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Three vehicle collision near Auburn hospitalizes two

Driver arrested for negligent driving in Aug. 28 collision along State Route 18

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1 dead in Renton house fire

A residential fire on Aug. 25 killed one person and hospitalized a second person.

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Woman charged in shooting death of rideshare driver

According to charging documents, the woman used the victims vehicle to visit her mother and brother in Skyway, smoke marijuana in Rainier Beach, and see a hairdresser in Kent.

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Pacific man, 19, charged in shooting death of Federal Way man

Police responded Aug. 7 to an apartment complex in the 400 block of South 325th Place.

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Video footage shows an assault on a Renton teacher in March 2023. (Screenshot)

Student’s assault on Renton teacher raises district safety concerns

Video shows violent attack in hallway; 12-year-old girl had prior criminal history.

Video footage shows an assault on a Renton teacher in March 2023. (Screenshot)
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Closer look at Auburn Police Department’s frequent use of K-9 units

City has one of the nation’s highest per-capita rates of dogs biting suspects, according to research.

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These photos show bruises on Rainier Middle School players. (Courtesy of Auburn Police Department)

Auburn baseball coach’s pitching drill leads to investigation

A parent contacted police and reported the Rainier Middle School coach for abuse of his child

These photos show bruises on Rainier Middle School players. (Courtesy of Auburn Police Department)
Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County

King County wants to rehire employees who were fired over vaccine

A total of 314 employees separated from King County as a result of the mandate, with eight retiring, 25 resigning, and 281 fired as a result of noncompliance.

Public Health – Seattle & King County staff administering COVID-19 vaccine to a local emergency responder. COURTESY PHOTO, Public Health-Seattle & King County
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Man hospitalized after Renton shooting

Police do not yet have suspect information in July 15 incident.

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Auburn Police seek suspect in killing of woman near Muckleshoot Casino

37-year-old woman died of single gunshot wound to the chest; police looking for identified suspect

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The Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wa. (Sound Publishing file photo)

State DOC pledges to reduce use of solitary confinement

Goal is to lower the rate by 90% in the next five years in Washington state prisons.

The Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wa. (Sound Publishing file photo)
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Woman dies in Auburn shooting near Muckleshoot Casino

Officers responded at about 4:13 a.m. June 28 to 18th Street SE near Greentree Condominiums

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Renton police recover $1.5M of stolen merchandise in Federal Way home

Renton Police served a search warrant at a Federal Way residence on June 20.

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Wrong way driver collides with motorcycle on Auburn freeway ramp

June 24 hit-and-run injures motorcyclist on eastbound State Route 18 on C Street exit ramp

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Geographical distribution map of shots fired incidents in the first quarter of 2023 in King County. (Courtesy of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.)

King County sees reduction in gun violence in first quarter of 2023

King County sees reduction in gun violence in first quarter of 2023

Geographical distribution map of shots fired incidents in the first quarter of 2023 in King County. (Courtesy of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.)
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Auburn police seek rape suspect

Stranger walked into an apartment complex June 1 on Lea Hill and held a knife to a woman’s throat

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Average annual salaries of the King County police departments’ top 15 paid employees per department (By Benjamin Leung)

How much are South King County police chiefs earning?

This analysis breaks down the salaries between police chiefs in Auburn, Bellevue, Federal Way, Kent and Renton.

Average annual salaries of the King County police departments’ top 15 paid employees per department (By Benjamin Leung)
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Renton woman dies in vehicle collision on Interstate 405

Crash in Renton just before 3 p.m. on June 5

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Auburn Police arrest 2 juveniles in Oregon for fatal shooting

Pair caught day after May 30 shooting in Auburn

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3 Auburn residents charged with murder in death of Kent man

Ages 20, 18 and 16 they allegedly killed Chris Wesolowicz in 2022 at Southcenter Mall parking garage

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