Crime Section

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #60 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #59 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Drone operator gets stung by bees during Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

Drone operator gets stung by bees during Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

On Monday night, during Des Moines’ July 4th celebration – while crowds were gathering – a small drone was seen and heard flying just inside the entrance to the beach park. Des Moines Police... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

REMINDER: Fireworks are illegal within the City of Des Moines

The City of Des Moines, along with Police Department, would like to remind everyone that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of Des Moines is prohibited: 9.42.030 Fireworks... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

PODCAST: Gunshot puts campus into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode; Jack Mayne…

Here’s episode #57 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Sound of gunshot puts Highline College into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode Tuesday

Sound of gunshot puts Highline College into ‘Shelter-in-Place’ mode Tuesday

Late Tuesday afternoon (June 21), Highline College was put into emergency ‘Shelter-in-Place’ status as a response to what sounded like a single gunshot being fired in/from the northwest part of the... [Read more]

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

Story, Photo & Audio by Scott Schaefer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, with representatives from Des Moines, Burien, Normandy Park,... [Read more]

City of Normandy Park selects Daniel W. Yourkoski as new Chief of Police

City of Normandy Park selects Daniel W. Yourkoski as new Chief of Police

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The City of Normandy Park announced Tuesday (June 21) that it has made a conditional offer of employment to Captain Daniel W. Yourkoski of the Medina Police... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools holding forum on Youth Violence Tuesday, June 14

Highline Public Schools will be holding an open, public meeting about addressing issues behind recent incidents of youth involved in gun violence in our community on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 – 8:30... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fundraisers for crash victims, cancer; Jack Mayne on homelessness…

PODCAST: Fundraisers for crash victims, cancer; Jack Mayne on homelessness…

Here’s episode #54 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Former councilmember Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child

Former councilmember Jeanette Burrage found ‘Not Guilty’ of assaulting child

Former Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage was found ‘Not Guilty’ Thursday of charges of assaulting a special needs student who was riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old boy shot; pot store moratorium; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #52 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

13-year old boy arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

13-year old boy arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

A 13-year old boy was arrested Monday (May 16) for crimes related to the May 6 homicide of a 41-year old man (read our previous coverage here) – but not the homicide itself. Police say that the boy is... [Read more]

Online ‘date’ goes bad, ends up in shooting and carjacking early Monday

Online ‘date’ goes bad, ends up in shooting and carjacking early Monday

UPDATE: This post was updated with corrected location information on May 17, 2016: The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that an online “date” went bad early Monday morning (May 16),... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

PODCAST: Man with knife shot by police; Jack Mayne on airport noise, more…

Here’s episode #51 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter about recent shooting in Des Moines

Highline Schools Super sends out letter about recent shooting in Des Moines

On Friday, May 13, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a notice to parents about the recent shooting of a Des Moines man by two boys who attend Pacific Middle School. The boys... [Read more]

Two teenage boys arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

Two teenage boys arrested in connection to recent fatal shooting in Des Moines

As we previously reported, on Friday (May 6, 2016) around 6:30 p.m., a 41-year old white male from Kent was shot and killed at an apartment complex in the 22800 block of 30th Ave S. in Des Moines. A... [Read more]

Man shot and killed in Des Moines Friday night

Man shot and killed in Des Moines Friday night

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot and killed in the 22800 block of 30th Ave South (map below) around 6:30 p.m. Friday night, May 6. Police say they got 911 calls from witnesses... [Read more]