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Huskies deny reports that Marcus Peters choked a UW assistant coach

blogs.seattletimes.com — Two University of Washington football coaches strongly denied a report that Marcus Peters choked a UW assistant coach during an argument earlier this season, before the star cornerback was dismissed from the program in November. "It's bull(expletive)," UW defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski said Saturday. "We had our issues with Marcus," Kwiatkowski said,...
Dec 20, 2014

RT @A_Jude: Huskies deny reports that Marcus Peters choked a UW assistant coach before his November dismissal: blogs.seattletimes.com/huskyfootball/…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @A_Jude: Huskies deny reports that Marcus Peters choked a UW assistant coach before his November dismissal: bit.ly/13nJDCQ

Dec 20, 2014

RT @A_Jude: Huskies deny reports that Marcus Peters choked a UW assistant coach before his November dismissal: blogs.seattletimes.com/huskyfootball/…

Dec 20, 2014

Huskies deny reports that Marcus Peters choked a UW assistant coach before his November dismissal: blogs.seattletimes.com/huskyfootball/…

Accused Seattle cop killer Christopher Monfort: loner, obsessed by ideology

seattletimes.com — Originally published July 24, 2010 at 10:42 PM | Page modified October 20, 2012 at 1:41 PM When Christopher Monfort was arrested last November on suspicion of assassinating a Seattle police officer, detectives scoured his background, searching for a telltale record of violence. Instead, they found little more than a traffic ticket.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @bykenarmstrong: The shooting in NY - 2 police officers, ambushed in a patrol car - has awful parallels to a 2009 shooting in Seattle. seattletimes.com/html/localnews…

Dec 20, 2014

RT @bykenarmstrong: The shooting in NY - 2 police officers, ambushed in a patrol car - has awful parallels to a 2009 shooting in Seattle. seattletimes.com/html/localnews…

Dec 20, 2014

The shooting in NY - 2 police officers, ambushed in a patrol car - has awful parallels to a 2009 shooting in Seattle. seattletimes.com/html/localnews…

Prosecutors weigh sexual assault charges against Seattle Impact soccer-team owner Dion Earl

seattletimes.com — Originally published December 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM | Page modified December 19, 2014 at 8:59 PM King County prosecutors are reviewing whether to bring sexual assault charges against Seattle Impact FC owner Dion Earl now that police have completed their investigation of the case.
Dec 20, 2014

Prosecutors have police report, to decide whether to charge #Seattle Impact #soccer owner with sexual assault. #MASL seattletimes.com/html/otherspor…

Dec 20, 2014

Prosecutors weigh sexual assault charges against owner of Kent-based women's soccer team: bit.ly/1z6BLhU

Police: 1 NYC cop dead in shooting, 2nd critical

seattletimes.com — Originally published December 20, 2014 at 2:01 PM | Page modified December 20, 2014 at 2:29 PM NEW YORK - An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, killing one and critically injuring a second before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.
Dec 20, 2014

2 NYPD officers shot execution-style as they sat in their patrol car: bit.ly/1xz6YyZ

Bellevue starting five positioning Wolverines for success

blogs.seattletimes.com — The Sea-King 3A District tournament is going to be fun. Really fun. And intense. The talent will include Division I prospects heading to major programs like Washington and mid-majors (Boston University, etc.). Of course, most of that comes from the Metro League -- widely regarded as the best in the state -- but don't count out Bellevue.

Mayor calls for more tent cities to shelter homeless

seattletimes.com — Originally published Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:47 PM Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city should accommodate more legal tent cities. The mayor will send proposed legislation to the City Council next month "to make a limited number of unused, vacant lots on private and public land in nonresidential areas available for encampments, not including city parks," he wrote Friday in a letter to members of his Emergency Task Force on Unsheltered Homelessness.
Dec 19, 2014

Mayor calls for more tent cities to shelter homeless | Local News | The Seattle Times seattletimes.com/html/localnews…

Caramel apples linked to 5 deaths, Thurston County teen’s illness

seattletimes.com — Originally published December 19, 2014 at 7:56 AM | Page modified December 19, 2014 at 10:17 AM A teen boy from Thurston County is among some 28 people so far sickened in a multi-state outbreak of listeria food poisoning tied to caramel-coated apples -- including five people who have died, federal and state health officials said Friday.

Lawmakers jab Supreme Court: bill would make races partisan

blogs.seattletimes.com — You could call it The 'Go Pound Sand' Act of 2015. In a shot at the state Supreme Court, 19 state representatives - including three Democrats - have filed House Bill 1051, which would turn races for the state's high court into partisan contests. (The court's nine justices are now elected in nonpartisan races.)
Dec 20, 2014

UPDATE: Supreme Court Chief Justice Madsen reacts to bill making court races partisan. Spoiler: she's against it. blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthw…

Dec 19, 2014

Peeved at WA Supreme Court ‘overreach' in #mccleary, lawmaker proposes to make judicial races partisan bit.ly/1zGfcn3 #waedu

Dec 19, 2014

Lawmakers jab state Supreme Court over #McCleary rulings: bill would make court races partisan blogs.seattletimes.com/politicsnorthw… #waleg

SPD nails thief who nabbed historical Mariners' jerseys

blogs.seattletimes.com — Seattle police say they arrested on Friday a burglar suspected of breaking into Safeco Field and making off with bags of Seattle Mariners historical memorabilia, including jerseys worn by Edgar Martinez and Ken Griffey Jr. According to police, the man climbed over a fence around 4 a.m.
Dec 20, 2014

