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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…

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July 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Federal charges in fatal Bellevue hash-oil explosion and fire

Federal and state authorities have filed criminal charges against seven people in connection with a series of suspected hash-oil explosions and fires, including one that killed a former Bellevue mayor last year. The charges were announced this morning during a news conference featuring Jenny Durkan, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist and top…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, hash oil fire, U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan

July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Spider fire, and other stuff you might have missed this (and last) week

Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.

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Comments | More in List, Roundups, Weird news | Topics: bats, Bellevue, brains

July 9, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Milfoil treatment to close Bellevue swimming areas next week

Bellevue will close swimming areas at Meydenbauer, Clyde, and Newcastle beach parks one day each next week to control invasive milfoil blooms. Before herbicide is applied near the parks, the swimming areas will be closed at the following times: 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday at Meydenbauer Beach Park, 419 98th Ave. N.E….

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April 16, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Bellevue man charged in slaying of aunt

A Bellevue man who is suspected of killing the 72-year-old aunt he lived with after relapsing on drugs was charged today with second-degree murder, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office. In court documents, prosecutors say that Mark Irwin, 53, was wearing blood-covered pants and had scratches on his arms on Monday when Bellevue…

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April 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Bail set at $2M for man suspected of killing aunt in Bellevue

A King County District Court judge found probable cause to hold a Bellevue man in connection with the slaying of his 72-year-old aunt whose body was found inside her apartment Sunday night. Mark Irwin, 53, was ordered held pending charges for investigation of second-degree murder and bail was set at $2 million. According to the document of…

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April 7, 2014 at 7:12 AM

Monday Memo: Boy dies in fire … New Microsoft leader wows … Driver in fatal crash was 10

Fatal fire: A 3-year-old boy died in a fire in a Bellevue duplex early this morning. We’ll have more information soon. And there was another fire, this one in White Center, that destroyed a home. There were no injuries reported. Details to come. The new top guy at Microsoft is wowing observers, says our…

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Comments | More in Morning Memo | Topics: ATV accident, Bellevue, fatal fire

March 19, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Bellevue to consider ban on legal pot businesses

Bellevue, where 59 percent of the electorate voted for Initiative 502, is considering banning recreational pot businesses in light of state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s advisory opinion that cities and counties can block the new legal industry. Bellevue’s City Council had already debated legal pot businesses last year and decided to move ahead with “emergency interim”…

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