Second suspect in double-murder in University Place arrested

TACOMA, Wash. — The second suspect in a University Place double murder has been arrested, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said Friday. Deputies were able to locate and arrest the suspect with the assistance of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office as he was coming out of a business in Snohomish County Thursday night, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. In early June, another man was arrested in the May 14 deaths of 19-year-old Adrian Valencia and 22-year-old Wilberth Acala. […]

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Mystery: DNA testing revealed a late WWII veteran stole an 8-year-old’s identity — no one knows why

EASTLAKE, Ohio — He was a World War II veteran with a Purple Heart, a wife and three children. But in 1964, he vanished, moved across the country and later took the identity of an 8-year-old boy who had died years before. His case had confounded investigators for more than a decade. US Marshal Pete Elliott called it “one of northeast Ohio’s biggest mysteries.” Now, with the help of DNA testing, some of the pieces have come together. It’s a […]

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Lowe’s worker makes special delivery to Mississippi boy

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. — A Mississippi woman said her 6-year-old son waited two weeks for a new refrigerator to be delivered just so he could build a box fort. When the delivery man from Lowe’s arrived, however, the refrigerator wasn’t packaged in cardboard, to the disappointment of her son, Brandon. But the delivery man, Alejandro Porter, came through. “The kind delivery man from Lowe’s felt so bad, he went out of his way to go back and get him a […]

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Police: Half-naked man violently attacks woman inside Target

HORN LAKE, Miss. — A woman was left bloodied after witnesses say a man entered a Mississippi Target and beat her with a piece of metal before taking off his pants and underwear in what appears to be a random attack. Michael Jerome German of Memphis is charged with aggravated assault and is being held in the DeSoto County Jail without bond. Police found him walking in the Horn Lake Target parking lot partially nude and took him into custody […]

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Texas mom accused of trying to sell 8-year-old daughter for sex

LONE OAK, Texas – Police arrested a Texas mother who is accused of trying to sell her 8-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for $100. Carrie Sue Kelly, 44, of Lone Oak, was booked earlier this month on a charge of sexual performance by a child under the age of 14 years old with the intention of employing, directing or promoting, according to Gregg County Jail records. A six-month investigation found that Kelly was using social media apps like Kik […]

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Toddler dies after being left in car for 10 hours while mom socialized, officials say

WILLITS, Calif. – A Northern California mother was arrested after allegedly leaving her young child in a car parked outside a friend’s house while she went inside to hang out, officials said Friday. Alexandrea Raven Scott, 23, is accused of causing her 18-month-old son’s death by leaving him in the back seat with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. She allegedly deserted the boy around 3 a.m. Wednesday […]

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Cruise ship that departed Seattle stops in Alaska with reported norovirus outbreak

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska. KTOO public media reports 73 people have reported getting sick on the Holland America cruise ship MS Zaandam, which left Seattle on June 17 on a 16-night cruise to Alaska and back. The ship, which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew, was in Juneau on Friday. The ship is expected to make additional stops in Alaska before […]

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Kent trail murder: Man charged with killing girl he had been dating after luring her into woods

SEATTLE — A 19-year-old Federal Way man was charged with first-degree murder Friday for allegedly shooting a 17-year-old girl he had been dating in the head along a Kent trail and stealing her purse, car and cellphone. Giovanni Herrin was ordered held in the King County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail. He is accused of fatally shooting Karyme Barreto-Sabalza, 17, once in the side of the head in the Salt Air Vista Park in Kent on June 16. […]

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Cops: Old-fashioned police work, sophisticated technology solved 32-year-old Tacoma murder

TACOMA, Wash. — Police say DNA evidence left on a restaurant napkin was the pivotal piece of evidence they needed to solve a three-decade-old murder case of a sixth-grader that eluded them for decades. In 1986, people were stunned by the news that 12-year-old Michella Welch had been raped and killed near Puget Park in Tacoma. Michella was at the park playing with her siblings and went home to get them lunch. A short time later the siblings found Michella’s […]

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Man impersonating ICE agent forced 15-year-old out of car, seized boy’s cellphone

VENTURA, Calif. – A man on Friday pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal officer during an encounter with a teenager and police outside a Southern California mall, officials announced. Farad Gharagozlou Bell, a 63-year-old Simi Valley man, confronted a 15-year-old boy in the parking lot of the Pacific View Mall on Dec. 2, 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bell was angry that the teen had already sold a guitar he wanted to buy, prosecutors said. The man saw […]

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