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September 10, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Woman critically injured in Bellevue hit-and-run

A pedestrian was critically injured after she was hit by a car that initially stopped but then drove off in Bellevue on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The woman was crossing the street at Coal Creek Parkway and Forest Drive when she was struck by a Porsche Cayenne, according to the Bellevue Police Department. She was taken…

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September 10, 2014 at 1:42 PM

$15 wage marchers cross from Seattle to Bellevue; rallies planned this afternoon

About 100 fast-food workers and supporters rallied at an overlook park above Interstate 90 over the noon hour Wednesday as part of an effort to bring the fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage from Seattle to Bellevue. The group was heading across Lake Washington on the I-90 bridge in early afternoon, with plans to…

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August 20, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Man charged in fatal stabbing at Bellevue Burger King

A 38-year-old man was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of another man at a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday Prosecutors allege in court documents that Steven Padilla walked up and started stabbing Jose Arias, 65, with a 10-inch knife for apparently no reason. Arias, who appeared to be sleeping when he…

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August 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Victim asleep when he was fatally stabbed in Bellevue Burger King

The 65-year-old man who was fatally stabbed inside a Bellevue Burger King on Sunday afternoon appeared to be sleeping when he was attacked, according to court documents. The alleged assailant, a 38-year-old homeless man, is being held in King County Jail on investigation of first-degree murder. King County prosecutors said the suspect will have a bond hearing…

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August 17, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Fatal stabbing at fast-food restaurant in Bellevue

A man was stabbed to death at a fast-food restaurant in Bellevue Sunday afternoon. Bellevue police say they have a suspect in custody. The suspect, 38, was found at a grocery store, KING 5 reported. The stabbing occurred at the Burger King in the 14600 block of Northeast 24th Street. The victim staggered out of the restaurant and collapsed with…

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August 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Relapsed addict gets 27 1/2 years in Bellevue aunt’s killing

A man who had pleaded guilty to bludgeoning his 72-year-old aunt to death during a relapse on drugs was sentenced Friday to 27 1/2  years in prison. The decades Mark Irwin will serve for second-degree murder come despite an appeal from his sister and brother-in-law, who asked King County Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff for the shortest…

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August 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Local Sasquatch hunters, and other stuff you might have missed this week

The weirdest stories on seattletimes.com this week ran the gamut from mythical creatures up for debate to actual creatures out for a stroll. It was also a week of extremes: record heat, record rainfall (thanks, nature!), and what are likely some of the highest Web traffic numbers a year-old Times story has ever gotten (thanks, Facebook!). Read…

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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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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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