Dan Satterberg http://www.kplu.org en Another Three-Strikes Offender In Wash. State Wins Clemency Recommendation http://www.kplu.org/post/another-three-strikes-offender-wash-state-wins-clemency-recommendation <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154264888&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>Washington’s Clemency Board has recommended the release of another three-strikes offender serving life without parole. The 3-to-0 vote Friday followed testimony from King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg who supported the petition for mercy.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:40:33 +0000 Austin Jenkins 17163 at http://www.kplu.org King County Jail Has Extra Beds http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-jail-has-extra-beds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a place with plenty of vacancies. And the price might be right—about $130 a night.</span></p><p>But you probably don’t want to book a room.</p><p>I’m talking about the King County Jail where there are now a lot more beds than inmates. Mon, 02 Sep 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 9807 at http://www.kplu.org King County Jail Has Extra Beds Drunk drivers who kill could face stiffer sentences http://www.kplu.org/post/drunk-drivers-who-kill-could-face-stiffer-sentences <p>Drunk drivers who cause deadly accidents in Washington rarely spend more than two years in prison. A bill working its way through the state legislature would increase the maximum sentence to eight years.</p><p>Prosecutors and people who&#39;ve lost loved ones to accidents caused by drunk drivers say it&#39;s about time. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:58:17 +0000 Paula Wissel 4162 at http://www.kplu.org New murder charge filed against "Green River Killer" http://www.kplu.org/post/new-murder-charge-filed-against-green-river-killer <P>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-950948.mp3</P> <P>The man known as the "Green River Killer" has been charged with another murder. Gary Ridgway is already serving a life sentence for killing 48 women. He's considered one of the nation's most prolific serial killers.</P> <P>On Monday, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg announced <A href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/48389352/ridgwaycharges">aggravated first-degree murder charges against Gary Ridgway in the death of Rebecca "Becky" Marrero, </A>who disappeared after leaving a motel in SeaTac in 1982.</P> <P> Tue, 08 Feb 2011 03:41:18 +0000 Paula Wissel 729 at http://www.kplu.org New murder charge filed against "Green River Killer" Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-7 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Budget Cuts Create Backlog for King County Prosecutor</strong></li><li><strong>Boeing Says More 787 Work Possible in Everett</strong></li><li><strong>Six Years of Rate Increases Needed, Says Seattle City Light</strong></li><li><strong>State Patrol to Investigate Gig Harbor Police Chief</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Budget Cuts Strain King Co. Prosecutor Staff</strong></p><p>The King County Prosecutor says his office can’t keep up with high-priority crimes because of budget cuts and a jump in aggravated assaults. Doug Satterberg has asked the County Council for $225,000 in emergency funding. The Seattle Times' Keith Ervin reports <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2014113215_satterberg03m.html">the request comes six months after voters rejected a proposed sales tax increase</a>:</p><p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:35:45 +0000 KPLU News Staff 701 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines Teens with illegal guns get off easy http://www.kplu.org/post/teens-illegal-guns-get-easy <p>A teenager caught with an illegal gun in Washington gets little more than a slap on the wrist.&nbsp; That’s the complaint of prosecutors who are trying to stiffen the penalty. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 01:32:57 +0000 Paula Wissel 691 at http://www.kplu.org