Judicial candidate’s campaign signs vandalized; suspect apprehended

Judicial candidate’s campaign signs vandalized; suspect apprehended

Campaign signs for Des Moines Municipal Court Judge Veronica Galvan were vandalized twice over this last weekend, and according to a post on her Facebook page, a suspect has been apprehended. The signs,... [Read more]


Killer of Jayme Thomas sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday

Killer of Jayme Thomas sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday

Johnny Rourn, 31, was sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday (Oct. 4) on murder and assault charges for a shooting that killed 19-year-old Jayme Thomas, and wounded a 24-year-old man in Des Moines on Nov.... [Read more]


Get to know your local police – have ‘Coffee with a Cop’!

Get to know your local police – have ‘Coffee with a Cop’!

Get better acquainted with your local police officers by having ‘Coffee with a Cop!’ “No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers... [Read more]


PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

PHOTOS: Police seeking man who robbed same Key Bank twice in one week

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who they say robbed a Key Bank in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South of Burien (map below) twice in September: On... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘The beautiful waterland town is now the town known for 2 porno shops’

LETTER: ‘The beautiful waterland town is now the town known for 2 porno shops’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Am I the only one who has looked across the... [Read more]


Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams Thursday, Sept. 26

Advertiser Fernwood at the Park will be holding a presentation by the AARP Fraud Fighters called “How to protect yourself and your money from $chemes and $cams” on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 2 p.m. “Each... [Read more]


Gunshots fired in Des Moines early Saturday morning; no injuries reported

Gunshots fired in Des Moines early Saturday morning; no injuries reported

A Reader wrote us asking about multiple gunshots being fired around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning (Sept. 14) near a bus stop in the 2300 block of S. Kent Des Moines Road (map below). “We had a report... [Read more]


One injured in car crash at Walgreens in Des Moines

One injured in car crash at Walgreens in Des Moines

According to a Twitpic sent out by Mike Rey, a car rolled over in front of the Walgreens located at 23003 Pacific Hwy South (map below) in Des Moines Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 10: Mike Tweeted: Car accident... [Read more]


Des Moines man pleads ‘Guilty’ to 2011 shooting death of Jayme Thomas, 19

Des Moines man pleads ‘Guilty’ to 2011 shooting death of Jayme Thomas, 19

A Des Moines man has pleaded ‘Guilty’ as charged for a shooting that killed Jayme Thomas, 19, and wounded a 24-year-old man in Des Moines on November 5, 2011 (read our previous coverage here). The... [Read more]


LETTER: ‘Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city to live in?’

LETTER: ‘Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city to live in?’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Do you believe Des Moines is a safe city... [Read more]


Two young girls injured in hit and run in Des Moines Friday evening

Two young girls injured in hit and run in Des Moines Friday evening

Two young girls – ages 8 and 12 – were injured Friday, July 5, around 7:15 p.m. in a hit and run collision in the 25700 block of 16 Ave South (map below). Witnesses said a 2012 Nissan Murano traveling... [Read more]


Sheriff to meet with community leaders on immigration ordinance June 5

Sheriff to meet with community leaders on immigration ordinance June 5

King County Sheriff John Urquhart will meet with Sound Alliance leaders and members on Wednesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church in Des Moines about a proposed immigration-related... [Read more]


Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

Highline School District proposes update to school safety and security program

The Highline School District announced Tuesday (May 14) that “more extensive staff training and strong coordination with local law enforcement are the hallmarks of a proposal to improve safety and... [Read more]


Local resident moving forward with coalition on minor sex trafficking

Local resident moving forward with coalition on minor sex trafficking

Des Moines resident Carri Litowitz wants our Readers to know that the ‘Coalition Against Trafficking’ (CAT) – targeting minor sex trafficking in the US and south King County region – will... [Read more]


State Patrol seeking witnesses to Southcenter head-on collision

State Patrol seeking witnesses to Southcenter head-on collision

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle, wrong-way, head-on injury collision that occurred on Monday, April 29, 2013 at about 8:09 a.m. The collision occurred on the Southcenter Parkway... [Read more]


Drug ring bust in Des Moines, Kent nets Police 1/4 kilo of cocaine, cash

Drug ring bust in Des Moines, Kent nets Police 1/4 kilo of cocaine, cash

Search Warrants served last Thursday (April 25) at two houses in Des Moines and Kent netted police 1/4 Kilo of cocaine and over $6,000 in cash. Detectives and TAC-30 from the King County Sheriff’s Office,... [Read more]


Des Moines to Pay $50,000 in attorney’s fees for shooting of Rosie the Dog

Des Moines to Pay $50,000 in attorney’s fees for shooting of Rosie the Dog

by Ralph Nichols After almost two and a half agonizing years, the case of Rosie the Newfoundland is finally closed. U.S. District Court Judge James Robart has ordered the City of Des Moines to pay $50,000... [Read more]


UPDATE: Missing 76-Year Old Woman Josephine Herman Has Been Found!

UPDATE: Missing 76-Year Old Woman Josephine Herman Has Been Found!

UPDATE TUESDAY 4/9/13: Josephine Herman, a 76-year old woman, was found in Sea-Tac late Saturday evening, according to Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department. “She was involved in a minor... [Read more]


PHOTO: SUV Crashes Through Guardrail, Lands Upside Down at Bjorneby’s

PHOTO: SUV Crashes Through Guardrail, Lands Upside Down at Bjorneby’s

On Sunday afternoon (March 23), a Ford Expedition crashed through the guardrail and a fence and over a wall and landed on its roof in the bullpen of Bjorneby’s CARSTAR Des Moines, located at 22001... [Read more]


Beloved Seal Mosaic Artwork Missing from Des Moines Senior Center

Beloved Seal Mosaic Artwork Missing from Des Moines Senior Center

A beloved Seal Mosaic piece of art (pictured above) made by seniors with the 2004 Chihuly Seniors ‘Making Art’ program is missing from the Des Moines Senior Center, and they’d like it... [Read more]