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Shane Chamberlain sentenced to 42 years for murder of Philip Hamlin

Shane Chamberlain sentenced to 42 years for murder of Philip Hamlin

On Friday morning (Jan. 15, 2016), Shane Ryan Chamberlain was sentenced to 42 years in prison for the first degree murder of 96-year old Philip D. Hamlin, of Normandy Park. As we previously reported, Chamberlain... [Read more]

Suspect convicted for murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

Suspect convicted for murder of 96-year old Normandy Park man

A jury returned a verdict on Tuesday, Dec. 8, finding Shane Chamberlain guilty of Murder in the First Degree with a firearm enhancement and Attempted Murder in the First Degree with a deadly weapon enhancement... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Local Attorney Michael Ditchik passes away; Memorial Sunday

OBITUARY: Local Attorney Michael Ditchik passes away; Memorial Sunday

Michael Ditchik was born in Freeport, NY on March 31, 1962. He died on November 24, 2015. Mike attended the Wharton School at Penn, received his BA from SUNY Binghamton and his JD from Boston University.... [Read more]

True-crime Writer Ann Rule has passed away

True-crime Writer Ann Rule has passed away

Former Burien/Normandy Park-based true-crime writer Ann Rule died at age 83 at Highline Medical Center on Sunday evening (July 26), The Associated Press reported Monday. Her most famous book was a profile... [Read more]

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Charges filed in Normandy Park homicide against Shane Chamberlain, 22

Murder and assault charges were filed Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 28) against Shane Ryan Chamberlain, 22, who is accused of the fatal shooting of a 96-year-old man in his home on Saturday in Normandy Park. The... [Read more]

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in fatal shooting in Normandy Park

UPDATE: 23-year old man arrested in fatal shooting in Normandy Park

On Saturday (Jan. 25) afternoon just before 3 p.m., Normandy Park Police responded to a report of a shooting and found a deceased male in the 18500 block of Normandy Terrace SW (map here). Police were... [Read more]

Normandy Park Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Bicycle Hit and Run Death

Normandy Park Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Bicycle Hit and Run Death

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, was sentenced Friday afternoon (Aug. 10) to 41 months in prison for the hit and run death of cyclist Michael Wang on... [Read more]

Normandy Park Man Changes Plea to ‘Guilty’ in Bicycle Hit and Run Death

Normandy Park Man Changes Plea to ‘Guilty’ in Bicycle Hit and Run Death

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, changed his plea to ‘Guilty’ Tuesday afternoon (July 17) for the felony hit and run death of cyclist Michael... [Read more]

George Hadley, Former Normandy Park Mayor, Passes Away

George Hadley, Former Normandy Park Mayor, Passes Away

George Hadley, former mayor of Normandy Park, has passed away. He died at home Sunday afternoon (May 8), confirmed long time family friend Lee Moyer…

Normandy Park Man Killed In Single-Car Accident Saturday Morning

Normandy Park Man Killed In Single-Car Accident Saturday Morning

The Washington State Patrol reports that around 12:55am Saturday morning (April 9), Mark R. Adams, 60, of Normandy Park, was killed when his car crashed into a barrier just off the S. 176th exit of southbound... [Read more]