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  • David Pietz sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison

    SEATTLE — David Pietz was sentenced to 220 months in prison Thursday  in King County Court for the 2006 murder of his wife Nicole. Nicole Pietz’s naked body was discovered in a wooded area near SeaTac a week after she disappeared Jan. 29, 2006. David, long the primary suspect in the case, maintained his innocence since being charged with second-degree murder in connection with her death in March 2012. He did not take the stand during the trial. Nicole, 32, had […]

  • SeaTac workers optimistic Prop 1 will pass — if it does, opponents may challenge

    SEATAC — Workers are optmistic that the SeaTac “Good Jobs Initiative” will pass after jumping out to an early lead in the election. And with the latest ballot count on Wednesday night, with 3,942 votes counted, that optimism reigns with a tally of 53% to 47% supporting the initiative. The initiative seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for workers in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and at airport-related businesses. “It was a warm feeling. Man, I don’t know […]

  • Baldwin supports former college teammate Jonathan Martin

    SEATTLE — The Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito has been in the headlines recently over allegations that he bullied rookie teammate Jonathan Martin. Omar Kelly with the Sun Sentinel reported that Miami Dolphins coaches asked player Richie Incognito, who was the offensive line’s undisputed leader, to toughen up teammate Jonathan Martin after he missed a voluntary workout last spring, multiple sources said. The sources told the paper they believe that Incognito, who is accused of using racially incendiary language and bullying […]

  • High school student arrested for allegedly attempting to lure young boy

    SEATTLE — Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an 18-year-old Curtis High School student Wednesday for reportedly attempting to lure a 13-year-old boy, detective Ed Troyer said. Police said the 18-year-old offered the younger boy money to go with him; the incident happened Monday afternoon. Police said that the 18-year-old was allegedly trying to get the boy to go into the woods with him and believe he was intending to assault the younger boy. The older teen tried to grab the […]

  • Pete Carroll: A matter of time for Percy Harvin

    Head coach Pete Carroll addressed the media this afternoon ahead of the team’s 1:30 p.m. PT “Competition Wednesday” practice and preparation for the club’s Week 10 road contest with the Atlanta Falcons. Carroll said he threw around with wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip) before the team’s walk-through practice today and was impressed with his work out, but noted that Harvin would not practice with the team on Wednesday. “We’re excited that he’s strong and feeling good,” said Carroll. “We’ll see […]

  • VIDEO: ‘Robohand’ uses 3D printer to give 5-year-old a hand

    SEATTLE — Ivan Owen, an artist based in Bellingham, and Richard Van As in South Africa have designed “Robohand,” a mechanical hand prosthesis that is created using a 3D printer. Robohand can be created for anywhere between $10 and $150, depending on the hardware used and the design is public domain — Owen and Van As wanted to offer people a cheaper alternative to traditional prothesis, which can run in the tens of thousands of dollars. Owen created a prosthetic […]

  • Murray appears headed to victory in Seattle’s mayoral race

    SEATTLE — State Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, appeared to be headed for victory in Seattle’s mayoral race Tuesday night, taking a large lead — 56-43% — over Mayor Mike McGinn with about 40 percent of the votes reported. ‘We believe we won, yes,” Murray told a reporter late Tuesday night. Indeed, The Seattle Times front-page headline Wednesday morning blared in big, bold type, “It’s Mayor Murray” The first day’s ballot count by King County Elections had 50,938 votes for Murray […]

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is re-elected

    (CNN) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has won four more years leading the Garden State, CNN projects, defeating Democratic state Sen. Barbara Buono in the state’s gubernatorial race. Christie’s victory became a forgone conclusion long before polls closed in New Jersey, as public opinion polls for months have indicated the tough-talking Republican headliner was far ahead of his Democratic challenger. There are national implications to the race, too. With Christie considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination in […]

  • Man on bail for meth possession shows up at courthouse with — what else? — meth pipe

    SEATTLE — A deputy at the Cowlitz County Hall of Justice apprehended a man Tuesday who deposited a meth pipe into the security checkpoint’s x-ray tray. While it sounds like a not-so-smart move, what’s even stranger is why the man was there in the first place — he was scheduled to appear before a judge on charges of methamphetamine possession and obstructing an officer. After the man was arrested, he told police that he was simply bringing the pipe to […]

  • Puyallup Tribal police arrest fugitive accused of casing casino before attacking, robbing elderly woman

    FUGITIVE CAPTURED October 18, 2013 — The Puyallup Tribal Police Department arrested Benjamin Morales Palacios at the Emerald Queen Casino on Friday. FUGITIVE WANTED IN PUYALLUP March 8, 2013 — What kind of guy attacks an 83-year-old woman?  Puyallup Tribal Police say Benjamin Morales Palacios, is exactly the kind of guy who would do something like that. Palacios reportedly was watching an elderly lady gamble in the Emerald Queen Casino for hours and detectives said that when she left, he […]

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