King County prosecutor http://kplu.org en Man Charged With SPU Shooting: 'I Want To Feel The Hate' http://kplu.org/post/man-charged-spu-shooting-i-want-feel-hate <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153792974&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The gunman who allegedly killed a student on the campus of &nbsp;Seattle Pacific University last week told police he had stopped taking his anti-depressant medicine because he wanted to "feel the hate."</p><p>That was among the revelations released in charging documents filed against Aaron Rey Ybarra in King County Superior Court on Tuesday. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:14:53 +0000 Paula Wissel 17064 at http://kplu.org Man Charged With SPU Shooting: 'I Want To Feel The Hate' Gatorade Helps Nab Copper Wire Thieves http://kplu.org/post/gatorade-helps-nab-copper-wire-thieves <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151567361&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>A jury has found two men guilty of stealing 4.3 miles of copper wiring from Sound Transit's Light Rail System in Seattle. It’s believed to be the largest theft of metal in Washington State.</p><p>Apparently, the thieves undoing was a popular energy drink. Tue, 27 May 2014 21:41:15 +0000 Paula Wissel 16836 at http://kplu.org Gatorade Helps Nab Copper Wire Thieves Strange alliance: Gun foes agree kids, illegal guns don't mix http://kplu.org/post/strange-alliance-gun-foes-agree-kids-illegal-guns-dont-mix <p>In a rare show of solidarity, gun control and gun rights groups are joining forces to pass tougher gun laws for juvenile offenders in Washington.&nbsp;</p><p>At a news conference with King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg, representatives of Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Washington CeaseFire spoke in favor of proposed legislation that would require juveniles convicted of illegal gun possession to be locked up on the first offense.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:42:32 +0000 Paula Wissel 7228 at http://kplu.org Strange alliance: Gun foes agree kids, illegal guns don't mix Theft charges brought against former Seattle schools manager http://kplu.org/post/theft-charges-brought-against-former-seattle-schools-manager <p>King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg has brought felony theft charges against former Seattle Public Schools manager Silas Potter Jr. and two associates, David A. Johnson and Lorrie Sorensen.</p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/goodloe-johnson-fired-enfield-lead-seattle-schools">Potter was at the center of a financial scandal</a> that led to the firing last March of former Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johsnon and Seattle Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Don Kennedy.</p><p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 22:34:45 +0000 Paula Wissel 2991 at http://kplu.org Theft charges brought against former Seattle schools manager Guilty verdict in murder-for-hire case of Clearly Lasik co-founder http://kplu.org/post/guilty-verdict-murder-hire-case-clearly-lasik-co-founder <P>The co-founder of a Northwest chain of eye-surgery centers has been convicted of plotting to kill two former colleagues.</P> <P>Dr. Michael Mockovak of Clearly Lasik eye centers was found guilty Thursday of four counts, including attempted murder. The King County Superior Court jury deliberated for less than two days.</P> <P>Prosecutors said Mockovak was willing to pay more than $100,00 to have business partner Dr. Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:12:29 +0000 The Associated Press 707 at http://kplu.org Inquest jury split over questions about Seattle police shooting http://kplu.org/post/inquest-jury-split-over-questions-about-seattle-police-shooting <p>Four of eight jurors in a coroner's inquest say woodcarver John T. Williams didn't have enough time to put down his knife before he was shot and killed by Seattle police Officer Ian Birk.</p><p>Only one juror found Williams had time to put down the knife. The other three answered "unknown."&nbsp;Thursday's conclusions are only findings of fact by the jury, which did not have to be unanimous.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 00:15:17 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 595 at http://kplu.org Traffic court getting tougher for speeders? http://kplu.org/post/traffic-court-getting-tougher-speeders <p>If you challenge a speeding ticket in traffic court, you’ve had a good chance of getting it thrown out in recent years.&nbsp; That’s because prosecutors in western Washington have been cutting their budgets and prioritizing for bigger crimes.&nbsp;</p><p>Prosecutors have been absent from traffic court for at least five years, <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013855598_traffictickets06m.html">according to The Seattle Times</a>.&nbsp; At the urging of presiding King County District Court judge Barbara Linde, that's changing.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Jan 2011 15:54:45 +0000 KPLU News Staff 488 at http://kplu.org Man charged in hatchet killing is suspect in earlier murder http://kplu.org/post/man-charged-hatchet-killing-suspect-earlier-murder <p>The mentally ill man charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of&nbsp; Joseph LaMagno on Capitol Hill on Nov. 22 is a suspect in an earlier killing.&nbsp; Wed, 01 Dec 2010 20:01:01 +0000 Paula Wissel 254 at http://kplu.org