Top Seattle news: Police, mayor respond to reports of crime; dead whale on Everett Beach; more

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By Hoodline - Published on May 08, 2019.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Seattle.

'Sorry that I killed Seattle': Habitual offender talks repeat crimes, turning life around

Travis Berge came to Seattle nearly four years ago as a paid signature gatherer— something he admits he was good at. The outgoing and charismatic 34-year-old originally from Reno, Nev. now finds himself a poster child for the criminal justice system, critics say, is failing. 

Read the full story on KOMO News .

Police, mayor respond to reports of crime, officer shortage in North Seattle

Mayor Jenny Durkan, City Council member Debora Juarez, and Seattle police answered questions about public safety during a town hall meeting in North Seattle.

Read the full story on KING5.

How ADU legislation could rein in Seattle’s McMansions

Legislation to make backyard cottages more accessible could also prevent future massive single-family homes

Read the full story on Curbed Seattle.

DNA, family tree help solve 52-year-old Seattle murder case

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police said Thursday they have solved a murder from nearly 52 years ago with the help of DNA and a family tree - a method that has revolutionized cold-case investigations across the U.S. in the past year. 

Read the full story on MySanAntonio.

Dead whale on Everett beach to be towed to Camano Island | Seattle Weekly

The gray whale washed up Sunday. Its gender, age and cause of death have not been determined.

Read the full story on Seattle Weekly.

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