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November 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Catchy tune on emergency-preparedness video stays with you

What could be more boring than yet another public-service announcement reminding you how to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters? Especially one with a crudely drawn cartoon? But Bellevue’s Office of Emergency Management is sending that familiar message in the form of a video that jumps out of the usual ho-hum genre. The words, delivered by a Sasquatch family…

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0 Comments | More in Arts & Entertainment, General news, Government, Health, Video, Weather Beat | Topics: Bellevue, emergency preparedness, Inness Pryor

November 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Former Bellevue mayor Nan Campbell dies after apartment fire

Bellevue’s first female mayor, Nan Campbell, died Tuesday, two weeks after she was injured while escaping a fire at her apartment building. Campbell, 87, died at Overlake Medical Center, where she was being treated for complications related to her fall in the Nov. 5 fire that may have been caused by a drug-related explosion in another…

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0 Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: apartment fire, Bellevue, Bellevue mayor

November 18, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Open house Tuesday on Sound Transit’s Overlake light-rail plans

Sound Transit will hold an open house Tuesday to discuss the design of the future light-rail line and stations in the Overlake area of Redmond. The gathering is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30, at Ardmore Elementary School, 16616 N.E. 32nd St. Sometime after the event, citizens will be able to view design plans…

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0 Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: East Link, Overlake, Redmond

October 31, 2013 at 10:22 PM

WSP asks public’s help in solving fatal hit-and-run

A fatal accident on Interstate 5 near Spokane Street in Seattle on Oct. 25 was a hit-and-run, Washington State Patrol investigators now believe. The driver of a teal 1997 Toyota Corolla was fatally injured in the accident,which occurred at 7 p.m. in heavy rush-hour traffic. The State Patrol said Thursday a copper-brown commercial vehicle towing a…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter, Traffic & Transit

October 31, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Rescuer of carbon-monoxide victims says he wasn’t a hero

A Lake City man who, with his wife and a police officer, pulled two elderly neighbors from their home after they were overcome by carbon monoxide, said he doesn’t consider himself a hero. “I just did what was necessary and that was it,” Marty Corona said Thursday. He, his wife Karen and the police officer dragged the two…

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October 31, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Woman steps in front of car, is seriously injured near Everett

A woman was seriously injured Thursday afternoon after she stepped into Highway 99 south of Everett and was struck by a car. Witnesses told a Washington State Patrol trooper that the woman had been standing on a median strip when she stepped into the roadway near Lincoln Way shortly before 5 p.m. A southbound car hit the woman, and…

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October 31, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Halloween rollout for Woodland Park Zoo’s Bat Cam

Hey, kids! (Or anyone else who likes spooky animals) You can spy on furry, winged bats any time night or day, thanks to Woodland Park Zoo’s Bat Cam, which started streaming video on Halloween. The camera is trained on the zoo’s six male Indian flying foxes. The lights will be turned off at 8 p.m., but the camera has…

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0 Comments | More in Education, General news, Homepage | Topics: bats, Woodland Park Zoo

October 31, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Redmond scam takes police phone number in vain

Scammers pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service have added a new twist when they call Redmond residents: A police department phone number shows up on the victims’ caller ID. That phone number, 425-556-2500, is a Redmond Police Department number, but it isn’t a number that’s displayed on caller ID when police officers and staff…

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0 Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: IRS, Redmond Police Department

October 31, 2013 at 3:48 PM

UPDATE: Some eastbound I-90 lanes reopen after truck fire

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m. | The State Patrol says the trailer carried rock salt. A dump truck and loader were sent to the scene to remove the salt, according to a report by The Associated Press. UPDATE, 4:15 p.m. | WSDOT now says some eastbound lanes have reopened. EARLIER POST | A truck fire near the east side…

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October 26, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Amber Alert ended after baby and mother found in Tulalip

Officials have canceled an Amber Alert after police located a young mother and her newborn daughter who reportedly had health issues. Mill Creek police Officer Ian Durkee says the mother and baby were located Saturday morning at the mother’s home in Tulalip in Snohomish County. He says the baby and mother are OK, and the baby…

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0 Comments | More in General news, The Blotter | Topics: Amber Alert, baby, Mill Creek

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