, domestic violence assault, and failure to […]

  • Feds say they won’t sue over pot use in Washington, Colorado

    SEATTLE — Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that the federal government would not sue recreational pot users in Washington or Colorado. Holder contacted Gov. Jay Inslee and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to tell them the federal government would continue to enforce eight areas of concern that include drug distribution to minors and ensuring that pot grown within the two states stays within their borders. The two states legalized recreational marijuana use and possession in the November 2012 general election. Marijuana […]

  • Accused hit-and-run fugitive surrenders in Spokane

    FUGITIVE CAPTURED Feb. 26, 2014 —The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says David Keck turned himself into the Spokane County Jail on Wednesday night. WANTED IN SPOKANE COUNTY March 15, 2013 — Showing off is typically of little benefit and David Keck is a case in point. Cops say he just wanted to show off his mom’s new Mustang, but now he’s a fugitive from the law after running from a crash that badly hurt his buddy. Detectives in Spokane County said […]

  • Missing child predator with violent rap sheet arrested in Milton

    FUGITIVE CAPTURED Jan. 15, 2014 — The Department of Corrections says Shilo Edwards was arrested in Milton during a traffic stop. WANTED BY DOC IN KING COUNTY July 26, 2013 — The Department of Corrections said Shilo Edwards is a long-time criminal —  a big mixed-bag of bad — who is now missing. A high-risk child predator, Edwards is also a Level 3 sex offender who has been convicted of sexually molesting a 4-year-old girl. Edwards is also breaking probation in […]

  • Lynnwood police usher in high-violent fugitive’s New Year — with handcuffs

    FUGITIVE CAPTURED January 1, 2014 — Lynnwood police officers assigned to the department’s Special Operations Section captured Dion Thorne on New Year’s Day. FUGITIVE WANTED IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY May 31, 2013 — the Department of Corrections is looking for Dion Thorne, a high-violent offender who is on the run and wanted for escape. Thorne is easy to spot with his numerous religious tattoos — and his distinctive ears. He’s been busted for several armed robberies of espresso stands in the […]

  • Former Snohomish County Jail guard acquitted of sexual misconduct

    EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury on Friday acquitted a former corrections deputy of charges he engaged in sexual acts with a female inmate at the county jail, The Everett Herald reported. Abner Canda, 59, had been facing two counts of felony sexual misconduct. But the jury only needed two hours to acquit him, the newspaper said. He had been fired earlier this year after the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office investigation led to charges in March. Canda’s lawyer said the […]

  • Lacey police: Girl’s report of attempted luring was not true

    SEATTLE — The Lacey Police Department said Thursday that an 11-year-old girl’s report that a man attempted to lure her Monday was inaccurate. Police had said that at 3:55 p.m. Monday, the girl, who was walking near 31st Avenue NE and Fairhill Drive NE, was approached by a man in a white Ford Ranger. The girl said the man asked her to help him find his dog. When she refused to assist him, she told police the man got out […]

  • Special legislative session starts on Boeing 777X package

    OLYMPIA — Before the opening Thursday of a special legislative session to discuss proposed tax incentives to have Boeing manufacture its 777X in Washington state, the airline manufacturer sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee. In the letter, Tim Keating, senior vice president of Government Operations for Boeing, said the company faces “an unprecedented level of competitiveness in the global dynamics within the aerospace industry” and that the company’s success is dependent on responding to such competition. Keating went on to […]

  • McGinn: ‘I was always trying to do the right thing’

    SEATTLE — One-term Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn conceded defeat to State Sen. Ed Murray Thursday morning at his campaign headquarters in the International District, taking time to reflect with media members on his campaign and a term in office that “changed the city’s agenda.” A humble and proud McGinn took to the podium around 10:30 a.m. to congratulate mayor-elect Murray, saying the state legislator had run a strong, well-funded campaign. He said he has high hope for Murray’s time in […]

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