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July 24, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Sound Transit chooses old BNSF site for Bellevue maintenance yard

The Sound Transit Board today selected the site of the old BNSF rail yard in Bellevue — next to the planned Spring District development — as the preferred location for a new light-rail maintenance yard. A final decision is expected in late 2015, after environmental reviews of the site. Many in Bellevue have complained that placing a…


Comments | Topics: Bellevue, light rail, Sound Transit

July 24, 2014 at 2:35 PM

I-90 lanes to reopen on schedule at 5 a.m. Friday

Three closed lanes of Interstate 90 are on schedule to reopen as planned 5 a.m. Friday, state officials say. A cracked expansion joint is being replaced westbound on the East Channel Bridge, where traffic from Bellevue approaches Mercer Island. Only one through-lane, and one entry lane from I-405, have been open since last weekend. The last step…


Comments | Topics: expansion joints, I-90, lae closures

July 22, 2014 at 10:40 PM

SPD: Cellphone use at Torchlight Parade could bog down networks

For people attending Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade this Saturday, there will be extra police officers and other public-safety personnel who can help during an emergency, according to a Seattle Police Department blog post. The post said police are expecting cellular networks to be bogged down during the parade, based on last year’s Torchlight parade and this year’s Seahawks…



July 22, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Family awakened, robbed at gunpoint in Seattle’s Hillman City

Seattle police are investigating a home-invasion robbery that reportedly involved three men who robbed a family at gunpoint in Seattle’s Hillman City neighborhood. According to a police department report, the family was sleeping when three robbers forced their way through the rear door of a home in the 4600 block of South Orcas Street at about…


Comments | Topics: Hillman City, home invasion

July 21, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder arrested

By Associated Press PORTLAND — The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been arrested, accused of sex abuse offenses involving a 17-year-old boy on a track and field team she coaches at a central Oregon high school. Oregon State Police say they arrested 43-year-old Melissa Bowerman on Monday at her home in Fossil, Ore. She was…



July 21, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Unusual vandalism employs pastry, eggs, potato salad

HILLSBORO, Ore. — There’s mischief afoot in one suburban Portland neighborhood, but police say it doesn’t involve the typical spray paint or broken windows. No, we’re talking pastry here — maple bars smeared on cars, doughnuts left atop windshield wipers, pastries littering a yard. One woman told officers she’s seen more than a dozen incidents of…



July 21, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Veteran to receive Medal of Honor today, invites fallen Bothell soldier’s mother to attend

President Obama will present the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest decoration for battlefield valor, to Ryan M. Pitts, a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war despite his own critical injuries. Ryan Pitts of Nashua, N.H., will receive the medal during a White House…


Comments | Topics: carlene cross, Medal of Honor, ryan pitts

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