law http://www.kplu.org en Seattle developer Mastro arrested in France http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-developer-mastro-arrested-france <p></p><p>A lawyer says fugitive Seattle real-estate developer Michael Mastro and his wife have been arrested in France.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:13:52 +0000 The Associated Press 6831 at http://www.kplu.org Robbery in the ‘Jungle’ results in bite wounds http://www.kplu.org/post/robbery-jungle-results-bite-wounds <p></p><p>A man and his friend were robbed in the wooded area along the west side of Beacon Hill. One of the victims sustained “gruesome” bite wounds during the assault and robbery.</p><p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 04:04:46 +0000 Jake Ellison 6679 at http://www.kplu.org Police pepper spray rowdy shoe shoppers in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/police-pepper-spray-rowdy-shoe-shoppers-seattle <p>Police used pepper spray to break up fights among pushing and shoving customers waiting outside a Seattle area mall to buy the first Nike retro Air Jordan basketball shoes that went on sale early Friday.</p><p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 16:25:02 +0000 The Associated Press 3536 at http://www.kplu.org Police pepper spray rowdy shoe shoppers in Seattle Banning cell phone use may prevent collisions http://www.kplu.org/post/banning-cell-phone-use-may-prevent-collisions <p>That phone call can wait, especially if you are driving, said the National Transportation Board Tuesday. In Washington, using a hand-held phone while driving became a first offense in 2010.</p><p>The National Transportation Board asks each state to ban the use of electronic devices while driving, like cell phones or mp3 players. The board thinks reducing the use of hand-held devices will reduce the amount of collisions.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:29:05 +0000 Northwest News Network 3463 at http://www.kplu.org Killer's psychological evaluation will remain confidential http://www.kplu.org/post/killers-psychological-evaluation-will-remain-confidential <p>The Marion County judge who&#39;ll decide if Gary Haugen is mentally competent to be executed, is keeping the inmate&#39;s psychological evaluation confidential.</p><p>Two-time convicted killer, Gary Haugen, wants to drop all appeals of his death penalty.</p><p>He fired his lawyers after they they had him undergo a psychological evaluation, then argued he was not competent to be put to death.</p><p>Judge Joseph Guimond had set an August date for Haugen&rsquo;s execution.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:12:35 +0000 Northwest News Network 2691 at http://www.kplu.org 319 new state laws kicking in today http://www.kplu.org/post/319-new-state-laws-kicking-today <p>Hundreds of new laws become effective in Washington state today - more than 300 in all.</p><p>The new laws cover everything from <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/fears-crackdown-medical-marijuana-stores">medical marijuana</a>, <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/state-strengthens-human-trafficking-law">human trafficking</a> and <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/drive-drunk-lose-car-12-hours">DUIs</a> to the counting of overseas ballots and <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/state-homeowners-gain-new-rights-when-facing-foreclosure">foreclosure fairness</a>.</p><p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 20:15:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2153 at http://www.kplu.org Ruling goes against release of convicted juvenile killer http://www.kplu.org/post/ruling-goes-against-release-convicted-juvenile-killer <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">The state clemency board will recommend that Gov. Chris Gregoire not commute the sentence of a&nbsp;juvenile killer. Barry Massey was just 13 years old when he participated in a brutal murder. The board's 3-2 vote Thursday night reverses a previous clemency board recommendation that he should be let free.</span></p><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:46:02 +0000 Austin Jenkins 386 at http://www.kplu.org Ruling goes against release of convicted juvenile killer King County Jail Suicides Up http://www.kplu.org/post/king-county-jail-suicides <p><span class="article-content"><span><b>Three inmates have committed suicide</b> in the King County jail in the past few weeks. The latest was a 33 year old man who died at Harborview Medical Center. The robbery suspect was found hanging in his cell on September 20.<br /> <br /> The King County Correctional Facility has been cited in the past for failing to prevent suicide.<br /> Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:59:41 +0000 Paula Wissel 46 at http://www.kplu.org King County Jail Suicides Up