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Category: King County

April
7th

Kayakers rescued from Green River this afternoon in separate incidents

From news partner KIRO-TV:

Two kayakers were pulled from the Green River in separate incidents this afternoon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

A woman in her 40s fell out of her kayak about 1:30 p.m. near Black Diamond, and a 23-year-old Kent man fell from his kayak about 2:30 p.m  at Kanaskat Palmer State Park.

The woman was taken to the hospital in Auburn in critical condition.

Deputies said she had some experience as a river kayaker and was well-equipped with a helmet and life jacket.

A marine unit got the man out, and he was unharmed.

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April
5th

Maple Valley homeowner kills one person, wounds another in early-morning shooting


Site of shooting.
Credit: King County Sheriff’s Office

King County sheriff’s deputies say a 66-year-old man shot two people outside his Maple Valley home this morning after finding them allegedly breaking into a storage container.

One man was killed and a woman badly injured in the shooting, which took place about 4 a.m. in the 23200 block of of 212 Avenue Southeast , deputies said.

The homeowner called 911 to report hearing people and banging noises on his property, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said. The line then went dead, West said. When the 911 operator reconnected

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April
2nd

Man found dead in house fire east of Auburn identified

A man found dead in a house fire east of Auburn March 27 has been identified, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Denziael Mashore, 62, lived alone in the house in the 19500 block of Green Valley Road Southeast, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West said.

The fire, which was reported by a neighbor about 1 p.m., was an accidental electrical blaze, West said.

April
2nd

3 fatally shot outside Auburn bar Sunday identified

The three men shot and killed outside The Sports Page tavern in Auburn early Sunday morning were identified today by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Antuan Greer, 21, and Lorenzo Duncan, 23, both died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the office.

Nicholas Lindsay, 26, died of a gunshot wound to the torso.

All three deaths were ruled homicides.

Police are sorting through stories from the dozens of people who filtered out of the bar about 2  a.m. Sunday and were in the parking lot when a fight broke out and shots were fired. Auburn police Cmdr. Mike

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March
27th

Person found dead in house fire east of Auburn

UPDATE as of 6:55 p.m. A neighbor called 911 about 1 p.m. to report that the home was on fire, King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said. Investigators found a man’s body inside after crews put out the fire, West said.  The man has not yet been identified. The home was apparently fully engulfed in flames when Mountain View Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived, West said.

Officials are working to determine what caused the blaze.

INITIAL POST: A person was found dead in a house fire east of Auburn today, King County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindi West said about 3:45 p.m.

The fire happened

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March
14th

Buckley man charged with vehicular homicide after hitting teen walking with girlfriend in Enumclaw on Halloween

A 20-year-old Buckley man has been charged with vehicular homicide for allegedly using marijuana and oxycodone before driving and hitting a 16-year-old boy who was walking on the shoulder of state Route 410 in Enumclaw on Halloween night.

Cody Money was arrested Wednesday, and his bail was set at $50,000. His arraignment is scheduled for March 21.

According to charging papers:

Money was driving a silver 2005 Nissan Titan pickup that hit 16-year-old Justin Relethford about 8 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2012.

Relethford died at the scene from his injuries. His 15-year-old girlfriend, whose hand he was holding just before the crash,

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March
14th

Extra DUI patrols in Pierce, King counties this weekend

Additional law enforcement officers will patrol for drunken drivers this weekend in Pierce and King counties as people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Representatives from the state Liquor Control Board will also be visiting bars to talk to employees about responsible service. Officers will hand out “Click 2 Ride” tickets with phone numbers for local taxi companies.

Participating agencies include Auburn, Bonney Lake, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Fife, Fircrest, Gig Harbor, Kent, Lakewood, Milton, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Sumner, Tacoma and University Place police, as well as the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington State Patrol.

March
7th

DUI emphasis scheduled in South King County on Saturday

Servers at South King County bars will get visited by law enforcement officers this weekend if a drunken driver is arrested after leaving their establishment.

A DUI emphasis is planned Saturday in conjunction with the Home Safe Bar program, which aims to raise awareness and help reduce the number of drunken drivers.

Within an hour of a drunken driving arrest, a Washington State Liquor Control Board agent will visit the bar the driver was last at to talk to employees about calling intoxicated patrons a cab and advise them how to avoid being sued if a drunken patron causes an

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