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Kurt Lidtke may have watched “The Thomas Crown Affair” one too many

Kurt Lidtke may have watched "The Thomas Crown Affair" one too many times.Kurt Lidtke has apparently learned nothing. That's the most obvious takeaway from today's… Continue reading

It’s sloppy work eating boiled crawfish. There’s peeling involved. Splattering too. And

It's sloppy work eating boiled crawfish. There's peeling involved. Splattering too. And most folks just don't want to get that well acquainted with their food.Which… Continue reading

The happy couple.After investigators acting on a search warrant forced their way

The happy couple.After investigators acting on a search warrant forced their way into Tacoma home of Laurinda Mae Hughes late last month, they found a… Continue reading

Miami in 2003. Look familiar?UPDATE: Burden drops out of the running. Details

Miami in 2003. Look familiar?UPDATE: Burden drops out of the running. Details after the jump.With everyone from city council members to the Seattle Times editorial… Continue reading

Checks Without Balances

The state Supreme Court isn’t so good at keeping track of its cash, the auditor says.

Lloyd Olson was allegedly using one of these as his personal peep

Lloyd Olson was allegedly using one of these as his personal peep show.If you took his word for it, you'd probably think that Lloyd Olson… Continue reading

What spiritual leaders look like when they’re getting it from both sides.Lefties

What spiritual leaders look like when they're getting it from both sides.Lefties have been taking shots at Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll, the church's faux-hawked… Continue reading

Mayor Saleem is fine with you doing your job. Just don’t tell

Mayor Saleem is fine with you doing your job. Just don't tell anyone about it.Last Friday, Granite Falls Mayor Haroon Saleem put police chief Tony… Continue reading

The criminal trial in the death of Niles Meservey is over, but

The criminal trial in the death of Niles Meservey is over, but there's a $15 million civil suit pending. Troy Meade, the Everett policeman who… Continue reading

The Man From Miami

One of the 11 candidates for Seattle police chief had some dark times in the Sunshine State.

Cute enough to risk getting shot? Yeah, probably.Pictured at right is Honey.

Cute enough to risk getting shot? Yeah, probably.Pictured at right is Honey. Drink that little snugglepuss in. Now, imagine if Honey was yours, but got… Continue reading

Continental breakfast, Aurora Avenue north style.Unless you actually live near one of

Continental breakfast, Aurora Avenue north style.Unless you actually live near one of their motels, you've probably all but forgotten about the city's prosecution of Dean… Continue reading

From the “Go Big, Or Go Home” files: Andrew Phillips allegedly had

From the "Go Big, Or Go Home" files: Andrew Phillips allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old patient who had been placed in his custody by… Continue reading

Teen Fugitive Colton Harris-Moore Appears Headed for the Big Screen. But Will He Cash In?

Teen Fugitive Colton Harris-Moore Appears Headed for the Big Screen. But Will He Cash In?

It's already been established that there's potentially a lot of scratch to be made from a Hollywood treatment of the Colton Harris-Moore saga—the likely reason… Continue reading

Teen Fugitive Colton Harris-Moore Appears Headed for the Big Screen. But Will He Cash In?

Like these cabs, the cabbie dispute over SeaTac aiport is gridlocked.Local attorneyactivist

Like these cabs, the cabbie dispute over SeaTac aiport is gridlocked.Local attorneyactivist and political consultant Chris Van Dyk has a long-standing reputation as a voluble… Continue reading

Won’t you fly, free bird?It’s already been established that there’s potentially a

Won't you fly, free bird?It's already been established that there's potentially a lot of scratch to be made from a Hollywood treatment of the Colton… Continue reading

Hill’s argument with his girlfriend allegedly escalated from “dispute” to “assault.”At this

Hill's argument with his girlfriend allegedly escalated from "dispute" to "assault."At this point, it's safe to say that Leroy Hill is having a rough off-season.… Continue reading

B-town blog grand poobah Scott Schaefer tells Publicola that he’s “shocked” that

B-town blog grand poobah Scott Schaefer tells Publicola that he's "shocked" that the Seattle Times dropped his from it's stable of partner community blogs. Here's… Continue reading

Alesha Lair’s possible spiritual avatar.Alesha Lair seems like she might be the

Alesha Lair's possible spiritual avatar.Alesha Lair seems like she might be the impatient type. Because anyone who allegedly cons a developmentally disabled man out of… Continue reading

 View Larger MapSeattle police have caught a break in their investigation into

View Larger MapSeattle police have caught a break in their investigation into the murder of Andrew Ray Johnson, the 24-year-old South Seattle man who was… Continue reading