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Kent police looking for man in connection to theft

The Kent Police Department posted on Facebook Friday surveillance photos of a man and a car. The post states Kent PD needs your help identifying the subject in these photos who may have been involved in a theft. He is associated with the vehicle in the photo. Anyone with any information is asked to


Neighbors say illegal massage parlor raids helped clean-up Kent

KENT, Wash. — The soliciting prostitution charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft underscores the disturbing exploitation of girls and women across the country — including here in Western Washington.


Victim 'held hostage' as thug demanded cash from staff at Strickland's in Folkestone

An area of Folkestone has been described as "desolate" after a woman was "held hostage" in an attempted robbery. Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident, where a man walked into Strickland's Post Office in Dover Road demanding money from the staff.


Tax for parks would cost King County homeowners more

King County Executive Dow Constantine said he may consider a run for governor if Jay Inslee runs for president. For now, Constantine is busy with his work in King County. He recently proposed a new parks levy to replace the current one voters approved in 2013 that expires this year.


King County Metro changing how it handles bus riders who don’t pay

King County Metro is changing how it handles bus riders who don’t pay. The changes to the fare violation program eliminate sending violators to court or to collections. It also reduces the fine for not paying a fare from $124 to $50. If the fine is paid within 30 days the fee is cut in half, to $25.


King County detectives concerned about bank robberies escalating in violence

KING COUNTY, Wash. - The King County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to identify bank robbery suspects and a getaway vehicle after a string of robberies from Covington to Shoreline to the Renton area.


He killed a house guest who was getting a drink of water. Now he’s off to prison

Jeffrey Mitchell said his brother had taken a liking to the man who ultimately killed him. Scheldon Cato, 35, had taken Robert “Bobby” James Anderson Jr. under his wing. “He was looking out for him,” Mitchell told a Pierce County court Friday at Anderson’s sentencing.


Washington state may sue as Trump administration moves to strip money from Planned Parenthood

SEATTLE - The Trump administration is moving to defund Planned Parenthood, which could affect family planning services for upward of 80,000 people in Washington state. “Our deep-seated belief is that all life is precious from conception all the way to natural death and women deserve the very best of


More lowland snow possible for western Washington

SEATTLE -- Yes, we are tracking more snow in the forecast. With temps still well below normal (51/37) we are keeping an eye on lowland snow. I know! I know!. This weekend expect mixed showers through Sunday, like today. Some spots north may see more flurries than rain as well as places to the far so


Sex offender arrested in 2006 rape of Seattle 12-Year Old

On one of the busiest nights of the year in Downtown Seattle --- the night of the annual Torchlight Parade in 2006 -- a 12-year old girl was allegedly raped by an unknown man recently identified as Robert Joe Childs.


Pedestrian struck, killed in Maple Valley

Deputies are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Maple Valley Friday evening. Investigators a woman was crossing the Maple Valley Highway at Southeast 253rd Place when she was hit by a car.


King County wants $738 million for parks and trails

Executive Dow Constantine announced his plan Thursday to renew the parks levy that expires at the end of this year. This levy would raise $738 million over the next 6 years to maintain parks, trail heads, and other public green spaces.


Grieving parents say Washington’s wrongful-death law is unfair. They want changes

Olympia — Today, joggers, cyclists and people walking their dogs enjoy the wider highway overpass above Angeline Road in Bonney Lake, Rhonda Ellis said. “But if you go down below, you will see three people — my people — are no longer; only a reminder of that fatal day,” said Ellis, who lives in Anac


Father of man fatally shot by Seattle police officer sues

SEATTLE (AP) — The father of a man who was shot to death by a Seattle police officer has filed a federal lawsuit, alleging "what appears to be the unnecessary execution" of his son.


Police: Man stabs grocery store employee with scissors

Police arrested a man suspected of stabbing a grocery store employee with a pair of scissors earlier this month in Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood. On Feb. 9, officers responded to a report of a stabbing at the QFC at 2707 Rainier Avenue South.


Driver shot crossing First Avenue South Bridge in South Seattle

SEATTLE - Seattle police say gang unit detectives are investigating after a driver was shot in the leg while crossing the First Avenue South Bridge in South Seattle early Friday.


Robbery 101: Don’t park the getaway car in a driveway where homeowners might block it in

They robbed a pizza restaurant but left their getaway car in an Edgewood driveway, which the homeowners blocked in because they suspected something was amiss. The holdup took place Sunday night in the 700 block of Meridian Avenue East.


Snow continues to fall in part of Western Washington

NORTH BEND, Wash — Near North Bend, 8-year-old Jayden Fisher never imagined so much snow could accumulate so fast in his front yard. When asked about the couple of feet that remain piled up on the lawn, he said he's "kind of over it."


King County Closes Redmond Restaurant

REDMOND, WA - The Redmond location of a local chain of restaurants has been closed temporarily by King County for health code violations. The county closed Ooba Tooba Restaurant, 15802 NE 83rd St., on Wednesday evening after inspectors found that the restaurant had "inadequate facilities to control/


Kentucky teen at center of viral encounter sues over stories

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Kentucky teen at the heart of an encounter last month with a Native American activist at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is suing The Washington Post for $250 million, alleging the newspaper falsely labeled him a racist. His attorneys are threatening numerous other news orga