Caught stealing at Safeco Field: Police bust thief suspected of taking Griffey, Edgar jerseys: bit.ly/1ADrfRG

Jurors selected for first trial in 2007 Carnation killings

seattletimes.com — Originally published Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:43 PM With the seventh anniversary of the Christmas Eve killings of six family members in Carnation drawing near, the death-penalty case against one of the defendants reached an important milestone on Friday with the selection of a 16-member jury.
Dec 20, 2014

Nearly 7 years after 6 family members were killed in Carnation, a jury has been seated for the trial of 1 defendant: bit.ly/1x6tEqN

2 killed, 3 injured in collision near Cottage Lake

blogs.seattletimes.com — Two people are dead and three others, including a child, are injured following an accident near the intersection of Northeast 128th Way and Avondale Road Northeast near Cottage Lake, according to the King County Sheriff's Office. Roads in the area will remain closed for hours and traffic has been severely impacted, the sheriff's office said.
Dec 20, 2014

King County deputies seeking witnesses to Redmond collision that killed 2, injured 3: bit.ly/1DUYGVE

2014 Seattle Times Reader Photos of the Year

seattletimes.com — Gloria Zmuda Nagler Grand-Prize Winning Photo: Times reader Gloria Zmuda Nagler shot this photo Nov. 1 at Seattle's Matthews Beach Park, on Lake Washington. She dubbed it "Seagull Channeling Swan." Nagler shot the photo with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a 400mm lens. Read our profile of Gloria here .
Dec 19, 2014

RT @STimesArtsLife: Seattle Times readers took some awesome photos this year. Our editors' top 10 picks: seati.ms/1AOLBr3 pic.twitter.com/RefLhSaUoC

Dec 19, 2014

@seattletimes readers shared stunning photos with us this year. See for yourself and share with your friends: seattletimes.com/html/travelpag…

Seattle district report: Ex-schools official shared bids, violated policies

seattletimes.com — Originally published Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:36 PM Before a special-education consulting firm won a $150,000 contract with Seattle Public Schools earlier this year, the head of the district's special-education department emailed the group copies of its competitors' bids, a months-long district probe has concluded.
Dec 19, 2014

Investigators: #Seattle special ed leader emailed copies of competitors' bids to a firm before it won $150K contract. seattletimes.com/html/localnews…

Dec 19, 2014

Ousted @seapubschools SPED head faulted for giving friends contracts, skirting records laws: bit.ly/1zIhGT7 by @leahktodd #seaedu

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Jim_Brunner: .@leahktodd reports Seattle schools special-ed chief emailed copies of competitors' bids for $150k job to pal's firm seattletimes.com/html/localnews…

Man indicted in slaying of Alaska prosecutor, ex-WA lawmaker

blogs.seattletimes.com — The Associated Press ANCHORAGE - A man accused of shooting an Alaska prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman was indicted on murder charges by a grand jury. Ronald Fischer, 47, was charged Thursday with first- and second-degree murder in the Dec. 8 shotgun death of Brian Sullivan, an assistant district attorney in Barrow, the country's...
Dec 19, 2014

Man indicted in slaying of Alaska prosecutor and former Tacoma lawmaker Brian Sullivan: bit.ly/1v9KcI0

2014 Pictures of the Year

projects.seattletimes.com — Seattle Times photographers share their images from 2014, from the Seahawks' Super Bowl victory to the tragic Oso mudslide.

Prosecutors weigh sexual assault charges against indoor soccer-team owner

seattletimes.com — Originally published December 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM | Page modified December 19, 2014 at 4:49 PM King County prosecutors are reviewing whether to bring sexual assault charges against Seattle Impact FC owner Dion Earl now that police have completed their investigation of the case.
Dec 19, 2014

Police hand over results of sexual assault investigation on #Seattle Impact FC #soccer owner Dion Earl to prosecutors seattletimes.com/html/sports/20…

Seattle police hit the streets with body cameras

blogs.seattletimes.com — A handful of Seattle police officers hit the streets Friday with new body cameras. The officers are assigned to the department's East Precinct, which covers Capitol Hill and nearby neighborhoods. The officers have completed training and will now use the cameras as part of a pilot project to test two different brands of cameras over a six-month...
Dec 19, 2014

Seattle police have hit the streets with new body cameras: bit.ly/1zehdZU

Happy holidays! | Brier Dudley's blog | Seattle Times

blogs.seattletimes.com — Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest. December 19, 2014 at 4:01 PM Happy holidays! I'll be out until January, when I'm off to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.
Dec 19, 2014

Happy holidays!: I'll be out until January, when I'm off to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. bit.ly/1CfCsZZ

Canadian woman arrested at Blaine crossing on cocaine charges

blogs.seattletimes.com — The Associated Press BLAINE, Whatcom County - A British Columbia woman is under arrest for allegedly trying to carry $900,000 worth of cocaine from Seattle to Canada. Robyn Cortney Bell is being held at the SeaTac Federal Detention Center on suspicion of cocaine possession with intention to distribute.
Dec 19, 2014

Canadian woman accused of trying to smuggle $900,000 worth of cocaine from Seattle to Canada: bit.ly/1wV7yUK