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]


PODCAST: 17-year old shooting victim was local student; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: 17-year old shooting victim was local student; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #50 (50 – can you believe it?!) of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported... [Read more]


PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 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]


STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

Early Thursday afternoon, two area residents let their 4 Olde English Bulldog puppies outside to do their potty business at their home in the North Hill area in DesMoines. Unfortunately, two strange men... [Read more]


PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #48 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]


Woman hit in gang-related shooting at Des Moines Marina parking lot Saturday

Woman hit in gang-related shooting at Des Moines Marina parking lot Saturday

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Saturday morning (April 16), a 26-year old woman was hit in what they believe to be a gang-related shooting in the north parking lot of the marina. Police... [Read more]


Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis resigns

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Normandy Park Police Chief Chris Gaddis announced on the department’s blog Wednesday (April 13) that he is resigning, effective April 30. Sergeant Brian... [Read more]


PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]


Body of man found in water between Des Moines and Vashon Island Wed. morning

Body of man found in water between Des Moines and Vashon Island Wed. morning

Wednesday morning (April 6) at around 8 a.m., the U.S. Coast Guard found a small aluminum boat floating unattended in Puget Sound between the City of Des Moines and Vashon Island. A cellular phone and... [Read more]


PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 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]


King County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ will be Sat., April 23

King County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ will be Sat., April 23

Local residents will have a prime opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 9-1-1 emergency dispatch center when the next 9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy is held on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The... [Read more]


PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fire displaces 44; man beaten in Burien; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #40 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]


Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

Des Moines City Council opposes Tacoma methanol plant

by Jack Mayne A proposal for a $3.4 billion methanol plant in Tacoma’s tide flats has been put on hold, and the Des Moines City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing the plant at Thursday’s... [Read more]


VIDEO: Man assaults Metro bus driver, pulls knife on deputy

VIDEO: Man assaults Metro bus driver, pulls knife on deputy

Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (Feb. 24), King County Sheriff’s Metro Transit deputies responded to S. 296th Street and 36th Ave S. (map below) for a report of a Metro bus driver who had been assaulted... [Read more]