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Man found dead in Normandy Park Tuesday identified as Jessie E. Wright, 43

Man found dead in Normandy Park Tuesday identified as Jessie E. Wright, 43

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Thursday released the identity of the man who was found deceased near the corner of SW 200th and 1st Ave South on March 19. The man was Jessie E. Wright,... [Read more]

Man found dead near corner of 200th & 1st Ave South Tuesday morning

Man found dead near corner of 200th & 1st Ave South Tuesday morning

A white male approximately 40-50 years old was found deceased on the steps by the flag pole at the corner of 200th Street and 1st Ave South Tuesday morning, Mar. 19. Police Chief Dan Yourkoski told The... [Read more]

Man hit by car on 1st Ave South in Normandy Park Wednesday night dies

Man hit by car on 1st Ave South in Normandy Park Wednesday night dies

The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that at around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday night (Nov. 22) in the 17800 block of 1st Ave South (map below), a pedestrian was struck – and killed – by a car. Police... [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]

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]