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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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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Bellevue, homicide

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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0 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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0 Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Bellevue, I-502

March 5, 2014 at 7:46 AM

Pipe break in Bellevue cuts off water to 25 homes

A water-main break in Bellevue cut off water to 25 homes this morning. Utility crews have been working to replace 18 feet of the six-inch line since it burst at 3:30 a.m., said Wendy Hairfield, spokeswoman for the city’s Department of Utilities. “They expect everybody to be back in service later today,” Hairfield said “We don’t know the…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Bellevue, water main break

February 19, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Girlfriend arrested, but Bellevue jail escapee still missing

Tanjanique Hillis, who was wanted by police for allegedly providing assistance to her boyfriend and jail escapee Windell Downs III, has been arrested, according to the Bellevue Police Department.Hillis, 20, is in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail at the King County Jail, police said. Downs, a 21-year-old man, escaped from police custody on…

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January 30, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Bellevue police chief to retire April 15

Seattle won’t be the only city shopping for a new police chief this year: Bellevue’s city manager announced today that on April 15 Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo will retire, 35 years after she entered public service. Pillo is ending her 28 years at the Bellevue Police Department with plans to enjoy some sunshine in Palm…

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January 16, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Road rage drivers collide, crash in Bellevue

The Associated Press Two cars driving west on Interstate 90 struck each other multiple times at high speed in a road-rage incident Wednesday evening until they rolled in the median in Bellevue near Lake Sammamish. The Washington State Patrol says the 32-year-old man driving one car tried to run away and was arrested by Bellevue police….

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January 13, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Social Security fraud sends ex-Bellevue man to prison

A former Bellevue resident who collected his mother’s Social Security benefits for 23 years after her death was sentenced to six months in prison Monday and ordered to pay $188,436 in restitution. Raymond C. O’Dell, 70, who now lives in Arizona, was also fined $20,000 for theft of government funds and sentenced to an additional six…

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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

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